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January 15th

Citizen-led forum explores Mt. Abe facilities needs

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — More than 70 residents from the 5 Towns came together on Saturday, Jan. 6, at Bristol Elementary School to share ideas, concerns and aspirations about Mount Abraham Union Middle and High School.

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Four area seniors recognized as Vt. Presidential Scholars

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Agency of Education on Jan. 8 recognized the state’s 2018 Presidential Scholar nominees in a ceremony at the Vermont Statehouse.

The Vermont Presidential Scholars Program recognizes graduating high school seniors who show outstanding scholarship, leadership and service to their communities. Twenty (10 male and 10 female) scholars are nominated in the general category, and five scholars are nominated in the Career and Technical Education category (CTE).

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Vergennes City Hall sized up for new conference room

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Work could begin soon to convert the former Vergennes police station’s squad room into a city hall conference room that would host meetings of the development review board, planning commission and possibly city council.

Vergennes City Council members last week discussed the final steps of the renovation of the former police station space, a project that Mayor Michael Daniels said would cost no more than $15,000.

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City Scouts thank Legion Post 14 for its support

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Vergennes Boy Scout Troop 539 recently recognized the American Legion Post 14 of Vergennes for seventy years of support. In 1947 Post 14 chartered the troop and since then has provided storage, transportation and funding support.

Veterans have long supported Boy Scout troops. The American Legion’s support of the Boy Scouts of America began in 1919 at their national convention. Seventy years of support makes the American Legion Post 14/Troop 539 relationship the longest enduring Legion/B.S.A affiliation in the state of Vermont.

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North Branch alumni gather to tell stories, reminisce

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — More than two dozen former North Branch School students gathered on a cold night at the North Branch School in Ripton on Dec. 28 to reunite, share stories and play Ultimate Jeopardy in the Big Room.

The alums came from all corners of the country and spanned 15 years of graduating classes. “Our alums love to come back to the school,” says Tal Birdsey, co-founder and head teacher at the school. “They loved the school when they were students here, and it’s an important place for them still.”

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Brandon cited as top spot spot in Vermont for solitude and inspiration

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — A well-known travel planning website has named Brandon the “Best Place to Escape to in Vermont.”

The link takes readers to a page arranged alphabetically by state. The Brandon blurb appears under “Vermont” and a photo of Neshobe Falls on Center Street, and gives a shout out to a popular local greenhouse.

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New federal tax law expected to boost Vt. state revenue

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Elizabeth Hewitt of VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — State fiscal officials anticipate Vermont tax revenue will increase as a result of the changes made to the federal tax system last month.

While many Vermonters will likely see their federal tax bill go down as a result of the package Congress passed in December, some could see their state tax bill go up.

Gov. Phil Scott’s administration may propose changes to Vermont laws if some groups of taxpayers see their state tax bills increase significantly as a result of the federal changes, according to Tax Commissioner Kaj Samsom.

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Town meeting resolutions target climate change

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Mike Faher of VT Digger



Arguing that the state is falling behind in its effort to combat climate change, activists are pushing to get the issue before Town Meeting Day voters this year.

The Burlington-based group 350Vermont says it has petitions underway in at least 30 towns to put a climate resolution on town meeting agendas. Two of those 30 towns are in Addison County: Cornwall and Salisbury.

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