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Local dairy farmers work to protect Lewis Creek

Posted on July 3, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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STARKSBORO — Dairy farmers Eric and Jane Clifford worked with the Vermont Land Trust and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation to protect 1.7 miles of Lewis Creek frontage on their farm.

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Starksboro man pleads innocent in assault case

Posted on June 17, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



STARKSBORO — A Starksboro man on June 10 pleaded innocent in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to a felony count of first-degree aggravated domestic assault and two other charges stemming from allegations he choked a woman on April 19, and then prevented the same woman from leaving a Starksboro home and calling police during a separate incident on June 9.

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Starksboro hosts flea market to help restore schoolhouse

Posted on June 17, 2019 |
By Steve James



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STARKSBORO — The Jerusalem schoolhouse in South Starksboro dates from 1874, but it hasn’t hosted any students for years. This past Friday and Saturday, the historic building was a happening place when it hosted a flea market that raised funds to restore the building, which is currently used for community events.

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New Vermont Land Trust award named for Starksboro farmer Eric Rozendaal

Posted on April 8, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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STARKSBORO — The Vermont Land Trust has dedicated a new award in honor of a Starksboro farmer who died suddenly last summer.

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30 Starksboro students mentored at Echo Center

Posted on April 8, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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BURLINGTON — The ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain hosted Community Science Night, an annual celebration for local youth mentoring pairs from the Chittenden County Mentoring Network (CCMN) on Thursday, March 21. More than 200 adult mentors and youth mentees from 10 mentoring programs in Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, and Addison counties attended the free event, which featured an open exploration of the museum’s exhibits, a scavenger hunt, and hands-on demonstrations led by the ECHO E-Team (Environmental Leadership Team).

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Building scientist Fred McKnight wows Starksboro class

Posted on April 1, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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STARKSBORO — Teacher Ruth Beecher has a keen ear for “teachable moments.”

Last week, engineer Fred McKnight visited her grades 5/6 class at Robinson Elementary School in Starksboro and explained that after his firm, Turner Building Science and Design, collects indoor air quality data in the Mount Abraham Unified School District, he would summarize that data in a report. Beecher wanted to be sure her students had heard him correctly.

“So you have to write reports?” she asked.

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Starksboro is rallying around its historic meeting house

Posted on March 18, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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STARKSBORO — During a tour of the Starksboro Village Meeting House last Thursday the sun cut through the clouds and struck the south side of the building full-on. In the cold quiet sanctuary, whose stained-glass windows converted that sunlight into a sudden holy glow, it almost felt like the historic old structure had taken a breath.

Only a tiny bit of poetic license is needed to suggest — at least after this year’s town meeting — that this was a sigh of relief.

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Starksboro hosts the epitome of Town Meeting

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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STARKSBORO — Between a couple of basketball hoops in a sunny gymnasium decorated with children’s fitness posters, 111 people took time out of their busy Saturday morning to accomplish some Vermont-style capital-D Democracy at the Starksboro town meeting.

In spite of occasional debate, amendments and even amendments to the amendments, there was something almost luxurious about the three hours the community took to get the town’s business done that day.

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Starksboro Town Meeting results 2019

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



STARKSBORO — In Starksboro 111 people took time out of their busy Saturday morning to take part in the annual town meeting.

After spirited discussion a majority of those voters approved an additional $4,633 for the Starksboro Gazette budget, which increased general fund spending to $1,018,844. They also approved $47,373 for the Fire Equipment Reserve Fund and $93,526 for the Road Equipment Reserve Fund and $40,000 for the Paving Reserve Fund.

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Starksboro Town Meeting Preview 2019

Posted on February 28, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



STARKSBORO — Starksboro will hold its annual meeting in the Robinson Elementary School multipurpose room on Saturday, March 2, at 9 a.m.

Voting by Australian ballot to elect town officers, and to approve the unified school district and regional technical school budgets, will take place on Tuesday, March 5, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., also at the Robinson School.

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