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A 5-town program grows young musicians

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — Guiding children with stringed instruments from “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” to, say, Franz Schubert’s “Unfinished Symphony” (No. 8 in B minor) requires a vast amount of knowledge and patience, plus, it would seem, a fair bit of magic.

But thanks to a collaboration between the Mount Abraham Unified School District Expanded Learning Program (ELP) and the Middlebury Community Music Center (MCMC), this is just the sort of magic that’s happening twice a week after school at Bristol Elementary.

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As year ends, Mount Abe principal resigns

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — On Saturday morning, not long after the sunshine had broken through the clouds, casting a sparkle on everything that had been touched by rain, the Class of 2019 at Mount Abraham Union High School filed with pomp and circumstance into a great white tent, took their seats and awaited the word of their principal.

Jessica Barewicz ascended the stage, adjusted the podium microphone and, though almost no one knew it at the time, delivered her last ever commencement remarks at Mount Abe.

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College property considered for 5-MW solar farm

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College is working on a land lease agreement with a Burlington company to install a 5-megawatt solar farm on a site off South Street Extension in Middlebury.

The college would purchase electricity generated by the facility to help meet its goal of transitioning to 100-percent renewable energy sources (not derived from fossil fuels) to power and heat the institution’s main campus by 2028.

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By the way for Jun. 13

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



Just a reminder that Bristol’s Main Street will be closed off to all traffic from 1–9 p.m. this Saturday, June 15, from the traffic light at North Street to Mountain Street, for the 10th annual Pocock Rocks Music Festival & Street Fair. Through traffic will be detoured via North Street, Spring Street and Mountain Street. Cars parked on Main Street after noon on Saturday will be towed at owner’s expense. For information or questions, call or text 802-458-5576.

 

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Mt. Abe's Amanda Bodell bids adieu after 37 years

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — Amanda Bodell doesn’t remember the first day she entered a classroom at Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School in 1982, but she does remember the job interview.

“That was interesting,” Bodell said in a recent phone interview with the Independent. “I’m not sure I knew what to expect, but I was driving from Burlington to Bristol, and walked into a room and there was a U-shaped table with 15 people sitting around it. It was a little intimidating, although incredibly friendly and encouraging.”

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Motivational speaker to talk at Town Hall Theater

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Rotary will host Chris Waddell in a free motivational speaking event open to the public at the Town Hall Theater on Friday, June 14, at 3:30 p.m.

Waddell was the first “nearly unassisted” paraplegic to summit Africa’s tallest mountain, the 19,340-foot Mount Kilimanjaro, in a handcycle. A 13-time Paralympic medalist, he is also a Hall of Famer for U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and the Paralympics.

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Vorstevelds challenge Ferrisburgh road right-of-way

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Court documents filed at the end of May by Vorsteveld Farm LLP in Addison County Superior Court’s Civil Division assert the trees the town of Ferrisburgh contends that the farm removed illegally in 2017 and 2018 were not in the town’s road right of way and were thus not subject to town oversight.

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Otter Valley Union High School graduates 86 seniors

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



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BRANDON — After 12 years of hard work and studious learning, 86 students from Otter Valley Union High School received their diplomas on Saturday, June 8.

Many of the students have already planned for their future after graduation. Several have been accepted to apprenticeships or the military and many more are moving on to a two- or four-year school.

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Mount Abraham graduates urged to face fears

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — Chessley Jackman, valedictorian of the Mount Abraham Union High School class of 2019, could have advised her 111 fellow graduates to stay in their respective comfort zones, to stick with their strengths and/or to never leave the bucolic serenity of the 5-Town area.

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