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Bridport

Posted on March 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT — Bridport residents at their town meeting Tuesday decided two contested races for their local selectboard and passed all money items on their ballot.

Tim Howlett narrowly won a three-way race for a two-year term on the selectboard. He prevailed with 83 votes, over David Bronson (79) and Michael Lawton (66). Howlett replaces Marian Walker, who did not seek re-election.

Meanwhile, challenger Matthew Lawton easily topped incumbent Jerry Forbes, 171-52, for a three-year term as selectman.

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Daniels wins squeaker in Vergennes mayor's race

Posted on March 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Once a mayor, now a mayor again. Former Vergennes Mayor Mike Daniels defeated incumbent Mayor Bill Benton by a mere five tallies in Town Meeting Day voting in the Little City.

The Independent received word from the city clerk that Daniels, who served three terms as mayor between 2007 and 2013, defeated Benton, a two-term mayor, by a tally of 265-270.

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Gibbs vows to reclaim old Bristol firehouse

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — The old Bristol firehouse at 32 North St. will soon have a new owner, if all goes as planned. Last week, the Bristol selectboard unanimously chose William Gibbs’ proposal to renovate and restore the historic 120-year-old structure.

“She will be a gem in the town when I get done,” Gibbs had told the selectboard when he and the other contenders presented their vision for the 1897 building earlier in February.

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Middlebury College professor injured by protesters as she escorted controversial speaker

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College Professor Allison Stanger was injured by protesters Thursday evening as she was escorting a controversial speaker from campus. She was treated at Porter Hospital and released.

Charles Murray, a political scientist who has been criticized for his views on race and intelligence, was invited to speak on campus by a student group. He was greeted late Thursday afternoon outside McCullough Student Center by hundreds of protesters, and inside Wilson Hall, students turned their backs to him and booed when he got up to speak.

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Protesters shout down controversial speaker at Middlebury College

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College students shut down the scheduled late afternoon presentation by speaker Charles Murray, with boos, jeers, stomps and chants last Thursday.

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Time quickly dwindling for local school boards: Final 10-month terms lack takers

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Town Meeting Day business is most often about beginnings — the start of a political career, the minting of a new budget or the launching of a new program.

But Town Meeting Day ballots in the seven Addison Central School District (ACSD) towns on Tuesday will signal an end of what has been, in some cases, a centuries-old tradition of local school boards.

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Local photographers cast new eye on Sheldon collection

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Since this past fall, five Middlebury-area photographers have been exploring the collections of the Henry Sheldon Museum and found a wealth of inspiring material. Photographs of the objects they discovered will be on view at the museum in the exhibition “Focus on the Sheldon” from March 7 through May 13.

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Middlebury officials reject call to replace rail bridges

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury has rejected a local attorney’s call for immediate replacement of the community’s two deteriorating downtown rail bridges, arguing the state owns the spans and is already poised to fix them through a four-year, $52 million project.

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, attorney Peter Langrock sent a letter to the Middlebury selectboard. In the letter he asserts that the Main Street and Merchants Row rail bridges are insufficient, dangerous and that the town should begin replacing them within “72 hours.”

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Local builders win top energy awards

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY/WALTHAM — Design and construction firms were honored recently by Efficiency Vermont with its “Best of the Best” awards for excellence in energy efficient new construction projects in Addison County.

Among the 17 projects honored statewide in a Feb. 1 event, four were in Addison County.

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National DAR honors Steponaitis for community service

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Roberta “Cookie” Steponaitis of Waltham received the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Community Service Award on Feb. 4. The award was presented to her by Joy Minns, Regent of the Seth Warner-Rhoda Farrand Chapter.

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