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Hero or Superhero? Jan Demers on bridging gaps, building futures

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By Jan Demers



She is a single mom with two young daughters. She was self-employed and contributing to our economy and hers; that is, until an accident derailed life and her income stopped.

He was working on starting a business. At the same time his gas was shut off. He is using electric heaters to keep warm and boiling his water on the stove for dishes and bathing.

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Youths urged to sign up for turkey hunt

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — Youth hunters are encouraged to sign up for the fourth annual Governor’s Youth Turkey Hunt this spring. The event is sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and is open to any licensed hunter under the age of 16.

Youth hunters will be treated to a luncheon on Sunday, April 17, at the Waterbury Fish & Game Club, where they will take part in a discussion on the importance of the hunting tradition in Vermont. Fish & Wildlife Department Commissioner Louis Porter will be in attendance for the event.

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Arts Beat for March 21: Energetic quartet to perform on Wednesday

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By Greg Pahl



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The Middlebury College Performing Arts Series welcomes back the Jupiter String Quartet, performing with violist Roger Tapping and cellist Natasha Brofsky, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, in Robison Hall at the Mahaney Center for the Arts. They will perform works by Schubert and Brahms, as well as Schoenberg’s haunting and beautiful “Transfigured Night.”

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Students of the Week - March 7, 2016

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent Staff



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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Two county school districts go big for mergers: ACSU and ANwSU unification approved

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



Two school supervisory unions this week each became among the first in the state to unifying under a single budget and a single board the elementary and high schools in their respective districts.

Residents in each of the five communities that make up Addison Northwest Supervisory Union on Tuesday approved by wide margins the plan to unify the district, that will be called the Addison Northwest Unified District.

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Event to match growers with buyers

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — All Addison County growers are invited to attend the first ever “Producers’ and Buyers’ Forum: Where Buying, Selling and Marketing Happens.” Hosted by ACORN, the forum will take place on Thursday, March 10, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Middlebury College’s Wilson Hall in the McCullough Student Center. In addition, ACORN will host a March 15 workshop on new and updated food safety and water regulations.

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Lucretius: the nature of things - On Religion and Peace

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Victor Nuovo



In the prologue to Book I of De Rerum Natura, Lucretius introduces three main themes. They are the system of the heavens, the origin of all things, and the nature of the Gods. The first two are strictly natural themes suitable for a naturalist: astronomy and physics. The third is curious, for Lucretius and his poem have been condemned down through the ages for atheism and irreligion.

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Author/illustrator to speak at three libraries

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — Three Addison County public libraries have teamed up to bring illustrator, educator and author Marika McCoola to their Vermont communities on Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12. Orwell Free Library, Platt Memorial Library in Shoreham, and Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes will each host an event. McCoola, who is headquartered in the Boston area, most recently published the New York Times bestselling graphic novel “Baba Yaga’s Assistant.”

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Town Meetings 2016 – See what happened in your municipality in our town-by-town wrap up

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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Addison County residents came out in fairly good numbers to take part in their annual town and school meetings this week.

Part civic duty, part neighborhood gathering, town meetings and the Australian ballot voting on Tuesday was a time and place where municipal officials could take the pulse of their constituents, and townsperson could talk with townsperson — face to face — about the important issues their communities face.

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County voters endorse Bernie Sanders, John Kasich

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County residents resoundingly picked Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., over Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary for president, and narrowly selected Ohio Gov. John Kasich over New York businessman Donald Trump in the Republican primary.

Results collected from Addison County polling places showed Kasich came out on top with 1,144 votes, compared to 1,103 for Trump.

Trump visited Burlington earlier this winter, while Kasich came to the Green Mountain State just before Tuesday’s elections.

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