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New teachers and other employees on the job at ANWSD schools

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Every year when our students return to the 23 area schools there are some new faces among the teachers and administrators. Here the Independent introduces our readers to the new faces in the Addison Northwest School District, including Vergennes Union Elementary School (VUES), Ferrisburgh Central School (FCS), Addison Central School (ACS), Vergennes Union High School (VUHS) and the central office (ANW). Pictured, left to right, are:

 

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RNESU welcomes new teachers and other employees

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Every year when our students return to the 23 area schools there are some new faces among the teachers and administrators. Here the Independent introduces our readers to the new faces in the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union, including Leicester Central School, Neshobe Elementary in Brandon, Sudbury Country School, Whiting Elementary, Lothrop Elementary in Pittsford, Barstow Memorial in Chittenden, Otter Valley Union High School and the central office (RNESU). Pictured, left to right, are:

 

Front row:

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Accessibility work slated for Burnham Hall

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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LINCOLN — Lincoln has been awarded a $17,600 Community Development Block Grant to make additional accessibility improvements to Burnham Hall.

“We’re delighted that the Vermont Community Development Program awarded us this grant. They’ve helped us before and they’ve continued to help us,” said Mark Benz. Benz spearheaded the grant writing and is a member of the nine-person Walter S. Burnham Committee that oversees the building and will be overseeing the renovations.

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Globe reporter tells how his Boston crime boss story made it to film

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Yvette Shi



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MIDDLEBURY — The third annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival continued its tradition of inviting special guests to talk about their experiences and accomplishments in filmmaking and beyond.

One of the guests this year, Dick Lehr, is a prominent author, journalist and screenwriter based in Boston. Lehr is co-author of “Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a Devil’s Deal,” which became the basis for the 2015 film “Black Mass,” which starred Johnny Depp as the notorious crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger.

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Ripton environmental leader tapped for Art Gibb award

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Natural Resource Council will present this year’s Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership to Ripton resident Warren King, a lifelong conservationist, at VNRC’s annual meeting on Thursday, Sept. 21, at The Kirk Alumni Center at Middlebury College.

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Middlebury festival gives diverse filmmakers chances to reach new people

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Yvette Shi



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Documentary filmmaker Thomas Bena had just finished writing an email to Dick Lehr, the former Boston Globe investigative reporter, when I recognized him in Carol’s Hungry Mind Café on Saturday afternoon. I remembered him from that day’s earlier screening of “Nashville.” I quickly did some research on my phone and, as a rookie reporter and aspiring filmmaker, and engaged him in a conversation.

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Essex Junction man killed on Route 7 when two motorcycles strike truck

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN — An Essex Junction man who was speeding away from a state trooper was killed on Saturday afternoon when his motorcycle crashed into another motorcycle and then slid under a pickup truck on Route 7 in New Haven.

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ANWSD support workers ink new, two-year contract

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest Support Staff Association (ANSSA) and the Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) board have agreed on a new, two-year pact that includes annual pay increases and requires support staff in the Vergennes-area schools to pay more for their health insurance.

But the ANSWD school board has not seen the last of the bargaining table this year. Board negotiators were scheduled to meet their Addison Northwest Teachers’ Association (ANTA) counterparts on Thursday, Aug. 31, to try to hammer out a new contract for district teachers.

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Motorcycle crashes into dump truck in Middlebury

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police are investigating a motorcycle-versus-truck accident on Case Street on the evening of Monday, Aug. 28, that resulted in serious injuries to a man and woman who were riding the motorcycle.

Middlebury police Chief Tom Hanley said the crash occurred when a northbound motorcycle struck a northbound dump truck that was turning into a driveway at 4961 Case St., which is about halfway between Cobble Road and Mead Lane.

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Migrants play a big part in the dairy industry

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



VERMONT  — An estimated 1,200 Latino farmworkers labor on Vermont’s dairy farms, according to University of Vermont researcher Dan Baker. He said most are undocumented.

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