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Take steps to stave off breast cancer

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



WILLISTON — The risk of breast cancer in women is increased by several factors that cannot be easily changed:

•  Having your first period before age 12.

•  Not having children or having your first child after age 30.

•  Late age at menopause.

•  Family history of breast cancer.

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Panton Property Transfers

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



•  April 30, 2015: Joseph and Ruth Kuhn to Dennis and Vicki Hopper, home at 2214 Arnold Bay Road, $480,000.

•  May 21, 2015: Vorsteveld Farm LLP to Nik-N-Riek LLC, home at 4671 Jersey St., $100,000.

•  May 26, 2015: Nancy Plankey Videla to Vorsteveld Farm LLP, 27 acres on Spaulding Road and Jersey Street, $140,000.

•  May 26, 2015: Green Tree Servicing LLC to Laura Bushey, home at 2156 Panton Road, $45,176.

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Waltham Property Transfers

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



•  June 15, 2015: Cynthia Hooley and Rebecca Trudeau to Margaret Roddy, home at 306 Route 66, $266,000.

•  Aug. 28, 2015: Cheryl Ryan Trust to Boucher Holdings LLC, home at 1058 Green St., $235,000.

•  Sept. 17, 2015: Robert and Sandra Duprey to Andrew Peet and Yairalis Rodriguez, home at 3884 Green St., $212,500.

•  Sept. 18, 2015: Irene Spooner to Sandra King, home at 17 Rabbit Run, $172,000.

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Panton fire claims one life; firefighter saves a woman

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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PANTON — A Panton fire early on Monday morning claimed the life of one woman and destroyed a home, but firefighters probably saved the life of another woman living at the Route 22A home, according to Vergennes Fire Department officials.

Muriel Neel, 63, perished in the fire, to which Vergennes Deputy Chief and neighbor Matt Fraley alerted his department shortly after 3:30 a.m. on Monday.

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Meet Your 2016 Candidates: Those running for Senate and House answer questions

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



In an effort to help area voters get to know the local candidates for the Legislature and their stands on some important issues, the Addison Independent asked those running for House and Senate to answer a short questionnaire. There are competitive races for most of the seats representing Addison County.

The three candidates running for the two seats in the Addison-1 House district, which encompasses Middlebury, include incumbent Democrat Amy Sheldon, Democratic challenger Robin Scheu and Progressive Jill Charbonneau.

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ANeSU to hold Act 46 information forums next week

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Act 46 Study Committee next week will host a series of information sessions on the proposal to unify governance and budgeting at all ANeSU schools. The proposal will be up for a vote on Election Day in Bristol, New Haven, Monkton, Starksboro and Lincoln.

The study committee urges all residents to come out and learn more about the unification proposal that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot.

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Green Line says it's 'business as usual' despite losing bid for contract

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



NEW HAVEN — Developers of a proposed high-voltage electricity cable through part of Addison County say it will be “business as usual” for the Vermont Green Line project.

But news that the project lost a bid to sell wind and hydro power to southern New England has caused uncertainty in New Haven, which would gain financial rewards as a result of hosting key VGL infrastructure.

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Human remains found in Middlebury, no foul play suspected

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has identified the human remains found in Middlebury last Friday as those of a 28-year-old woman, a Korean national, from Fairfax, Va.

Middlebury Police Chief Tom Hanley on Wednesday morning said that the cause, manner and date of the woman’s death were as yet undetermined. There is no indication that the woman was subjected to or involved in any unlawful activity leading up to her death, Hanley said in a press release.

None of the police leads indicate there is any danger to the public.

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No pay? No work? Why not, say two high bailiff candidates

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — While most election-season signs dotting county roadsides support candidates for statewide races and local Vermont House and Senate seats, an unusual number have also sprouted up backing two men seeking an unpaid county-wide job in which the officeholder rarely, if ever, does anything: high bailiff.

Two-term incumbent Charles Clark Jr., a Republican who is also the Addison County Sheriff Department’s chief deputy, is facing a challenge from former longtime county deputy and private sector security employee Ron Holmes, a Democrat.

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Candidates hear farmer concerns at ag forum

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



MIDDLEBURY — Farmers had a chance to speak directly to prospective legislators at the Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN) forum on local food and farming, held on Oct. 19 at Middlebury College’s Kirk Alumni Center.

Topping the list of farmer concerns were the challenges of marketing and distribution in a rural state with a low population density.

“Sometimes there’s just not enough people here in Vermont to buy all of the local produce,” said Norma Norris of Norris Berry Farm in Monkton.

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