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New idea pitched to cut Vergennes truck traffic

Posted on December 23, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — About one truck rolls down Vergennes’ Main Street every minute — a street lined with historic buildings, pedestrian traffic and parking on both sides.

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Equipment stolen from Boise Citgo

Posted on December 22, 2015 |
By Addison Independent Staff



BRIDPORT — Vermont State Police on Dec. 22 launched an investigation into the recent theft of $13,000 worth of equipment from Boise Citgo at 2953 Route 22A in Bridport.

The victim, 76-year-old Raymond Boise, told police the theft of items from his garage took place between Dec. 10 and Dec. 15. Among the stolen items were a Snap On Scanner, Snap On Tire Sensor System Tool, Snap On Master Flaring Set, Snap On Solus Ultra, and a Snap On Euro Activation system with accessories.

Police did not reveal whether the garage was locked at the time of the theft.

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Students of the Week - December 21, 2015

Posted on December 21, 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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Greifzu picked as interim leader for home health and hospice agency

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Home Health & Hospice (ACHHH) announced on Thursday that its clinical director, Sherry Greifzu, will now serve also as the agency’s interim executive director, taking over for longtime leader Larry Goetschius.

Goetschius announced on Dec. 4 that he was leaving to “explore other options in my life,” according to ACHHH board President Chuck Burdick.

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Superintendent charged with embezzlement

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Friday cited former Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Superintendent Thomas F. O’Brien for embezzling, a charge they said stems from “directing unauthorized payment of over $4,000 for unused vacation time to himself upon his retirement date.”

O’Brien is scheduled to be arraigned in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, on Feb. 22.

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Ferrisbugh decision to hire police coverage postponed

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Dec. 15 postponed until Jan. 5 its decision whether to hire the Vergennes Police Department or the Addison County Sheriff’s Department to provide supplemental police coverage and/or traffic enforcement in addition to Vermont State Police.

VSP would remain the primary responder to crime and other incidents in the town, unless the board hired Vergennes or the sheriff’s department for full protection on a part-time basis; during those hours that agency would receive 911 calls directly.

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Monkton man wins Silver Feather for wildlife work

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MONKTON/MIDDLEBURY — The Otter Creek Audubon Society (OCAS) Board of Directors has awarded Chris Slesar of Monkton the organization’s 2015 Silver Feather award.

At its annual dinner last month, the OCAS bestowed the award on Slesar “in honor of notable devotion, dedication and untiring effort on behalf of the preservation and appreciation of the birds, other wildlife, and natural communities of Addison County,” according to the OCAS.

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Warming Words' poetry 'jam' set for Jan. 10 in Middlebury

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Ted Scheu, Middlebury-based children’s poet and teacher, is hosting the first ever “Warming Words” poetry celebration “jam” on Sunday, Jan. 10, from 2-4 p.m. at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society in Middlebury.

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Senior luncheon to be held Jan. 8 in Middlebury

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — CVAA will hold a First Friday senior luncheon on Jan. 8 at the Middlebury VFW. Seniors 60 and older are invited to enjoy a noontime meal of pot roast with vegetable brown sauce, mashed cauliflower, green beans almandine, tossed salad with choice of dressing, dinner roll, vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce and cream, and regular and decaf coffee.

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