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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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Porter bounces back after bad budget report

Posted on March 18, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — An unanticipated infusion of Medicare reimbursement money, elimination of several vacant positions and some additional cost-cutting measures have helped Porter Medical Center (PMC) escape a $4 million budget setback, officials confirmed last week.

During the first quarter of its current fiscal year (October through December of 2018), PMC went through a financially difficult stretch.

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ANWSD budget recount — one vote off

Posted on March 18, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — A recount late last week of the March 5 Addison Northwest School District budget vote did not change the result favoring the spending plan, but added one vote in opposition.

In commingled balloting on Town Meeting Day, residents of the five ANWSD communities backed a $22,139,341 budget for the 2019-2020 school year, 672-665.

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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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Vermont Book Shop customers can now 'take a bag, leave a bag'

Posted on March 18, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard will soon turn its attention to crafting an ordinance banning single-use plastic bags from being used for local business transactions.

But some local businesses aren’t waiting for a new law; they’re already taking steps to discourage customers from relying on plastic bags to carry out their purchases.

The Independent on Feb. 25 reported on Buy Again Alley’s transition to paper bags and reusable bags.

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The Arcadian's Chef Matt crafts local-Italian pasta

Posted on March 18, 2019 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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MIDDLEBURY — Bucatini tossed with house-cured jowl bacon, Pomodoro and parmesan cheese, Vermont lamb neck ragu with orange, black olive, shaved pecorino and fried breadcrumbs over potato Paccheri, black orrchiette with pan-fried rock shrimp, Calabrian salami and chili: these are the sorts of dishes that jump off the dinner menu at the Arcadian in Middlebury.

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Career Center inducts 35 students into tech honor society

Posted on March 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Patricia Hannaford Career Center inducted 35 students into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) on Tuesday, March 12.

NTHS’s mission is to honor student achievement and leadership in career and technical education, promote educational excellence, award scholarships and enhance career opportunities. The induction ceremony recognizes deserving technical center students and increases community awareness of the talents and abilities of the young people and adults who choose technical education pathways to a rewarding future.

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ACSD offers K-6 IB program update

Posted on March 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDEBURY — Parents and other members of the public in the Addison Central School District are invited to join ACSD’s PYP Coordinators, Joy Dobson and Jessica Lynch, to learn about the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Year Program. The informational meeting will take place on Saturday, March 30, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Music Room at Mary Hogan School, located on Mary Hogan Drive.

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Ron Sunderland isn't just the manager of Rosie's. He's also an EMT.

Posted on March 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — Many Addison County residents know Ron Sunderland as the long-time manager of Rosie’s Restaurant, a Route 7 landmark in Middlebury. But did you know that in addition to his demanding full-time job, Sunderland has been working as a first responder since 1993?

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