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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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Manure-to-power plan will help cleanse Lake Champlain

Posted on December 17, 2015 |
By Elaine Ezerins of the St. Albans Messenger



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ST. ALBANS — Excessive amounts of the nutrient phosphorus entered Lake Champlain for years, leading to low levels of dissolved oxygen, impaired aquatic life and reduced recreational use, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The St. Albans Bay watershed drains approximately 50 square miles of agricultural, forested, and urban land into St. Albans Bay, according to the EPA.

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Shaw affirmed as fire chief of Middlebury

Posted on December 17, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Members of the Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday unanimously affirmed Dave Shaw as the town’s fire chief for the next three years.

Shaw took the reins of the Middlebury Fire Department a year ago from former Chief Rick Cole. New fire chiefs are expected to serve their first year on a probationary basis before being appointed to an official term.

Selectboard members praised Shaw for his leadership and for the professionalism of the department.

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Holiday services in Addison County

ADDISON COUNTY — Several Addison County-area churches have set their schedules for special Christmas events and services.

BRANDON

St. Thomas & Grace Episcopal Church will hold a Christmas Eve service Thursday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m. at Grace Church in Forest Dale.

BRISTOL

The First Baptist Church of Bristol will hold its traditional Christmas Eve family candle-lighting service on Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. There will be readings, carols and special music.

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Free Christmas Dinner on tap in Bristol this Sunday

Posted on December 17, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Bristol’s annual Christmas Dinner and Festival has become an anticipated tradition in the community over the past 32 years. The 33rd annual celebration is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 20, at the Inn at Baldwin Creek and Mary’s Restaurant.

The festivities begin at 11:30 a.m. and continue until all are served, usually around 2 p.m. The Inn at Baldwin Creek in Bristol provides the meal and dozens of volunteers help coordinate the event.  Everyone is invited to come and share in this wonderful celebration.

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