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Top 10 stories from 2016

Posted on January 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



See Addison County's most noteworthy events of 2016 by clicking the links below:

Number 1: School consolidation

Number 2: Porter upheaval

Number 3: Elections

Number 4: Alternative energy

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Diplomats aid Mexican dairy farm workers

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Freddie and Gladis, Mexican citizens, have worked on Vermont dairy farms since 2010. Last month the couple brought their two-month-old daughter, Charlene, from Stowe, where they live, to Middlebury for the annual visit by officials from the Mexican Consulate of Boston.

They came to get a Mexican birth certificate for the pink-swathed baby, a new service offered by the Mexican diplomats.

The wish for birth certificates was part of a dominant theme at this year’s annual visit from the Mexican Consulate — uncertainty.

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Artists' miniature Christmas trees to be raffled at Sheldon Museum

Posted on December 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Twelve colorful, decorative miniature  Christmas Trees are on display at the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, each decorated by accomplished local Addison County artists. The trees will be on display through Dec. 20, when they will be raffled off to support the education and exhibit programs of the museum. 

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5-megawatt solar array proposed for Weybridge could equal largest in Vermont

Posted on December 12, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



WEYBRIDGE — A Minneapolis developer is readying a proposal to build one of the state’s largest solar arrays in Weybridge.

Ecos Energy LLC sent a letter to Weybridge residents on Nov. 29 saying it is exploring development of two ground-mounted solar power arrays on an open field between Quaker Village Road and Field Days Road. Most of the 73-acre property is in Weybridge (58 acres), and 15 acres is in New Haven.

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Driver who killed bicyclist sentenced to 7-16 years

Posted on December 8, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — Twenty months ago mourners at the funeral of beloved local resident Kelly Boe filled the pews and spilled out of the doors at St. Mary’s Church.

On Monday locals packed the house for Boe again. This time it was at the Addison County Courthouse, where the man who was driving drunk when he struck and killed Boe was sentenced to a substantial jail term.

Judge Samuel Hoar sent 29-year-old Nathan C. Dearing to prison for seven-and-a-half to 16 years.

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Santa's letter to county's children

Posted on December 8, 2016 |
By Santa Claus



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Dear boys and girls (adults too),

I recently visited your town during its early Christmas celebration on Dec. 3 and had the privilege of meeting almost 100 children at the Middlebury Community House. It’s a terrific event I do every year, and I want to offer a big thanks to the Better Middlebury Partnership and the hardworking people who make “A very Merry Middlebury” possible. What a wonderful time I had hearing the hopes, dreams and wishes of the children who sat on my lap!

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Vermont State Police Log: Thief drops cell phone at crime scene

Posted on December 8, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — A man who broke into vehicles parked at a local trailhead apparently dropped his cell phone in one of the cars, and he surprised the owner of the car when he returned to retrieve it.

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College students contribute to ag sector through hands-on seminar

Posted on December 5, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Fieldwork has taken on a new meaning for Middlebury College students enrolled in this fall’s Environmental Studies senior seminar.

Nineteen students are taking an in-depth look at Vermont’s dairy industry by working with local farmers and organizations such as the University of Vermont’s Extension Service, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to create reports and other end-of-course products with real-world applications.

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Town Hall Theater fundraiser links woodworkers with old cherry planks

Posted on December 5, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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SALISBURY — Town Hall Theater officials are giving area woodworkers a plum assignment using some well-seasoned cherry planks. It’s pretty straightforward; use the wood to make a fine piece of furniture or artwork, have it displayed at the Middlebury theater, and then harvest 50 percent of the proceeds once it is sold.

The other half of the sales price will go to the theater to help fortify its operating budget.

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Rifle hunters bag a record number of bucks

Posted on December 1, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — Freezers throughout Addison County are packed with venison, and in many local homes that dish probably served as the main course on Thanksgiving.

That’s because the 2016 rifle season in Addison County was easily the most successful since 2005, when the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife banned shooting two-point “spikehorn” bucks during Vermont’s 16-day November rifle season.

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