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VUHS benefits from compost started as student project

Posted on November 25, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — In early November, a campaign that a high school student kicked off almost five years ago — to create a composting system at Vergennes Union High School — came to fruition when volunteers spread the first finished batch of compost on garlic beds at the Willowell Farm & Garden in Monkton.

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Vermont Gas files papers for pipeline through Cornwall, Shoreham

Posted on November 21, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Gas Systems on Tuesday officially filed a petition with the state’s Public Service Board (PSB) to launch its proposed “Phase II” natural gas pipeline project from Middlebury to the International Paper Co. mill in Ticonderoga, N.Y., an action that sets the stage for what promises to be months of debate on the controversial plan.

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School board weighs MUMS teacher cuts

Posted on November 21, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The UD-3 school board has warned school administrators during the past few years about an imminent day of reckoning when budgets will need to reflect fewer staff to serve a steadily declining student population.

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Ferrisburgh board, clerk debate treasurer post

Posted on November 21, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — After hearing opposition from incumbent town treasurer Chet Hawkins and suggestions from residents at their Tuesday meeting, Ferrisburgh selectboard members decided to step back and reconsider their approach to hiring a new treasurer.

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UD-3 board gets first look at Creek Road gym proposal

Posted on November 21, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEURY — The UD-3 school board on Tuesday got its first look at some sketches showing how a new municipal recreation center could be sited on a 2.4-acre parcel of district-owned property off Creek Road.

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Mother, daughter killed in Brandon crash

Posted on November 21, 2013 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — A mother and daughter were killed in a head-on collision on Route 7 in Brandon just south of Otter Valley Union High School last Friday afternoon.

According to police, Kathryn Long, 63, and her mother Ruth Long, 93, both of Sudbury, were killed when their 2004 Subaru Legacy station wagon crossed the centerline and hit a Proctor Gas truck head on.

Brandon Police Chief Chris Brickell said the accident happened at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, and it prompted police to close Route 7 to traffic in both directions for several hours.

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Bricks fall from downtown Bristol building

Posted on November 21, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — High winds this past Sunday sent bricks from a downtown Bristol building crashing onto pavement below. Fortunately no one was injured.

Sometime after 5 p.m. on Nov. 17 high winds dislodged hundreds of bricks from the west wall of the structure, located at 24-26 Main St., building owner Cheri Jackman said. The bricks broke one of the windows in the building, which formerly housed The Village Corner Store.

Jackman wasn’t sure when the mess would be cleared.

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DeVos leaves Ferrisburgh selectboard, six candidates vie for spot

Posted on November 21, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday evening will interview six candidates interested in filling the vacancy created by the recent resignation of longtime board member John DeVos Jr.

DeVos announced his resignation in an Oct. 22 letter to Selectboard Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence, citing “recent events” that made it necessary to “step back from some of his responsibilities.”

DeVos had served on the board since the mid-1990s, and Lawrence called his resignation “a tremendous loss.”

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Rifle deer hunters off to fast start

Posted on November 21, 2013 |
By By JOHN S. McCRIGHT and ANDY KIRKALDY



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ADDISON COUNTY — Local deer hunters got off to a fast start during opening weekend of the 16-day rifle season, which started this past Saturday, as they reported 200 kills at Addison County’s eight reporting stations.

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Immigrant workers trapped in limbo

Posted on November 21, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



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Editor’s note: This is the last in a four-part series about agriculture and immigration reform.

MIDDLEBURY — When I asked Honorio how he got to the United States, he responded with one word.

Corriendo,” he said. Running.

Two and a half years ago, when most 17-year-olds in the United States were getting ready for the prom or searching for their first summer job, Honorio was trekking the Arizona desert alone, in search of a better life.

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