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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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Wildflower talk at Mount Independence on tap for April 30

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Search for the tender beauties of spring wildflowers in a guided walk at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, on Sunday, April 30, from 1-3 p.m. Amy Olmsted, a horticulturist with Rocky Dale Gardens in Bristol and a nursery professional for over 20 years, leads this informative walk.

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Orwell rejects school unification, faces showdown with state

Posted on March 9, 2017 |
By John Flowers



ORWELL — Orwell residents on Town Meeting Day again rejected a proposal to join a school governance merger with five nearby Rutland County communities, setting the stage for a potential showdown with the state under Vermont’s Act 46.

Orwell residents voted 219-137 against joining Benson, Castleton, Fair Haven, Hubbardton, and West Haven in forming a unified Slate Valley Unified Union School District that would have established one board to represent all of the member schools and create a single K-12 budget.

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Orwell

Posted on March 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — For a third time, residents decided in a vote by Australian ballot on Tuesday not to unify Orwell’s school governance with five other Addison Rutland Supervisory Union towns.

Orwell residents rejected the merger twice last year, on April 12 and June 21. This time the margin was 219-137.

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Orwell

Posted on March 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Orwell may see some lively discussion at its town meeting, which will be held Tuesday, March 7, at 10 a.m. in the Orwell Town Hall.

Residents will decide in a vote by Australian ballot whether or not to unify the Orwell’s school governance with five other Addison Rutland Supervisory Union towns that, if approved, would comprise the Slate Valley Unified Union School District. An 18-member board, made up of three representatives from each of the six towns, would preside over a single K-12 budget.

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Orwell prepares for its third vote on school unification

Posted on February 27, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Supporters of a plan to merge school governance in the six-town Addison Rutland Supervisory Union are hoping the third try will be the charm in getting support from the lone community that has consistently opposed the idea — Orwell.

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Troopers recover bodies of two snowmobilers from Lake Champlain

Posted on February 20, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Police late last week positively identified the bodies pulled from Lake Champlain as those of the two Vermont men who went missing on Feb. 9 when they went snowmobiling across the lake.

Vermont State Police said positive identification had been made of Jonathan Ryan, 32, of Orwell, and Brandon Barrett, 23, of Benson.

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Two snowmobilers down in Lake Champlain; one body recovered

Posted on February 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — State police in Vermont and New York on Wednesday recovered the body of a man in Lake Champlain that could be one of two Vermont men who went missing after their snowmobiles plunged into Lake Champlain last Thursday.

The body of the man was being taken to the New York State Medical Examiner in Albany for positive identification, Vermont State Police reported early Wednesday evening.

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Snowmobiles of missing Shoreham and Benson men found in Lake Champlain

Posted on February 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — State police in Vermont and New York are looking for a couple of Vermont men who went missing after they went snowmobiling on Lake Champlain last Thursday; they have already found their snowmobiles in the lake.

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Women's Club of Vermont offering scholarships

Posted on February 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Vermont (GFWC-VT), which includes the Orwell Fortnightly Club, announces the availability of scholarships for Vermont women who have been homemakers and who have lost their main means of support through separation or divorce from their spouse or the death, disability or long-term unemployment of their spouse. 

The scholarships range from $500 to $1,500. Women receiving the awards over the years have come from a wide range of towns in the state.

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