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Single budget presented for all schools in Middlebury area

Posted on December 8, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District board on Monday began sailing into uncharted waters, launching what will be a month-long effort to devise a first-ever, global spending plan for the district’s nine schools for fiscal year 2018.

ACSD officials got a glimpse of their starting point: An estimate of $35,769,346 in spending to cover the combined needs of Middlebury Union middle and high schools, along with the elementary schools in Bridport, Cornwall, Middlebury, Ripton, Salisbury, Shoreham and Weybridge.

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See 'Summer of Walter Hacks' film in Ferrisburgh on Sunday

Posted on December 8, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh Historical Society welcomes the director/co-writer George Woodard and producer/co-writer (and Ferrisburgh resident) Gerianne Smart to the Ferrisburgh Community Center to show their award-winning film “The Summer of Walter Hacks” on Sunday, Dec. 11.

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Bristol man delivers hurricane relief in Haiti

Posted on December 8, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Bristol resident Tyler Westbrook has just returned from two months in one of the most devastated places in the western hemisphere — Haiti.

October’s Hurricane Matthew affected 2.1 million Haitians, leaving over 175,000 homeless and over 800,000 in need of food assistance, according to the United Nations. 

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Critics of Middlebury rail project table lawsuit plans

Posted on December 8, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Opponents of a $40 million plan to replace Middlebury’s two downtown rail bridges on Tuesday withdrew their threat of a lawsuit to delay the project after they were informed by state officials that preliminary work to remove trees from the future construction area would be postponed until next month, at the earliest.

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County sheriff reimburses department for political ad

Posted on December 8, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Sheriff Don Keeler took a step to put to rest questions about how he used sheriff’s department funds to support a candidate in the recent election.

Last Thursday, the Addison Independent reported that Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos and State Auditor Doug Hoffer had criticized Keeler for using some of his department’s funds during the Nov. 8 election to back his preferred candidate for high bailiff.

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Addison County Chamber to hold legislative preview Dec. 13

Posted on December 8, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY— The Addison County Chamber of Commerce invites its members, non-members and residents to a legislative preview on Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Ilsley Library’s community room in Middlebury. This legislative preview provides area businesspeople with an overview of the upcoming legislative session and issues affecting the region. The public is invited to attend and encouraged to ask questions.

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Dining cards available to benefit animal shelter

Posted on December 8, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, is hoping the community is hungry this holiday season! The shelter is relying on sales of their 2017 Dining Cards to raise significant funds to support their mission to safeguard, rescue, shelter, heal, adopt and advocate for animals in need.

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Porter staff participates in disaster training

Posted on December 8, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — During the week of Nov. 14, healthcare professionals from across Vermont, including 12 staff members from Porter Medical Center, will be traveling to a national emergency preparedness training facility in Anniston, Ala. under a federally-funded program to train at the “Center for Domestic Preparedness” (CDP).

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Snowy roads contribute to multiple crashes

Posted on December 8, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police on Monday morning dealt with numerous motor vehicle crashes attributed to the snowy and slippery road conditions.

Troopers were assisted in various incidents by the Addison County Sheriff’s Department, Town Line First Response, the Addison Volunteer Fire Department  and the Ferrisburgh Volunteer Fire Department.

Among the crashes state police investigated were the following:

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Homeward Bound to light memory tree Dec. 13

Posted on December 8, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, is pleased to announce their annual Lights of Love program — this is not your average holiday memory tree! This tree honors the pets we have loved, and the ones that are still here to brighten our days.

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