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Movie review: 'Call Me By Your Name'

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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Call Me by Your Name — Rating: R— Running Time: 2:12

If you have any reservations about seeing “Call Me by Your Name,” I suggest that you erase them and go right now. How does director Luca Guadagnino get us to forget within minutes any reservations we might have about seeing a film about male homosexuality? He does that by giving us a work of art.

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Waltham property transfers in 2017

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



WALTHAM — The following arms-length real estate sales were recorded in Waltham between October 2016 and December 2017 (Note: Due to changes in Vermont property-transfer forms only one buyer and seller are listed in most transactions):

•  Oct. 14, 2016: Thomas Larkin Estate to Lizbeth Ryan, home at 190 Route 66, $140,000.

•  Dec. 14, 2016: Christopher Holwager to Marianne Lust Trust, mobile home at 1634 Green St., $3,000.

•  Jan. 10, 2017: Fecteau Homes to Wyeth Bushey, mobile home, $78,769.

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Winter film screening series continues with 'California Typewriter'

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival continues its popular 2017/18 Winter Screening Series at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury with the engaging and thoughtful documentary, “California Typewriter” on Sunday, Jan. 7, at 2 p.m.  

A documentary portrait of artists, writers and collectors who remain steadfastly loyal to the typewriter as a tool and a muse, this intriguing film, directed by Doug Nichol, features Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, Sam Shepard, and others.

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Vermont State Police Log: Addison man seriously hurt in snowmobile crash

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — An Addison man was reported to be in serious condition at University of Vermont Medical Center on Tuesday — six days after he was injured in a snowmobiling accident near Dead Creek.

On Wednesday, Dec. 27, at around 4 p.m. Vermont State Police raced to the Dead Creek Fish and Wildlife Access off Route 17 in Addison for a report of an unresponsive man on the ice. Troopers found that 40-year-old Timothy Oemcke had crashed his Arctic Cat Crossfire 7 snowmobile on the access road. Police report that he was wearing a DOT-certified helmet at the time.

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Top 10, No. 1: Feds seek Lake Champlain cleanup cuts; state pushes back

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Everybody uses it, but it’s often taken for granted.

Water.

And Vermont’s water made a lot of headlines in 2017 as lawmakers — amid steady pressure from the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency — continued to discuss an action plan to clean up the state’s waterways, with the focus primarily on Lake Champlain.

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Top 10, No. 2: Vermonters raise their voices in protest

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Reflecting what seems to be a broader consensus nationwide that it is OK — even necessary — for people to come out, wave placards with clever and pointed statements, and raise their voices, Addison County residents seemed to be out protesting a lot more in 2017.

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Top 10, No. 3: Voters reject Mt. Abe bond – again

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Will the third time be the charm?

That’s what proponents of a new bond vote to renovate the Mount Abe Union High School facility are hoping. A third vote among Addison Northeast Supervisory Union district voters is likely to be scheduled for this coming Town Meeting Day in March. That proposal will follow two prior defeats and a year of planning, haggling and anguish over what to do with the nearly 50-year-old building.

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Top 10, No. 4: State struggles to fund education as students decline and costs increase

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



In his first year in office Gov. Phil Scott has put a spotlight on a seemingly untenable problem: the state’s declining school enrollment and increasing school spending. Scott challenged state legislators and local school boards to come up with a sustainable solution.

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Top 10, No. 5: Vermont Gas pipeline begins to deliver natural gas locally

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



After many public meetings, much litigation, thousands of hours of debate and millions of dollars spent, Vermont Gas in March turned on the spigot to its Addison Natural Gas Project pipeline.

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Top 10, No. 6: Porter starts new phase in medical affiliation

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Porter Medical Center in 2017 officially sealed its affiliation with the University of Vermont Health Network, and immediately began planning for bigger things — including repairs to its nursing home and new facilities on its campus off South Street.

It was quite the turnaround for what is now known as the “University of Vermont/Porter Medical Center.”

Only a year earlier, PMC had been laying off staff, mopping up red ink and watching some of its health care providers leave for other jobs.

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