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Historians to present a program in Orwell on July 27

Posted on July 17, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — On Saturday, July 27, two characters from the Revolutionary War return to the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell for a time-traveling interview. 

This is the annual “Inquiry into the Revolutionary Mind” program, which year featuring two men in the caring professions — Dr. Jonathan Potts and Rev. Thomas Allen. The program begins at 2 p.m.

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Orwell man pleads in arson, assault case

Posted on July 3, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — An Orwell man pleaded innocent on Tuesday in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to felony charges — including arson and aggravated domestic assault — following an alleged drug-fueled incident at a home on Fisher Road in Orwell on Sunday.

Dustin M. Shaw, 33, was ordered held without bail following his arraignment on four charges, including felony unlawful mischief, felony first-degree domestic assault, felony third-degree arson and misdemeanor domestic assault.

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Buxton's Store in Orwell to expand offerings

Posted on June 10, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ORWELL — In early 2017 when Andy Buxton became the second generation to run Orwell’s Buxton’s Store, he said he planned to “amp up the deli and meat collection,” become a “destination craft beer and wine store,” and expand its pre-prepared food offerings.

About two-and-a-half years later Buxton has successfully checked those items off the list, and he said, exceeded the store’s financial projections by expanding catering as well.

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Mt. Independence offers morning summer camps

Posted on June 10, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Fun and learning for children are on tap at the annual Mount Independence State Historic Site “Revolutionary Morning Camp” for children ages 7 to 12. Camp will be June 26-28, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. The fee is $75 and preregistration is required.

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Mount Independence to offer Ethan Allen book talk

Posted on June 6, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Saturday, June 8, is a day for interesting book discussion and learning at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell. From 12:30 to 1:45 p.m, the Orwell Free Library will be at the site to offer a group book discussion on Christopher Wren’s latest book, “Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom: Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys and the American Revolution.”

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Orwell news for May 2

Posted on May 2, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — The Orwell Free Library will host several events during the month of May. First on the docket is an update on the Galick Site Excavation on Wednesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. at the library. Members of the South Champlain Historical Ecology Project will be on hand to talk about their project, started in 2016, to investigate long-term human-environmental interactions around the southern end of Lake Champlain.

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Pre-season guided history walk to be held May 5

Posted on April 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — With the snow gone and trees yet to unfurl their leaves, this is the perfect time of year to see traces of the Revolutionary War defenses on the landscape. With that in mind, Mount Independence State Historic Site will have a pre-season guided history walk on Sunday, May 5, 2018, at the Orwell site from 1 to 4 p.m.

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Orwell artist Stacey Stanhope goes from 'perking' to 'potting'

Posted on March 11, 2019 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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ORWELL — Do you remember puff paint? Come on, be honest. It was a horribly, wonderful craze in the ’90s, where we’d attack shirts, pants, bags — pretty much anything — with the small plastic bottles of “puffy” paint. We endlessly squeezed bright colors through pinpoint nozzles to create oh, so glamorous decorations on our garments. Ah, the ’90s…

Stacey Stanhope is an unashamed puff-paint lover. It started out as a hobby: painting elaborate hunt scenes with foxes and horses on shirts.

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Orwell Town Meeting results 2019

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — There were a couple of contested races in Orwell on Town Meeting Day, and one of them very well may see a recount. In the race for the three-year seat on the Orwell School Board incumbent Alyson Audet Eastman  garnered 143 votes and challenger Dan Redondo got 139. Separately, Peter Stone was uncontested for the 2-year seat on the board. The Orwell School Board will go out of existence when the Orwell school district is wrapped into the Slate Valley Unified Union School District (SVUUSD).

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After 51 years serving the town of Orwell, Walker James will step away

Posted on February 28, 2019 |
By John S. McCright



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ORWELL — Walker James will sit at the front of Orwell Town Hall with the rest of the selectmen’s board next Tuesday morning as the dean of the town’s leadership.

For 51 years James has served the town in some capacity or another — moderator, school director, justice of the peace, sewer plant operations manager …

“He’s done a touch of everything,” said Tom Audet, the chair of the selectmen’s board.

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