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ACTR bus company marks 25 years on the go

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) began its journey back in 1992 with a handful of volunteer drivers believing they could make a difference for shut-ins, the disabled and people who couldn’t afford their own vehicles.

A quarter-century later, ACTR provides more than 180,000 rides per year through six different public bus routes helping people get around Addison County and to Rutland and Burlington.

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Aurora School closes, but might soon reopen as learning center

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — For the first time in more than 20 years, Middlebury’s Aurora School did not open its doors to students this month. Declining enrollment made it financially impossible to continue its K-8 programming. But Aurora leaders are in the process of reimagining the school’s mission in a manner that could soon bring hungry minds back to 238 Peterson Terrace.

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Local Rotarians fly Texas flag in solidarity with hurricane victims

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — People walking and traveling around Middlebury’s Court Square this past weekend noticed an unfamiliar red-white-and-blue flag buffeted by the wind. Middlebury Rotary Club members placed the Texas state flag in Court Square as a symbolic gesture of solidarity with residents of the Lone Star State, who continue to deal with devastating flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

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Vermont first responders deliver hurricane relief in Texas

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Erin Mansfield of VTDigger.org



VERMONT — Fifteen first responders affiliated with the Vermont Department of Public Safety have deployed to Texas to help with relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey.

The storm battered almost the entire Gulf Coast region of Texas starting early Saturday, Aug. 26, and lasting through most of last week. The storm has since moved into neighboring states, including Louisiana, but was downgraded to a tropical depression.

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Brandon dog back, 'dognapping' doubted

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Sometimes a story is when there is no story.

When Melissa and Tim Gibbud’s Shih Tzu Sadie disappeared near their house on Churchill Road in Brandon last week, many people believed it was the latest in what was being called a rash of dognappings.

But the Gibbuds got their beloved pet back Monday night after they received a call form a woman in Brandon who said she thought she had their dog.

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Heal your neighbors; volunteer with WomenSafe

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Do you have a desire to help to make your community a more just and safe place to live? Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer experience? WomenSafe, an Addison County nonprofit organization, works to prevent, address and end dating, domestic, intimate-partner and sexual violence and we are now accepting applications for the organization’s annual volunteer training.

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Photo contest added to Shoreham Apple Fest

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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SHOREHAM — The 9th annual Apple Fest will be held on Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Shoreham town green and gazebo. Delicious food, live music, an apple pie contest, a farmers’ market, a bounce house, children’s activities and a silent auction of Addison county photos will be featured at the afternoon-long event. Apple Fest is an annual fall fundraiser for the Friends of the Platt Memorial Library and is a public event open to all.

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North Branch School hires new teachers

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — The North Branch School has announced that Pam Struhammer, a Mt. Abraham Middle/High School math teacher for the past 15 years, will be heading up the math department at the school. “Pam stood out to us because of her vast experience and her desire to teach middle school-age kids,” said Tal Birdsey, co-founder and director of the school.

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Archaeology tour of Silver Lake on tap for Sunday

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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SALISBURY — As part of Vermont Archaeology Month, researcher and author Bill Powers and retired National Forest archaeologist Dave Lacy will lead a hike to Silver Lake on Sunday, Sep. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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College Community Chorus begins fall rehearsals next week

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College Community Chorus will begin rehearsals to prepare for its annual fall concert, slated for performance on the college campus the weekend before Thanksgiving. Regular rehearsals take place on Tuesday and Sunday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. in Mead Chapel, beginning September 12.

This season’s program includes historical works from the European choral tradition alongside inspiring contemporary works written during the past twenty years — music of heart and home as well as celebration and thanksgiving.

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