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June 6th, 2016

Vergennes Police Log: City busy with a variety of issues

Posted on June 6, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt with a variety of issues between May 23 and 29, including verbal domestic disputes, reports of stolen prescription drugs, credit card fraud, traffic incidents and accidents, drunken driving and more.

In those seven days, city police also performed a number of grant-funded Click It or Ticket patrols in and outside Vergennes, and:

• On May 23 handled a fender-bender in a Panton Road parking lot.

• On May 23 began investigating the reported theft of prescription drugs from a High Street residence.

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Bridge School kids write, build, volunteer

Posted on June 6, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — For an unusual school project this year, 11-year-old Declan Anderson sponsored two cats at Homeward Bound, the Addison County Humane Society. His specific mission — spending time with both Molly and Cleo, 12-year-old sisters, until they were adopted.

Anderson had spotted the pair of felines during his regular visits to Homeward Bound, temporary home to scores of cats, dogs and other animals seeking homes.

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Auto repair teacher shifting gears after 44 years on the job

Posted on June 6, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — It’s not a stretch to say that diesel power technology teacher Phil Teer’s name has become synonymous with the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center. They practically built the walls around him when the Middlebury vocational-technical education school opened its doors more than four decades ago.

“He was original equipment when the center first opened in 1971,” Career Center Executive Director Lynn Coale likes to say.

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June 3rd

Opinion: Our community shows tremendous generosity

Posted on June 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



During April (and early May) my students ran a fundraising experiment in Addison County to the benefit of a very deserving local charity, HOPE (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects).

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June 2nd

Porter Medical Center crafts tight budget, explores new partnership

Posted on June 2, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series. In Monday’s Independent,Porter Medical Center Interim CEO Dr. Fred Kniffin discussed his first nine weeks on the job and what the hospital has done to recruit more health care providers.

MIDDLEBURY — When Dr. Fred Kniffin took over as interim CEO of Porter Medical Center on March 21, he faced a number of challenges — not the least of which was to tend to the financial health of a vitally important community hospital.

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Primaries loom in two House districts; GOP candidate pool grows

Posted on June 2, 2016 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Like the punch line in the old real estate adage, election excitement in Addison County this year will be all about location, location, location.

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Mount Abe's married athletic directors made job-share a success

Posted on June 2, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — No matter how much people have enjoyed a job over the years, a time can come when a new direction looks like a good idea.

At least that’s how married couple Jeff and Mary Stetson explained their decision to step down this June from their unique 25-year partnership as Mount Abraham Union High School’s co-athletic directors.

Jeff, 58, and Mary, 55, who will still teach part-time and coach at Mount Abe, can readily offer highlights from their years sharing the AD job.

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Improvements to Gran Fondo may attract record numbers to this weekend's bike ride

Posted on June 2, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURYThe third edition of the Vermont Gran Fondo bike ride, set for Saturday, June 4, will feature some significant changes from its first two years, and potentially many more participants.

Most significantly, cyclists will find a stretch of Middlebury’s Exchange Street transformed into a hub where riders can take advantage of a bicycle safety check the night before, find convenient parking and grab coffee on ride-day morning, and take a shower upon finishing.

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