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New' Beeman school building celebrates diamond anniverary

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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NEW HAVEN — This year marks the 75th anniversary of the “new” Beeman school building, which is located on North Street in New Haven village.

Beeman Academy opened in the fall of 1870. It was incorporated into the town school system in 1894, and finally leased to the New Haven school district in 1912. That same year, it was extensively renovated and expanded.

Sadly, on Oct. 28, 1940, the venerable Beeman Academy burned to the ground.

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St. Stephen's invites all to Taizé services from France

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Middlebury will offer a series of Lenten services inspired by the beautiful, chant-like music of the Taizé Community, an ecumenical, multicultural monastery in France.

All are invited to attend.

All services will be on Wednesday evenings, from Feb. 17 through March 16, starting at 7 p.m.

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Community Players to stage two one-act comedies

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Community Players present two one-act comedies, Peter Shaffer’s “Black Comedy” and Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Inspector Hound,” at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury from Feb. 11 to 14. Thursday through Saturday shows are at 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.

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Man jailed again, this time on stalking charge

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Lee Kahrs



SALISBURY — A man charged with threatening employees with a gun at a Leicester scrap yard two weeks ago was arrested on Feb. 4 after violating an unrelated “no stalking” order in Salisbury.

Vermont State Police arrested Kadia Barenbaum, 56, of East Middlebury after responding to a trespassing complaint on Shard Villa Road in Salisbury just before noon this past Thursday.

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Tari Shattuck grants boost five-town elementary schools

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The Tari Shattuck Educational Foundation of Bristol recently funded nine projects in the elementary schools of Addison Northeast Supervisory Union to support innovative educational opportunities developed by local teachers. This school year, as part of its support of excellence in teaching and learning in ANeSU, the foundation is granting up to $1,000 for projects to each of the ANeSU elementary schools.

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Red Cedar School's Werner-Gavrin nominated for 'Life-Changer' award

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Jacquie Werner-Gavrin, founder and director of the Red Cedar School in Bristol, has been nominated for the 2015-2016 national LifeChanger of the Year award.

Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, the LifeChanger of the Year program recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 public and private school educators and employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership.

Werner-Gavrin was nominated by parent William Aikman.

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Estimates call for lower school taxes in most ANwSU towns

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Residential school tax rates are now expected to drop in four out of five Addison Northwest Supervisory Union communities, according to new estimates released this week by ANwSU officials.

They revised their estimates — which are lower than those published in ANwSU annual town reports — after the Legislature agreed late in January to make changes to school-funding provisions in Act 46, Vermont’s new education law that also promotes school consolidation.

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Five candidates vie for two spots on New Haven selectboard

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



NEW HAVEN — Both of the New Haven selectboard incumbents who are running for re-election will face challengers on Town Meeting Day.

Kathleen Barrett, currently chair of the selectboard, will stand for a three-year seat against New Haven Planning Commission member Dan Monger. Selectboard member Carole Hall is running against Bridget Kipp and John Roleau for a two-year seat.

Meanwhile, Ed McGuire is running unopposed for re-election to his three-year seat as a Beeman school director.

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Google's search ends at local school; Addison boy wins national contest

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Eleven-year-old Addison resident Louis Provencher spent plenty of time this past weekend playing his favorite video games, including “Clash of the Clans.”

It was a little more fun than usual because he could load the games on his brand-new computer tablet, which he got on Friday from Google. That’s right, representatives from the Internet behemoth on Friday morning surprised Provencher in a school-wide assembly at the Champlain Valley Christian School in Vergennes.

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New raw cheese rule could harm Vermont industry

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — A new U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulation that could severely limit production of raw milk cheeses has just been put on hold, but local cheesemakers aren’t out from under the shadow of the rule just yet.

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