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Vermonters are getting ready for universal pre-K

Posted on November 12, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — Parents of very young children and officials at schools around Vermont have an extra wrinkle to consider as they prepare for the 2016-2017 academic year: a state mandate that pre-kindergarten services be offered to eligible students through public schools or private programs.

Act 166, signed into law in 2014, requires all school districts in Vermont to offer 10 hours per week — during the 35 weeks of the academic year — of pre-K education to children ages 3 to 5 who are not in kindergarten.

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Auditions open for one-act comedies

Posted on November 12, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Community Players will stage two one-act comedies at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury in February: Peter Shafer’s “Black Comedy” and Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Inspector Hound.” Auditions will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 18 and 19, at 7 p.m., at the Mary Hogan Elementary School in Middlebury. Those auditioning should register by 6:45 p.m.

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Photo exhibit tells the true stories of loggers today

Posted on November 12, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Lawrence “Tweeter” Felion left school after eighth grade and “began logging at 15 with a crosscut and ax.” Now 78, the Leicester native is still logging alongside his son and brother, who’ve been part of his close-knit crew for decades. Born the oldest of 11 siblings during the Great Depression, Felion says, “I know what hard times are.”

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Retired general shaped by 30 years in the Army

Posted on November 11, 2015 |
By Brianna McKinley and John Sl McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — Brian Carpenter, 53, was first interested in the military as a way to get a college degree without being too encumbered by debt. What grew out of that was a very successful career in the Army and the National Guard and a life dedicated to service.

The Middlebury native, who owns and runs farm equipment dealership Champlain Valley Equipment in his hometown, served 30 years in the Army and Army National Guard, and retired a year ago as the second in command of Guard forces in Vermont and with the rank of general.

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Starksboro man saves woman from fire

Posted on November 9, 2015 |
By Courtney Lamdin — Milton Independent



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MILTON — Chris Fanning of Starksboro said he did what anyone else would do when he pulled an elderly woman from a burning home in Milton this past Wednesday morning.

Fanning, who runs a Starksboro plumbing, heating and air conditioning company called Pride Mechanical, just happened to get a service call around 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 4 and saw smoke billowing from the residence at 591 Everest Road in Milton. When he shut off his truck, he heard a woman screaming for help.

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VTrans: Middlebury rail bridges clearance must rise

Posted on November 9, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — State transportation officials have served notice that Middlebury should not count on any further reduction in the minimum vertical clearance requirement for its two deteriorating downtown rail underpasses that need to be replaced. This means that the bridges will have to be re-done with a minimum 21 feet of clearance for trains, and not at the current 17 feet, 9 inches of clearance that local officials believe could have led to a more basic project and shorter construction timetable.

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Candidates for governor weigh in on elder issues

Posted on November 9, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Three of the five announced candidates for governor faced scrutiny on Friday from what would be their largest growing constituency — senior citizens, who want to know how the state’s next top executive will respond to their economic, transportation, housing and health care needs.

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Union petition challenges Porter's change in benefits

Posted on November 9, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Members of Porter Medical Center’s nurses’ union on Thursday held a gathering to present hospital administrators with a petition opposing a Porter decision to raise the minimum number of hours that employees need to work in order to qualify for health insurance benefits.

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Bristol landfill capped, landscape is restored

Posted on November 9, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — “It was a dump and now it’s beautiful,” said Bristol Town Administrator Therese Kirby last week, looking across the site of  the former Bristol landfill.

And indeed it is.

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Students of the Week - November 9, 2015

Posted on November 9, 2015 |
By Addison Independnet



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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