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Trash in town is a problem for Bristol

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Garbage is on the minds of Bristol town officials.

Town Administrator Therese Kirby recently reminded Bristol residents that the selectboard established a policy of “Pack in and Pack out” for the town parks more than two years ago. This has been a long held practice of the state of Vermont and the federal government for state and national parks.

The town does have at least eight combination recycling and trash containers placed around the downtown, and a licensed hauler empties them every Friday.

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Meet the chef: Vergennes eatery 3 Squares Cafe celebrates 10 years

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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At 9:30 a.m. on a recent morning in the back of a café on Main Street in Vergennes, Matt Birong flies between two sides of the kitchen. On one side, square, plastic containers hold an array of colorful vegetables and condiments: peppers, chives, cheddar, cucumbers. On the other side, a fiery stove fries eggs, chorizo and French toast.

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'Dinoman' to present fun fossil facts July 12

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — A collaborative effort by the 5-town librarians is bringing some summer fun (and learning) for kids to Holley Hall in Bristol this Wednesday afternoon.

“Dinoman” will offer a trip through the Mesozoic era — a journey of magic, merry mayhem, and magnificent props. Think BIG!

How do we know dinosaurs were here? What is a fossil? How are they made? This program provides fun and informative answers to curious kids of  all ages.

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Salisbury Historical Society to host talk onthe history of Ripton July 26

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



SALISBURY — Charles Billings will soon be publishing his book on Ripton history, the first such book on the topic. The Salisbury Historical Society will host Billings on Wednesday, July 26, at 7 p.m. at the Salisbury Congregational Church for a presentation based on his research.

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Middlebury Union High School honor roll

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The following students have made the Middlebury Union High School Honor Roll for the fourth quarter.

GRADE 9

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Orwell students make Fair Haven Union High School honor roll

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — The following Orwell students have been named to the Fair Haven Union High School honor roll for the final 2016-2017 quarter.

GRADE 12

High Honors: Catherine Clifford, Travis Morrissette, Rebekah Parent, Ella Patterson, Zack Quesnel and Garrett Tupper.

Honors: Maria Jones, Andrea Tester and Serena Zauli.

Grade 11

High Honors: Rhiana Carr, Hunter Given and Gabrielle Ochs.

Honors: Timothy Fyles and Gaibrial Nichols.

GRADE 10

Honors: Anna Harrington

GRADE 9

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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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