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New Haven residents want say on energy project

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



NEW HAVEN — At last week’s town meeting, New Haven residents made it very clear to their elected officials that they want a say in whether a high-voltage power line and converter station is built in town.

On the floor of the Feb. 29 meeting, New Haven residents passed two straw polls asking the town to gather more information about Anbaric Transmission’s Vermont Green Line proposal and then to hold a town-wide Australian ballot vote on whether to accept Anbaric’s offer.

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Ex-ANwSU leader pleads innocent in felony case

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — Former longtime Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Superintendent Thomas O’Brien pleaded innocent on Feb. 29 to a felony charge of Embezzlement-Official Capacity in Addison County Superior Court’s Criminal Division and was released on his own recognizance.

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Students of the Week - March 7, 2016

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent Staff



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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Porter nurses take grievances public

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Porter Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (PFNHP) fired a salvo at the Porter Medical Center administration last week, in the form of a flier circulated at Middlebury town meeting alleging that recent cuts and layoffs at the local hospital are jeopardizing the quality of patient care.

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Bank prevails in auction for Greg's property

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Around a half-dozen bidders showed up at the former Greg’s Meat Market at 3 Elm St. in Middlebury this past Wednesday in hopes of acquiring it, and the adjacent Pool World property, at bargain-basement prices.

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Hospice agencies go Hawaiian for contributions

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — It may still be cold outside, but scores of Addison County residents will be donning loud Polynesian shirts, sipping tropical drinks and doing the hula to Don Ho music at the Middlebury Inn this coming Saturday. That’s the date of the annual Lu’au fundraiser for Addison County’s two hospice care providers.

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Bristol residents weigh in on fate of historic firehouse

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — A highlight of Monday night’s Bristol town meeting was the extended discussion about how or if the selectboard should proceed with selling the old Bristol Fire Department building on North Street.

Should the town save the beautiful old structure, and could residents afford the cost of restoring the century-old building?

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School budgets OK'd in unified RNeSU districts

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Lee Kahrs



BRANDON — Voters in the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union overwhelmingly approved budgets on Tuesday for the new Otter Valley Unified Union School District and Barstow Unified Union School District formed under the state’s Act 46 school consolidation law.

The state’s only side-by-side school district is now fully funded and among the first consolidated districts to be formed under the law, which passed last year.

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Briggs launches state Senate bid

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON — Peter Briggs is used to doing a lot of chores on his family’s farm in Addison, from milking to tilling.

His to-do list just got a lot longer.

Briggs, 25, confirmed this week that he will be a Republican candidate for one of the two seats in the Vermont Senate representing Addison County, Huntington and Buel’s Gore. That will mean a lot of door-to-door and public appearances throughout the spring and summer in a race that could include the two established incumbents: Democratic Sens. Claire Ayer of Addison and Chris Bray of New Haven.

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Bathroom fan is suspected origin of fire at Weybridge Street home

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Around 30 firefighters from three area departments battled a Saturday, Feb. 27, blaze at a Weybridge Street home that claimed the lives of three dogs and caused significant damage within the residence.

Middlebury Fire Chief Dave Shaw said his department was informed that smoke was coming from the home at 141 Weybridge St. at around 3:30 a.m. Firefighters from Middlebury, Weybridge and Cornwall responded to the fire, which resident Faith Lowell initially believed to have started in the chimney, according to Shaw.

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