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August 21st, 2014
ADDISON COUNTY — Voter turnout for a primary in a year that doesn’t have a presidential election can be woefully low. But a variety of local candidates involved in write-in campaigns and a hotly contested primary race in the Addison-1 House district are hoping to give Addison County voters an extra reason to show up at the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 26.
ADDISON COUNTY — When voters in Addison County go to the polls for the primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 26, they will have one contested race for a Vermont House seat and several candidates seeking to get enough votes to qualify to get on the General Election ballot.
In the past few months the Addison Independent has published profiles of candidates involved in competitive elections. Click on the links below to read about these candidates.
MIDDLEBURY — An Addison County Superior Court hearing on Tuesday cleared the way for an Addison man to be sentenced for his role in a rash of burglaries in the first half of 2013.
Raymond Ritchie, 38, faces 13 years to life in prison when Judge Robert Mello delivers his sentence in a hearing set to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 17.
MIDDLEBURY — Teens and tweens would like a little more room at Middlebury’s Ilsley Public Library.
That’s the recommendation from youngsters age 11 and up who were invited to the Main Street library this past Tuesday to discuss how the library currently serves their needs and how it could do a better job.
VERGENNES — Vergennes Day celebrates its 33rd year on Saturday, Aug. 23. On the Friday evening before, the event kicks off with a street dance in City Park featuring the music of The Hitmen from 7 to 10 p.m. Vergennes Day, hosted and sponsored by the Addison County Chamber of Commerce and area businesses, is a celebration of city and community and can be enjoyed by all ages. Full details of the event and a schedule of activities are available at www.vergennesday.com.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department is seeking input from area teens and adults on a proposed skatepark that would be built off Mary Hogan Drive.
As long as U.S. intelligence agencies are hell-bent on spying on Germany, why can’t they turn up some truly useful secrets? For instance, how to have an economy that bolsters a nation’s power and fosters a vibrant middle class.
Other than feelings of shock and sadness for his family, one of my first reactions to Robin Williams’ suicide was to wonder how well we really know anybody, never mind those who live in the public eye.