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New Haven sixth-graders build a makerspace

Posted on June 10, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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NEW HAVEN — Just inside the door of a Beeman Elementary School classroom, three sixth-graders knelt on an outer-space-themed rug, sorting Lego bricks, wheels and electronic controllers for a design challenge. In the opposite corner a busy bread machine gave the table it sat on the shivers.

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Willowell uses grant for students' gear

Posted on May 23, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN — The Willowell Foundation recently announced that it will use the grant money it received from the Middlebury Maple Run to enhance accessibility to outdoor education for students at the Wren’s Nest Forest Preschool. The money will help the preschool purchase Muck boots for their students.

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The Garden Game is in Gary Miller's blood

Posted on May 20, 2019 |
By Alexis Caswell



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MIDDLEBURY — Gary Miller is a jovial man with glasses who can usually be seen donning a wide-brimmed sun hat during the summer months when he brings in his record-breaking vegetables to the Addison Independent offices. Gary is one of our most active participants in the Garden Game, the vegetable-growing competition that we do every summer, until the first frost hits in early fall.

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4-H'ers prove their horse-judging skill

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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NEW HAVEN — Four Vermont 4-H teens — including one from Addison County — qualified for the state 4-H horse judging team for achieving the highest scores at the State 4-H Horse Judging Contest, May 5 in New Haven.

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New leader takes the helm at home health agency

Posted on May 6, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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NEW HAVEN — The Addison County Home Health & Hospice Board could have scoured the country to find a new leader for an agency seeking to rebound after an internally tumultuous year that saw the sudden exit of former Executive Director Tim Brownell.

But in the end, the board didn’t have to look beyond the ACHHH’s own headquarters off Route 7 in New Haven. The board last week announced it had picked Deborah Wesley, RN — the agency’s former vice president of clinical services — as its new executive director.

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New Haven's Anais Mitchell brings 'Hadestown' to broadway

Posted on May 2, 2019 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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When Vogue calls your folk opera the “next musical theater obsession” you know you’ve done something right. When that musical makes it to Broadway, that’s another clue… Yeah, Addison County native Anaïs Mitchell and her show “Hadestown” has made it — big time.

Star struck? Yes, most definitely. This is one of those awesome stories of a local New Haven kid makin’ it big on Broadway. But this star hasn’t forgotten where she came from.

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Beeman Elementary School installs a 'mud kitchen'

Posted on May 2, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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NEW HAVEN — The phrase came up at a staff meeting at Beeman Elementary School in the fall of 2017.

“Mud kitchen.”

Robin Shalline was intrigued.

“It started percolating,” she said. “I thought, What is a mud kitchen? I googled it, looked it up on Pinterest, and I thought, We’ve got to have this.”

In mid-April, thanks to a collaboration among students, parents, community members and a local business, Beeman got its own mud kitchen.

Just in time for mud season.

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Addison County weddings: Amanda and Liam

Posted on April 25, 2019 |
By Christy Lynn



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NEW HAVEN — Sometimes love surfaces when you would least suspect it. Such was the case on July 8, 2013, when Amanda Vincent received a message on Facebook from a guy named Liam Benshemer.

“Hey Amanda!” it read, “Listen, this is probably gonna sound weird/creepy being that we really don't know each other, but do you live in Bristol, VT?”

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Rabid coyote shot in New Haven; second in county this month

Posted on April 18, 2019 |
By John S. McCright



NEW HAVEN — For the second time in two weeks a coyote with rabies was identified in Addison County.

A New Haven man shot and killed a coyote when it charged him in his yard this past Thursday, according to Vermont wildlife officials. That came 10 days after a coyote attacked a man and woman outside their Salisbury home, and the man shot the animal.

State Department of Health officials confirmed that the coyotes in both cases suffered from rabies.

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Trooper who collapsed in parking lot back on the job

Posted on April 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN — Vermont State Police officials on Wednesday identified heroin as the substance that Trooper Brett Flansburg encountered during a March 15 traffic stop in Leicester and subsequently caused him to become ill and collapse in the parking lot of the New Haven barracks. He revived after getting several doses of Narcan, the opioid blocking drug.

Flansburg, who was an acting sergeant at the time of this incident while New Haven Barracks Lt. Jeff Danoski was in Rutland on temporary assignment, has since returned to full duty as a trooper, according to the VSP.

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