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April 7th, 2016

Opinion: Early musical education important for young children

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Sadie Brightman



As the director of Middlebury Community Music Center (MCMC), mom of two young girls, and a piano teacher, I am passionate about the importance of early musical education for young children from birth through elementary school. Early musical learning has the power to propel us into a lifetime of music making and arts appreciation, enriching our lives and making us engaged citizens.

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Opinion: Anonymous good Samaritans helped elderly driver

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Lynn Coeby



I want to say thank you to several people who I don’t even know, men who have chosen to remain anonymous, men who went above and beyond to be kind to others.

Thursday morning, March 24, my 84-year-old mom experienced an adverse drug reaction while driving through Middlebury. When she stopped at a red light, two men got out of their car(s) and told Mom she was driving erratically, and that she needs to park her car. They proceeded to phone 911, Mom was taken to Porter Hospital, and she recovered.

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Middlebury Polcie Log: EMTs help student at high school

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police assisted Middlebury Regional EMS in helping a young woman who had cut herself at Middlebury Union High School on March 31.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

• Responded, with Middlebury fire officials, to a report of a small fire in the old mill building at the Otter Creek falls on March 28.

• Checked on a report of a vehicle traveling quickly and erratically on Route 7 South (toward town) on March 29. Police did not encounter the vehicle.

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Vergennes Police Log: City will enforce parking laws

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police are asking area residents to be aware that police are enforcing local parking laws after noticing a series of recent infractions.

Specifically, police said, in the week leading up to this Tuesday they had ticketed a number of cars either parked on the city-owned green strip between sidewalks and roads, thus damaging the lawn or plantings, or parked facing traffic, something that creates a hazard when pulling out. Police warned they will continue to ticket cars parked in those fashions.

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Vermont State Police Log: Alleged drunk nabbed at drive-through

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — On Sunday, April 3, at approximately 10 p.m. staff at the McDonald’s/Shell Station on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh notified a Vermont State Police trooper and a Vergennes police officer inside the store that they believed an individual in the McDonald’s drive-through was intoxicated.

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April 5th

Porter offers options to patients about to lose their physician

Posted on April 5, 2016 |
By Addison Independent Staff



MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center officials are reaching out to the scores of patients who will be affected by the announced closing of the Porter Internal Medicine (PIM) practice.

Porter Medical Center Interim CEO Dr. Fred Kniffin confirmed the closing at Porter’s annual meeting held on Wednesday, March 30. He sent a letter this week to PIM patients elaborating on the move.

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April 4th

Students of the Week - April 4, 2016

The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.

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Power line talks moving forward in Ferrisburgh

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — While some specifics of negotiations between Ferrisburgh officials and the companies proposing a major new underground power line from New York state to New Haven will probably remain undisclosed, selectboard Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence said the issue will be discussed at the board’s Tuesday meeting.

Lawrence said residents will be able to learn more on Tuesday about where things stand with the town and the proposal to run some of the 60-mile, $650 million Vermont Green Line (VGL for short) underground along Ferrisburgh roads.

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