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Wildflower talk at Mount Independence on tap for April 30

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Search for the tender beauties of spring wildflowers in a guided walk at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, on Sunday, April 30, from 1-3 p.m. Amy Olmsted, a horticulturist with Rocky Dale Gardens in Bristol and a nursery professional for over 20 years, leads this informative walk.

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Vt. Fish and Wildlife to offer naturalist class for teachers

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Vermont’s popular fish and wildlife summer course for teachers and other educators will be held July 16-21. The hands-on field course, which gets educators out into Vermont’s streams, forests and wetlands with some of the state’s leading natural resource experts, takes place at the Buck Lake Conservation Camp in Woodbury.

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Otter Valley Union High School honor roll

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — The following students at Otter Valley Union High School were recognized for academic achievement during the second marking period of the 2016-2017 academic year.

GRADE 7

Principal’s List:Hayden Bernhardt, Erika Chapin, Marissa Connors, Olivia Depatie, Sienna Diezel, Jamie Dube-Bordeau, Alexandria Griffin, Alice Keith, Anna Kerr, Lucas Klein, Josephine LaRock, Tyson Stickney, Umaryn Swift, and Kieran Williams

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Mount Abe School board needs Starksboro, New Haven, Bristol members

Posted on April 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Addison Northeast Supervisory Union officials are alerting residents of Bristol, New Haven and Starksboro that there are openings on the Mount Abraham Union High School Board for members from each of those three towns.

Current school members of the local school boards in each own would like candidates interested in filling these spots to step forward by end of day Monday, April 17, so they could fill those openings on Tuesday.

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Teens, Bristol police team up to tackle sexting

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — The Bristol Police Department has reached out to some of the county’s top experts on teen behaviors to create an outreach program to counter sexting — the practice of texting naked photos.

The experts are teens themselves.

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Sugaring season comes to a sweet conclusion

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



ADDISON COUNTY — With a bout of summer-like weather early this week following a long, cold spring, Addison County’s sugarmakers are shutting down their evaporators and plucking taps from their budding maple trees.

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Taking the plunge into icy waters? No problem, say dozens of kayakers

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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BRISTOL — Several dozen kayakers on this past Saturday challenged the lively New Haven River at the Ledges Race, despite freezing temperatures and ice that clung to boulders on the water’s edge.

Race organizer Ryan McCall said the weather didn’t deter the competitors in the annual race down a mile-long stretch of rapids.

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Winter homeless shelter closing out helpful season with plans for the future

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Charter House Coalition (CHC) this week will wrap up another season of its heavily used Middlebury warming shelter, and will now turn its attention to improving the interior of its facility at 27 North Pleasant St. in order to better serve homeless individuals and families during the coming years.

Established in 2005, the CHC is a nonprofit association of local religious groups and individuals who each year donate hundreds of volunteer hours and thousands of dollars to make sure the less fortunate have access to basic necessities.

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Vermont Choral Union marks 50 yeas with concert series

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Fifty years ago, University of Vermont professor James G. Chapman founded the Vermont Choral Union ? a community-based a cappella choral group. The ensemble of 36 singers is still going strong, now with Middlebury’s Jeff Rehbach at the helm. Rehbach will lead the Vermont Choral Union in three anniversary concerts next week: at the Mahaney Center for the Arts at Middlebury College on Friday, at the McCarthy Recital Hall at St. Michael’s College on Saturday and at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier on Sunday.

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Teacher contract talks break down in Addison Northwest and Rutland Northeast

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By John S. McCright and Lee J. Kahrs



VERGENNES / BRANDON — School boards and teachers unions in two more local districts have declared impasse in their negotiations over teacher contracts.

Negotiators in the Addison Northwest district in the Vergennes area and in the Rutland Northeast district in the Brandon area are both seeking the aid of third-party mediators to help them get over the hump in discussions to replace contracts that end July 1.

RNeSU declared an impasse last week, Addison Northwest School District this Monday.

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