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Seeley seeks to bring new blood to Middlebury board

Posted on February 17, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Heather Seeley admits she doesn’t have past experience leading a town — and she’s pleased to put that on her résumé as one of eight candidates campaigning for three spots up for grabs this March on the Middlebury selectboard.

“I don’t have a lot of executive board experience, and I think that can be an advantage,” she said on Thursday. “I’m eager and willing to look at things from a fresh perspective and with an open mind.”

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County students take honors at FFA convention

Posted on February 17, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — The Middlebury FFA chapter is located at and comprised of students enrolled in agriculture courses here at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center, which draws students from the 17 towns in the Addison Central, Addison Northwest and Addison Northeast supervisory unions.

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Lawmakers weigh school costs, public interest

Posted on February 17, 2014 |
By John Flowers



WHITING — In a discussion of public education reforms at Monday’s Legislative Breakfast in Whiting, Rep. Willem Jewett said the House Education Committee has been considering initiatives aimed at making public schools more efficient and affordable.

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Lafiandra gets short stint on Middlebury selectboard

Posted on February 17, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Ann Lafiandra’s brief tenure as a Middlebury selectwoman began Tuesday evening, when the board picked her to temporarily fill a vacancy left by Victor Nuovo, who resigned last month.

The board gave Lafiandra the nod over the other applicant, Chris Zeoli, who had recently been appointed tree warden.

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Police make big drug bust in Brandon

Posted on February 17, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Police acting on a tip seized over 400 bags of heroin and crack cocaine at a house on Carver Street in Brandon on Feb. 5 and made two arrests in the largest drug bust in Brandon’s recent history.

Brandon Police executed the search warrant at 43 Carver St. at 2:30 p.m. on that Wednesday after receiving information alleging illegal sales of heroin at that location.

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Addison faces spending decisions

Posted on February 17, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — On Town Meeting Day, in addition to weighing in on town budgets and casting ballots for uncontested elections, Addison residents will face articles on their warning that either request major spending or could have major implications for the future.

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Ferrisburgh voters face budget issues on Town Meeting Day

Posted on February 13, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents on Town Meeting Day will make a series of budget decisions that could have major impacts on town employees, who disagree with the selectboard on some issues, and also must decide to support school spending that would dramatically increase school tax rates.

They will also make decisions on races for town clerk and treasurer now that a write-in candidate has emerged to challenge the candidates who will be on the ballot, all of whom will be seeking to replace retiring Town Clerk and Treasurer Chet Hawkins.

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ANwSU picks two superintendent finalists

Posted on February 13, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Two finalists for the post of Addison Northwest Supervisory Union superintendent will visit the district schools on Feb. 24, meet with the public during that afternoon, and sit with the ANwSU board that evening for final interviews.

They are Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union Superintendent JoAn Canning and former South Burlington Assistant Superintendent and Vermont School Board Association Director Winton Goodrich.

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Wayne Howe opts out of ANwSU superintendent search

Posted on February 13, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Longtime Addison Central School Principal Wayne Howe, who has also served during this school year as the part-time Addison Northwest Supervisory Union assistant superintendent, said late last week that he has taken a job elsewhere and withdrew from consideration as the new ANwSU superintendent.

Howe’s decision, first made public in a Feb. 7 email to ANwSU staff members, predated this Tuesday’s announcement by the ANwSU superintendent search committee that it had identified two finalists for the job (see story, this page).

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Cost of health care transistion is still unclear

Posted on February 13, 2014 |
By John Flowers



WHITING — With 2017 fast approaching, Addison County residents are pressing lawmakers to estimate the cost of Vermont’s proposed conversion to a single-payer health care system. Act 48, passed by the Legislature in 2011, called for a detailed plan for a single-payer health system by 2017, and a financing scheme was due last year.

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