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Middlebury readies plan to upgrade its library: More space and repairs on the docket

Posted on February 2, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — After three years of public surveys, studies, brainstorming and tours of other facilities, the Ilsley Library Building Committee is closing in on a preferred plan and cost estimate for renovating and expanding Middlebury’s historic public library.

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Ferrisburgh has most contests in city area; school board positions going begging

Posted on February 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents will face the most personnel decisions among their Vergennes-area neighbors on Town Meeting Day this year, as Monday’s deadline to file petitions for town offices brought news of three contested races.

Two of those involved incumbent Treasurer Garrit Smits, who this year has faced criticism on his performance from the Ferrisburgh selectboard, town and professional auditors, and co-workers.

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Bristol youth pleads innocent in sexual assault case

Posted on February 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — A Bristol youth on Monday pleaded innocent in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, to a felony charge of aggravated sexual assault on a minor younger than 13 years old, stemming from an alleged Jan. 19 incident in a Mount Abraham Union High School bathroom.

Caleb M. Bonvouloir, 18, also pleaded innocent to a misdemeanor charge of providing indecent material to a minor, for allegedly texting the victim a photo of his genitals.

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Orwell man jailed pending sentencing

Posted on February 2, 2017 |
By Mike Donoghue



MIDDLEBURY — A Vermont Superior Court judge told a 70-year-old Orwell man on Wednesday that he needs to remain in prison while awaiting sentencing for repeated aggravated raping of a young girl between 2012 and 2014.

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Public to meet Whiting-Sudbury principal hopefuls

Posted on February 2, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



WHITING/SUDBURY — There are three candidates vying for the principalship at the Sudbury and Whiting elementary schools, and parents will get a chance to meet them over two public forums in the next week.

Current Sudbury and Whiting Principal Ed Barnwell will retire in June, and Rutland Northeast Superintendent Jeanne Collins said she has three qualified candidates to choose from for Barnwell’s replacement.

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Wardens urge extra caution is needed on the ice

Posted on February 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Anyone venturing onto the ice for ice fishing or other activities is urged to exercise extra caution by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

Warmer weather in January has caused ice to deteriorate on lakes, ponds and rivers throughout the state, including those in northern Vermont according to State Game Warden Jenna Reed. 

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Vermont's Farm to Ballet project hosts auditions for summer season

Posted on February 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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United Way spinners surpass fundraising goal

Posted on February 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The 4th annual Spin United fundraiser in support of the United Way of Addison County surpassed its $10,000 goal when participants took part in the spinning event hosted and sponsored by Middlebury Fitness on Sunday, Jan. 22.

On that day, 64 spinning fundraisers and 181 donors raised $11,391 for United Way and its programs and partners.

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Grange-film project receives Vermont grants

Posted on February 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY— Historic New England received a $2,500 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s “Small and Inspiring” grant program and a $1,000 grant from the Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement program for its latest Vermont “Everyone’s History” project. The Williston branch of Yankee Farm Credit also provided $100 toward the project.

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Norwich University names fall dean's list

Posted on February 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



NORTHFIELD — The following students have been named to the dean’s list at Norwich University for the fall 2016 semester: Cody Benjamin Alexander of Bristol, Darren Andre Desabrais of Middlebury, Nicholas Brian Myers of New Haven, Zachariah Ethan Mlcuch of New Haven, and Christopher Harold Leach of Vergennes.

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