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Air Force band to perform at opera house

Posted on June 6, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Opera House and the Addison County Chamber of Commerce will welcome the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band’s Heritage Brass symphonic brass ensemble to the opera house on Thursday, June 9, at 7 p.m. The Heritage Brass brings the military tradition of brass and percussion to the stage and presents a program that is exhilarating and intimate.

“The group called looking for a venue and the Vergennes Opera House was ready, willing and thrilled to comply,” said Addison County Chamber President Sue Hoxie.

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Joining groups, volunteering will help you downsize

Posted on June 6, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



(MS) — Downsizing and other life changes often find seniors leaving their comfort zones to move to new neighborhoods or regions of the country. It can be difficult to leave those comfort zones behind, especially when it means saying goodbye to close friends or family members. Establishing new social circles as a senior can be challenging. But with a little effort and the right attitude, seniors can meet new people and enjoy the excitement that comes with new friendships.

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Festival on-the-Green joins first statewide giving day on June 7

Posted on June 6, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Festival on-the-Green will join more than 300 other Vermont nonprofits in participating in Vermont Gives, the Green Mountain State’s first statewide giving day, on Tuesday, June 7. Community members will have 24 hours to support this fundraising initiative. The festival is looking for everyone’s help to make the campaign a success.

Vermont Gives is an initiative of Common Good Vermont, a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to providing programs and resources that support nonprofit organizational capacity.

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New Haven takes regulator to court over solar array

Posted on June 6, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



NEW HAVEN — After years of disagreements with the state utility regulator over the size and number of solar arrays being sited in the town’s scenic vistas, the New Haven selectboard has appealed to the Vermont Supreme Court.

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Bristol Republican in race for county's two Senate seats

Posted on June 6, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — Lynn Dike has technically been a “senator” since she was a teenager. Now 65, she still proudly claims the moniker as an alum of Ralph C. Mahar Regional High School in Orange, Mass., whose sports teams bear the “Senators” nickname.

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Tattoos — college museum explores impact of Japanese style

Posted on June 6, 2016 |
By Elsie Parini



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MIDDLEBURY — Ever been secretly enticed by the art of tattooing? Do you want to know how it’s done and why anyone would want to spend thousands of dollars and months, if not years, of time under a needle to have elaborate and exotic tattoos cover much of their bodies?

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Bridge School kids write, build, volunteer

Posted on June 6, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — For an unusual school project this year, 11-year-old Declan Anderson sponsored two cats at Homeward Bound, the Addison County Humane Society. His specific mission — spending time with both Molly and Cleo, 12-year-old sisters, until they were adopted.

Anderson had spotted the pair of felines during his regular visits to Homeward Bound, temporary home to scores of cats, dogs and other animals seeking homes.

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Auto repair teacher shifting gears after 44 years on the job

Posted on June 6, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — It’s not a stretch to say that diesel power technology teacher Phil Teer’s name has become synonymous with the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center. They practically built the walls around him when the Middlebury vocational-technical education school opened its doors more than four decades ago.

“He was original equipment when the center first opened in 1971,” Career Center Executive Director Lynn Coale likes to say.

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Porter Medical Center crafts tight budget, explores new partnership

Posted on June 2, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series. In Monday’s Independent,Porter Medical Center Interim CEO Dr. Fred Kniffin discussed his first nine weeks on the job and what the hospital has done to recruit more health care providers.

MIDDLEBURY — When Dr. Fred Kniffin took over as interim CEO of Porter Medical Center on March 21, he faced a number of challenges — not the least of which was to tend to the financial health of a vitally important community hospital.

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Primaries loom in two House districts; GOP candidate pool grows

Posted on June 2, 2016 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Like the punch line in the old real estate adage, election excitement in Addison County this year will be all about location, location, location.

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