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Orwell Glass heats up workshops

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



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ORWELL — According to John Chiles, Orwell Glass’s owner and chief glassblower, the newest and coolest thing to videotape on a GoPro is molten glass.

Chiles leads glassblowing workshops throughout the year at Orwell Glass’s space at the Maritime Museum in Orwell. The workshops are open to anyone with a curiosity about the craft. Many of these curious folk are children.

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Judith Irven on Gardening: A few of my favorite things

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Judith Irven



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GOSHEN — It’s mid-December and the catalog avalanche is continuing unabated, not only in my physical mailbox, but also in its electronic equivalent.

In the commercial world I am surely marked as an avid gardener! So now whole catalogs, devoted to clever tools and gadgets designed to solve any garden problem one might ever encounter, arrive around now, to be followed in January by plenty of seed catalogs, with their tantalizing pictures of unblemished peppers and frilly lettuces.

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Tri-Town water district gets back to normal after breaks in water main

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — As things returned to normal last week for the Tri-Town Water District and its customers in Addison, Bridport and Shoreham, district officials continued to plan on how better to respond to emergency situations like those that led to the district’s Dec. 18 boil-water order, while state officials prepared to inspect the district plant and evaluate Tri-Town’s response.

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Orwell man killed when car goes off slippery Route 74

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



CORNWALL — Robert J. Fields of Orwell was killed Thursday afternoon when the car he was driving went off a snow-covered Route 74 in Cornwall and struck a tree.

Vermont State Police reported that Fields, 69, was driving a 2003 Chevy Suburban westbound on Route 74 during a snowfall when the vehicle traveled off the north side of the road at around 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 29.

The Suburban continued off the roadway and collided with a tree. Fields, who was wearing a seat belt, was the only one in the vehicle.

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Route 7 crash in Brandon claims lives of older couple from Rutland

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — An elderly couple from Rutland was killed and a New Haven man was injured in a two-car crash on Route 7 in Brandon last Wednesday afternoon.

Dead are Charles K. Ovian, 84, and Sally Ovian, 83.

On Dec. 28 at just before 2:30 p.m. Brandon police responded to a report of a  two-car crash with entrapment in front of Otter Valley Union High School south of downtown.

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Walter Cerf Community Fund supports Addison County organizations

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Walter Cerf Community Fund, a component fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, recently announced 2016 grant awards totaling $111,060 to 29 organizations.

Since 2001, the fund has made grants to organizations located in Addison County or Brandon, or that have a statewide reach and make a unique contribution to Vermont. Priority interests are the arts, education, historic preservation and social services, reflecting the pattern of giving established by Cerf during his lifetime.

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DAR citizen's award goes to VUHS senior

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Each year a Vergennes Union High School senior is chosen for the DAR Good Citizen’s Award by faculty members nominating three seniors, and then the senior class elects one of those three as their Good Citizen.

We are proud to announce that the 2017 DAR Good Citizen is Brandon Cousino. He is the son of Kirk and Lynn Cousino of Ferrisburgh. Congratulations Brandon!

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Orwell man killed in Cornwall car crash on Thursday

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



CORNWALL — Robert J. Fields of Orwell was killed Thursday afternoon when the car he was driving went off a snow-covered Route 74 in Cornwall and struck a tree.

Vermont State Police reported that Fields, 69, was driving a 2003 Chevy Suburban westbound on Route 74 during a snowfall when the vehicle traveled off the north side of the road at around 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 29.

The Suburban continued off the roadway and collided with a tree. Fields, who was wearing a seat belt, was the only one in the vehicle.

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School consolidation

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Voters across Addison County — and in many other parts of Vermont — approved big changes in the way we oversee and budget for our schools in 2016. The establishment of bigger school districts that unify governance of multi-town supervisory unions under a single board that will do a universal budget for all of the schools under their purview will lead to such a big change that we have made it our No. 1 story for 2016.

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Porter upheaval

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Many would agree that 2016 was a year of peaks and valleys for Porter Medical Center (PMC), Addison County’s hub for health care services.

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