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Addison Northwest board to get look at first unified spending plan

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Residents of Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham can get their initial look on this coming Wednesday at what will be first-ever unified Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) budget to include spending for all four local schools and their central office.

A draft budget for the 2017-2018 school year of the soon-to-be-unified district, formerly known as Addison Northwest Supervisory Union, will be unveiled in the Vergennes Union High School library at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

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ACSD budget reflects school tax decreases

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The latest draft of the first-ever global budget for Addison Central School District (ACSD) schools indicates education property tax rates for the seven member-communities could drop next year between 3 cents (in Middlebury) to 27 cents (in Weybridge).

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State of Vermont searching for a Secretary of Education

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BARRE — As part of the transition process, Governor-elect Philip Scott has requested that the State Board of Education commence a search for Secretary of Education. The State Board of Education announced today that the deadline for cover letter and resume submissions by applicants has been extended from the original Dec. 14 to Jan. 10.

Under the law (3 V.S.A. 2702), the State Board of Education recommends at least three qualified nominees to the Governor. The position will begin on March 1.

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Starksboro man cited for gun, restraining order violations

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



STARKSBORO — Vermont State Police cited Duane Bedell, 51, of Starksboro, for violation of a temporary restraining order and unlawful possession of a firearm, stemming from an incident at a Starksboro home on Dec. 16.

State police said they were contacted by the Department of Probation and Parole about the alleged relief from abuse order violation. It was during their investigation that VSP said they concluded that Bedell had violated the court order and was also in possession of “multiple firearms and drugs.”

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Brandon man cited for DUI after traffic stop

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — A former star Otter Valley Union High School football player was charged with drinking and driving on Saturday night.

Vermont State Police said they pulled over Carson Leary, 19, on McKinley Avenue in Rutland Town on Dec. 17 at 9:47 p.m. for an unspecified motor vehicle violation.

The troopers that made the stop reported that Leary showed signs of impairment and consented to a field sobriety test. Just after 10 p.m., Leary reportedly had a preliminary measurable breath alcohol content of 0.103 percent. The BAC limit in Vermont is 0.08 percent.

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'Messiah Sing' brings community together in song

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Over 300 area residents came together for the county’s 32rd annual “Messiah Sing” this past Sunday at the Congregational Church in Middlebury.

“The Messiah Sing is a big celebration, musically and spiritually,” said long-time Messiah soloist Leila McVeigh. “Being surrounded by a rich, full choir singing beautiful text is overwhelming in the best sense of the word. Part of the joy of the event is its inclusiveness, that anyone can walk in off the street, grab a score and start singing.” 

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Porter follows 'Blueprint for Health' for success

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center leaders said they are “all-in” on a major shift in the way health care is delivered in the state, a shift designed to cure patients in a cheaper, more effective and more holistic way.

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Orwell's Eastman to join Scott's cabinet as deputy ag secretary

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MONTPELIER — Governor-elect Phil Scott on Wednesday announced the appointment of Addison-Rutland Rep. Alyson Eastman, I-Orwell, as the new deputy secretary of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture.

Her appointment means that Scott will need to appoint a replacement to serve out the two-year term to which Eastman was re-elected last month. Eastman ran unopposed for the seat that represents Orwell, Shoreham, Whiting and Benson.

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Audubon camp seeking applications

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — Otter Creek Audubon Society (OCAS) is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for the summer of 2017 for teens (ages 14-17) who have a passion for the outdoors. This scholarship is to attend Hog Island Audubon Camp, a renowned summer camp off the coast of Maine run by the National Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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Gov. Shumlin Appoints 2 Superior Court Judges

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent Staff



Montpelier– Gov. Peter Shumlin has appointed Rutland Attorney Elizabeth Mann and Addison County State’s Attorney David Fenster to fill two vacancies on the Vermont Superior Court.

Mann is filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Kathleen Manley. Fenster is filling a newly created position.

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