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Check your Vt. property tax bill; thousands are probably inaccurate

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — Many property tax bills already sent out by Vermont town clerks and treasurers lack information about education property tax breaks for eligible homeowners, according to state and local officials. The Vermont Department of Taxes blamed “a processing backlog” at the department for the snafu.

“It’s a mess,” said Vergennes City Clerk and Treasurer Joan Devine on Tuesday, adding that by about 2 p.m. that day alone she and Assistant Clerk/Treasurer Melissa Wright had already handled eight calls on the issue.

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Candidates disclose campaign finances; Hardy, Newton have raised the most

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — First-time state Senate candidate Ruth Hardy is thus far the big leader in campaign fund raising in the lead up to the November general elections. Records on file with the Vermont Secretary of State’s Office show the East Middlebury Democrat had raised $12,722 as of July 15, the latest campaign finance filing deadline for major party candidates who had raised or spent more than $500 since March 15.

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Route 17 bridge to open in time for fair

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Rachel Cohen



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NEW HAVEN — The rebuild of the Route 17 bridge over Otter Creek in New Haven will be complete before Addison County Fair and Field Days opens on Aug. 7, according to the Vermont Agency of Transportation’s project manager.

VTrans Project Manager Carolyn Carlson said the rebuilt bridge will be open to vehicles by Aug. 3, allowing normal traffic flow to resume before the county’s nearby popular annual fair.

Construction began on Route 17’s Bridge 8, which passes over Otter Creek between Weybridge and New Haven, in early June. 

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Horror flick has Middlebury College connections

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Alexander Draper is comfortable in a classroom, but he thrives in a pressure cooker.

So after bidding his graduating students goodbye this past May, Draper — an associate professor of theater at Middlebury College — screamed over to the macabre set of his latest acting assignment: A feature-length horror movie called “The Witch in the Window” that will have its world premier on Monday, July 23, at Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival.

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Local author's graphic novel transports us through time

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Nick Garber



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MIDDLEBURY — It’s an experience we all know well: listening to a song and being instantly transported back in time to the first place we heard it.

Well, mentally, at least.

For Middlebury writer Jeremy Holt, the concept of music as time travel was powerful enough for him to make it literal through fiction. In his new graphic novel, “Skip to the End,” Holt explores the phenomenon through the eyes of a former rock star, now-drug addict, for whom “revisiting the past is the only way to move forward.”

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Former deputy Holmes eyes return as county's new sheriff

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County High Bailiff Ron Holmes has the power to arrest the sheriff if such an action were ever warranted.

He’s never been called upon to do so.

And now, with Sheriff Don Keeler preparing to retire at year’s end, Holmes is involved in a three-man race to lead the department on which he served as a deputy for 25 years.

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Panton will meet, vote on changes to town meeting

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



PANTON — Panton residents are being asked to gather this coming Monday to make a series of decisions that could create major changes in how the town takes care of its annual business in March.

Panton’s selectboard has called a special town meeting at Panton Town Hall for 7 p.m. on Monday, July 23, to consider moving the date of its annual town meeting and changing the way residents choose town leaders and decide on town spending measures.

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Historians recall Vermont '57 plane crash

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Rachel Cohen



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SALISBURY/BRANDON — At 11 years old, Brian Lindner hiked Camel’s Hump with a friend, and ended up finding the site of a 1944 B-24 bomber crash.

None of the adults in his life could answer his questions about the crash that were fueling his curiosity.

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Fix for Addy Indy printing in the works

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



SAINT ALBANS — For the past few issues of the Addison Independent, the printing firm that prints this newspaper has had its share of problems, which has led to poor print quality, to say the least.

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Talks continue on sale of Bristol land

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard at its July 9 meeting inched closer to selling 8.61 acres of town land, located off Firehouse Drive, to Stoney Hill Properties LLC.

The land is part of a 30-acre parcel Bristol bought from the state of Vermont for $1 per acre in 1999.

In 2015 the town signed a purchase and sale agreement to convey the land to Stoney Hill for an initial price of $25,000 per acre, with an additional $10,000 per acre to be paid upon completion of the conditions set forth in the agreement.

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