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Video available of forum for Addison-4 candidates

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — The Addison-4 House district — Bristol, Monkton, Lincoln and Starksboro — features a hotly contested Democratic Primary in which four candidates are running to secure two spots on the November ballot for the Vermont House of Representatives.

With the retirement of longtime state Rep. David Sharpe, D-Bristol, Democrats hope to maintain that seat while challenging incumbent Fred Baser, a Bristol Republican.

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Monkton news for July 19

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — Save the date! Mark your calendars for “Monkton Community Day” on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Morse Park.

This community day will be filled with activities, fun, food, games and many big vehicles to explore!

Look forward to seeing big trucks, tractors and other equipment for kids to climb on.

Be ready to play games such as volleyball or soccer, plus other games and activities, such as rocket launching, cow plop bingo and a pop-up library.

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Good homes sought for rescued dogs

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — Attention dog lovers and people with big hearts: Champlain Valley Canine Rescue (CVCR) — a non-profit group that rescues and offers for adoption dogs that would otherwise meet their demise in overcrowded kill shelters in various Southern states — needs your help.

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Monkton's Mullin underscores 'affordability' in third House run

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MONKTON — Monkton Republican Valerie Mullin is hoping the third time will be the charm when it comes to her latest effort to win one of two seats representing the Addison-4 district in the Vermont House.

Mullin, 59, amassed respectable vote totals in both the 2014 and 2016 elections, but not enough to out-poll incumbent Reps. Fred Baser, R-Bristol and Dave Sharpe, D-Bristol.

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Couch-sitting, TV-watching duck is human imprinting gone wrong

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By Nick Garber



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MONKTON — Picture this: an 11-year-old wood duck sits on the couch with a Vermont family, watching TV and eating their popcorn.

This is no hallucination, but a real example of a worrying behavioral pattern: wild animal imprinting on humans.

Imprinting refers to the crucial process in which a young animal learns what species it is. For precocial birds like ducks and geese, imprinting is based on sight, and takes place almost immediately.

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Where are they now? Michael Pierattini (MAUHS)

Posted on June 23, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Hometown, current residence, age: I’m from Monkton, currently live in Tacoma, Wash., and am 26.

Family: My mother, Elizabeth, my dad, Bob, and my sisters, Anna and Catherine.

What I am up to: I’m currently a sergeant in the Army, and am applying to become a federal agent.

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Monkton boardwalk closed for updates

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MONKTON — The Nature Conservancy has closed the boardwalk at its Raven Ridge Natural Area in Monkton for the summer while it builds a new universally-accessible boardwalk in its place that can accommodate visitors with a spectrum of needs. The project will be completed in August by contracted trail builder, Timber & Stone. A ribbon cutting to celebrate the trail’s re-opening will be scheduled for September.

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Monkton news for June 21

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — The annual Russell Memorial Library Strawberry Festival and Book Sale is scheduled for Sunday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Monkton Volunteer Firehouse. We’ll be serving locally grown strawberries, cake and ice cream, lemonade and hot dogs. The strawberries have been generously donated this year by Last Resort and Full Belly Farms, both located in Monkton.

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Monkton town yard sale set for May 19

Posted on May 14, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — The community members of Monkton have joined together once more to offer the Monkton town-wide yard sale on Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Monkton Fire House at 3747 State’s Prison Hollow Road and at homes throughout Monkton. Monkton Girl Scout Troop 30166 will be hosting this year’s sale and all proceeds from vendor sign up fees and food sold throughout the day will go toward their end-of-year trip and events throughout the summer months.

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