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Vote warned for $36.7 million ACSD budget

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District board on Monday unanimously agreed to present Middlebury-area voters with a $36,762,479 spending plan to cover public school expenses in the seven district-member towns. This budget reflects a 1.32-percent spending decrease and would result in elimination of more than 20 full-time-equivalent jobs.

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Whiting gun dispute unresolved as daily fines pile up

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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WHITING — Months after the Whiting Zoning Board of Adjustment upheld a Zoning Notice of Violation to Stickney Road resident Nicolas Iocco for operating an unpermitted commercial shooting range and for violating noise and safety provisions, Iocco and town officials remain at a standoff on his payment of $400 of daily fines that have piled up since May.

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Local doctor helps Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Dr. Morris Earle Jr. probably goes through suitcases the way most people go through Kleenex.

The pediatrician has made Middlebury his home base for several decades, but his medical talents take him throughout the world. The most recent travel sticker on his Samsonite reads “Lebanon,” where Dr. Earle spent two months setting up a pediatric intensive care unit serving young Syrian refugees flooding that Middle Eastern nation.

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Symposium focuses on women and leadership

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By Emma Cotton



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Last week the Middlebury Women Leaders, a student-run organization at Middlebury College, held a three-day-long symposium featuring discussions and workshops led by women.

Among the events were a conflict mediation workshop by Middlebury College president Laurie Patton; a Q&A with Nancy Gibbs, the first female editor-in-chief of TIME Magazine; a discussion with the local Nulhegan Abenaki Native American Tribe; and a fashion show that benefitted She Should Run, a nonpartisan nonprofit that encourages women to run for public office.

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From dreams to reality; making plans for your 2018 garden

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By Judith Irven



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January is surely the quietest month of my gardening year. Outdoor chores are limited to a little pruning, and it will be three months or more before the first flowers of spring — snowdrops, daffodils, Lenten roses to mention just a few — start to push their way through the cold earth to greet the new season.

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ANWSD voters to decide fate of $7.6 million bond to fix schools

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District Board has officially adopted a $7.63 million proposal for voter consideration on Town Meeting Day that board members said would address critical energy efficiency, fire safety and security issues at all four district schools.

Board members at a Wednesday meeting also emphasized that payments on a bond to pay for the plan could be funded without increasing taxes.

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Gary Baker seeks return to Middlebury selectboard

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Former Middlebury Selectman Gary Baker hopes to return to the board this March by winning one of two spots up for grabs on Town Meeting Day, March 6.

As the Addison Independent went to press on Friday, Baker and incumbent Selectman Farhad Khan were the only residents to have confirmed their plans to run for the board. Incumbent Selectwoman Susan Shashok has decided not to run for re-election.

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Top Addison County firefighters lauded a 'family' reunion

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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FERRISBURGH — “Family” was a theme that weaved its way through the 74th annual meeting of the Addison County Firefighters’ Association, held at the Eagles Club in Ferrisburgh this past Wednesday evening.

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Healthy people share their healthy goal

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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The Addison Independent asked some local experts what keeps them healthy in body and mind. Here's what they had to say.

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Put down your handheld device, detox your mind

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Alexis Caswell



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Information technology is enormously beneficial, we live our lives by every ping and tweet. You probably have your phone close by as you read this. How about the constant notifications from that Apple watch you were gifted over Christmas? It’s not just our personal lives that keep us charging our phones, we live in an age where Twitter is mentioned on the news multiple times an hour, and constant news alerts keep your pocket buzzing.

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