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Local bus service will be closed for Labor Day

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — In observance of Labor Day, Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) will be closed Monday, Sept. 4. There will be no bus service and ACTR’s administrative offices will be closed. This applies to:  Tri-Town Bristol, Tri-Town Vergennes, Middlebury Shuttle, Burlington LINK, 116 Commuter and Rutland Connector. Normal service resumes Tuesday, Sept. 5.

For more details and bus schedule information, visit actr-vt.org or call 802-388-ACTR.

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Bridge School adding new programs, teachers for 2017-2018

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs/Brandon Reporter and John S. McCright/Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Bridge School, an independent elementary school in Middlebury, is starting the school year with some new employees and programs that, school officials said, expand its dedication to creativity and the arts, outdoor education, and innovative, student-driven learning.

This year, community collaboration is a unifying focus throughout Bridge’s programs; the school said it will get students out in the community, and open its doors to provide space for the entire Addison County community to gather, play and learn.

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Law enforcement continues crackdown on speeders, drunk drivers

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Law enforcement agencies have been busy this month trying to make area highways safer, and they will continue with extra efforts through Labor Day.

Vermont State Police and other law enforcement agencies ran some saturation patrols in Addison County in an effort to reduce speeds, monitor distracted driving, enforce traffic laws and remind the public of the importance of wearing seat belts.

State police patrols were conducted:

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Successful bear hunters must submit animal's teeth

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding successful bear hunters that a regulation now requires them to submit a bear tooth so wildlife managers can collect important information on Vermont’s bear population.

Teeth submitted by hunters are used to determine the ages of bears. Wildlife biologists use age and sex data to estimate the number of bears in Vermont and to determine the status and health of the bear population. Envelopes for submitting teeth are available at all big game check stations.

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Rock out with the Starline Rhythm Boys this Friday

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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The Starline Rhythm Boys will play at Lincoln Peak Vineyard in New Haven on Friday, Sept. 1, 6-8 p.m. The Boys play vintage country, honky-tonk, and rockabilly music with strong harmony vocals. Their repertoire includes many originals as well as covers of both classic and lesser-known tunes. They’re always great fun for listening and dancing.

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R.D. King performs live at Brandon Music this Saturday

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



A genre-defying, fingers-blazing guitarist from Boston, R.D. King’s acoustic guitar performances fuse pop melodies, metal rhythms, folk fingerstyle and hints of jazz harmony. King is touring the New England region following the April 2017 release of his newest album “vs. Self” and stops at Brandon Music this Saturday, Sept. 2 for a 7:30 p.m. performance. King’s audiences describe his music as passionate, powerful, deeply memorable and —  at times — extraordinary.

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Mount Independence plans history hike for Sept. 3

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — September is Vermont Archaeology Month, as part of the month’s activities Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell is running a “hike into history” on Sunday, Sept. 3. The tour runs from 1-3 p.m.

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Vermont State Police Log: Troopers respond when ATV and tractor-trailer crash on Route 22A

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — On Wednesday, Aug. 23, at approximately 1:18 p.m. Vermont State Police, the Addison Fire Department and Middlebury Regional EMS responded to a two-vehicle crash on Route 22A at the intersection with Grand View Lane in Addison.

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Middlebury Police Log: Investigation launched into cruelty to child

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police launched an investigation on Aug. 22 into a possible case of cruelty to a child, stemming from information police they received from Porter Medical Center officials.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Responded to a report of a family fight near the intersection of Route 116 and Mead Lane on Aug. 21. Police said two brothers had been fighting.

•  Quieted a loud party at a Valley View Drive residence on Aug. 21.

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Vergennes Police Log: City police busy with alcohol-related cases

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — A citation for driving under the influence of drugs, an alcohol-related case and a family fight were among incidents that Vergennes police handled between Aug. 21 and 27.

During those seven days, Vergennes police:

•  On Aug. 21 responded to an argument between a man and his girlfriend’s daughter at a Scovil Lane residence. Police calmed the dispute, persuaded the woman to find a place to stay for the night, and told the man, who alleged the woman had struck him, how to obtain a relief-from-abuse order.

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