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December 21st

Opinion: Christmas offers outlet for some amusing riddles

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Joyce Jacquier



I wrote the following riddles for my elderly brother who has Alzheimer’s disease, and he is limited from the usual. I am a 76-year-old secretary retiree, and not a published writer — just someone who likes to write as a hobby.

Christmas Riddles

Why did the dog bark at the postman?

     So he would “Go Tell It on the Mountain.”

Why did the reindeer stamp his feet?

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December 20th

Scoreboard and schedule for Dec. 21

Posted on December 20, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



SCOREBOARD

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Girls’ Hockey

12/16 St. Albans vs. MUHS...................... 6-2

12/19 Northfield vs. MUHS....................... 3-0

Boys’ Hockey

12/18 MUHS vs. Hartford.......................... 5-3

Boys’ Basketball

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December 18th

Warrant out for man suspected of threatening Middlebury DCF workers

Posted on December 18, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont State Police are seeking a man in connection with threats he allegedly made against two workers at the Middlebury office of the Department of Children & Families (DCF) on Dec. 11.

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Police cite former superintendent of Vergennes-area schools

Posted on December 18, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Friday cited former Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Superintendent Thomas F. O’Brien for embezzling, a charge they said stems from “directing unauthorized payment of over $4,000 for unused vacation time to himself upon his retirement date.”

O’Brien is scheduled to be arraigned in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, on Feb. 22.

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December 17th

Ferrisburgh traffic light installation set for 2016

Posted on December 17, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Plans call for the long-awaited traffic light at the Ferrisburgh intersection of Route 7 and Little Chicago Road to be operational some time next fall, according to an email from Rep. Diane Lanpher, D-Vergennes, read at Tuesday’s Ferrisburgh selectboard meeting.

Town officials had lobbied for such a light for years and were informed in March 2013 that the Agency of Transportation was working on the project. That summer VTrans officials told the selectboard that a 2016 timetable was realistic.

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ANeSU teacher contract talks go to fact finding

Posted on December 17, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — After five hours of mediation earlier this month, negotiations over contracts for teachers in Bristol-area schools concluded with no agreement and with no additional mediation sessions scheduled.

The Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Bargaining Council on Dec. 10 issued a statement saying that “the parties will now select an impartial fact-finder and proceed to a fact-finding hearing. It is unlikely that this will occur any earlier than late January of 2016.”

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Community Trust mounts its 1st fund drive to aid affordable housing

Posted on December 17, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — The Addison County Community Trust (ACCT) is marking its 25th birthday this month with a first-ever capital fund drive aimed at raising $25,000 to further its mission as the county’s largest provider of affordable housing.

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Christmas Day dinner to be held at Middlebury Commons

Posted on December 17, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — For the 16th year running, a group of local families will host a Christmas Day dinner for area residents. The event has become a tradition for many in the Middlebury area with scores of guests each year. The meal will be served regardless of the weather conditions.

The dinner will be held at 4 p.m.in the dining area of the Middlebury Commons, across from the Memorial Sports Center on Buttolph Drive. All are welcome for a free turkey dinner and holiday fellowship. The dinner is free, but organizers ask that people bring a smile to share.

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