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Vergennes students bop and rock in fall musical 'Grease'

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School Music Department is excited to present their fall musical production of “Grease” to the community on Nov. 17 and 18, at 7 p.m. and Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. in the VUHS auditorium.

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Ways of Seeing: Building bridges in a young girl's life

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Alice Leeds



Village2Village began as an alliance between the village of Bristol, Vt. and a village in Serere, Uganda. Its mission is to provide comprehensive, empowering, respectful and compassionate care for vulnerable children and their families, one life at a time. I became a sponsor in 2009.

My first letter from Bridget arrived. It was handwritten in a tidy yet animated script on a lined sheet of white paper. I searched this brief introductory note for a clue to the person in the photo I received of a sweet-faced girl with sensitive eyes and a reluctant smile.

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Vt. moose season saw mixed results

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ST. JOHNSBURY — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says a preliminary count reveals hunters took 73 moose in this year’s regulated hunting seasons.

“A preliminary count on Oct. 24 showed that hunters had reported nine moose being taken by 27 hunters in the Oct. 1-7 archery season and 64 moose taken by 141 hunters in the Oct. 15-20 regular season,” said Cedric Alexander, Vermont’s moose project leader.  He said a few additional reports may still be sent in from other reporting agents.

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Eighty feet of South Maple St. sewer main to be fixed

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The City of Vergennes’ annual spending, which runs from July to June in the city’s fiscal year, appears to be on track at a point, in late October, where tracking the budget begins to mean something.

“It actually starts to take shape,” City Manager Mel Hawley told the city council at a meeting this past Tuesday.

The recent arrival of the city’s two new police cruisers should clean up the only line item that has proven problematic.

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Letter to the editor: Good, not low-paying, jobs needed

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Geoffrey Cobden



On Oct. 17 you published a nice front-page article on Randy Brock. He spoke of creating good jobs in Vermont.

I remember a few of his employees years ago. They worked as security people at Middlebury College for minimum wage. We do not want more jobs like that.

This is one reason we do not want more Republicans at any level.

Unless Democrats push for Bernie’s program, such as $15/hour minimum wage, they need to disappear as well.

Geoffrey Cobden

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Take steps to stave off breast cancer

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



WILLISTON — The risk of breast cancer in women is increased by several factors that cannot be easily changed:

•  Having your first period before age 12.

•  Not having children or having your first child after age 30.

•  Late age at menopause.

•  Family history of breast cancer.

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Panton Property Transfers

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



•  April 30, 2015: Joseph and Ruth Kuhn to Dennis and Vicki Hopper, home at 2214 Arnold Bay Road, $480,000.

•  May 21, 2015: Vorsteveld Farm LLP to Nik-N-Riek LLC, home at 4671 Jersey St., $100,000.

•  May 26, 2015: Nancy Plankey Videla to Vorsteveld Farm LLP, 27 acres on Spaulding Road and Jersey Street, $140,000.

•  May 26, 2015: Green Tree Servicing LLC to Laura Bushey, home at 2156 Panton Road, $45,176.

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Waltham Property Transfers

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



•  June 15, 2015: Cynthia Hooley and Rebecca Trudeau to Margaret Roddy, home at 306 Route 66, $266,000.

•  Aug. 28, 2015: Cheryl Ryan Trust to Boucher Holdings LLC, home at 1058 Green St., $235,000.

•  Sept. 17, 2015: Robert and Sandra Duprey to Andrew Peet and Yairalis Rodriguez, home at 3884 Green St., $212,500.

•  Sept. 18, 2015: Irene Spooner to Sandra King, home at 17 Rabbit Run, $172,000.

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Panton fire claims one life; firefighter saves a woman

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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PANTON — A Panton fire early on Monday morning claimed the life of one woman and destroyed a home, but firefighters probably saved the life of another woman living at the Route 22A home, according to Vergennes Fire Department officials.

Muriel Neel, 63, perished in the fire, to which Vergennes Deputy Chief and neighbor Matt Fraley alerted his department shortly after 3:30 a.m. on Monday.

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Meet Your 2016 Candidates: Those running for Senate and House answer questions

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



In an effort to help area voters get to know the local candidates for the Legislature and their stands on some important issues, the Addison Independent asked those running for House and Senate to answer a short questionnaire. There are competitive races for most of the seats representing Addison County.

The three candidates running for the two seats in the Addison-1 House district, which encompasses Middlebury, include incumbent Democrat Amy Sheldon, Democratic challenger Robin Scheu and Progressive Jill Charbonneau.

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