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February 21st, 2019

5-Town schools seek budget hike

Posted on February 21, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



BRISTOL — Voters in Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro will be asked to approve a 6.6 percent increase in spending in the 5-Towns school district, or face district staff cuts.

Proposed spending for the Mount Abraham Unified School District (MAUSD) is $30,950,235 for fiscal year 2019–2020. The budget reflects $17,730 in spending per equalized pupil, an increase of 8.2 percent.

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Merchants Row closure in 2020 to last an additional three weeks

Posted on February 21, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Downtown Middlebury business owners, residents and shoppers are readying for a 10-week shutdown of both Merchants Row and Main Street during the summer of 2020 in order to accommodate the heaviest construction on a new tunnel to replace two aging rail bridges.

It’s been billed as a “tear-off-the-Band Aid” approach to get the most intensive work done as quickly as possible on the $72 million project.

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County path from Moosalamoo to Champlain could link two major national trails

Posted on February 21, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — A bill passed by the U.S. Senate last week provides a major boost to a proposed federal hiking trail that would run across most of Addison County, connect two major national trails, and become part of a network that would allow hikers to walk almost from sea to shining sea.

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Five emerge for three positions on ACSD board

Posted on February 21, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The five-person race for three Middlebury seats on the Addison Central School District board involves three incumbents and two challengers who want to be part of an ongoing wave of dramatic changes within the seven-town ACSD.

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In the dead of winter, Vermont's Flower Show gives us spring

Posted on February 21, 2019 |
By Judith Irven



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After this cold and somewhat erratic winter many of us have a touch of the “winter blues.” I know that I, for one, am positively aching to see and smell some welcome signs of spring. However, in my own garden, I must wait until mid-April before spring actually arrives.

But this year — in less than two week’s time — winter weary Vermonters have a delightful treat in store — our very own Vermont Flower Show will be held March 1-3 at the Champlain Valley Exposition Center in Essex Junction.

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Addison Independent wins awards for writing, photos, ads

Posted on February 21, 2019 |
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BOSTON — The Addison Independent was honored with 21 awards in the Better Newspaper Contest organized by the New England Newspaper and Press Association. The prizewinners were named at the association’s annual winter convention in Boston this past Friday and Saturday.

Among the nine first-place awards, the Advertising team at the Addy Indy provided a particularly bright moment in capturing first place in General Excellence among large weeklies across the six New England states.

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By the way for Feb. 21

Posted on February 21, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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Ferrisburgh hears pitch from city for police work

Posted on February 21, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel and City Manager Matt Chabot made a pitch to the Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday that the town should contract with the city police department, not the Addison County Sheriff’s Department, for its annual traffic enforcement needs.

Ferrisburgh currently has a $15,000 annual deal with the sheriff’s department to patrol roads for a certain number of hours, mostly to control speeding.

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