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Leadership and backstory set this Bristol teen apart

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — For those who know him, it’s no exaggeration to call 17-year-old Victor Hinojosa of Bristol a pillar of the community.

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Middlebury diva sings colorful songs of life

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Have you ever met a diva? Well, let me tell you, Middlebury is home to one of the best-dressed and most fabulous divas of all — François Clemmons. Just ask him.

“Liberace and I have never complained,” Clemmons said laughing at the “hardships” of his fashion sense. “It’s all part of being a diva.”

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Vergennes sewer-rate hike likely

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — At its June 13 meeting the Vergennes City Council discussed a proposed 2017-2018 sewer budget and the higher rates that might be needed to support sewer spending.

City Manager Mel Hawley said on Wednesday they did not make a final decision on either, but it appears a second rate increase after one in 2016 could be inevitable. However, that increase would also be just the second since 2006.  

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Volunteers strike out on path to build Trail Around Bristol

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — When Bristol resident Porter Knight put out an all-points bulletin for anyone interested in working on a Trail Around Bristol to attend an exploratory meeting, she hoped she’d get at least six people.

She was telling herself, “If I get six people, I’ll be like, ‘This is good. This is a good working group.’”

The meeting this past Wednesday drew more than 40 participants, who spent the evening brainstorming and emerged with the beginnings of an action plan to make this long-standing dream a reality.

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MUMS students give '13 Reasons Why Not' as they work to prevent bullying and suicide

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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MIDDLEBURY — “Your canvas has many unique colors, you are a piece of art.”

“You’re a tall redwood tree; resist the negativity and live a long life.”

“The sky speaks to you and says you are the brightness in my day.”

“Be like a wolf: strong and independent. I will be your pack.”

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After 48 years in the classroom and on the sports fields, VUES teacher to retire

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — In his soon-to-end 48 years at Vergennes Union Elementary School, mostly spent teaching 5th- and 6th-grade social studies, Joe Samaritoni has enjoyed plenty of what he calls “aha moments,” coached and refereed countless youth soccer and basketball games, and resisted the advice of many to join the ranks of administrators.

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Lincoln pastor brought love and humor to 38 years of service

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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LINCOLN — The Rev. Dave Wood, the long-time pastor of the United Church of Lincoln, found his life’s calling on a canoe trip.

“It had been an amazing day,” said Wood, who was then in his early 20s and leading youth group activities in upstate New York.

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Decision is near on moving 6th grade to MUMS: Superintendent says no; panel says yes

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By John Flowers and John S. McCright



MIDDLEBURY — Will the seven towns in the Addison Central School District send their sixth-graders to the Middlebury Union Middle School, expanding MUMS from only grades 7 and 8 to a grade 6-8 school?

The ACSD Board is scheduled to decide the question at its meeting next Monday, June 19.

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$1.1 million Bristol water project begins June 19; no July 4 problems expected

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Five months of large-scale work to improve and expand Bristol’s water system are scheduled to begin on Monday, June 19. The work is expected to be completed by late November.

According to Town Administrator Therese Kirby despite the significant work to be done by contractor Munson Earth Moving Corporation of Williston, the project will not disrupt the beloved Bristol Fourth of July parade and related activities.

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There go our kids! Area high schools celebrate graduations

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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This past weekend, area high schools held their graduation ceremonies. Hundreds of the county’s young people crossed the stage, shook hands with school officials and administrators, got their diplomas, and set off for their next big step in life.

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And remember to wish a graduate well.

Songs, sport and smiles mark Mount Abe graduation

 

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