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Revolutionary War re-enacters to mark 240th anniversary of Mount Independence retreat

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — The Revolutionary War’s Northern American Army withdrew under the cover of darkness on July 5 and 6, 1777, from their fortifications at Mount Independence in Orwell, Vt., and Fort Ticonderoga, N.Y., as the British under Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne drew near.

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Mount Independence to host camp for kids 7-12

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Addison Indepndent



ORWELL — Fun and learning for children are on tap at the annual Mount Independence State Historic Site morning camp for children ages 7-12 from June 26-28, 9:30-12:30. The fee is $75 and pre-registration is required.

Children will try their hands at a variety of activities that explore the history of Mount Independence, especially during the American Revolution, when thousands of soldiers built independence on Lake Champlain 240 years ago. There will be stories, colonial clothes dress up, helping build a soldier’s brush hut for shelter, and craft activities.

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New leader for Addison-Rutland: ARSU looks within, promotes Farrell to superintendent

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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ORWELL — A familiar face will lead the Addison Rutland Supervisory Union (ARSU) through some big transitions this year and beyond.

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Orwell's Sydney Smith named salutatorian at Fair Haven Union High School

Posted on June 12, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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FAIR HAVEN — Orwell resident Sydney Smith has been named salutatorian of the class of 2017 at Fair Haven Union High School.

Smith’s areas of interests include political science and international relations.

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Deacon from Orwell to be ordained a Roman Catholic priest on June 17

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — Burlington Bishop Christopher J. Coyne will ordain Deacon Joseph J. Sanderson to the Roman Catholic priesthood on Saturday, June 17, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral in Burlington.

The ordination will be a special time for clergy to meet in a spirit of fraternity and camaraderie, as they, along with the faithful of the Diocese of Burlington, participate in the Mass of Ordination to the Priesthood.

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Orwell honors its veterans: New town monument pays tribute to soldiers of three wars

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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ORWELL — Memorial Day parades are good at providing a yearly reminder of the tremendous sacrifices that have been made by men and women in the armed forces.

Unfortunately, the spotlight on those sacrifices tends to dim when the marching bands have played their final tunes and the confetti has been cleared from the parade routes.

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Orwell, other towns OK high school budget

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By John Flowers



ORWELL — Orwell residents on Tuesday joined others in the Addison Rutland Supervisory Union in approving a 2017-2018 Fair Haven Union High School budget proposal of $7,831,980 that had been defeated on Town Meeting Day.

Residents in the ARSU-member communities of Orwell, Castleton, Benson, Hubbardton, West Haven and Fair Haven endorsed the spending plan by a 615-511 tally, according to figures provided by district Superintendent Ron Ryan. It’s the same spending plan that ARSU voters defeated last March by a 927-763 tally.

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Bird walk offered May 20 at Mount Independence

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Take a guided walk on the wild side to look for and identify birds during the annual Early Bird Nature Walk at Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell on Saturday, May 20. Gather outside the museum at 8 a.m. Your leader will be bird expert Sue Wetmore of Brandon.

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Orwell to join in Fair Haven Union High School budget re-vote next week

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By John Flowers



ORWELL — Orwell voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, May 9, to cast ballots on the same 2017-2018 Fair Haven Union High School budget proposal of $7,831,980 that they and other Addison Rutland Supervisory Union residents defeated by a combined 927-763 tally in March.

Fair Haven Union High School serves students in Orwell, Castleton, Benson, Hubbardton, West Haven and Fair Haven.

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Orwell to vote again on FHUHS budget

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By John Flowers



ORWELL — Orwell voters on May 9 will cast ballots on the same 2017-2018 Fair Haven Union High School spending proposal of $7,831,980 that they and other Addison Rutland Supervisory Union residents defeated by a combined 927-763 tally on Town Meeting Day.

And there will be even busier ballots in some of the other ARSU communities, which include Benson, Castleton, Fair Haven, Hubbardton, Orwell and West Haven.

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