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Monkton selectboard sets tax rates

Posted on August 29, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



MONKTON — Tax rates are down this year for Monkton property owners.

At its Aug. 22 meeting, the Monkton selectboard set the municipal tax rate for calendar year 2016 at $0.4828 per $100 of assessed property value.

For residents, this brings the combined education-plus-municipal rate to $2.2900, close to 4 percent lower than last year’s rate of $2.3779. For nonresidents, this brings the combined education-plus-municipal rate to $2.2323, about 1 percent lower than 2015’s nonresident property tax rate.

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Three new structures are going up in Monkton

Posted on August 29, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MONKTON — Three new structures in Monkton are just steps from completion, according to Monkton selectboard Chair Stephen Pilcher.

They are:

•  The Park and Ride bus shelter, being built as an Eagle Scout project by Mason Wood.

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Lange to speak on importance of maple syrup

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — Maple is a powerful component to Vermont identity, and the Monkton Museum and Historical Society next week will host a presentation that explores this topic.

Champlain College Professor Michael Lange will give a talk titled “The Many Meanings of Maple” on Monday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Monkton Fire Station. In the presentation, Lange will examine the many meanings of maple sugaring. 

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Utility poles blamed for groundwater pollution

Posted on June 23, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



MONKTON — The Monkton selectboard was concerned when a local household’s drinking well was found to be contaminated with the known toxin pentachlorophenal soon after a utility pole sited close to the home’s drinking supply was replaced in March 2014.

The board took action that started a chain of events resulting in a state environmental report, recently posted on the Monkton town website, that raised flags about this widely used chemical, also known as “penta.”

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Town of Monkton pays to conserve open land

Posted on June 20, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MONKTON — Brothers Greg and Rob Cota have been farming since they were old enough to reach the tractor pedals. Now, at ages 69 and 78, respectively, they are ready to sell their land and retire.

But the idea of selling their rolling acres of prime farmland to a developer is not appealing.

“I don’t want to see houses on the land, I want to see cattle on the land,” Greg Cota said. “That’s what rural Vermont is about — it’s farming.”

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Man occupies tree to prevent pipeline work

Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



MONKTON — Rising Tide activist Sam Jessup last Wednesday morning scaled a tree in Monkton in the path of the pipeline under construction in an effort to stop the building of the Addison Natural Gas Project.

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Veteran educator Suzy Way to explore new horizons after retiring from Monkton Central

Posted on June 9, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MONKTON — Retiring Monkton Central School teacher Suzy Way is planning big adventures in the coming years, including travel to places like Egypt, Morocco, England, Brazil and Germany. That same sense of adventure, enthusiasm for broader horizons and eagerness to learn about new things and new places lights up in her eyes when she talks about her students.

“They’re always eager to learn about the world,” said Way.

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Monkton tree sitter cited for gas pipeline protest

Posted on May 5, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — After sitting in a tree in Monkton along the construction path of the Vermont Gas Systems natural gas pipeline for two weeks, Burlington resident Addie Herbert climbed down from the white pine on Friday, April 15.

Herbert was cited for criminal trespassing and released, the group Rising Tide Vermont announced late last week.

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Heather Morse joins Greentree

Posted on May 5, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MONKTON — Greentree Real Estate in Monkton welcomes Heather Morse as its seventh licensed real estate agent. Morse joined Greentree in April 2016 and has been a licensed Realtor since 2013.

Morse, a native Vermonter from New Haven, recently purchased her first home with her husband, Greg, in Charlotte. She graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2013 with a degree in architecture.

She can be reached at [email protected] or (802) 349-6716.

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ANeSU seeks public input as it considers unification

Posted on May 2, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — The Addison Northeast Supervisory Union’s Act 46 Study Committee is studying the benefits and challenges of complying with the law that encourages towns in supervisory unions to merge administration of their schools under a single budget that is overseen by one board.

The committee is seeking feedback from everyone in the five-town area. Committee members are specifically asking for community input on the benefits and challenges to help them weigh priorities and consider how to structure a possible union.

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