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Ferrisburgh Town Hall to host first presidential voting

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh officials have taken steps to prepare for the first-ever Presidential election for which balloting will be held in Ferrisburgh’s eight-year old town office building.

They expect a turnout that could be up to 50 percent higher than any previous election held at the town’s Route 7 offices.

In 2012, 71.3 percent of the town’s registered voters (minus about 320 absentee voters), then around 2,100 strong, cast ballots for president in the Ferrisburgh Central School gymnasium, as had been the case for decades.

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Vt. Community Foundation names Wheeler as board chair

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Community Foundation has named James “Jake” G. Wheeler, Jr. chair of its board of directors. Wheeler was elected to the board in 2009 and has served as vice chair for the last two years. The Vermont Community Foundation Board of Directors is elected by the Foundation’s 150 members.

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Moose season success rate was down

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ST. JOHNSBURY — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says a preliminary count reveals hunters took 73 moose in this year’s regulated hunting seasons.

“A preliminary count on Oct. 24 showed that hunters had reported nine moose being taken by 27 hunters in the Oct. 1-7 archery season and 64 moose taken by 141 hunters in the Oct. 15-20 regular season,” said Cedric Alexander, Vermont’s moose project leader.  He said a few additional reports may still be sent in from other reporting agents.

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Rifle deer season starts Nov. 12

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Addison Indpendent



MONTPELIER — Hunters are gearing up for the start of Vermont’s statewide traditionally popular 16-day rifle deer season that begins Saturday, Nov. 12, and ends Sunday, Nov. 27.

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Addison Property Transfers

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON — The following arms-length real estate sales were recorded in Addison in the final half of 2015 and the first eight months of 2016:

•  Aug. 17, 2015: Margaret Calder to John and Kim Richmond, home at 105 Pheasant Run Lane, $368,000.

•  Sept. 18, 2015: Marshall and Judith Reed to John and Tara Banks, seasonal dwelling at 320 Lakeside Lane, $250,000.

•  Dec. 9, 2015: Ann Metcalf to Thomas Hajosch, home at 290 Tritown Road, $252,000.

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Middlebury group launches fight over downtown RR bridges

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A group of downtown Middlebury property owners and merchants are asking Vermont Agency of Transportation Secretary Chris Cole to abandon the current $40-million, 4-year plan to replace the community’s two downtown rail bridges. They want to shift to a more basic project they contend could produce two new spans within around three months for approximately $5 million.

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Statewide races spice up Nov. 8 ballot

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — A variety of statewide races and a polarizing presidential contest are expected to amp up excitement at the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

The presidential race includes Democrat Hillary Clinton, Republican Donald Trump, Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Clinton and Trump have traded barbs and policy positions during three televised debates and almost daily through social media and an onslaught of negative ads.

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Election preview: Clerks find rush for early ballots as election looms

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County town clerks are bracing for what they believe will be a very healthy turnout for at the Nov. 8 General Election, citing the high-profile race for president, a collection of well-contested local House and Senate races, open seats for governor and lieutenant governor, and a school governance consolidation referendum that will be fielded in the five-town Addison Northeast Supervisory Union.

A four-person race for “high bailiff” has also captured the attention of many county residents.

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Black Lives Matter messenger challenges young people at Middlebury College

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Journalist and Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King told a standing-room-only Mead Chapel crowd on Tuesday evening that America is in a historic “dip” from which to recover will require a major commitment, especially from young people like the Middlebury College students who flocked to see him.

King, for the past year the New York Daily News senior justice writer and before then a journalist for the Daily Kos website, said racism is part of the nation’s DNA, but through work change can be made.

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Five Bristol businesswomen stitch community together

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Materials needed: seven women, yarn, yoga and a business on Main Street in Bristol.

Just like a knitting project, this story starts with a simple idea. But as any knitter knows, simple ideas aren't always that simple. 

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