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Town Meeting Preview: School budgets, town trucks and one big bond

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Maple sugaring season is here so Vermont’s town meetings can’t be far behind. Do your civic duty and share your views with others in your municipality at the upcoming town meetings. These local meetings get under way this Saturday in Starksboro, Ferrisburgh, Monkton and Salisbury and continue in our various towns until Tuesday evening when Whiting residents call a close to their annual meeting.

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Lawmakers consider gun control bills

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — The national and statewide debate about gun control reverberated to America’s littlest city on Monday, as local lawmakers and Vergennes-area residents talked about potential laws that could expand background checks and provide for confiscation of firearms from citizens the court deems should not possess deadly weapons.

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Vermont Gas ignites flame in Middlebury

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Folks driving south on Route 7 Tuesday from New Haven into Middlebury were doing a double-take as they passed near Smart Move Storage, north of the Exchange Street intersection. A huge, smoke-free flame was shooting from the Vermont Gas gate station, in what company officials were calling a controlled burn related to an ongoing inspection of the Addison Natural Gas Project pipeline.

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Fifth annual Carnevale Vergennes goes wild

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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The Vergennes Opera House will welcome intricately masked guests into a fantastical scene on Saturday for its fifth annual Carnevale Vergennes. Like last year, the event will ring with festive music as partygoers feast on local food and drink, play games for the chance to win prizes and enjoy a late night of partying with friends. No need to feel guilty for this night out on the town — all proceeds benefit the Vergennes Opera House, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes and the Vergennes Partnership.

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Karl Lindholm: A century of hoop at Middlebury College

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Karl Lindholm



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Basketball, unlike our other major sports, has an actual creation story: our Canadian friend, Dr. James Naismith, really did invent basketball in the gym at the Springfield (Mass.) YMCA in 1891.

Only 27 years after Naismith nailed those peach baskets up in the Y, Middlebury College had a basketball team and an intercollegiate schedule.

In that inaugural season, 1917-18, the Middlebury team was undefeated, playing six games, two each against UVM, Norwich, and Saint Michael’s, outscoring their state rivals, 200-83.

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Ilsley Library board candidates weigh in

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Middlebury voters on Town Meeting Day, March 6, will have an unusually large number of candidates to choose from for the Ilsley Library Board of Trustees. Seven candidates are vying for three positions on the board. Interest has no doubt been fueled by the changing nature of information dissemination in society today and by efforts to renovate the historic library building at 75 Main St.

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Local opioid education program develops a statewide following

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — A program launched last year to teach Addison County teens about the dangers of opioid addiction has become so successful that it has gained statewide attention and will soon be exported to school districts in other parts of Vermont.

It’s called HELP (Heroin Epidemic Learning Program) and uses volunteer experts to clearly explain, educate and enlighten students about how addiction to heroin, prescription painkillers and other opioids is affecting their community.

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Beeman students paint for Puerto Rico

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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NEW HAVEN — Beeman Elementary students are turning their school’s old classroom furniture into art to raise money to help the people of Puerto Rico, who are still recovering from back-to-back hurricanes this past September.

Thirty-one fifth- and sixth-graders under the guidance of art teacher Eileen Gombosi and social studies teacher Annette Carter are participating in a service-learning project that combines classroom study, creative work and fundraising.

“They’re learning social activism through art,” Gombosi said.

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Wary of a big bond, some eye alternatives for Mt. Abe

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Charlie Mitchell



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Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of stories by Middlebury College intern Charlie Mitchell about the upcoming $29.5 million bond vote for the renovation of the Mount Abraham Union High School. Last Thursday, he gave a brief overview of the plan and looked at demographic and workforce trends in the district. This third story reviews other options as the district looks forward.

 

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Babies & Families: Find ways to manage prenatal stress

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Christy Lynn



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It’s true, getting and being pregnant may be one of the most inherently stressful processes we go through.

Starting with the choice to try to conceive, questions about how fit you are to be a parent and realizations of how much you don’t know come flooding in. You might suddenly ask yourself why you didn’t pay more attention during sex ed, or ask yourself why you never knew all of these facts that suddenly are ruling your reality.

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