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Ilsley Library board candidates weigh in

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Middlebury voters on Town Meeting Day, March 6, will have an unusually large number of candidates to choose from for the Ilsley Library Board of Trustees. Seven candidates are vying for three positions on the board. Interest has no doubt been fueled by the changing nature of information dissemination in society today and by efforts to renovate the historic library building at 75 Main St.

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Local opioid education program develops a statewide following

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — A program launched last year to teach Addison County teens about the dangers of opioid addiction has become so successful that it has gained statewide attention and will soon be exported to school districts in other parts of Vermont.

It’s called HELP (Heroin Epidemic Learning Program) and uses volunteer experts to clearly explain, educate and enlighten students about how addiction to heroin, prescription painkillers and other opioids is affecting their community.

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Beeman students paint for Puerto Rico

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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NEW HAVEN — Beeman Elementary students are turning their school’s old classroom furniture into art to raise money to help the people of Puerto Rico, who are still recovering from back-to-back hurricanes this past September.

Thirty-one fifth- and sixth-graders under the guidance of art teacher Eileen Gombosi and social studies teacher Annette Carter are participating in a service-learning project that combines classroom study, creative work and fundraising.

“They’re learning social activism through art,” Gombosi said.

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Wary of a big bond, some eye alternatives for Mt. Abe

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Charlie Mitchell



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Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of stories by Middlebury College intern Charlie Mitchell about the upcoming $29.5 million bond vote for the renovation of the Mount Abraham Union High School. Last Thursday, he gave a brief overview of the plan and looked at demographic and workforce trends in the district. This third story reviews other options as the district looks forward.

 

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Babies & Families: Find ways to manage prenatal stress

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Christy Lynn



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It’s true, getting and being pregnant may be one of the most inherently stressful processes we go through.

Starting with the choice to try to conceive, questions about how fit you are to be a parent and realizations of how much you don’t know come flooding in. You might suddenly ask yourself why you didn’t pay more attention during sex ed, or ask yourself why you never knew all of these facts that suddenly are ruling your reality.

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OV district teachers agree to new contract

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The first district-wide teacher contract that covers the eight schools in the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union has been ratified.

On Feb. 13, Rutland Northeast Education Association members overwhelmingly approved a new collective bargaining agreement for the 171 teachers employed by the Otter Valley Unified Union School District, the Barstow Unified Union School District, and the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union.

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Vergennes city officials evaluate grievance against town manager, clerk

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — It remains uncertain exactly how new Vergennes Mayor Renny Perry and the city council will handle a citizen complaint against City Clerk Joan Devine and City Manager Mel Hawley, but Perry said the matter could be settled privately among the parties or behind closed doors at a city council meeting.

Perry outlined several options in a recent interview, the first of which would be a direct meeting with downtown business owner Shannon Mahoney.

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Yellow iris abatement to continue in the Lewis Creek area

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — Yellow iris (Iris pseudacorus), with its striking yellow flowers, provides a colorful addition to the Vermont landscape — and a threat to our priority natural communities. In recent years, it has gained a foothold in many Lake Champlain wetlands and flood plain forests of Champlain direct drainage streams. Both are priority natural communities, as documented by Vermont Fish and Wildlife Natural Heritage Program.

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