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Just another day in a year of strange weather

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — Those who wonder if this past Monday morning’s freak windstorm was unusual or just the latest extreme weather in Addison County this year have good reason to do so.

Consider the following:

•  The average temperature in October in Burlington through Oct. 30, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), was 58.6 degrees — 10.5 degrees warmer than typical and about 2 degrees warmer than the previous record for the month.

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Wind knocks out power to thousands: Storm makes record impact on state

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy and John S. McCright



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ADDISON COUNTY — Roughly one-third of Vermonters at least temporarily lost power due to the house-shaking, tree-felling windstorm late Sunday and early Monday as wind gusts around the county reached 80 mph, and winds topping 100 mph were reported on the state’s highest peaks.

The gale resulted in more outages across Vermont than any storm in history, including Tropical Storm Irene and the l998 ice storm, according to Green Mountain Power.

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Poet's Corner with Susan Jefts: Look inward to the garden's end

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Susan Jefts



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This month’s poem is by Deanna Shapiro from Charlotte. She has published two books — “Conversations at the Nursing Home: A Mother, A Daughter and Alzheimer’s” (2006) and “The Place You Live In: A Multigenerational Immigrant Story (2012) — in addition to a chapbook, “”On the Road with Lewis & Clark and Other Considerations” (2016). She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her poems have appeared in The Aurorean, The Kenwood Review, and Blueline among others.

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Vermont State Police Log: Residents warned to be on guard for 'mystery shopper' mail scam

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Recently the Vermont State Police at the New Haven barracks were made aware of a “mystery shopper” or “secret shopper” mail scam. In these particular cases, individuals received a letter stating that they had been approved to be a mystery shopper and that the accompanying check was for their first assignment. The letter asks that the individual deposit the check at their bank and withdraw the cash.

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Thousands still powerless in Addison County after windstorm

Posted on October 31, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — As of early Tuesday morning 5,300 Green Mountain Power customers in Addison County remained without electricity following the house-shaking, tree-felling windstorm late Sunday and early on Monday. GMP spokespersons said the high winds caused more outages across Vermont than any in the company’s history.

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Student of the Week - October 30, 2017

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
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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Area 4-Hers do well at regionals: Addison County delegation competed at Eastern States

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Vermont 4-H sheep members held their own in regional competition at Eastern States Exposition, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, in West Springfield, Mass.

The Vermont delegation included Jarod Bushey of Addison; Charlotte and Rebecca Moriarty, both from Jericho; and Riley Ochs of Orwell. They participated in the sheep show and comprised the four-member Vermont quiz bowl team that captured first place in competition.

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Porter Medical Center sees some UVMHN affiliation benefits; economies of scale are saving funds

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Two of the state’s most prominent health care CEOs on Monday gave Porter Medical Center’s nascent affiliation with University of Vermont Health Network (UVMHN) a sterling six-month checkup and promised the new collaboration would produce big changes in Middlebury as it matures during the next five or six years.

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ACORN to unite food sellers and buyers at Nov. 2 forum

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Relocalization Network, known as ACORN, on Nov. 2 will host its annual gathering that connects people and organizations that produce food with those who buy it.

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Guardians needed for kids in courts

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — State and local judiciary officials are desperately trying to recruit more volunteers to represent the interests of Addison County children who are part of the mounting number of juvenile cases flooding the court system.

The volunteers would act as guardians ad litem (GAL) — community members who make sure the voices of children get heard in court proceedings. These are children who come to the attention of the court for abuse or neglect, behavior issues or in some cases delinquency.

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