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Lions donates $3,500 to five local charities

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions Club is wrapping up their 2016-17 year by helping several local organizations. The club has several fundraisers throughout the year to support these donations, including the vehicle raffle, the Red Sox ticket raffle, scholarship raffle, Lions Charity Auction and Memorial Day sale items. President Jim McClay says, “This would not be possible without the tremendous support of everyone in our greater Vergennes area communities.” 

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Mount Abe honor roll

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The following students have made the Mount Abraham Union High School Honor Roll for the second quarter.

GRADE 9

Work Habits Highest Honors — BJ Bennett, Jnana Breck-Arndt, Josie Brennan, Faith Brinkman, Emma Campbell, Jackson Gepfert, Alexis Kouwenhoven, Cole Kouwenhoven, Camille Lyons, Sean Meyer, Sydney Minnerly, Sydney Perlee, Jonas Schroeder and Maizy Shepard.

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Vermont historian to discuss book on War of 1812

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont historian Willard Sterne Randall will read from, discuss and sign his new book “Unshackling America: How the War of 1812 Truly Ended the American Revolution” on Thursday, July 6, at 7 p.m. at The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. in Middlebury.

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Weybridge town picnic set for July 8

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Indpendent



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WEYBRIDGE — The town of Weybridge will hold its annual town picnic on Saturday, July 8, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Weybridge School.

This popular event will have something for townspeople of all ages. Snake Mountain Bluegrass will provide music, and there will be children’s games and the ever-popular competitions for best baked beans and best pie. Judges will consider two categories of pie this year: best fruit pie and best overall pie. The three first place winners will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op.

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City council cites 'thin cushion,' adds 2 cents

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday added two cents to the tax rate needed to support city services and adopted a $2,290,291 municipal budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1; the budget will increase city spending by about $58,000.

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In Middlebury, town rate rises by a half-cent

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday unanimously OK’d a new municipal property tax rate of 98.2 cents per $100 in property value, reflecting a bump of approximately a half a penny compared to this year’s rate of 97.8 cents.

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ACSD schools ratify two-year teacher contract, but a financial penalty looms

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District (ACSD) board and local teachers have ratified a new, two-year labor agreement that includes a 3-percent annual increase in new money for salaries, extends the length of the school day, and requires educators to take on a greater share of their health insurance premiums.

But some ACSD negotiators are now wishing they had waited a little longer before finalizing the new pact.

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Advocates brainstorm solutions for affordable housing problem

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Filling Addison County’s affordable housing void will require a lot more public and private investment, better tenant-landlord relationships and some new, creative initiatives — such as the “HomeShare” program that matches people in need of shelter with seniors needing help with household chores.

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Bench in city park dedicated to Vietnam veterans

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Seth Warner — Rhoda Farrand Chapter of the DAR has been an active partner with the Vietnam War Commemoration Committee for the past three years. This spring, the group purchased a park bench to dedicate local Vietnam veterans. A plaque attached by the chapter thanks and honors Vietnam veterans for their service. The bench has been placed in MacDonough Park in Vergennes, in a shady spot with a view of the falls.

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Middlebury summer to feature movies and music in the park

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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MIDDLEBURY — For the second consecutive year, the Better Middlebury Partnership (BMP) has teamed up with the Middlebury Community Music Center to host a summer music series on Wednesday nights in downtown Middlebury. In addition to the concerts that have been offered in the past, the free event series, now called Midd Summer Music & Movies, will include four outdoor film screenings.

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