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Ferrisburgh news for May 3

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



May 1 and 15: Ferrisburgh Town Selectboard meeting 6:30 p.m.

May 3: School Safety Forum VUHS 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

May 5: Green Up Day

May 9: Red Cross Blood Drive Town Hall 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

May 9: All States Band Parade and Concert Essex Junction

May 12: Union Meeting Hall Open House by Ferrisburgh Historical Society noon-4 p.m.

May 12 and 26: Ferrisburgh Grange King Pede card party 6:30 p.m.

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Self-proclaimed oldest Ripton resident talks local history and Robert Frost

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — On Saturday morning, April 21, more than 50 people attended a talk at the Ripton Community Church. The 97-year-old Hilda Barnard Billings presented “Hilda’s Recollection of the Ripton Post Office and Friend Robert Frost.”

Claiming to be the oldest Ripton resident, Hilda was born in 1920 in the downstairs northwest bedroom of the first post office in Ripton, now the Chipman Inn. “Maybe being born in this house destined me to become a postmaster,” she said.

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Two MUHS seniors place first at Vt. music festival

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School Music Department is honored to announce that two seniors have auditioned and placed first in the Vermont All State Music Festival Scholarship Competition.

Addy Parsons, the daughter of Tim and Nancy Parsons of Weybridge won the Scholarship Performance for Woodwinds, performing a memorized concerto for piccolo.

Oziah Wales, the son of Scott and Debra Wales of Weybridge, won the Scholarship Performance for Jazz, performing three memorized jazz pieces on alto saxophone.

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Salisbury news for May 3

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



SALISBURY — The Salisbury Church is holding a rummage and bake sale this Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 in the church basement from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. People coming to the church should not attempt to drive around the back of the church as there is a large mud hole located there.

This week is the last week of the Everybody Wins reading program at the Salisbury school. Students and mentors have had a great year reading, playing games, and getting to know each other. The program will resume next October.

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Students participate in Castleton mentoring program

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



CASTLETON — Eight Addison County young adults who are studying at Castleton University have become certified members of the Castleton University Mentoring Program.

Those eight local mentors are Ryan Crowningshield and Justin Connor of Addison, Danielle Forand and Rachael McCormick of Starksboro, Jane Russell of Vergennes, Angela Dupoise of New Haven, Aaron Smith of Middlebury and Monica Connor of Orwell.

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Lincoln news for May 3

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



LINCOLN — As we gear up for Green Up Day on Saturday, May 5, here are a few tips for volunteers: Tires from home will not be accepted. Please put returnable cans/bottles in their own bag separate from trash and recyclables. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Wear sturdy, comfortable shoes and bring gloves, sunscreen, hat and water. Wear long pants, avoid tall grass and check for ticks. Most importantly, do not pick up any hazardous materials.

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Eagle boys' lacrosse tripped up by Raiders

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham-Vergennes collective boys’ lacrosse team showed flashes of sound play vs. visiting U-32 on Tuesday, but the Eagles’ lack of experience — and recent practice time — also showed as the Raiders came away with a 13-6 victory.

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Women's lax to host NESCAC tournament

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The top-seeded Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team defeated visiting No. 8 Hamilton, 14-5, in a NESCAC quarterfinal on Saturday and will host the league’s final four this Saturday and Sunday.

The 14-2 Panthers — coached by former Middlebury Union High School and Panther standout Kate Perine Livesay, who is assisted by former Tiger and Panther standout Katie Ritter — will meet No. 6 Trinity (11-5) on Saturday at noon. The other semifinal pits No. 4 Bowdoin (12-4) vs. No. 2 Amherst (15-1).

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Eagle baseball wins; Tigers, Commodores fall

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school baseball action, all on Tuesday, Mount Abraham rolled to a win at home, but Middlebury and Vergennes lost road contests.

EAGLES

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