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Budget for Bristol-area schools reflects 1% spending hike, 16 fewer employees

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Five-town voters on March 6 will cast ballots on a 2018-2019 public school spending plan for Addison Northeast that would result in a 1 percent increase in equalized per-pupil spending and spur some significant staffing changes within the newly created Mount Abraham Unified School District (MAUSD).

The proposed MAUSD budget reflects $24,746,279 in education spending to operate Mount Abraham Union middle and high schools; the elementary schools in Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro; and the Addison Northeast central office.

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Fuentes-George makes it a competitive Middlebury selectboard race

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Lindsey Fuentes-George has always believed government works best when many diverse voices of the community are represented in its actions.

With that in mind, Fuentes-George has decided to run for one of the two spots up for grabs on the Middlebury selectboard on March 6. Fuentes-George, 38, hopes to represent the voices of local parents, East Middlebury residents and families struggling to make ends meet.

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Rokeby's tiny boat poses historic puzzle

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — A couple months back volunteers at Ferrisburgh’s Rokeby Museum were going through the historic landmark’s outbuildings, evaluating them for possible conservation work or repairs, when they made a discovery — a small, painted wooden boat, just short of six feet long and in rough shape.

A more perfect match of treasure hunters and bounty would be hard to imagine.

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Farms & fans help Bristol musician release her first album

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Farm-to-table is a common phrase that most of us are used to these days, but how about farm-to-musician? Not so much.

It isn’t every day you meet a rising singer/songwriter who got her start by swapping hard labor on farms for voice lessons and recording studio time. But that’s exactly what Helen Hummel did.

It all started in high school and college — an awkward and “roughly silent time” for Hummel.

“I took a job on a farm in Lincoln in exchange for vocal lessons,” she explained (as if it were totally normal).

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Teens take a benefit plunge into icy Ripton pond

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — On the last weekend of January the students of the North Branch School in Ripton held their 5th Annual Penguin Plunge, an event held to raise money for the school’s financial aid fund.

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Lawmakers mull reductions in special education spending

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Revamping the way Vermont pays for its public schools once again took center stage at Monday’s legislative breakfast at the Bristol American Legion Hall, and local lawmakers are specifically focused this session on reducing special education expenses.

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Legislators warm to ban on coyote hunting

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Some Addison County residents and lawmakers raised issues about largely unregulated coyote hunting during discussion at Monday’s legislative breakfast at the Bristol American Legion Hall.

Addison resident Jan Louise Ball, who lives on Snake Mountain, spoke with emotion about what she said was the “mass murder” of coyotes and bobcats in her area. She said she learned from state Fish & Wildlife officials that coyotes can be killed year-round, and there are no rules against hunters organizing coyote “derbies.”

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Three former Panthers heading to Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Three Middlebury College alums will represent the United States at the Winter Olympics that kick off in South Korea on Friday.

For 2009 grad Simi Hamilton, Pyeongchang will be his third Olympic games. The former Panther Nordic racer skied on the U.S. team in 2010 in Vancouver and 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Other U.S. team members with Middlebury roots are 2000 graduate Forest Carey, head technical of the U.S. men’s alpine team, and 2001 grad Matt Whitcomb, head coach of the U.S. women’s Nordic team.

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