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Students of the Week - November 7, 2016

Posted on November 8, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.

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Exercise your rights; vote on Election Day

Posted on November 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — Finally!

Election Day arrives on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Vermonters will head to their polling places — most open at 7 a.m. and all of them close at 7 p.m.

For the first time, voting in Middlebury will time take place at the town’s new recreation facility on Creek Road.

Addison County poll watchers said early voting was very strong over the past few weeks, which is no surprise given the presidential election and competitive races for some statewide offices, most local House seats and Addison County’s two Senate seats.

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Forests and phosphorus reduction in Lake Champlain

Posted on November 7, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



ADDISON COUNTY — The Environmental Protection Agency has estimated that forest lands account for about 16 percent of the phosphorus going into Lake Champlain for the entire Vermont portion of the lake.

In the Otter Creek watershed, the watershed that covers most of Addison County, the figure is estimated to be just slightly higher, at 17.1 percent. This slightly higher number reflects the portion of the Otter Creek watershed that is forested, which the Department of Environmental Conservation gauges at around 60 percent.

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Ferrisburgh man killed on Route 7 in Charlotte crash

Posted on November 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



CHARLOTTE — A two-vehicle crash on Route 7 early on Thursday morning claimed the life of Andrew Godaire, 22, of Ferrisburgh.

According to Vermont State Police, Godaire’s southbound 2015 Hyundai Sonata collided head-on with a northbound 2016 Freightliner tractor-trailer truck, killing Godaire and totaling both vehicles.

The driver of the Freightliner, 50-year-old José Nuñez of Cazenovia, N.Y., was uninjured. According to a press release from VSP’s Williston barracks, Nuñez had no alcohol in his system.

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Revisions of Vt. logging rules designed to meet goal for lake cleanup

Posted on November 7, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — Revised regulations on voluntary logging practices designed to improve Lake Champlain water quality went into effect on Oct. 22 Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) officials claimed most changes are minor and will have “minimal” impact on the logging sector. (See "Change to forest rules generates discussion among local loggers and foresters.")

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New Haven town plan progresses

Posted on November 7, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



NEW HAVEN — With its town plan expired as of this past March, the New Haven selectboard has stepped on the gas to get revisions completed in time to put a revised plan before voters on Town Meeting Day 2017.

The selectboard held a four-and-a-half hour work session on Oct. 22, said selectboard Chair Kathy Barrett, and hopes to OK a draft at its next meeting and hold a public hearing in early December.

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Photographer Gary Hall: On exhibit at Edgewater Gallery

Posted on November 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Fine art photographer Gary Hall was exposed to the craft from an early age back in the 1960s. “My father was constantly taking family photos and documenting our trips,” Hall said. Growing up in Charlotte, he was fascinated by the beauty of changing light on Lake Champlain, and wanted to capture those moments and scenes to share with others. 

As a boy scout, 16-year-old Hall remembers the moment he knew he'd be a photographer.

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Found remains ID'd as Korean woman

Posted on November 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police have released the name of the woman whose human remains were found in woods off Route 7 in Middlebury on Oct. 21.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Vermont identified the remains as those of Sun Mi Shin, a 28-year-old Korean woman from Fairfax, Va.

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LNAs earn licenses

Posted on November 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The faculty and staff of the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center Adult Education Program in Middlebury recently announced that the eight Hannaford students completed the Licensed Nurse Assistant certificate program during the fall of 2016 and were licensed by the Vermont State Board of Nursing.

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Avant-Garde Dogs raising money for Ethiopia

Posted on November 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Local favorites the Avant-Garde Dogs will fill American Flatbread in Middlebury with danceable rock ’n’ roll this Wednesday, Nov. 9, in a benefit from 6:30-9 p.m. that aids orphaned children in Ethiopia.

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