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February 7th, 2019

Addison spending proposed to rise 1 percent

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — Addison residents on Town Meeting Day will be asked to approve selectboard and highway budgets and charitable contributions that total less than a 1 percent increase in spending — or about $8,800 — over current levels.

Currently a penny on the Addison tax rate raises about $22,000, according to Town Clerk Marilla Webb; therefore, even with no grand list growth that increase will not have a major impact on the municipal portion of the town’s tax rate.

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Bristol will use Johnson bequest for outdoor efforts

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard has decided the fate of a generous bequest left to the town by the estate of Andrew Johnson.

The town will invest the $103,008 and use the interest annually to fund trees, trails and forest-related projects in Johnson’s memory.

Johnson, who died in 2014, was a longtime Bristol resident who served not only on the town selectboard but also on the Addison County Regional Planning Commission and the Mount Abraham Union High School board. His family’s business, A. Johnson Lumber Co., is located in Bristol.

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Outdated software hurts Vermont towns

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By Anne Wallace Allen of VTDigger.org



VERMONT — An outdated software that is used by about 200 Vermont municipalities and the Vermont Tax Department has long contained flaws that exposed sensitive information including Social Security numbers, according to an IT consultant and the software company’s founder.

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'Vt. Legends and Lore' to partner with Joe Citro

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Intriguing pieces of Vermont’s rich cultural heritage will be featured on roadside markers at sites across the state thanks to a partnership between the Vermont Folklife Center and The William G. Pomeroy Foundation.

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Lions' 'Toys for Kids' is a huge success

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions report that this year’s Toys for Kids Drive was a huge success, with over 185 children in the Vergennes area receiving toys or gift cards at Christmas. Such success would not have been possible if it had not been for the many generous people dropping toys and money at  A&D Automotive, One Credit Union, Dollar General, Jackman Fuels, Kinney Drugs, Long Trail Physical Therapy, Middlebury College and Sheer Cuts. WOW Toys also donated many toys toward the effort.

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Ilsley to feature five local storytellers

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — A new event that takes a new approach for telling, hearing and seeing stories will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 1 p.m. at Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury.

The event, dubbed “Story Sampler,” will consist of five short stories told by local tellers before a listening audience. Those sharing their varied tales that day will be Tricia Allen, Priscilla Baker, Daniel Houghton, M’Ellen Kennedy and David Weinstock.

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New herbicide bill in the offing

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — Strong emotions were on display at at Monday’s legislative breakfast at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes when the topic turned to abortion. But the half-dozen lawmakers and several dozen citizen also talked about other issues.

Other discussion at Monday’s legislative breakfast focused on:

•  A proposal for a ban the use of glyphosate, a chemical used in some herbicides. Addison resident John Ball called it an “extraordinarily toxic chemical not only for plants, but humans as well.”

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Prize encourages college financial aid applications

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



WINOOSKI — Vermont Student Assistance Corp. is reminding students to file their annual FAFSA application — the crucial first step to receiving financial aid for college. And VSAC has an additional incentive: Every high school in Vermont with 70 percent or more of their seniors finishing the FAFSA will be entered into a drawing to win $1,000 for a school-approved senior activity.

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