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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
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Advocacy group to use pinwheels as childhood symbol

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Children’s Advocacy Center (ACAC) is dedicated to supporting victims of sexual abuse and serious child abuse in the community. By providing a safe and comfortable space, children and their families can be assured that they are being taken care of as they manage their way through the criminal justice process. The ACAC aims not only to support victims but to also educate the community about child abuse.

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Folklife Center announces new award for youth-made film

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — In partnership with the Freedom & Unity TV Youth Film Competition, the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury announces a new prize for the 2016 Freedom & Unity TV’s Student Film Festival: The Vermont Folklife Center Ethnographic Film Award.

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Frogs and friends crossing safely with new Monkton tunnels

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MONKTON — Two tunnels built under Monkton Road in Monkton last fall to give frogs, salamanders and other small creatures safe passage across the increasingly busy road are living up to expectations, according to early reports from amphibian experts.

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Prevent forest erosion: avoid muddy trails

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The Green Mountain Club (GMC), maintainer of Vermont’s Long Trail and Vermont’s hiking trail advocate; and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR), manager of state forests and parks, announce that mud season has returned to the Green Mountains.

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Arts Beat: Renowned performer to offer new dance pieces

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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The Middlebury College Performing Arts Series will present Assistant Professor of Dance Tzveta Kassabova as she leads an evening of vibrant new dance works in the Dance Theater at the Mahaney Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

The works have been created in collaboration with renowned performers Paul Matteson (Five Colleges), Elena Demyanenko (Bennington College), and Jennifer Nugent (Amherst College).

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House Speaker Smith, Rep. Jewett weigh future plans

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MONTPELIER — Vermont House of Representatives Speaker Shap Smith might re-enter the race for governor, and one decision he has already made could affect the plans of at least one Addison County lawmaker.

Smith, a Morrisville Democrat, acknowledged in a March 30 phone interview with the Independent that he might re-insert himself into the contest for governor, this after having withdrawn from the race this past November.

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Recreation center hosting a new racquet sport

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



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MIDDLEBURY — This spring, visitors at the new town recreation center in Middlebury will enjoy their favorite sports in the new facility off Creek Road. In addition to regular classes and pickup games in various familiar athletic endeavors, a new sport will also be available. 

Middlebury, meet pickleball.

Pickleball is a racquet sport similar to doubles tennis that is played either indoors or out on a playing area roughly the size of a badminton court 

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Local students compete in state Geo Bee

Posted on April 1, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



CASTLETON — Several Addison County students are expected to compete today, April 1, in the 2016 Vermont National Geographic State Bee, which will be held at Castleton State University.

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ACSU considers switch to global education plan

Posted on March 31, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central Supervisory Union is considering the adoption of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program as a way of placing students more in charge of their own learning and to make them better prepared for success in an increasingly global community.

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Orwell-area schools vote on unification plan

Posted on March 31, 2016 |
By John Flowers



ORWELL — Orwell and the five other Addison-Rutland Supervisory Union (ARSU) communities will decide on April 12 whether to consolidate their school governance system into a single board that will oversee one education budget for its five elementary schools and Fair Haven Union High School.

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