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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
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Middlebury Police Log: Two sent to hospital after Case Street crash

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a collision between a dump truck and motorcycle, with injuries, on Case Street on the evening of Monday, Aug. 28.

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Vergennes Police Log: City man cited for driving under the influence of drugs

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Police on Aug. 31 cited a Vergennes resident for driving under the influence of drugs after stopping his car on School Street for erratic operation.

Russell Hulst, 57, was processed for DUI-drugs and also ticketed for driving with a civilly suspended license, police said.

In other incidents between Aug. 28 and Sept. 3, Vergennes police:

•  On Aug. 28 persuaded an upset teenage girl to go to Porter Hospital and meet with Counseling Service of Addison County personnel.

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Bristol Police Log: Police, rescue squad aid woman in gas station bathroom

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — On Aug. 23 at 7:42 p.m., Bristol police were called to the Maplefields-Irving gas station, where a woman was locked in the restroom and not responding.

The officer broke in to the restroom and found the woman breathing but non-responsive. The Bristol Rescue Squad was summoned and the woman transported to Porter Hospital.

In other action Aug. 14 through 27, Bristol police:

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School board gives OK for $35 million Mt. Abe bond vote

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — A vote on a $35 million bond to renovate the 48-year-old Mount Abraham Union High School will definitely take place in November.

The Mount Abe school board this past Wednesday evening voted 8-1 in favor of the recommended major overhaul of the building.

“I think initial reaction will be sticker shock,” said board member Sandy Lee of Lincoln. “But if we don’t invest in this multimillion-dollar building are we going to let it just fall apart?”

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Organic milk prices plummet across Vermont

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
By Erin Mansfield of VTDigger.org



VERMONT — A once-hot market for organic milk has cooled, and farmers are paying the price.

In the face of a market glut, companies are paying Vermont’s organic dairy farmers less for their product, at a cost of tens thousands of dollars to each farm.

Organic Valley, which buys milk from more than half of Vermont’s roughly 200 organic dairy farms, will be accepting less milk from farmers at its highest price and paying discount rates for additional milk.

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Days gone by: Monkton Historical Society collects photos from past times

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MONKTON — A dedicated cadre of Monkton residents shared photographs and stories of Monkton days gone by at a recent Monkton Historical Society meeting.

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Local food organization considers creating a facility to process crops and meats

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN) is beginning a new chapter in its 12-year history of promoting sustainable, local sources of food and energy. The non-profit, grassroots organization has hired a new executive director who is leading an effort to create a new facility where small Addison County food producers could process and store their wares.

ACORN leaders last week formally announced Lynn Coale as the group’s new executive director.

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12th Annual Kelly Brush Ride coming to Addison County Sept. 9

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The 12th Annual Kelly Brush Ride, powered by VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations is ready to roll on Saturday, Sept. 9, in Middlebury.

The bicycle and handcycle ride supports the Kelly Brush Foundation’s mission to empower those with paralysis through sport and recreation and to prevent ski racing injuries.

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ANWSD negotiators strike a deal on a new teachers contract

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) and Addison Northwest Teachers’ Association have tentatively agreed on a new, two-year contract. Mark Koenig, a leader of the ANWSD board negotiating team, said the two sides reached the tentative deal at around 3 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, following a mediated session that lasted more than 11 hours.

The last teachers contract ran through June 30.

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Winning the battle of the weeds

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
By Judith Irven



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Surely weeds are some of nature’s greatest opportunists.

They appear spontaneously in places where other plants would not stand a chance, such as in disturbed soil or along the dry salty edges of Vermont’s beloved dirt roads.

And in our gardens? Within weeks of making our beds all tidy and seemingly weed-free, new weeds just pop up uninvited!

How does this happen?

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