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May 26th, 2016
Of the 6,000 or so Vermonters about to graduate from high school, more than 2,000 are unlikely to further their education after June. They will join a growing cohort of young Vermonters who lack the credentials necessary to succeed in our economy. In fact, Vermont has the lowest college enrollment rate in New England.
NEW HAVEN — New Haven residents have expressed their support for the proposed Vermont Green Line converter station by nearly a two-to-one margin.
Town officials polled them in a townwide survey that residents had a week to answer, and on Tuesday evening the results showed 252 residents in favor of the project and 128 residents against.
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
VERGENNES — The annual Vergennes Memorial Day Parade and Observance is set for Monday, May 30. The parade is sponsored each year by the Vergennes American Legion Post 14.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Highway Department personnel will be painting traffic markings on Wednesday night, May 25, and Thursday night, May 26, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m.
The following road closures will be in effect during this period:
• Main Street will be closed between North Pleasant Street (Route 7) and the roundabout.
• Merchants Row will be closed; Battell Building residents will need to use Merchants Row to Court Square.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Lions will hold a free vision screening for children at Ilsley Library in Middlebury on Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
BRIDPORT — The Bridport Seniors Association will host a special event on Wednesday, June 1, at the Bridport Grange.
Doors open at 4 p.m. for a silent auction and teacup auction featuring plants and flowers donated by Golden Russet Farm, as well as many other great prizes. Winners will be drawn after the meal.
Musical entertainment by Ed Germon starts at 4:15 p.m.
Dinner featuring Rosie’s Restaurant chicken and biscuits, coleslaw, and fruit crisp for dessert will begin at 5 p.m.
MIDDLEBURY— The Milk & Honey Quilters Guild welcomes guest speaker Marie Bostwick on Tuesday, May 24, at the American Legion building, in Middlebury at 7 p.m. for a discussion of her novels and a trunk show of her inspirational quilts. Bostwick will present “When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Turn to Quilting,” a pictorial storytelling of the special quilts that have helped her, her characters, and her readers navigate life’s rough spots.