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For graduation, VUHS seniors opt for 'morality' over tradition

Posted on February 12, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Since the school’s founding in 1959, Vergennes Union High School graduations have divided its senior classes by gender, assigning white robes to girls and blue robes to boys and requiring them to enter the ceremony from different sides of the school gym.

After a January prompt from VUHS Principal Stephanie Taylor, a series of discussions on that tradition, and two votes, the members of the VUHS class of 2015 decided to change the final ritual of their high school career.

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Music school brings new life to historic home

Posted on February 12, 2015 |
By Faith Gong



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MIDDLEBURY — It’s always visually pleasing to enter the Middlebury Community House, the brick Federal-style building at the corner of Seymour and Main streets in downtown Middlebury. The foyer features a sweeping spiral staircase, crystal chandelier, and doors with blue, white and gold cloisonné enamel hardware.

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Dunmore ice fishing derby draws 130 competitors

Posted on February 10, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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SALISBURY — Although the temperatures strayed only a few degrees above zero for much of the tournament, the Lake Dunmore Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, drew 130 participants.

The annual tournament drew entries from 120 adults and 10 children to submit entries at the Kampersville Store. Dan Dragon recorded the largest fish caught, a 6.31-pound pike.

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Students of the Week - February 9, 2015

Posted on February 10, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.

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Vermont Gas will not pursue Phase 2 pipeline to paper mill in Ticonderoga, N.Y.

Posted on February 10, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



SOUTH BURLINGTON —Vermont Gas Systems Inc. on Tuesday afternoon announced that it will not proceed with the proposal to build Phase 2 of its proposed Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project pipeline — the connection from Middlebury to International Paper’s plant in Ticonderoga, N.Y.

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Legislative Review: Lawmakers struggle to fund education

Posted on February 10, 2015 |
By Rep. David Sharpe D-Bristol



Our Vermont Constitution requires the state to provide education for all our youth. For many years, the state has designated towns to carry out this requirement of the constitution. In the end it is the responsibility of all of us to educate all our youth.

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Ferrisburgh school directors seek 3 percent spending increase

Posted on February 9, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — A year after watching a budget defeat for the first time in recent memory, the Ferrisburgh Central School board has adopted a $3.62 million budget proposal for the 2015-2016 school year that would, if approved, increase spending over the current level by 2.97 percent.

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Library in Lincoln posts busy schedule

Posted on February 9, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



LINCOLN — The Lincoln Library has several interesting activities planned at its facility on West River Road in Lincoln.

First off, this Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., will see “Valentines and Origami Boxes.” Give the special person in your life something new: a valentine inside a box made and decorated by you. Younger children can make paper valentines. Special snack and treats will be available.

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College hosts 'street art' exhibit

Posted on February 9, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



MIDDLEBURY — The collections of the Middlebury College Museum of Art showcase thousands of years of human creativity, from ancient Greek vases to classic Roman sculptures, old Chinese scrolls to European and American paintings from throughout the centuries.

But starting this week, the museum’s second floor will host art with a strictly modern inspiration: the urban landscape. A new exhibit, called “Outside In: Art of the Street,” will present the work of 16 street artists who use their art to encourage political or social change.

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Lincoln firefighters elect officers

Posted on February 9, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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LINCOLN — The Lincoln Volunteer Fire Company elected a slate of officers at its annual meeting, which was held on Saturday, Jan. 17, at the firehouse. The meeting was followed by a dinner shared with retired firefighters and fire personnel from Monkton.

The following officers were elected: Chief Dan Ober; 1st Assistant Chief Matt Atkins; 2nd Assistant Chief Dudley Leavitt; and Captains Aaron Thomas, Matt Brown and Jesse Bashaw.

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