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Incumbent Senators Ayer, Bray earn new terms

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — Residents of Addison County, Huntington and Buel’s Gore turned out at the polls in hefty numbers on Tuesday to return their two incumbent Democratic senators to office, Claire Ayer and Christopher Bray.

District voters again made Ayer their top choice. The Addison resident easily won her eighth consecutive two-year term with 11,985 tallies, compared to 9,543 for New Haven’s Bray, who earned his third straight term.

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Eastman, Conlon elected to Vt. House in uncontested elections

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — While the General Election featured competitive races for most of the Vermont House and Senate seats up for election in Addison County, two candidates on Tuesday won election with no opposition.

Rep. Alyson Eastman of Orwell swept to an uncontested victory in the Addison-Rutland House district that includes four towns. The Independent garnered 1,722 votes overall, with the breakdown by town as follows:

Orwell, 589; Shoreham, 545; Whiting, 159; and Benson, 429.

Eastman was first elected to the House in 2014.

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'Hills are Alive' with Maidens & von Trapp

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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ADDISON COUNTY — Ladies and gentlemen, heat up those curlers, shine those shoes and get ready to roll out the red carpet, because a celebrity's coming to town. Elisabeth von Trapp — yup, the same von Trapp family that influenced the making of the classic and beloved film The Sound of Music — will be singing two shows with Maiden Vermont at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. 

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'Puss in Boots' play coming to county towns

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Bald Mountain Theater presents a 13-town Vermont tour of their wildly original, all-ages adaptation of the classic story Puss in Boots, or How to get ahead in the world

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Local Rotary donates $7K to hospice organization

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Rotary and the Rotary Foundation recently gave Addison County Home Health & Hospice a check for $7,000 in support of the free foot care clinics provided by ACHHH.

“We are proud to support a nonprofit in our community which works so hard to care for Addison County residents,” states Ben Fuller, Middlebury Rotary president. “This particular grant is given in cooperation with the Rotary Foundation which matches our local funds dollar for dollar, so we can provide a substantial gift for a very worthwhile project.”

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VSO musicians performing in county schools

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Two trios from the Vermont Symphony Orchestra scheduled performances at Addison County elementary schools.

The orchestra’s “DrumShtick” Percussion Trio will visit schools in Leicester and Starksboro on Nov. 16; and the “Fanfare” Brass Trio presented performances at schools in Vergennes and Orwell on Nov. 9. The visits were made possible by grants from Neat Repeats Resale Shop.

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Local police grow beards to help sick kids

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Deer season in Vermont means diligently scanning the fields for game, getting up before sunrise and playing card games at camp.

And for many guys, it means growing beards — a nasty beard that itches until scissors and a razor deliver final relief when the shooting ends.

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In county House and Senate races incumbents triumph

Posted on November 9, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



ADDISON COUNTY — Incumbents won in most of the Statehouse races in Addison County on Tuesday.

The local delegation will only see two new faces when it returns to Montpelier in January. Robin Scheu won one of the two Addison-1 House seats; she is taking the place of long-time state Rep. Betty Nuovo, who chose not to run for re-election. The other newby is Peter Conlon, who won the Addison-2 House seat that Rep. Willem Jewett did not seek re-election to.

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Clinton beats Trump in Addison County, but Minter falls to Scott here

Posted on November 9, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — One prominent woman candidate did very well in Addison County on Election Day and another fell just short of her challenger, but both Democratic standard bearers — Hillary Clinton and Sue Minter — ultimately lost their bids for high office.

Hillary Clinton, the first woman to be nominated for the presidency by a major party, crushed her Republican rival in Addison County. With votes available in all county towns but Bridport and Granville, Clinton tallied 10,842 to Trump’s 4,784.

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Students of the Week - November 7, 2016

Posted on November 8, 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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