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election 2012 http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1348/all en Teen shaves head for Obama ... again http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211teen-shaves-head-obama-again <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-14149" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201211teen-shaves-head-obama-again"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Shaved head teen.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Shaved head teen.jpg" title="Shaved head teen.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> STARKSBORO TEEN CONNOR Norland cut his hair when Barack Obama was first elected president, so when Obama won re-election he shaved his hair to form a Mohawk. Photos by Bill Norland </div> </div> </div> <p> STARKSBORO &mdash; For the second time, 13-year-old Connor Norland has chosen to celebrate President Barack Obama&rsquo;s election by shaving his head.</p> <p> In 2008 the Starksboro youth shaved his entire head and donated his hair to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14150">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211teen-shaves-head-obama-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro election 2012 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 18:55:49 +0000 Addison Independent 14150 at http://www.addisonindependent.com CHARTS: Election 2012 in detail http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211charts-election-2012-detail <p> We&#39;ve made complete charts of the polling results we received from around the county. Check them out to see how your town voted!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <h2 class="rtecenter"> State Senate Race</h2> <p class="rtecenter"> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/addisonindependent/8167613506/" title="chart state senate chart by addyindy, on Flickr"><img alt="chart state senate chart" height="320" src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7273/8167613506_8b584a152b.jpg" width="500" /></a></p> <p class="rtecenter"> &nbsp;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14082">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211charts-election-2012-detail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Multimedia election 2012 Multimedia Thu, 08 Nov 2012 19:50:32 +0000 14082 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Local voters join Democratic tide, back Obama and other victors http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211local-voters-join-democratic-tide-back-obama-and-other-victors <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-14052" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201211local-voters-join-democratic-tide-back-obama-and-other-victors"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/weybridgevote7617.thumbnail.jpg" alt="weybridgevote7617.jpg" title="weybridgevote7617.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WEYBRIDGE POLL WATCHER John Meakin instructs voter Lisa Thompson how to cast her ballot during Tuesday’s election. Voter turnout was above 70 percent in many county towns. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Addison County balloting in the Presidential race on Tuesday mirrored statewide voting, as Vermont became the first state in the nation placed in Democratic President Barack Obama&rsquo;s column in his march toward a second term.</p> <p> Meanwhile, county voters also backed winners in all statewide contests. Eric Davis, a political analyst and a professor emeritus of political science at Middlebury College, noted how closely local balloting tracked with statewide results in what he called a big day for Democrats across Vermont.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14048">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211local-voters-join-democratic-tide-back-obama-and-other-victors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County election 2012 Featured Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:53:17 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 14048 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Ayer, Bray win county's state senate seats http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211ayer-bray-win-countys-state-senate-seats <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-14098" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201211ayer-bray-win-countys-state-senate-seats"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Ayer Bray.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Ayer Bray.jpg" title="Ayer Bray.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Addison County, Huntington and Buel&rsquo;s Gore voters on Tuesday overwhelming endorsed incumbent Sen. Claire Ayer, D-Addison, for a fifth term in office and also elected New Haven Democrat Chris Bray to represent them in the Legislature&rsquo;s highest chamber.</p> <p> Ayer, the former Senate majority whip and current chairwoman of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, was the top vote-getter, notching 12,943 tallies. Bray, the former Addison-5 state representative and 2010 candidate for lieutenant governor, finished second, with 9,915 votes.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14047">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211ayer-bray-win-countys-state-senate-seats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County election 2012 Featured Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:51:20 +0000 John Flowers 14047 at http://www.addisonindependent.com ANwSU residents say 'no' to $6.5 million VUHS bond http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211anwsu-residents-say-no-65-million-vuhs-bond <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Residents of the five Addison Northwest Supervisory Union towns on Tuesday rejected a proposed $6.5 million bond to fund repairs and major upgrades to Vergennes Union High School, 2,244-1,653.</p> <p> In percentage terms, voters said no by 57.6 to 42.4 percent to a plan that included improvements to the school&rsquo;s auditorium, installation of a six-lane track and an artificial turf playing field, upgrades to its kitchen and cafeteria, roof repairs to several areas of the building, and parking, sidewalk and traffic-flow improvements.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14044">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211anwsu-residents-say-no-65-million-vuhs-bond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes election 2012 Featured VUHS bond Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:46:00 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 14044 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Harvey Smith tops Ed McGuire in Addison-5 House race http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211harvey-smith-tops-ed-mcguire-addison-5-house-race <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-14049" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201211harvey-smith-tops-ed-mcguire-addison-5-house-race"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/smith_harvey_12.thumbnail.jpg" alt="smith_harvey_12.jpg" title="smith_harvey_12.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HARVEY SMITH </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Rep. Harvey Smith, R-New Haven, won re-election to a sixth term representing Addison-5 in the Vermont House on Tuesday after defeating Democrat challenger Ed McGuire of New Haven, 1,145-959.</p> <p> Smith, 67, is a lifelong farmer and is in his second stint representing Addison-5, a district that includes the towns of New Haven, Bridport and Weybridge.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14043">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211harvey-smith-tops-ed-mcguire-addison-5-house-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County election 2012 Featured Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:44:52 +0000 John Flowers 14043 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Bristol votes yes on town plan http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211bristol-votes-yes-town-plan <p> BRISTOL &mdash; The proposed new Bristol town plan passed with a decisive 68.7 percent of the vote on Tuesday, ending an eight-year process that at times seemed to divide the town on issues of zoning proposals and resource extraction.</p> <p> &ldquo;In all honesty, I&rsquo;m ecstatic,&rdquo; said Kris Perlee of the Bristol Planning Commission. &ldquo;A lot of work was done by a lot of people to make a plan that reflects the desires of the town as a whole.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14042">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211bristol-votes-yes-town-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Bristol town plan election 2012 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:42:39 +0000 14042 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Lanpher, Clark re-elected as Vergennes-area lawmakers http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211lanpher-clark-re-elected-vergennes-area-lawmakers <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Incumbent Reps. Greg Clark, R-Vergennes, and Diane Lanpher, D-Vergennes, easily won re-election to their respective House seats representing the Addison-3 district amid heavy voting in Tuesday&rsquo;s General Election.</p> <p> Lanpher, 56, was the top vote-getter in securing her third consecutive term representing the communities of Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham. She finished with 2,635 votes, compared to 2,355 for Clark, who secured his fifth consecutive two-year term.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14040">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211lanpher-clark-re-elected-vergennes-area-lawmakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes election 2012 vergennes Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:41:06 +0000 John Flowers 14040 at http://www.addisonindependent.com After winning re-election, Rep. Jewett plans run for majority leader http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211after-winning-re-election-rep-jewett-plans-run-majority-leader <p> RIPTON &mdash; Rep. Willem Jewett, D-Ripton, comfortably won his contest for a fifth consecutive term representing the Addison-2 House district, defeating independent challenger Tim Ryan by a 1,400-882 margin in voting on Tuesday.</p> <p> And after the ballots were counted, Jewett confirmed to the <em>Addison Independent </em>that he will run for the post of House Majority Leader when his party caucuses on Dec. 8. Jewett currently serves as House Majority Whip. Democrats maintained their sizable majority in the Vermont House amid heavy voter turnout in the Nov. 6 General Election.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14039">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211after-winning-re-election-rep-jewett-plans-run-majority-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ripton election 2012 Ripton Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:40:10 +0000 John Flowers 14039 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Election 2012: Shaw, Carr to represent Brandon area http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211election-2012-shaw-carr-represent-brandon-area <p> BRANDON/PITTSFORD/SUDBURY &mdash; For the first time in 37 years, the Brandon-area Vermont House district will send a Democrat representative to Montpelier.</p> <p> And for the first time ever, there will be a Republican <em>and </em>a Democrat representing Brandon, Pittsford and Sudbury together in the Vermont House.</p> <p> Republican incumbent Butch Shaw and Democratic challenger Steve Carr were the top vote getters in Tuesday&rsquo;s General Election, and they will jointly represent the new Rutland-6 district in the Vermont House.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14038">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211election-2012-shaw-carr-represent-brandon-area" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brandon election 2012 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:38:55 +0000 14038 at http://www.addisonindependent.com McKibben speaks on global warming and the election http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211mckibben-speaks-global-warming-and-election <p> Ripton resident Bill McKibben is the founder of 350.org, a global grassroots movement working to solve the climate change crisis, and Shumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College. The award-winning journalist has spent more than two decades writing about global warming.</p> <p> This week he gave a few observations on how climate change fits into the election.</p> <p> <strong>Q:&nbsp; Why did both candidates for the presidency avoid talking about climate change this election cycle?</strong></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14035">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211mckibben-speaks-global-warming-and-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County election 2012 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:35:02 +0000 Addison Independent 14035 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Incumbents win in uncontested elections http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211incumbents-win-uncontested-elections <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; In addition to the contested races for seats in the Vermont House of Representatives, voters in several Addison County towns returned incumbent lawmakers to the House in three uncontested elections.</p> <p> Winning two-year terms representing the two-seat Addison-1 district were Democratic Reps. Paul Ralston and Betty Nuovo of Middlebury. Also, Democratic Reps. Michael Fisher and David Sharpe won re-election in Addison-4 (Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton and Starksboro).</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14033">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211incumbents-win-uncontested-elections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County election 2012 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:33:12 +0000 Addison Independent 14033 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Editorial: Americans reject exclusivity http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211editorial-americans-reject-exclusivity <p> It will take weeks to digest the political implications of Tuesday&rsquo;s stunning national elections, but if you had to sum it up in a word, that word might be &ldquo;inclusive.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14024">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211editorial-americans-reject-exclusivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial election 2012 Op/ed Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:23:55 +0000 angelo 14024 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Editorial: Vote 'yes' on Bristol Town Plan http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211editorial-vote-yes-bristol-town-plan <p> On the whole, the proposed Bristol town plan is one town residents should pass. We congratulate the Planning Commission and the Bristol selectboard for working through a litany of issues and, after eight years and a rejection of the previous town plan, proposing a plan the public can finally support.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13984">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211editorial-vote-yes-bristol-town-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Bristol town plan election 2012 Mon, 05 Nov 2012 15:30:59 +0000 angelo 13984 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Editorial: Obama for president http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211editorial-obama-president <p> In the race for president, set aside everything you know about the two candidates for a moment and reflect on the country you want to live in. Is it a country whose foundation is to strengthen the whole, or to strengthen the individual? Is it a country willing to help those less fortunate or do all Americans fend for themselves? Is it a country that employs a tax policy that seeks to spread wealth, or is it a country that favors a growing gap between rich and poor?</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13972">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211editorial-obama-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial election 2012 Op/ed Mon, 05 Nov 2012 14:59:03 +0000 angelo 13972 at http://www.addisonindependent.com