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November 23rd, 2016

Bristol Elementary kids show creativity in fire safety poster contest

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Congratulations to Nora Burgess and Genevieve Forand, Bristol Elementary School third-graders, for having their posters selected to be used in the 2017 Robert Howe Fire Safety Calendar, which is published by the Vermont Division of Fire Safety every year.

Congratulations also to BES third-graders Jack Frizzell and Charlotte Crum for having their posters selected for honorable mentions. The honorable mention posters will be included in the back of the calendar.

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Mary Hogan students took part in presidential election

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Perhaps more than any U.S. Election cycle in recent history, that of 2016 offered rich and diverse opportunities for young learners.

At Middlebury’s Mary Hogan Elementary School, Ms. Levesque’s sixth-grade class engaged in a study of the two major party candidates. Students researched their professional backgrounds as well as their policies on taxes, education, the economy and the environment. They then prepared a visual display providing information for Mary Hogan’s entire student body.

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Sen. Bray to represent state on national infrastructure, energy committee

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — President Pro-Tem John Campbell announced this week that Sen. Christopher Bray of New Haven has been named to the National Council of State Legislatures to represent Vermont on the Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee.

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Ferrisburgh to review Plank Road speed issues

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Members of the Ferrisburgh selectboard last week sat down briefly with Daniel Crossman, a Plank Road resident who first spoke with the board a year ago about what he called an unsafe stretch of that road between South Middlebrook and Pea Ridge roads.

Crossman approached the board in November 2015 after a speeding car struck his wife’s car as she was pulling out of their driveway; fortunately, she only needed stitches. 

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Salisbury students learn tennis in county-wide program

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Students from Salisbury Community School show their excitement during a Family Fun Night tennis program sponsored by the Addison Community Athletics Foundation (ACAF) and held at Middlebury Indoor Tennis last month. During the past year, more than 650 Addison County kids and family members have benefited from ACAF tennis programs through school PE, afterschool and community tennis programs.

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Wooden Wonders: Sheldon Museum showcases Vermont's old-time toys

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Look at a child’s holiday wish list this year and you’ll be hard-pressed to find an item that doesn’t need batteries or isn’t endowed with electronic circuitry. If it doesn’t whir, ring, text, conjure explosions, rack up points or play movies, it’s probably not going to find its way under a Christmas tree.

It hasn’t always been that way.

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Ways of Seeing: Johanna Nichols' wild dream

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Johanna Nichols



As we gather around the table for Thanksgiving dinner, we are blessed to be Americans. But this year, the presidential contest and election results cracked us open and created a need for us to reimagine common life and common good. I ask myself, how have our relationships become so broken that we can’t communicate with each other in a country that seems so divided? We sing “America, America, God shed his grace on thee. And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea.” Is this just a dream?

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WomenSafe seeks nominations for world-changing woman award

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — WomenSafe is accepting nominations for the 2017 Kimberly Krans Women Who Change the World Award. Each year, a nomination committee selects a local woman whose work or volunteer efforts in Addison County or the town of Rochester have had positive impacts on the women and/or children in our community.

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