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Rep. Willem Jewett to retire after 14 years in the House

Posted on May 19, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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RIPTON — Rep. Willem Jewett, D-Ripton, told the Addison Independent this week that he will not seek re-election after 14 years representing the Addison-2 district, a tenure that saw him serve in some key House leadership positions and become a mainstay of the House Judiciary Committee.

Jewett, 52, also waged a successful and public battle against cancer, using his position in the public eye to shed more light on non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a disease with which he was diagnosed in early 2008.

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North Branch students stage an original play

Posted on April 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — Students at Ripton’s North Branch School performed an original play, “Almost Heaven,” at the school April 8 and 9.

Each year students at the North Branch School in Ripton author a play based on the school’s theme for the year. The students work together to come up with ideas, create characters, make costumes, build sets and collect props.

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Ripton history on display at Tunbridge expo

Posted on April 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



RIPTON — The Ripton Historical Society (RHS) will be one of the presenters at Vermont History Expo 2016 in Tunbridge on June 18 and 19. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that Saturday and Sunday, RHS officers and members will describe some significant aspects of Ripton’s history.

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Folk trio Harpeth Rising to perform in Ripton

Posted on March 24, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — For the past six years, Harpeth Rising has challenged the boundaries of folk music and created a sound that is both excitingly unique and surprisingly familiar. Their virtuosic instrumentals of banjo and violin mixed with cello and foot percussion create an exciting and unique blend of musical genres that include folk, rock, bluegrass, classical, and roots music.

The trio will perform at the Ripton Community Coffee House on Saturday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m.

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Hanson's win in the Ripton selectboard race is affirmed by recount

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By John Flowers



RIPTON — A March 4 recount of Town Meeting Day election ballots in Ripton confirmed the election of Perry Hanson over incumbent Selectman Richard Collitt, by the same 116-112 tally. Collitt had requested the recount in light of the closeness of the election.

Hanson — who, in addition to winning a seat on the town selectboard, also won election to Ripton’s seat on the new Addison Central School District board last Tuesday — was pleased with the results of the recount.

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Despite mild winter, ski area hosts successful carnival

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



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RIPTON — With two inches of rain forecast late last week and rapid swings in temperatures, Mike Hussey faced a challenge getting the cross-country ski racing course at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton ready to go for the Middlebury College Winter Carnival. Unfortunately, such challenging conditions for ski areas have been almost the norm this winter.

“It’s hard to do anything with the snow while it’s raining,” said Hussey, the director of Rikert, said on Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf campus in Ripton

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2016 Ripton Town Meeting Wrap Up

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



RIPTON — Town Meeting Day saw Ripton resident Perry Hanson score two big victories. He won a tight race over incumbent Selectman Richard Collitt, 116 to 112, for a three-year term on the town selectboard, and also prevailed in a three-way race for Ripton’s single seat on the new, unified Addison Central School District Board.

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2016 Ripton Town Meeting Preview

Posted on February 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



RIPTON — Ripton residents at their town meeting will decide a contested race for their selectboard and vote on membership of a new Addison Central School District (ACSD) board that features a three-person race for Ripton’s lone spot on that 13-member panel.

Resident Perry Hanson is challenging incumbent Selectman Richard Collitt for a three-year term on the selectboard.

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Spirit in Nature to hold annual meeting Feb. 21

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



RIPTON/MIDDLEBURY — Spirit in Nature, a local nonprofit that has developed a series of “interfaith nature paths” on 75 acres of Middlebury College land in Ripton, will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, Feb. 21, at 4 p.m. in the Ilsley Library downstairs conference room.

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