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Respected writers to read and discuss a range of literature on alumni weekend

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — During Middlebury College’s Reunion Weekend, the New England Review will present its annual gathering of Middlebury College alumni and faculty. The event will take place on Saturday, June 10, at 2:30 p.m., in Axinn Center Room 229.

In addition to featuring Middlebury College President Laurie Patton, who will read from her poetry and translations, this year brings a range of accomplished alumni. Serena Crawford, Henriette Lazaridis, James Moore and Daniel Robb will read from their poems, stories, and essays.

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Waste management district receives DEC grant

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Household hazardous waste disposal is difficult. To make the process easier for county residents, the Addison County Solid Waste Management District received a grant of $29,271 from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation.

The grant is used to help fund household hazardous waste collection and disposal for the District’s 20 member towns.

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Beatles for Sale to play Brandon Town Hall June 3

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Beatles For Sale — an award-winning, New England-based Beatles tribute band — will perform a live concert this Saturday evening at the Brandon Town Hall Community Center Stage. This band of talented musicians was drawn together by their love of Beatles music and the desire to keep the music alive, bringing it to a whole new generation of Beatles fans.

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Students of the Week - May 29, 2017

Posted on May 30, 2017 |
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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Late mowing helps bobolinks thrive in state's hayfields

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Summer in Vermont is greatly enriched by the state’s many grassland birds, from bobolinks flushing up from a grassy field to the beautiful song of an eastern meadowlark. But many of these species are in decline due to the loss of appropriate grassland habitat.

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Audubon Vermont are encouraging landowners to help promote these beloved species and give these birds a chance to complete their nesting season simply by altering the times of year that they mow large fields.

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County forester urges city to preserve trees on town green

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Addison County Forester Chris Olson said last week Vergennes officials should look at other methods of helping grass grow in some areas of the city’s central green before considering removing trees, according to City Manager Mel Hawley.

Hawley said when he met with Olson on Wednesday morning that the forester also said none of the trees on the green, including two large maples behind the monument about which city official were worried, were so unhealthy they should be removed.

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Downtown Middlebury bus stop to be moving

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources’ downtown Middlebury bus stop will soon move from Merchants Row to South Pleasant Street, but riders shouldn’t grow too accustomed to the new spot — the stop will again be on the move this fall.

It’s all in anticipation of work to replace Middlebury’s two downtown rail bridges.

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Ilsley to test waters for fundraising

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — At last Tuesday’s meeting, members of the Middlebury selectboard unanimously approved the Ilsley Library Board’s request to search for a fundraising consultant to help determine the potential success of community fund drive for a proposed expansion/renovation of the library building on Main Street.

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Fight back against ticks this summer

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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As Vermonters venture outside to enjoy warm summer weather, Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reminds hikers, hunters and others to be tick smart while fishing, turkey hunting or watching birds.

According to researchers at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, N.Y., this is heralding a particularly risky year for Lyme disease and other tickborne illnesses. And the Vermont Department of Health reports that annual cases of Lyme disease continue to rise in Vermont.

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Brandon's Route 7 work schedule released

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — And so it begins in Brandon. With the overflow culvert under Center Street complete, a schedule for the Segment 6-Route 7 reconstruction project in Brandon has been released, and work will begin right in the center of town.

Brandon Town Manager Dave Atherton shared the schedule with the select board at a regular meeting last week.

The project has been broken up into six segments labeled “A” through “F.”

Segment A runs from the Brandon Fire Station to Franklin Street just before the library.

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