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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images::pre_render() should be compatible with views_handler_field::pre_render($values) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/image/contrib/image_attach/image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images.inc on line 112.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.

Workshop helps farmers make most from their land

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



RUTLAND — On Monday, Jan. 4, the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) will host a workshop called “Making it Happen: Profitability and Success” in collaboration with The Carrot Project, a nonprofit that provides financing and business support to small farm and food businesses.

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Vergennes winter parking ban is in effect

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The City of Vergennes Winter Parking Ban is now in effect.

From Dec. 1 through March 31, vehicles parked on city streets between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. will be ticketed.

If there are inclement weather conditions requiring plowing of snow or additional snow/ice removal operations, and a vehicle is parked on city streets between 2 and 6:30 a.m., the vehicle will be ticketed and towed.

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Arts Beat for Jan. 11: U.K.-based Heath Quartet to offer two free concerts in Middlebury

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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The Middlebury College Performing Arts Series engages the acclaimed Heath Quartet as its first-ever Quartet in Residence to kick off 2016. The U.K.-based ensemble will spend all of Middlebury’s Winter Term on campus, performing in two free concerts, the first on Thursday, at 7:30 p.m. and the second next week on Thursday, Jan. 21. A third, ticketed concert will take place on Thursday, Feb. 4. All three of the concerts will take place in Robison Hall (concert hall) in the Mahaney Center for the Arts, at 7:30 p.m.

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SunCommon withdraws plan for solar array in Cornwall

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By John Flowers



CORNWALL — SunCommon has decided to withdraw its application for a proposed solar array off West Street in Cornwall, citing setback issues and a state-mandated archaeological review of the project site.

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Candidates line up for merged RNeSu board

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Officials in the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union were already looking beyond approval by the state Agency of Education of the Brandon-area district’s proposal for unified school governance.

Nevertheless, the AOE approval of the consolidation plan at a hearing last Tuesday was welcome news.

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No snow! Winter-oriented businesses are suffering

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



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ADDISON COUNTY — A year ago at this time, Vermonters could look out their windows at hillsides blanketed in a foot of snow in some places. This year, that same view yields mostly brown ground, trees devoid of leaves and not a snowflake to be found. In past weeks, temperatures have risen as high as into the 40s and 50s.

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State OKs ACSU merger plan, and Otter Valley merger

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Agency of Education (AOE) last week gave its seal of approval to governance consolidation plans for three school districts — including one in the Middlebury area and one in the Brandon area.

The Dec. 15 decision paves the way for residents in the seven communities the Addison Central Supervisory Union to decide on March 1 whether their schools should be governed by a single board and funded through a single budget.

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Former Middlebury President Ron Liebowitz to lead Brandeis University

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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WALTHAM, Mass. — Ronald D. Liebowitz, who stepped down as the 16th president of Middlebury College this past June, has taken a similar job at a Boston-area educational institution.

Brandeis University’s Board of Trustees on Thursday announced that Liebowitz has been named the ninth president of the Waltham, Mass., school.

Liebowitz will begin his leadership role at Brandeis on July 1, 2016.

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Warrant out for man suspected of threatening Middlebury DCF workers

Posted on December 18, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont State Police are seeking a man in connection with threats he allegedly made against two workers at the Middlebury office of the Department of Children & Families (DCF) on Dec. 11.

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Police cite former superintendent of Vergennes-area schools

Posted on December 18, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Friday cited former Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Superintendent Thomas F. O’Brien for embezzling, a charge they said stems from “directing unauthorized payment of over $4,000 for unused vacation time to himself upon his retirement date.”

O’Brien is scheduled to be arraigned in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, on Feb. 22.

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