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Police cite men in Weybridge pepper spray incident

Posted on July 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



WEYBRIDGE — Vermont State Police cited two men after they allegedly pepper-sprayed two individuals on Weybridge Road (Route 23) in Weybridge at around 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 6.

Travis J. Simpson, 21, of Vergennes was cited with aggravated assault, VSP said.

Hieu V. Tran, 25, of Burlington was cited with aiding in the commission of a felony, driving with a criminally suspended license and violating his condition of release, according to VSP Trooper Adria Pickin.

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Wooden sculptures going on display in Ripton

Posted on July 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — Artwork by Goshen’s Brenda Hall, a wood artist and master finisher, will be on display at Ripton Community Church for most of this month.

Friends of the Ripton Community Church will host a reception for the show of wood sculpture pieces this Saturday, July 8, from 4-6 p.m. at the church on Route 125 in Ripton village. Refreshments will be offered.

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Mount Abe school district settles teacher and support staff contracts

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — School boards and unions representing teachers and support staff in the Bristol-area schools late last month ratified new teacher and support staff contracts that cover the next two school years.

On the whole, employees will see pay increases in each of the two years and their contribution to health insurance will rise after Jan. 1, 2018.

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Vergennes overall tax rate rising 1.8 percent

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — With the Vermont Department of Taxes release late on Friday, June 30, Vergennes officials said the overall city residential tax rate will rise by about 4.25 cents, or about 1.8 percent.

For fiscal year 2017-2018, owners of city homes will be taxed at a rate of $2.4375 per $1,000 of assessed value.

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Former Greg's market sold; new owner keen to re-establish grocery business

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Longtime Middlebury businessman Tony Neri has purchased the former Greg’s Meat Market property at 3 Elm St. and hopes to return it to its former life as a neighborhood grocery store.

“It could happen in 60 days, it could take six months, but it’s going to happen,” Neri said on Monday of his effort to rekindle a supermarket operation that has been dormant since April 2015, when former Greg’s owner Bart Litvin filed for bankruptcy protection and closed the much-loved store after having owned it for six years.

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Flood slams Brandon, inundates some Addison County roads

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs and Independent Staff



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BRANDON — No one standing on Center Street in Brandon Saturday evening could believe their eyes.

Forty days after Brandon celebrated the completion of a $2.3 million flood overflow culvert under Route 7, there it was, doing its job, diverting millions of gallons of muddy water from the raging Neshobe River and saving the downtown from a flood just like the one in 2011.

Suddenly, $2.3 million was a small price to pay.

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Middlebury's volunteer-powered music festival returns to the green

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Summer is the time for music here in Addison County — well, all over Vermont really. It’s almost hard to go a weekend without finding yourself sprawled out on a blanket, nibbling some fresh strawberries and listening to some sort of live (probably folk) music. Then again, life gets busy; and maybe you haven’t had the chance to kick off those work-shoes, spread your toes in the fresh summer grass and get down with some tunes.

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Bristol-area school boards and employees embrace collaborative approach to contract negotiations

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — With contract negotiations now successfully concluded, a school district that just two years ago found itself bitterly embroiled over leadership, trust and communication issues has now emerged as a leader statewide in embracing a collaborative approach to employee contract negotiations.

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Brownell brings a diverse background to his leadership of county's home health agency

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Tim Brownell, R.N., has been tapped as the new Chief Executive Officer and Chief Nursing Office at Addison County Home Health and Hospice (ACHHH). He joined ACHHH on May 8.

Brownell brings more than 25 years of Home Health and Hospice experience in various management roles. Most recently he served as the divisional director of Hospice for Community Health Systems, and prior to that as the vice president of business operations for a large multi-state pediatric and adult home health care company based in New Jersey.

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United Way exceeds its fundraising goal; agency harvests $651,000 for charity

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Thanks to some very hard work and the generosity of some local philanthropists, the United Way of Addison County (UWAC) has not only reached — but has slightly eclipsed — its $650,000 fundraising goal for its 2016 campaign, which began last fall and concluded June 30.

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