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Leicester news for March 29

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



LEICESTER — Town Clerk Julie Delphia reminds residents to register dogs by April 1. A dog census will be conducted in May and to avoid penalties and fees it is important to get dogs registered.

Leicester Historical Society is sponsoring Prize Bingo on Saturday, April 14, at 1:00 p.m. at the Senior Center at the Four Corners. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

The town is seeking one or two individuals to represent the town on the BLSG. For more information, contact Julie Delphia at 247-5961. 

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Leicester town meeting wrap-up 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



LEICESTER — The annual town meeting in Leicester ended up being a fairly sleepy affair. On Monday at the Leicester Meeting House, residents approved to town and highways budgets as warned

The approved general fund spending plan of $281,274 represents a decrease of $1,682, or a half a percent, from last year. The $356,950 in highway spending that voters OK’d is $10,615, or 3 percent, more than last year.

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2018 Leicester town meeting preview

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



LEICESTER — Voters at Leicester’s annual town meeting next week will consider a proposed $638,224 municipal budget, and a $40,000 paving question.

The municipal budget would include general fund spending of $281,274, which represents a decrease of $1,682, or a half a percent from last year. It would also include $356,950 in highway spending — $10,615, or 3 percent, more than last year.

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Merger of Whiting, Leicester Sudbury schools put to vote

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The Otter Valley Unified Union School Board has approved a proposed 2018-19 school budget that would combine the district’s three small schools — Leicester Central, Whiting Elementary and Sudbury Country schools — and move the Caverly Preschool to Lothrop Elementary in Pittsford.

The proposed $19,223,835 spending plan, approved at a Jan. 10 meeting, represents a roughly $550,000 cut in spending, or 1.22 percent, from the current budget.

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Gas pipeline forum to be held in Leicester Saturday

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



LEICESTER — Now that Vermont Gas Systems has finished work on its Addison Natural Gas Systems pipeline from Colchester to Middlebury, some people are anticipating the possibility of VGS turning its attention to extending its pipeline south toward Rutland.

As such, the public is invited to a Landowner Forum at the Leicester Meeting House on Saturday, Jan. 20, starting at 2 p.m. 

The Leicester Meeting House is the brick building located at Leicester Four Corners — the intersection of Route 7, Leicester-Whiting Road and Fern Lake Road. 

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Lothrop-Neshobe merger panned: OVUSD explores options to address $1.6 million shortfall

Posted on December 11, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — If a vote on whether to merge Lothrop and Neshobe elementary schools were conducted at the gym where a recent public forum was held, the result would likely be a resounding “No.”

The idea, which would send kindergarten through third-grade students to one school and fourth- through sixth-graders to the other, is one of two “Big Ideas” that were discussed at two public meetings in the Otter Valley Unified School District in the last week.

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Leicester Historical Society sponsors annual Memory Tree

Posted on November 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



LEICESTER — The Leicester Historical Society is again sponsoring the annual Memory Tree at Leicester Four Corners. Names for the Memory Tree, clearly written, can be sent to Diane Benware at 1594 Old Jerusalem Road, Salisbury VT 05769 by Dec. 20, or payment and names can be dropped off at the Leicester Town Office.

The tree will be lit on Saturday, Dec. 23, at 4 p.m. The cost is $5 for six names.

The Leicester Historical Society is sponsoring Prize Bingo on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. Refreshments served, all are welcome.

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Rabies confirmed in skunk in Leicester; residents suspect second case

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



LEICESTER — The only reported case of rabies in Leicester this year was on Ferson Road, but one resident said she dealt with two rabid skunks there this summer.

Linda Moore said Monday that one of her sons, Brian Moore, shot and killed a skunk that was chasing his dog at his neighboring Ferson Road home on Aug. 28. She said the skunk was tested by the Vermont Department of Health and confirmed rabid.

But two days before that incident, she said she’s sure she had a rabid skunk on her own property nearby as well.

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Leicester woman killed in one-car crash in Salisbury

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



SALISBURY — A Leicester woman who was the mother of two was killed in a one-car crash just after midnight this past Wednesday.

Vermont State Police reported that Danielle Austin, 39, was driving a 2013 Chevy EQX westbound on Creek Road in Salisbury around midnight on Sept. 13 when she lost control of the vehicle and it crashed into a utility pole near the intersection with Dewey Road. Police said she was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

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RNESU welcomes new teachers and other employees

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Every year when our students return to the 23 area schools there are some new faces among the teachers and administrators. Here the Independent introduces our readers to the new faces in the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union, including Leicester Central School, Neshobe Elementary in Brandon, Sudbury Country School, Whiting Elementary, Lothrop Elementary in Pittsford, Barstow Memorial in Chittenden, Otter Valley Union High School and the central office (RNESU). Pictured, left to right, are:

 

Front row:

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