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Ferrisburgh OKs charter in close vote; If Legislature approves, board authority grows

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents in Australian balloting on Thursday backed a new town charter that would give the selectboard the power to appoint Ferrisburgh’s town clerk and treasurer — but only by a two-vote margin in low turnout.

The tally backing the charter was 61-59, and only about 5.5 percent of Ferrisburgh’s eligible voters showed up at the town’s Route 7 office building to make their opinion known.

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City considers cutting down trees on green

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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By ANDY KIRKALDY

VERGENNES — Several trees on the Vergennes downtown green are throwing too much shade, according to officials at last week’s city council meeting, specifically on the park’s struggling grass.

“I want to grow grass in the park,” said City Manager Mel Hawley.

The issue is simply “a tremendous lack of sunlight” choking off grass, Hawley said, adding as a result, “five major trees need to come out of the park.”

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Jenny Bower: Fixed on Baroque music

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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VERGENNES — When you think of a church organist, it’s probably nothing like Jenny Bower. She’s 26, holds two Masters degrees — one in Organ and Harpsichord performance and the other in Geology and Earth Science. She likes Baroque, experimental classical music and is known to rock purple lipstick. And while, she plays the organ for the Vergennes Congregational Church every Sunday, she also plays in Burlington, Montpelier and pretty much any place else that will let her practice on their keys.

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Bleeding hearts bring grace to spring gardens

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Judith Irven



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Everyone loves Bleeding Hearts, with their delicate flowers — each reminiscent of a little pink heart with a tiny drop of blood dripping from it — that are perfectly complimented by mounds of dainty fern-like leaves. They bloom in mid-spring, once the weather is settled and winter’s chill is out of the ground.

There are actually several kinds of Bleeding Hearts and their near relatives — all of which make delightful plants for the spring garden.

Fringed Bleeding Hearts

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Porter Medical Center celebrates new partnership

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center CEO Dr. Fred Kniffin has always compared the hospital’s affiliation process with University of Vermont Health Network to a courtship.

There was an initial period of “dating” last year when Porter was considering the possibility of joining UVMHN’s family of five medical institutions in Northern New York and Vermont.

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ANESD Renaming Committee announces five finalists

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — The Addison Northeast School District is one step closer to a new name.

Tuesday night the ANESD Renaming Committee pored over the results of its online and phone survey, in which all members of the community were encouraged to contribute potential names for the unified school district created by the November 2016 vote.

“It’s not every day you get a chance to rename a school district,” said Superintendent Patrick Reen.

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Boston Celtics official and VUHS alum tapped to speak at Vergennes graduation

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School Class of 2017 has selected as its graduation speaker a member of the VUHS Class of 1973 whose employer is in the headlines right now — at least in sports sections.

Jeff Twiss, the Boston Celtics vice president of Media Services and Alumni Relations, will be the featured speaker at the June 9 commencement at VUHS. The Celtics, of course, entered Wednesday night tied 2-2 with the Washington Wizards in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

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Driver charged in fatal Route 7 crash

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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SALISBURY — Authorities have filed criminal charges against a Springfield man who was driving a car that crashed into another vehicle on Route 7 in Salisbury last month, killing a passenger in the second vehicle.

Vermont State Police on Thursday formally cited Shawn Newell, 33, for gross negligent driving with death resulting.

Brian Kerr, 40, of Ripton was killed on April 20 when the car that Newell was driving smashed head-on into the car Kerr was riding in.

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Vermont ranks 8th in the nation for female farmers

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — Vermont’s Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is highlighting the important role women play in Vermont’s Ag community.

Women represent about 22.3 percent of the principal farm operators in Vermont, according to the most recent USDA agricultural census. That number is significantly greater than the national average, which is 14 percent. A “principal operator” is defined as the person overseeing the daily farm operations.

Vermont ranks 9th in the nation for percentage of principal farm operators that are women.

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Local attorneys recognized as 'Women of Influence'

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY/BURLINGTON — The women attorneys of Langrock Sperry & Wool LLP, a law firm with offices in Middlebury and Burlington, were predominant among the female Vermont attorneys recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in its 2017 “Women of Influence” listings.

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