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Town-by-town activities for Green Up Day

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Green Up Day is this Saturday, May 5.

The following is a town-by-town listing of Green Up Day activities around the county, as compiled by the Addison County Solid Waste Management District. For more information, call the town Green Up coordinator listed below.

Found a dumpsite? Call your town’s Green Up coordinator.

Get out there and Green Up!

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Sen. Claire Ayer won't run again after 16 years representing Addison County

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Veteran state Sen. Claire Ayer, D-Addison, won’t seek a ninth consecutive two-year term this November, a move that will reverberate through the state’s highest chamber and undoubtedly add intrigue to Addison County’s legislative election picture.

Ayer — chairwoman of the Senate Health & Welfare Committee and one of the most senior and influential Democrat lawmakers in Montpelier — said she wants to make way for an infusion of new blood in the Vermont Statehouse.

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Gunman robs Vergennes store

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Police are looking for the man who robbed at gunpoint the Small City Market in Vergennes Tuesday evening.

On Tuesday, May 1, at approximately 9:05 p.m., a man entered the Small City Market at the corner of Main and South Water streets in Vergennes, pointed a pistol at the store clerk and robbed the store of an undetermined amount of cash, according to a report from Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel.

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Michael Sommers returns from the 'hood with heart

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury native Michael Sommers was so taken with his adopted neighborhood in West Oakland, California, that he wrote and performed a one-act play six years ago about his interactions with other folks on his street — a collection of eccentrics, street toughs and down-to-earth folks. He called his play “Hick in the ’Hood,” which summed up his experience of being an admitted country bumpkin suddenly thrust into an urban setting and surrounded by people of different colors, creeds and backgrounds.

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Bristol teen is following his soccer dream

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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COLUMBUS, Ohio — By the time he was 16, Bristol native Francis Nardiello Smith had played for four regional and two national soccer teams in the Olympic Development Program.

“They called him ‘The Mayor,’” said Hugh Brown, Nardiello Smith’s coach at Burlington-based Synergy Football Club. “Francis always went out of his way to make sure the other players were doing OK. He made sure they were eating well. He would actually go around and hand out fruit.”

It was the same on the practice field.

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Blue Spruce Motel owner plans to rebuild

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The owner of Blue Spruce Motel property at 2428 Route 7 South in Middlebury said workers will soon begin clearing the site of fire-scorched debris, setting the stage for a potential construction of a new lodging establishment.

Sam Sharma during a Monday phone interview said he’s inquired with the Middlebury planning office about the logistics of erecting a new motel in place of the Blue Spruce, which was destroyed by a fire back on July 12, 2017.

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Teacher's leave-of-absence case highlights changes at Bristol schools

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — Bridget Nardiello is taking a leap she never thought she’d have to take.

After teaching 15 years at Bristol Elementary School, the Bristol resident applied for an unpaid leave of absence so she could be with and support her son, Francis, during his senior year (2018–19) 700 miles away at a high school in Ohio, where he is playing highly competitive soccer. (Click here to read about this soccer phenom.)

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Brandon's Rep. Steve Carr won't run, but Seth Hopkins will

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — Democrat State Rep. Steve Carr of Brandon will not run for re-election to the Vermont House in November, but Republican Seth Hopkins will.

Hopkins notified The Brandon Reporter of his intent to run for Carr’s seat on Monday. Hopkins, who is chair of the Brandon selectboard, ran for the first time in 2012 and lost to Carr.

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