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Bristol's revised zoning regs now up for vote: Updates expand opportunities for business, housing

Posted on March 2, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Bristol residents will weigh in on proposed new zoning regulations on Town Meeting Day. Article 20 will be up for discussion at Monday night’s annual meeting and voted up or down the next day by Australian ballot. The new regulations build on the town plan passed in 2012 and have been five years in the making.

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ANWSD looks to fill school boards

Posted on March 2, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Although voters chose the members of the Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) board a year ago, there remains some unfinished business for voters on Tuesday and for the boards at Ferrisburgh and Addison central schools and Vergennes union high and elementary schools.

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Fun food coming with Vermont Chili Festival

Posted on March 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — On Saturday, March 11, downtown Middlebury will close its streets to welcome thousands of visitors to the ninth Annual Vermont Chili Festival.

Beginning at 1 p.m., this popular street party in on Main Street features performers, music, two after-parties and over 50 different kinds of chili to sample and enjoy. Entry fee to the event is $8 at the gate or $6 in advance online at vtchilifest.com or at participating local retail locations. Check online for a list of all presale ticket locations.

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Mount Abe's May wins Vermont Brain Bee

Posted on March 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BURLINGTON — A three-pound human super computer was the focus of the Vermont Brain Bee, held Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. The event attracted 40 students from 10 high schools across the state — a record in the Vermont Brain Bee’s eight-year history — who eagerly participated in written and “wet lab” examinations, and a first and final oral bee round centered on the many complex details of the brain and nervous system.

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Speaker's planned visit to Middlebury College sparks controversy

Posted on March 1, 2017 |
By Mark Johnson of VTDigger.org



MIDDLEBURY — The chair of the political science department at Middlebury College is defending the sponsorship of a controversial speaker invited to the campus next month despite “grave concerns” raised by some professors and students.

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Students of the Week - February 27, 2017

Posted on March 1, 2017 |
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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Addison

Posted on March 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON — In Australian balloting on March 7 Addison residents will decide whether to support municipal and Addison Northwest School District spending proposals. Addison’s town clerk’s office will be open that Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. to accommodate voters.

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Brandon

Posted on March 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — On Town Meeting Day Brandon voters will consider a municipal budget that features a modest overall spending increase, but voter approval would mean a lower tax rate.

Proposed school spending is rising about 1.5 percent.

Brandon’s annual town meeting will take place on Monday beginning at 7 p.m. in the main hall of the Brandon Town Hall — a new venue after the meetings were held at Neshobe School for years. Voting on town and school budgets and officers will take place Tuesday at the town hall, downstairs, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Bridport

Posted on March 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT — Bridport residents at their town meeting on Tuesday will be asked to fund repairs to a local bridge and decide two contested races for their local selectboard.

Residents David Bronson, Tim Howlett and Michael Lawton are vying for a three-year term on the selectboard. Meanwhile, incumbent Jerry Forbes faces opposition from Matthew Lawton for another three-year term on the panel.

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Bristol

Posted on March 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Bristol voters will convene on Monday, March 6, 7 p.m. at Holley Hall for the annual town meeting, followed by the school meeting. Voting by Australian ballot will take place Tuesday, March 7, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., also at Holley Hall.

At Monday night’s meeting, Bristol residents will weigh in on 25 articles, 19 for the town and six for Bristol Elementary School.

The selectboard is asking voters to approve:

•  A general operating fund of $933,401, of which $752,524 is to be raised by taxes.

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