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Vote sends Orwell into Slate Valley school district

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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ORWELL — Orwell will be forced to join the Slate Valley Modified Unified Union School District (SVMUUSD), based on a combined 2,216 to 1,615 vote of residents in the six-town district on Tuesday.

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Orwell eyes school addition

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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ORWELL — Orwell officials are considering expanding their local school to accommodate a cafeteria and gym, amenities currently provided though the adjacent town hall building, which is being targeted for demolition.

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Soil conservation group met at East Creek Watershed

Posted on November 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Change is happening on the land and that’s good news for water quality. It was highlighted recently when the Vermont Agricultural Water Quality Partnership (VAWQP) hosted a bus tour on Oct. 25 to highlight conservation in Addison County’s East Creek Watershed in Orwell. More than 40 people participated, including members of the Vermont Legislature, staff from UVM Extension, and local, state and federal agency personnel.

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Letter to the editor: Orwell urged to back Act 46 merger

Posted on November 5, 2018 |
By Alyson Eastman



As a taxpayer and citizen of Orwell, I’m writing to share my reasoning for supporting the district voting YES to accept Orwell into the Slate Valley Unified Union School District. 

I am thankful we live in a town that is extremely passionate about our school, children and community as a whole. Yet, it’s important that there is balance behind that passion. I’m extremely concerned about the tax rate if we don’t merge; there is not a lowering of taxes in sight if Orwell goes at this alone. 

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Orwell to vote again on school district merger

Posted on October 25, 2018 |
By John Flowers



ORWELL — Orwell residents will have an extra reason to go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

In addition to voting in federal, statewide and county elections, residents will be asked to weigh in yet again on whether Orwell should join five nearby Rutland County towns as part of the Slate Valley Modified Unified Union School District (SVMUUSD).

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Historian discusses British 24th Regiment in Orwell

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — On Sunday, Sept. 30, come to the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell for a talk by living historian Robert Grandchamp on the British 24th Regiment of Foot and their role in the Northern Campaign of the American Revolution. The talk, with a question and answer period, is from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and is included with regular admission  of $5 for adults and free under 15.

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Orwell braces for new Act 46 vote, new fight

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By John Flowers



ORWELL — The multi-year saga of determining whether Orwell continues to independently govern its village school, or cedes that control to an 18-member district board, will likely be laid to rest by a referendum this November to be fielded by voters in the communities of Orwell, Castleton, Benson, Hubbardton, West Haven and Fair Haven.

But there are a few key hitches in this upcoming vote.

First, votes in that election will be comingled, and thus not allow Orwell residents to defeat the measure independently, as it has on three previous occasions.

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Tour American Revolution battlefields in your own car

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL/HUBBARDTON —Delve into the past the weekend of Aug. 25 and 26, with either or both of the special programs at Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, and the Hubbardton Battlefield in Hubbardton.

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Orwell readies for Act 46 showdown; school could face forced merger

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By John Flowers



ORWELL — Orwell School directors will meet with the Vermont Board of Education on Wednesday, Aug. 15, in what could be the community’s last opportunity to argue against the proposed merger of the independent school with the recently created Slate Valley Modified Unified Union School District (SVMUUSD).

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Family outing in Orwell to include building fairy houses

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — It’s August and time for a family outing. On Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, enjoy an afternoon of “Building Fairy and Other Imaginary Houses.” The activity runs from 1 to 4 p.m. and is included in regular site admission — $5 for adults and free for children under 15.

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