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Local builder stars in 'This Old House'

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The long running, popular PBS television show “This Old House” will soon showcase the wares of a Middlebury-based business that specializes in construction of new old houses — Connor Homes.

Representatives of the show confirmed on Tuesday that Connor Homes will provide a pre-engineered, 3,000-square-foot home that will be assembled at an Essex, Mass., site for a young family during the course of 10 upcoming episodes of “This Old House” for a project titled, “North Shore Farmhouse.”

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Fishermen brave the cold at Dunmore Derby

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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SALISBURY— For local fishermen, Valentine’s Day this weekend brought frigid temps, ice and for a lucky few, some big fish.

The Lake Dunmore Ice Fishing Derby, held on the frozen surface of Lake Dunmore, attracted 52 ice fishermen from around the region. Temperatures for the weekend were 6 to 17 degrees below zero, accompanied by a strong northerly wind that sent the wind chill index plummeting.

The fish didn’t seem to mind, however.

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Vermont Gas getting ready to install pipe in Vergennes

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vermont Gas Systems intends to bring natural gas service to all Vergennes through its new Addison County pipeline by the end of 2016, company representatives told the city council last week.

Vermont Gas Vice President for Communications and Government Ned Farquhar told the council on Feb. 9 the company expects to have a contractor signed on by March 1 and to begin work to install pipes to carry gas throughout Vergennes in mid-to-late April or early May.

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Brandon men fined for poaching deer

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Two Brandon men were fined last week after they pleaded guilty to deer poaching charges. Vermont Fish and Wildlife officials said that Griffith P. Mahoney, 28, and Jonathan R. Gallagher, 35, were involved in shooting a deer out the window of a truck at night with a crossbow.

On Dec. 6, 2015, at approximately 9 p.m., Vermont game wardens witnessed a truck approach a field in Pittsford. Someone shined an artificial light out of the truck and a crossbow was fired out the window. 

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Property debated as ANwSU vote nears

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Towns’ ownership of their schools and surrounding land has concerned residents each time Addison Northwest Supervisory Union has voted on unification, most recently in 2010, and the upcoming decision on March 1 is no exception.

In the past decade, a central question in some residents’ minds has been reluctance to allow control and ownership of their schools to be transferred to a single board with representatives from all five ANwSU towns, as will be the case in ANwSU if its member towns vote yes next month.

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Middlebury broadband initiative could help area

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury has hired a consultant to devise a state-of-the-art broadband telecommunications system that would serve the seven towns within the Addison Central Supervisory Union and — organizers hope — serve as a powerful catalyst for economic development.

Dave Silberman, a Middlebury resident who telecommutes to his job as a financial services company executive in California, understands the need for a high-speed Internet connection.

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College to hold festival with music, talks to fete First Folio

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College will host a First Folio Festival on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 4:30 p.m., at the Mahaney Center for the Arts. This celebration of the exhibition “First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare” features Renaissance music, gallery talks, and a live theater performance.

Starting at 4:30, the Penny Lane Consort will perform music of Shakespeare’s time on recorders, sackbut and other instruments. At 4:45 and 6:15p.m., Middlebury College professors James Berg and Timothy Billings will give gallery tours in the Museum of Art.

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Estimates call for lower school taxes in most ANwSU towns

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Residential school tax rates are now expected to drop in four out of five Addison Northwest Supervisory Union communities, according to new estimates released this week by ANwSU officials.

They revised their estimates — which are lower than those published in ANwSU annual town reports — after the Legislature agreed late in January to make changes to school-funding provisions in Act 46, Vermont’s new education law that also promotes school consolidation.

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Five candidates vie for two spots on New Haven selectboard

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



NEW HAVEN — Both of the New Haven selectboard incumbents who are running for re-election will face challengers on Town Meeting Day.

Kathleen Barrett, currently chair of the selectboard, will stand for a three-year seat against New Haven Planning Commission member Dan Monger. Selectboard member Carole Hall is running against Bridget Kipp and John Roleau for a two-year seat.

Meanwhile, Ed McGuire is running unopposed for re-election to his three-year seat as a Beeman school director.

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Google's search ends at local school; Addison boy wins national contest

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Eleven-year-old Addison resident Louis Provencher spent plenty of time this past weekend playing his favorite video games, including “Clash of the Clans.”

It was a little more fun than usual because he could load the games on his brand-new computer tablet, which he got on Friday from Google. That’s right, representatives from the Internet behemoth on Friday morning surprised Provencher in a school-wide assembly at the Champlain Valley Christian School in Vergennes.

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