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Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Center to make stops at CCV

Posted on November 5, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — In November, the Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Center (MVC) will be visiting four Community College of Vermont (CCV) academic centers across the state.

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Parkinson's resources, nearby and on the web

Posted on November 5, 2015 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — There are a variety of resources for people to learn more about Parkinson’s disease.

Anyone seeking to learn more about the local Movers and Shakers support group that meets the last Thursday of each month may contact organizer Mike Gray at 453-5148. It should be noted that due to upcoming holidays, the group will shift its November meeting to the 19th and its December meeting to the 17th. The meetings begin at 10 a.m. and run until 11:30 a.m., at the Mountain Health Center, 74 Munsill Ave., Bristol.

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Facing illness with dignity: Local Parkinson's disease patients unite as 'Movers and Shakers'

Posted on November 5, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — Mike Gray of Starksboro still recalls the day six years ago that opened a new chapter in his life. He and his wife, Debi, were driving home from a family visit in the Boston area when his right arm started experiencing tremors. He also experienced some pain in his neck and was feeling unusually fatigued.

Gray, 63, quickly went to see his physician, who referred him to a neurologist. He put Gray through some comprehensive testing, consisting mostly of physical observations and an MRI.

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City teen club to upgrade center

Posted on November 5, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes is about to start a renovation of its leased School Street clubhouse that will build a critical kitchen, create handicap accessibility and a dedicated homework area, and give the entire space a facelift. The work comes at a face value of close to $90,000, according to Executive Director Mike Reiderer.

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Young hunters urged to help state officials

Posted on November 5, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — Young hunters participating in Vermont’s youth deer hunt this weekend, Nov. 7 and 8, are encouraged to help Department of Fish & Wildlife biologists by reporting their deer at one of 23 biological reporting stations around the state.

Two of those stations are in Addison County — at Buxton’s Country Store on Main Street in Orwell and at Vermont Field Sports on Route 7 South in Middlebury.

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Vergennes schools locked down until police find woman with gun

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes schools were locked down for almost 90 minutes on Monday morning while about a dozen Vergennes and Vermont State police officers, a VSP canine, and one Department of Fish and Wildlife warden searched for and found a woman seen with a gun near Vergennes Union Elementary School.

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Students of the Week - November 2, 2015

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
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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Saturday fire destroys Middlebury home, no one injured

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury firefighters continue to investigate the cause of a Saturday, Oct. 31, fire that consumed a home at 644 Munson Road in Middlebury.

It was at 8:29 a.m. on Oct. 31 that a resident of one of the two apartments at 644 Munson Road called to report smoke and fire coming from the upper level of the two-story building, according to Middlebury fire Chief David Shaw. Six minutes later, Middlebury firefighters were on the scene.

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Starksboro to host ANeSU Q&A on district unification

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



STARKSBORO — Residents from all five towns in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union are invited to the first district-wide Act 46 forum on school unification next Monday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in Starksboro.

Panelists for the forum include Nicole Mace, executive director of the Vermont School Boards Association; Rep. Fred Baser, R-Bristol; and Rep. David Sharpe, D-Bristol; and Rep. Harvey Smith, R-New Haven.

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Vergennes council debates downtown apartments

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After debate at an Oct. 27 Vergennes City Council public hearing over one amended section in proposed zoning laws, the council put a hold on adopting the new ordinance.

The section in question would allow property owners in the Central Business District to install first-floor or basement apartments, but only if the units do not front on streets, cannot be seen from streets, and do not take up more than 20 percent of a building’s footprint.

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