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Legislators consider income tax to fund public education

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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BRIDPORT — A proposal to use the income tax as the primary source for funding public schools was the top issue discussed by participants at the season’s first legislative breakfast, held Monday at the Bridport Grange Hall.

Local lawmakers also shared their view on the state’s new marijuana law and a plan to lower prescription drug costs, among other topics (click the links to see those stories).

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Group gives kids 'passports' to the great outdoors

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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ADDISON COUNTY — Do you like spending time outdoors?

Most of us (kids and adults) answer, “Yes!” But when it comes right down to it, we don’t actually spend as much time as we might like outside.

“The statistics show us that about 50 percent of kids today play outside as they did in the ’80s,” sited Andy Paluch, executive director of Come Alive Outside — a non-profit based in Rutland. “There are so many things competing for our attention these days.”

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Local lawmakers explain marijuana legalization

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By John Flowers



BRIDPORT — Gov. Phil Scott last week signed a bill that will allow adults in Vermont to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and to cultivate up to two mature plants on their property.

A majority of Addison County’s legislative delegation supported the marijuana bill, and some of those legislators explained their votes at a Legislative Breakfast at the Bridport Grange Hall on Monday.

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Legislators consider health care changes

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By John Flowers



BRIDPORT — Lawmakers explained legislation they’ve seen on reforming health care and regulating opioids when they spoke at the first legislative breakfast of 2017, held Monday at the Bridport Grange Hall.

On the health care front, Sen. Claire Ayer, D-Addison, confirmed legislation proposing at make Vermont a “wholesaler” and therefore authorized to import prescription drugs from Canada.

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Vermont State Police Log: Two teens trapped in car crash

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police and other first responders helped rescue two teenagers who were trapped in their car after it went off the road and rolled onto a frozen stream in Ferrisburgh this past Friday night.

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Childhood obesity is on the rise; here's one way to resist it

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By Christy Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — The epidemic of childhood obesity has become something we cannot ignore. An estimated 25 to 30 percent of Vermont’s children are overweight or obese, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011. These children are twice as likely to remain obese as adults as median-weight children are to become obese.

To local pediatrician Dr. Francisco Corbalan, these are very disturbing figures.

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Students of the Week - 1/29/2018

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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.

 

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Fundraiser raffle to help homeless animals

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Homeward Bound is partnering with Autumn Gold to introduce a new Valentine’s Day fundraiser to the region that will benefit the homeless animals being served at the county’s shelter.

The fundraiser is a raffle and up for grabs is a pair of round .48ct total weight diamond studs set in 14k white gold four prong baskets with screw posts with a retail value of $1,200. Autumn Gold has donated the earrings and all proceeds will go to the care of homeless animals in Addison County.

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UNH names area students to dean's list

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Seven Addison County students were named to the dean’s list at the University of New Hampshire for the fall 2017 semester in all three honors categories. They include: Burke Farrell of East Middlebury and Coleman Russell of Bristol with highest honors; Dacey Anechiarico of Whiting,  Hayden Done of Shoreham and Maxim Mayone of Middlebury with high honors; and Courtney Randall of Brandon and Nikkilette Salley of Ferrisburgh with honors.

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From dreams to reality; making plans for your 2018 garden

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By Judith Irven



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January is surely the quietest month of my gardening year. Outdoor chores are limited to a little pruning, and it will be three months or more before the first flowers of spring — snowdrops, daffodils, Lenten roses to mention just a few — start to push their way through the cold earth to greet the new season.

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