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Apple season is under way at Monkton orchard

Posted on September 10, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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MONKTON — Jessika and Steven Yates didn’t move to Monkton for the apples.

In 2008, after 10 years living abroad on boats, the Yateses fell in love with some land on Monkton Ridge and they bought it. That land came with a house, amazing views and some apple trees — 120 of them.

“At first we saw the orchard as this fun challenge,” said Jessika Yates, who now manages those trees.

A lot has happened since then.

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Monkton news for Sept. 6

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — If you are participating in the Vermont Reads program, there will be a book discussion about the book “Bread and Roses, Too,” this year’s selection for the Vermont Reads program, on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. at the East Monkton Church on 405 Church Road. The discussion will explore some of the themes of the book. For more information contact Candace at 453-7575 or e-mail her at [email protected].

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Correction: Monkton taxes going down, not up

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



ADDISON COUNTY — Property tax bills for Monkton residents will be smaller for fiscal year 2019 — not larger, as erroneously reported in our Aug. 27 edition. Mistakes were made in calculating the effect of the Common Level of Appraisal on tax bills in several towns.

The total property tax rate for residents, $1.5402, will result in a tax decrease of $48.90 per $100,000 of assessed property. Nonresidents, whose total tax rate is $1.5726, will see a less severe increase in their bills than previously reported — $73.10 per $100,000.

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Monkton news for Sept. 3

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTKON — This recently came to my attention:

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Monkton tax rate goes down, but tax bills go up

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



MONKTON — Tax rates are down for Monkton residents, but a 4 percent change in the common level of appraisal (CLA) will result in bigger tax bills this year. Nonresidents, whose tax rates went up, will see substantial increases to their bills.

The total property tax rate for Monkton residents is $1.8984 per $100 of assessed property value, a decrease of 2.5 percent from last year. The total nonresidential tax rate is $1.9308, a 4 percent increase over last year.

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Monkton man killed in ATV crash in Lincoln

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



LINCOLN — The Vermont State Police say a Monkton man died Sunday morning in a crash involving his all-terrain vehicle.

On Sunday, Aug. 26, around 11:25 a.m., state police were notified that an ATV had crashed on Elder Hill Road near Quaker Street in Lincoln.

A preliminary investigation indicated that Troy Gadue, 56, of Monkton was driving the Honda Fourtrax ATV southbound on Elder Road when the vehicle left the roadway and struck several trees causing blunt force trauma to the right side of his head and torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Monkton news for August 20

Posted on August 20, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — The Monkton Museum and Historical Society and the East Monkton Church Association will cohost a showing of the documentary “Forgotten Farms” on Monday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. at the East Monkton Church. The event is free and open to everyone.

Dairy farmers remain the backbone of agriculture in New England, but they are fighting for survival. “Forgotten Farms” examines class divides in our farm and food communities. The dairy farmer seems left out of the celebration of local food.

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Monkton news for August 13

Posted on August 13, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — Vermont Reads is a statewide community reading program, in which the Vermont Humanities Council invites citizens across the state to read the same book and participate in community activities related to the book’s themes.

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Monkton news for August 9

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — Vermont Reads is a statewide community reading program, in which the Vermont Humanities Council invites citizens across the state to read the same book and participate in community activities related to the book’s themes.

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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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