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WomenSafe seeks nominations for world-changing woman award

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — WomenSafe is accepting nominations for the 2017 Kimberly Krans Women Who Change the World Award. Each year, a nomination committee selects a local woman whose work or volunteer efforts in Addison County or the town of Rochester have had positive impacts on the women and/or children in our community.

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Students of the Week - November 21, 2016

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.

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New use for wool could boost state's sheep industry

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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NEW HAVEN — Since shortly after its glory days supplying wool blankets and uniforms to Union troops during the Civil War, the Vermont wool industry has been struggling to regain its footing.

Now a New Haven farm is taking part in a UVM study to determine the feasibility of using wool as an environmentally friendly building insulation. Researchers hope this use could create a whole new market for the 100,000-some-odd pounds of wool that’s sheared each year off Vermont sheep and give a much-needed boost to the state’s sheep industry.

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Pipeline completion awaits Supreme Court decision

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree of the Addison Independent and Mike Polhamus of VTDigger.org



Editor's note: The article that originally appeared under this headline was an older pipeline story; it is replaced below with the correct story as it appeared in the Nov. 21 print edition of the Independent. We appologize for the error.

VERMONT — Vermont Gas Systems is wrapping up installation of the bulk of its Addison Natural Gas Project pipeline while it awaits court action on a 2,000-foot section in Geprags Park in Hinesburg.

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Ashe to lead Senate Democrats; Ayer steps aside

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
By Anne Galloway VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — Tim Ashe will be the next president pro tem of the Vermont Senate.

The 39-year-old Chittenden County Progressive Democrat was unanimously nominated to the top post by his peers in a Democratic caucus last Monday night.

Ashe ran unopposed on Monday, but Addison County Sen. Claire Ayer earlier made a bid for the top leadership position in the Legislature’s upper chamber. Sen. Phil Baruth, D-Chittenden, also sought the post.

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Local Jewish community seeking a way to respond to hate crime

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



MIDDLEBURY — The Jewish Congregation of Addison County is trying to make a measured response after finding two swastikas scrawled on the front door of their meeting house in Middlebury on Monday morning.

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Deer rifle season begins with a bang! Numbers are way up

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — The 2016 deer rifle season in Addison County began with easily the most productive opening weekend since 2005, when the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife banned shooting two-point “spikehorn” bucks during Vermont’s 16-day November rifle season.

The county’s weigh stations handled 249 deer, 49 more than the previous best opening weekend total, 200 in 2013, since the 2005 rule change.

The next best opening weekend totals since then came in 2010 (192) and in 2015 (188).

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Meet the Chef: Kathy Walls from Vermont Soup Co.

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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ADDISON COUNTY — Some think of Kathleen (or Kathy) Walls as Souper-Woman. (Common that pun is too good to pass up!) Walls is the owner and soup-maker for The Vermont Soup Company — a company she founded not quite two years ago — but that is only half her identity. When her 10-gallon pot, veggie peeler, chopping block and cape — er, rather, apron — are stuffed neatly into her kitchen cupboards, Walls works as a bankruptcy lawyer. 

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Rotary offers time abroad to local students

Posted on November 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — High school students who want to expand their knowledge of another language and culture are invited to apply to Rotary International’s Foreign Youth Exchange program.

Students may choose an entire year abroad or a 3-week exchange in the summer of 2017. The application deadline is Dec. 1. Rotary values international exchanges and wants to make this opportunity available to all high school students in Addison County.

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WomenSafe offers services to those affected by sexual and domestic violence in Addison County

Posted on November 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — WomenSafe, a Middlebury nonprofit, serves all the county’s victims of domestic and sexual violence, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, and works to end domestic and sexual violence in our community. (See featured story.)

Womensafe’s services include:

•  A 24-hour hotline for crisis intervention, problem solving, safety planning and emotional support (802-388-4205).

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