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Sen. Hardy steps into new role at Statehouse

Posted on January 14, 2019 |
By Sarah Asch



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MONTPELIER — While many Vermont state senators began last Wednesday in their cars, battling a snowstorm on the way from their districts, East Middlebury Democrat Ruth Hardy strapped snow spikes onto her shoes and walked to the Statehouse.

Hardy, Addison County’s newest state senator, stayed the night before her swearing-in at her newly rented room in Montpelier and reported early for her first day on the job.

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UVM names fall dean's list

Posted on January 14, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont has announced its dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester. A number of Addison County students were named to the list, which requires students to have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.

Addison County students on the list include:

Brandon — Grace Bart

Bridport — Joshua Girard and Haven Tate

Bristol — Matthew Gorton, Christopher Lampart and Riley Forbes

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CCV childcare certification classes are going online

Posted on January 14, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — As Vermont continues to struggle with a shortage of high-quality childcare for working families, Community College of Vermont (CCV) is offering a new way for educators to get the training they need. Beginning in spring 2019, CCV will deliver an accelerated online version of its childcare certificate program.

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Gov. Phil Scott delivers 2nd Inaugural Address

Posted on January 10, 2019 |
By Gov. Phil Scott



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Here is Gov. Phil Scott’s Second Inaugural Address, delivered Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier.

In this speech, the Berlin Republican focused a large section of his speech on the trends of a Vermont workforce that is contracting and a student population that is shrinking even faster. He points out that no population growth has led to fewer working-age Vermonters — 15,000 fewer since 2009, he said. And he specifically pointed to the loss of 5 percent of the workforce in Addison County.

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Vermont State Police: Trooper makes New Year's Eve bust

Posted on January 10, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — As 2018 was nearing its conclusion early last week, Vermont State Police stopped a car driven by a Ripton man and gave him a criminal citation to end the year.

On Dec. 31 at approximately 5:45 p.m. troopers from the New Haven barracks stopped 2017 Chevy Cruze on Route 7 in the New Haven. After identifying the driver as 27-year-old Kevin Jackson of Ripton, police determined that his privilege to operate a motor vehicle was civilly suspended in the state of Vermont.

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Wildlife board eyes furbearer hunting rule changes

Posted on January 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board will hold a public hearing about proposed changes mandated by the legislature to the existing regulation on hunting and trapping of furbearers on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in Whitcomb Jr.-Sr. High School, 273 Pleasant Street, Bethel.

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Hunters took 18,845 deer during 2018

Posted on January 3, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says preliminary numbers show 18,845 deer were taken during Vermont’s 2018 deer hunting seasons, the highest total since 2000.

Reports from big game check stations indicate hunters had successful deer seasons in 2018, taking 3,980 deer in archery season, 1,341 in youth season, 7,458 in rifle season, and 6,066 in muzzleloader season.

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Vermont State Police: Officers cite Ripton resident after vehicle blaze

Posted on January 3, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — At about a half hour passed midnight on Dec. 26, Vermont state Police and the Salisbury Fire Department responded to a report of car on fire on Route 7 near Lotsawater Road in Salisbury. The vehicle, a 1998 Volvo XC70, was abandoned and fully engulfed in flames upon the arrival of firefighters and state police.

Through investigation, state police determined that Ashleigh Hickey, 26, of Ripton was the operator of the vehicle when it caught fire. Troopers allege that Hickey abandoned the vehicle and did not report it to emergency services.

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Addison Independent named top non-daily newspaper

Posted on December 31, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — The Addison Independent was recently recognized by its peers in the Vermont journalism community for the excellence of the twice-a-week publication.

The Independent won five awards — including a coveted first place for general excellence — at the annual Vermont Press Association (VPA) convention and awards ceremony held at the Capitol Plaza in Montpelier on Dec. 13.

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Shortage of funeral directors in Vermont spurs action

Posted on December 31, 2018 |
By Anne Wallace Allen of VTDigger.org



VERMONT — Struggling with a nationwide shortage of funeral directors, the industry in Vermont has teamed up with the Community College of Vermont and state officials to streamline the path to the profession.

The state’s Office of Professional Regulation has created a proposed path aimed at reducing the time and money now required for funeral director training.

The path is aimed at young people and at workers who are seeking a career change. Lawmakers are expected to consider the rule change in the coming legislative session.

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