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Prosecutor to lose three key staffers

Posted on November 15, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Two deputy prosecutors and a victims’ advocate will soon be leaving the Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office to pursue other career opportunities.

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Potential new players emerge on Middlebury hydro scene

Posted on November 15, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury has withdrawn from a non-binding agreement with the Holm family for development of a hydroelectric project at the Otter Creek Falls.

This opens the door for other entities that have recently expressed interest in harnessing the immense power potential at one of the downtown’s most scenic locations.

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Deer season opening boasts solid numbers

Posted on November 15, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — Opening weekend of 2018’s deer rifle season — this past Saturday and Sunday — did not approach 2017’s near-record start, but the season got off to a solid beginning with 175 bucks weighed at Addison County wildlife reporting stations.

Opening weekend of 2017 saw 242 deer weighed on the way to a rifle season total of 554, part of the year’s local post-2005 record of 1,089 deer taken in all seasons.

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VUHS 'Workshop' allows students to pursue projects on their own

Posted on November 15, 2018 |
By Marin Howell



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VERGENNES — As the bell rings to begin 8th block at Vergennes Union High School, a dozen students head out into the community rather than into the classroom, all embarking on a separate project and each doing so for credit in a new project-based learning class.

They are enrolled in a pilot class called Project Workshop that allows students at VUHS to study topics that interest them, and they say it is unlike any other classroom experience.

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Allison Coyne Carroll advocates for the arts

Posted on November 15, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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MIDDLEBURY — Ever wonder just how the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series books such incredible and diverse performers?  Her name is Allison Coyne Carroll. If you don’t already know, Carroll is the director of the Middlebury Performing Arts Series. She’s been at the helm since ’97, and she’s the one who brings all those fabulous performers from across the globe to the Robison Hall stage at the Mahaney Center for the Arts.

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$5.5 million school bond defeated in OVUUSD

Posted on November 12, 2018 |
By Russell Jones



BRANDON — Residents of the Otter Valley Unified Union School District on Election Day narrowly defeated a $5.5 million school bond to improve school security and operations in three of the district’s buildings. The next day school board members gathered to discuss next steps but came to no firm conclusions.

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Bevere readies recount request in State's Attorney election

Posted on November 12, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury independent Peter Bevere on Tuesday, Nov. 13, will officially petition for a recount of votes cast in the election for Addison County state’s attorney, in an effort to erase a nine-vote edge held by incumbent Dennis Wygmans following an initial ballot tabulation on Nov. 6.

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Civil rights activist DeRay McKesson offers hope in local talk

Posted on November 12, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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MIDDLEBURY — A day after the midterm elections, with conversations about voting rights still front and center, civil rights activist DeRay McKesson took the mic at Middlebury College’s Wilson Hall and asked his audience a simple question:

“What can you buy for $300?”

Answers from the capacity crowd included “books,” “a television” and “sports-game tickets.” One student’s answer — “a hamster” — occasioned good-natured laughter throughout the hall.

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HOPE Holiday Shop needs donations

Posted on November 12, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) officials are enlisting the help of local businesses, restaurants, places of worship and individuals to boost what has become an historically low inventory of free toys that are given to low-income children through the organization’s Holiday Shop.

“This is as low as I’ve seen it,” longtime HOPE Executive Director Jeanne Montross said of the Holiday Shop’s toy reserves.

How low?

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Lincoln hopes to put the brakes on speeders

Posted on November 12, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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LINCOLN — People are driving too fast in Lincoln and the town has had enough.

“We have to do something,” selectboard member Ellie Bryant told the Independent. “It’s almost lawless up here.”

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