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November 16th

IP stops tire burn

By JOHN FLOWERS

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Private rescue shelter in Bristol dogged by regulations

By CYRUS LEVESQUE

BRISTOL — A local family has started a nonprofit organization to place abandoned dogs with families that are looking for pets, but in doing so, they have run afoul of Bristol’s regulations on dog ownership and control — not to mention having annoyed the neighbors.

JoAnne Bohannon of Bristol began working with stray or abandoned animals in the area of Bryan County, Ga., soon after Hurricane Katrina last year. Bohannon, who used to live in Georgia, said that many of the animals lost or made homeless by Katrina wound up in Georgia, and yet there are few or no animal shelters in that state that have a no-kill policy.

So the Bohannon family started Georgia Animal Rescue and Defence to bring stray dogs from Georgia to Vermont. According to Joy Bohannon, who has been working with her mother, JoAnne, in this effort, Vermont has plenty of people interested in adopting new pets.

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November 13th

Towns to see 12 percent hike in health insurance

By JOHN FLOWERS

ADDISON COUNTY — Town officials planning budgets in some local communities got a small reprieve last week when the Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT) said the cost for the municipal health insurance would increase “only” 12 percent, instead of the 36 percent increase previously forecast.

Several Addison County communities — including Middlebury — buy their insurance through the VLCT Health Trust. The trust has in recent years done business with Blue Cross Blue Shield. But when that company announced a 36 percent increase to re-up for the current benefits package, the VLCT went searching for a more cost-effective proposal. The VLCT believes it has found a better buy in CIGNA.

“We are currently working with CIGNA to ensure that the plans we offer starting on Jan. 1, 2007, will provide your employees with comparable or better coverage than our current Blue Cross offerings,” reads a Nov. 8 letter from VLCT Executive Director Steven Jeffrey to member towns. “VLCT and CIGNA are fully committed to making this change in carriers proceed as smoothly as possible.”

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Deer kill numbers spawn optimism

By ANDY KIRKALDY

ADDISON COUNTY — With the 16-day rifle deer season getting under way this past Saturday, local and statewide numbers for October’s archery deer season and Youth Hunting Weekend on Nov. 4 and 5 had triggered optimism for area hunters.

During the Oct. 7-29 bow season hunters took 124 deer to Addison County’s eight major weigh stations, a 55-percent increase from the 2005 total of 80.

During this past youth weekend 123 younger hunters brought animals to county reporting stations to have them weighed, an increase of 26 deer over the 2005 weekend total of 97.

In all, the local combined take of youth weekend and the October bow season this fall was 247 deer, up by 40 percent of the 2005 combined total of 177.

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Teen Center finds space

By JOHN FLOWERS

MIDDLEBURY — Local activists have found a temporary home for a Middlebury youth center, and they will now turn their attention to finding money to hire a coordinator to staff the facility.

Members of the group Addison County Teens & Friends Inc. (ACT) on Nov. 6 hammered out an agreement with the Russ Sholes Senior Center to share space in that organization’s home located on the bottom floor of the Middlebury municipal building. ACT board member Emily Joselson said teens will soon be able to enjoy supervised activities in the center during late afternoons and evenings — times during which seniors are generally not using the space.

“We’re very excited to start a relationship with (the senior center),” Joselson said.

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November 9th

Local election results

By JOHN FLOWERS

ADDISON COUNTY — Area residents, who turned out to vote in droves on Tuesday, will see some new faces among those who represent them in the county courthouse and in Montpelier.

With turnout exceeding 65 percent in most towns, residents elected Cornwall Democrat Eleanor “Misse” Smith as their new probate court judge and sent three first-time candidates to county seats in Vermont House. One of those three new legislators — New Haven Democrat Christopher Bray — earned his spot in a tight Addison-5 contest against longtime incumbent Rep. Harvey Smith, R-New Haven.

Tuesday’s general election also gave voters an opportunity to soundly defeat a $10.3 million renovation plan for Otter Valley Union High School; endorse a new town garage project for Bridport and a veterans’ memorial in Bristol; and pick two assistant judges for the Addison County courthouse.

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County voters mirror statewide results

By ANDY KIRKALDY

ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County and Brandon residents joined with voters elsewhere in Vermont in supporting the winners in major statewide races, in most cases by roughly the same percentages, although there were many differences in voting patterns.

As of Wednesday morning independent Bernie Sanders had won his race with Republican candidate Richard Tarrant for the U.S. Senate by almost exactly a two-to-one margin, 66-33 percent, with 82 percent of statewide votes tallied. 

With all votes tallied in Addison County and Brandon, Sanders’ margin of victory mirrored the statewide results in the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by independent Jim Jeffords. Not counting fringe candidates, Sanders won locally, 12,418-5,416, or 60.6-31.4 percent, and carried every town.

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November 8th

Local voter turnout

By ANDY KIRKALDY

ADDISON COUNTY — Voter turnout in Addison County ran ahead of statewide forecasts, with 13 of the county’s 23 towns reporting that at least 70 percent of their registered voters cast ballots on Tuesday.

Prior to the election Vermont Secretary of State Deb Markowitz told the Burlington Free Press that she expected statewide turnout to end up in the 60 percent range, although the actual percentage won’t be known for a few days.

Nationally, the Associated Press gave the preliminary estimate on Wednesday morning that turnout was about 40 percent, in line with previous midterm votes held between presidential elections.

Meanwhile, only one Addison County town recorded a turnout of less than 60 percent: Goshen, where 55.8 percent of voters showed up at the polls.

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