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Local photographers cast new eye on Sheldon collection

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Since this past fall, five Middlebury-area photographers have been exploring the collections of the Henry Sheldon Museum and found a wealth of inspiring material. Photographs of the objects they discovered will be on view at the museum in the exhibition “Focus on the Sheldon” from March 7 through May 13.

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Middlebury officials reject call to replace rail bridges

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury has rejected a local attorney’s call for immediate replacement of the community’s two deteriorating downtown rail bridges, arguing the state owns the spans and is already poised to fix them through a four-year, $52 million project.

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, attorney Peter Langrock sent a letter to the Middlebury selectboard. In the letter he asserts that the Main Street and Merchants Row rail bridges are insufficient, dangerous and that the town should begin replacing them within “72 hours.”

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Local builders win top energy awards

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY/WALTHAM — Design and construction firms were honored recently by Efficiency Vermont with its “Best of the Best” awards for excellence in energy efficient new construction projects in Addison County.

Among the 17 projects honored statewide in a Feb. 1 event, four were in Addison County.

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National DAR honors Steponaitis for community service

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Roberta “Cookie” Steponaitis of Waltham received the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Community Service Award on Feb. 4. The award was presented to her by Joy Minns, Regent of the Seth Warner-Rhoda Farrand Chapter.

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Shamans explain their lives, traditions

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL —The word shaman evokes a range of mysterious images and feelings. Filmmaker and energy healer Sas Carey brings these to life in her film “Ceremony,” which she will share and discuss on Thursday, March 9 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol. This free event is hosted by the One World Library Project.

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Otter Valley to stage five one acts

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School’s award winning Walking Stick Theatre will present a collection of one-act performances on Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, at 7 p.m., and on Sunday, March 12, at 2:30 p.m.

Students are directing four of the five short plays to be performed.

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Middlebury College celebrates Irish dance and music for St. Paddy's day

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College Affiliate Artist Timothy Cummings (bagpipes, whistles) will join colleagues Pete Sutherland (fiddle, song) and Dominique Dodge (harp, song), along with special guests Jeremiah McLane (accordion, piano) and Mary Wesley (dance caller) in a free concert celebrating the traditional music and dance of Ireland and Vermont on March 12 at McCullough Student Center.

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Snow geese hunting season kicks off in March

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — Vermont’s spring snow goose hunt will be held March 11 through April 28.

Since 2009, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has annually issued a “Conservation Order” to allow the reduction of the population of migrating greater and lesser snow geese as well as Ross’ geese. The numbers of these geese have grown so high that they are destroying habitat for themselves and other species.

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Mount Abraham Union High School honor roll

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The following Mount Abraham Union High School students received recognition for their academic achievement during the first marking period of the 2016-2017 school year.

GRADE 9

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Losing Vermont hunting, fishing privileges will revoke privileges in other states

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Anyone thinking of violating Vermont’s fish and wildlife laws needs to keep in mind that they cannot just hunt, fish or trap in another state if their licenses are revoked here. Vermont is one of 45 states belonging to the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact (IWVC), which recognizes fish and wildlife related license suspensions of member states.

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