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February 26th, 2015
MONKTON — The Monkton Central School board will soon begin the search for a new principal.
Principal Susan Stewart, who is on a year of unpaid leave, this month submitted her resignation to the board. In a brief letter to the board, she did not explain why she was leaving. The board accepted her resignation at its Feb. 11 meeting, at which Stewart thanked Superintendent David Adams, teachers and the community.
MIDDLEBURY — A Bristol woman pleaded innocent on Monday in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to a charge of domestic assault, stemming from an alleged Dec. 10, 2014, dispute with her sister.
Ashley Tatro, 22, faces up to 18 months in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000 if convicted on the misdemeanor charge.
VERGENNES — Vergennes and Ferrisburgh have more than their fair share of contested races on Town Meeting Day, while most — but not all — incumbents in those towns and in Addison, Panton and Waltham have decided to continue their public service.
BRISTOL — A group of community members is circulating a petition calling for the removal of Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Superintendent David Adams.
Koran Cousino, who said she was one of several community members who drafted the petition, said the group will deliver it to the ANeSU executive board at a later date.
SALISBURY — When the thermometer dips below zero as it did in Salisbury on Monday, the only way you’d think you’d spy a trout is in the frozen food section of the supermarket or by drilling a hole through more than a foot of ice out on Lake Dunmore.
Then again, we can’t all be Al Moorhouse, a fish culture specialist with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department who helps operate the state’s Fish Culture Station in Salisbury.
“We might have 40,000 fish here at any given time,” Moorhouse said.
This hasn’t been the easiest of winters. Perhaps you’ve noticed.
Most years we at least get a January thaw, a few gentle days that bolster our spirits enough to get us through the miserable days still to come. This year, we’ve had approximately one day above freezing since Labor Day, and enough days below zero that I keep thinking my thermometer is broken. (If only.)
BOSTON — The Addison Independent won 18 editorial and 10 advertising and design awards at the annual conference of the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) this past weekend in Boston.
The Independent competes in the largest non-daily category with circulations of greater than 6,000. Competition is among all six New England states and includes papers with circulations several times larger than the Independent’s 7,800, including some more than 30,000.