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Lucretius: the nature of things - On Religion and Peace

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Victor Nuovo



In the prologue to Book I of De Rerum Natura, Lucretius introduces three main themes. They are the system of the heavens, the origin of all things, and the nature of the Gods. The first two are strictly natural themes suitable for a naturalist: astronomy and physics. The third is curious, for Lucretius and his poem have been condemned down through the ages for atheism and irreligion.

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Author/illustrator to speak at three libraries

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — Three Addison County public libraries have teamed up to bring illustrator, educator and author Marika McCoola to their Vermont communities on Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12. Orwell Free Library, Platt Memorial Library in Shoreham, and Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes will each host an event. McCoola, who is headquartered in the Boston area, most recently published the New York Times bestselling graphic novel “Baba Yaga’s Assistant.”

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Group brings traditional songs, a Middlebury native home

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The St. Lawrence University Laurentian Singers will kick off their spring break tour to Cleveland, Detroit and Toronto with a concert at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, at the Congregational Church of Middlebury. The concert is free and open to the public.

Senior Laurentian singer and soprano soloist Carlie Wright hails from Middlebury and will sing the traditional songs of St. Lawrence along with invited alumni.

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Homeward Bound to host microchip clinics

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, has announced the dates of its 2016 Open Door Microchip Clinics. The clinics will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon on the following Saturdays: March 12, May 14, July 9, Sept. 10 and Nov. 19.

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All seven towns in Middlebury-area ACSU back unification

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Addison Central Supervisory Union voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly endorsed a proposal to form a unified Addison Central School District (ACSD) that will govern all public schools in the seven towns and place them under a single education budget.

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Vergennes-area towns support one-board school governance plan

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Residents in each of the five communities that make up Addison Northwest Supervisory Union on Tuesday approved by wide margins the plan to unify the district under the governance of one board, effective July 1, 2017.

As of that date, ANwSU will become the Addison Northwest Unified District (ANwUD) and a 12-member board will operate it, with four members each from Vergennes and Ferrisburgh, two from Addison, and one each from Panton and Waltham.

That board will operate the four district schools under one budget.

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Seeley, Nuovo and Artim win seats on Middlebury board

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents on Town Meeting Day made resident Heather Seeley the top vote-getter in a five-way race for three seats on their selectboard. They also overwhelmingly agreed to participate in a new, unified Addison Central School District (ACSD) that will include all of the schools in the current Addison Central Supervisory Union.

Seeley garnered 1,234 tallies to win her three-year term. Also making the cut were former selectman Victor Nuovo, with 1,052 votes, followed by current selectboard Vice Chairman Nick Artim, who received 991.

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Town Meetings 2016 – See what happened in your municipality in our town-by-town wrap up

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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Addison County residents came out in fairly good numbers to take part in their annual town and school meetings this week.

Part civic duty, part neighborhood gathering, town meetings and the Australian ballot voting on Tuesday was a time and place where municipal officials could take the pulse of their constituents, and townsperson could talk with townsperson — face to face — about the important issues their communities face.

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Despite mild winter, ski area hosts successful carnival

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



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RIPTON — With two inches of rain forecast late last week and rapid swings in temperatures, Mike Hussey faced a challenge getting the cross-country ski racing course at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton ready to go for the Middlebury College Winter Carnival. Unfortunately, such challenging conditions for ski areas have been almost the norm this winter.

“It’s hard to do anything with the snow while it’s raining,” said Hussey, the director of Rikert, said on Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf campus in Ripton

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County voters endorse Bernie Sanders, John Kasich

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County residents resoundingly picked Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., over Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary for president, and narrowly selected Ohio Gov. John Kasich over New York businessman Donald Trump in the Republican primary.

Results collected from Addison County polling places showed Kasich came out on top with 1,144 votes, compared to 1,103 for Trump.

Trump visited Burlington earlier this winter, while Kasich came to the Green Mountain State just before Tuesday’s elections.

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