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2017 was marked by news of school spending, bridge building, a pipeline and protests

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



If change is good, we had plenty of it in Addison County over the past 12 months. Faces came and went, news stories flamed up and died out. 2017 was quite a year on many fronts.

Relive some of those memories in this round up of the year that’s ending and then have a wonderful 2018.

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January 2017 Year in Review

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State parks offer free guided family hikes on Jan. 1

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Start the New Year on the right foot with a hike in a Vermont state park. On Jan. 1, everyone is invited to join a free, guided, family-friendly hike taking place at many state parks and forests across Vermont.

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Where to party in Addison County on New Year's Eve

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



The New Year is right around the corner and Addison County is ready to celebrate. Saturday, Dec. 31 is packed with festivities like Bristol’s Best Night, partying with The Grift at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater, enjoying a prime rib dinner and dancing at the VFW, ice-skating and fireworks at the Middlebury Rec Field, or lounging at Notte with music by DJ Del Rue. Whatever you choose, don’t forget to raise a glass to all the amazing artists in our county.

BRISTOL BEST NIGHT

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Mark Benton exhibits paintings at WalkOver Gallery

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
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Local artist Mark Benton poses the question: “Rural Industry: An Embellishment or Blemish on the Landscape?” In a series of eight oil paintings, all of which are untitled but many of which are recognizable locations, the artist takes his inquiry to the rural industrial landscape.

“I began this series by simply being caught in the moment,” he said, “prevalently a melancholy moment of catching the light at just the right angle reflected off a lonely piece of utilitarian metal.”

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Middlebury Fire Department honors those who serve

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Fire Department and Battell Hose Company held their joint annual awards dinner on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the American Legion Post 27 in Middlebury. The dinner was attended by current, former, and life members of the Middlebury Fire Department, as well as by the members of the board of directors of the Battell Hose Company, and guests.

Chief Shaw presided over the annual presentation of awards recognizing the contributions and efforts of the members of the Middlebury Fire Department. 

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Mount Abraham forum set for Saturday, January 6

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — A group of citizens from the Five Town area will host a community forum to share ideas and discuss the future of the district’s middle and high school on Saturday, Jan. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Bristol Elementary School in Bristol.

The goal for this forum is to get the whole Five-Town Community actively engaged and empowered in reshaping the school, to hear from people in the community about their ideas about how to make the school a community asset and to bring out the range of concerns and thoughts community members have.

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ACTR reclaiming bus pull-off on Merchants Row

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — To improve public safety, Addison County Transit Resources, or ACTR, will make use of the dedicated bus pull off near St. Stephen’s Church after the New Year.

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The Book Review: 'Bread and Roses, Too' by Katherine Patterson

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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The Vermont Humanities Council has selected Vermont author Katherine Paterson’s book “Bread and Roses, Too” as its Vermont Reads book for 2018.

Vermont Reads is a statewide one-book community reading program that began in 2003. VHC provides books for free to communities through an application process as well as resources for developing community book-related activities. Since the beginning of the program, Vermont Reads events have taken place in over 200 Vermont towns.

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Rice recognizes Addison County students

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
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SOUTH BURLINGTON — Lisa Lorenz, interim principal at Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington, proudly announces the following students achieved Honor Roll status for the first quarter:

First Honors: Olivia Rooney (Ferrisburgh), Liam Peterson (North Ferrisburgh) and Natalie Martin (Waltham).

Second Honors: Adam Galuszka (Ferrisburgh), Beatrice Shlansky (Ferrisburgh), Maryann Pohlen (Middlebury), Grayson Lyons (New Haven), Miles Peterson (North Ferrisburgh) and Jasper Williams (Vergennes).

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December 2017 Year in Review

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
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As December began, stewards of Middlebury’s Memorial Sports Center started a fund drive that could result in the completion of the 24-year-old community recreational facility’s second floor. Boosters of the sports center look to raise $350,000 for a heated viewing area, elevator access and public restrooms for the top floor of the facility.

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