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Movie review: 'The Shape of Water'

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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The Shape of Water — Running Time: 2:03 — Rating: R

This is a tough one. On one hand, “The Shape of Water” offers us hatred, cruelty, nudity, violence, murder and beatings. On the other, it offers a tender love story between two afflicted people who lose themselves in a beautiful romance. The time is the Cold War. The place is a dark, decrepit Baltimore building that is a lab space for creating a creature that will become a weapon against the Russians.

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Book review: 'An American Marriage' by Tayari Jones

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Check out these helpful snowblowing tips

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



The recent heavy snowfall reminds us that clearing driveways, sidewalks and parking lots in winter is no small job. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute is offering tips for safe and correct use of snow throwers, often referred to as snow blowers.

“Weather today is more unpredictable than ever, and you need to have your snow thrower serviced and ready to power up,” says OPEI President and CEO Kris Kiser. “You want to have the right fuel on hand and review your owner’s manual now so you can use your equipment safely.”

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Nurses training scholarship offered

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The local chapter of the Forty and Eight, a national veterans organization, is offering scholarships to qualified undergraduate students enrolled in academic programs of study leading to either Associates or Bachelor Degrees in nursing. Although military experience is not required, these scholarships can help veterans in related military occupations prepare for civilian careers in the nursing profession.

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State reports on opioid addiction battle

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON – An evaluation of the Care Alliance for Opioid Addiction, Vermont’s Hub and Spoke system of care, has shown that people in treatment for opioid addiction reported a 96 percent decrease in opioid use, and a 100 percent drop in overdose incidences, according to a new report that the Vermont Department of Health announced on Jan. 22.

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Vergennes Mayor Michael Daniels resigns

Posted on February 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Michael Daniels on Thursday resigned as mayor of Vergennes.

Daniels, 70, defeated incumbent Bill Benton by just a few votes 11 months ago. It was his third stint as mayor.

But he said in a resignation letter supplied by City Manager Mel Hawley that he felt he had been unable to work with the city council.

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Budget for Bristol-area schools reflects 1% spending hike, 16 fewer employees

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Five-town voters on March 6 will cast ballots on a 2018-2019 public school spending plan for Addison Northeast that would result in a 1 percent increase in equalized per-pupil spending and spur some significant staffing changes within the newly created Mount Abraham Unified School District (MAUSD).

The proposed MAUSD budget reflects $24,746,279 in education spending to operate Mount Abraham Union middle and high schools; the elementary schools in Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro; and the Addison Northeast central office.

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Fuentes-George makes it a competitive Middlebury selectboard race

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Lindsey Fuentes-George has always believed government works best when many diverse voices of the community are represented in its actions.

With that in mind, Fuentes-George has decided to run for one of the two spots up for grabs on the Middlebury selectboard on March 6. Fuentes-George, 38, hopes to represent the voices of local parents, East Middlebury residents and families struggling to make ends meet.

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Rokeby's tiny boat poses historic puzzle

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — A couple months back volunteers at Ferrisburgh’s Rokeby Museum were going through the historic landmark’s outbuildings, evaluating them for possible conservation work or repairs, when they made a discovery — a small, painted wooden boat, just short of six feet long and in rough shape.

A more perfect match of treasure hunters and bounty would be hard to imagine.

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Farms & fans help Bristol musician release her first album

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Farm-to-table is a common phrase that most of us are used to these days, but how about farm-to-musician? Not so much.

It isn’t every day you meet a rising singer/songwriter who got her start by swapping hard labor on farms for voice lessons and recording studio time. But that’s exactly what Helen Hummel did.

It all started in high school and college — an awkward and “roughly silent time” for Hummel.

“I took a job on a farm in Lincoln in exchange for vocal lessons,” she explained (as if it were totally normal).

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