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Leicester news for Mar. 25

Posted on March 25, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



LEICESTER — Town Clerk Julie Delphia reminds dog owners that in order to avoid penalties and fees, dogs need to be registered by April 1. Contact her at 247-5961 for more information.

The Leicester Historical Society hosts Prize Bingo on Sat, Apr 13, at 1:00 p.m. at the Senior Center at the Four Corners. Refreshments served and all are welcome.

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VSP trooper revived by Narcan is on leave; investigation ongoing

Posted on March 21, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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LEICESTER — A Vermont State Police trooper is on leave while investigators try to determine why he collapsed on the job after handling illicit drugs. This past Friday night Acting Sgt. Brett Flansburg passed out following a traffic stop in Leicester and was revived by multiple doses of Narcan, which is used to combat the effects of an opiate overdose.

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Narcan revives local state police trooper after contact with opiate

Posted on March 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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LEICESTER — A Vermont state trooper on Friday night collapsed following a traffic stop in Leicester and was revived by multiple doses of Narcan, which is used to combat the effects of an opiate overdose.

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Leicester Town Meeting results 2019

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



LEICESTER — At their Monday evening town meeting, voters in Leicester approved all budgets as warned by overwhelming voice votes with no changes, though an extended debate to cut the legal funding for the Brandon-Leicester-Salisbury-Goshen-Pittsford Insect Control District (commonly known as BLSG) added excitement to the gathering.

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Leicester Town Meeting Preview 2019

Posted on February 28, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



LEICESTER — Voters in the town of Leicester will convene at the Leicester Meeting House on Monday, March 4, at 7 p.m. for town meeting. Voting by Australian ballot will begin the following day at the Leicester Town Office from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

During town meeting, voters will decide if they will approve a town spending plan of $672,282.91. This amount includes General Fund spending of $291,583, which is $10,309, or 3.7 percent, more than this year, and $380,700 for Highway spending, which represents and increase of $23,750, or 6.7 percent.

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Leicester news for Feb. 25

Posted on February 25, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



LEICESTER — A rabies clinic will be held at the Town Office at Leicester Four Corners from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19. The cost is $15 for a dog or a cat. The Town Office will also be open so folks can register their dogs. Dog registrations are due by April 1. A spayed/neutered dog is $11 and an intact dog is $15.

Town Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Leicester Meeting House on Monday, March 4.

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Leicester-area elections on tap for March 5

Posted on February 21, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



LEICESTER/WHITING/GOSHEN — On March 5, Richard Reed will seek re-election to moderator in Leicester, while Diane Benware and Tom Barker will seek re-election to the selectboard for three-year and two-year terms, respectively.

Others seeking re-election in Leicester on Town Meeting Day include Beth Swinington Ripley as delinquent tax collector, and Mike Rakowitz for the positions of Town Grand Juror and Town Agent.

In Whiting, all elected officials are nominated and voted for on the floor during town meeting, according to Town Clerk Gale Quenneville.

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Leicester news for Nov. 26

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



LEICESTER — The Leicester Historical Society is sponsoring Prize Bingo on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. This date is one week earlier than usual.

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Meet the musician: Tom Caswell

Posted on November 19, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Here’s a guy who’s all about the music. He doesn’t have long, tangled, rockstar hair; he doesn’t add flashy dance moves; and he definitely doesn’t wear skinny, leather trousers. Nope, Tom Caswell keeps his focus on the music.

Blues music, to be precise.

So it makes sense that Caswell be the one to resurrect a monthly Blues Jam. But his path has taken him though a share of the blues.

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Richard Reed fights to help the government keep its promises to veterans

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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LEICESTER — “You’re a pain in the butt,” Richard Reed’s boss once told him. “But you’re doing something important.”

Decades (and perhaps a few ruffled feathers) later, Reed still approaches his work with an ever-changing ratio of skepticism and hope, but his persistence has remained constant and the work he does today is just as important as it was when he began:

Reed, who lives in Leicester, advocates for Vermont’s military veterans.

Reed describes his job this way.

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