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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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Porter creates new blueprint for growth on medical center campus

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center has completed a long-range facilities plan that recommends a series of capital projects for the next decade that include a new medical office building, a more modern emergency department, expanded lab and imaging facilities, and a renovated front entrance to the hospital.

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Bursting Vergennes Union High School pipes shut gym, flood halls

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Flooding due to frozen pipes in the Vergennes Union High School sprinkler system has twice struck the building, most recently on Monday in the main VUHS hallway — but more seriously back on Jan. 2, when water damage to the school’s main gymnasium floor will put the gym mostly out of service for the next six weeks.

On Monday, a sprinkler pipe froze and then burst over the VUHS health office, just off the main hallway connecting the school’s two wings, at about 5:30 p.m.

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Middlebury professor is 'Taken' with role on TV action series

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — A lot of folks wouldn’t mind walking a few miles in Alexander Draper’s shoes.

Most days, this associate professor of theater can be found imparting the finer points of acting to eager, aspiring thespians at Middlebury College, Draper’s own alma mater. The prodigal son returned to Middlebury more than a decade ago after having spent 15 years displaying his acting chops and paying his dues in the City that Never Sleeps.

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Middle school students get a lesson in art and civil rights

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Spray graffiti on a wall at school, and you’re apt to get a trip to the principal’s office. Instead of picking up a hockey stick for practice after school, you’ll be picking up a brush and some suds to scrub off your ill-advised doodling.

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Group eyes Middlebury makers space for aspiring entrepreneurs

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury-area entrepreneurs and educators will spend the next few months gauging community support for establishing a “makers’ space” at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center.

That new amenity would provide aspiring inventors with the equipment, facilities and guidance they need to get their original projects off the drawing board and into prototype form.

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