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Sheldon, Scheu top field in Middlebury House race

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



MIDDLEBURY — After the votes were tallied in the Addison-1 House district on Tuesday, incumbent Rep. Amy Sheldon and Robin Scheu each came away winning two-year terms to the Vermont House of Representatives.

Sheldon, running as a Democrat/Progressive, was the top vote getter with 2,210 tallies, or 29.7 percent, followed by Scheu, a Democrat, with 1,937, or 26 percent.

Progressive candidate Jill Charbonneau gathered 1,377 votes, or 18 percent, to finish third in the race for the two seats that represent the town of Middlebury.

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Lanpher and Van Wyck win Vergennes-area race

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Incumbents Rep. Diane Lanpher, D-Vergennes, and Warren Van Wyck, R-Ferrisburgh, captured the two Addison-3 seats in the Vermont House of Representatives on Tuesday in a four-way race.

Lanpher earned her fifth two-year term and was Tuesday’s top choice among residents of the five Addison-3 communities (Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham), receiving 2104 votes.

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In Addison-4 House race, Baser and Sharpe re-elected

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By John Flowers and John S. McCright



BRISTOL — Incumbent Addison-4 Reps. Fred Baser and Dave Sharpe of Bristol both comfortably won re-election to new, two-year terms on Tuesday amid heavy voting in a much-anticipated General Election.

As was the case two years ago, Baser, a Republican, was the top vote-getter in Addison-4, garnering a total of 2,526 tallies. Sharpe, a 14-year incumbent Democrat, finished in second place with 2,379 votes. Finishing out of the running were Monkton Republican Valerie Mullin and Lincoln Progressive/Democrat Mari Cordes, with 1,773 and 1,704 tallies, respectively.

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Rep. Harvey Smith tops challenger Bruhl in Add-5 contest

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



NEW HAVEN — Rep. Harvey Smith, R-New Haven, was re-elected Tuesday for what will be his eighth term representing Addison-5 in the Vermont House. Smith defeated New Haven Democrat Taborri Bruhl, 1,196-1,062.

Smith took New Haven (581-483) and Bridport (402-241), but lost in Weybridge to Bruhl, who garnered 338 votes compared to Smith’s 213.

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Eastman, Conlon elected to Vt. House in uncontested elections

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — While the General Election featured competitive races for most of the Vermont House and Senate seats up for election in Addison County, two candidates on Tuesday won election with no opposition.

Rep. Alyson Eastman of Orwell swept to an uncontested victory in the Addison-Rutland House district that includes four towns. The Independent garnered 1,722 votes overall, with the breakdown by town as follows:

Orwell, 589; Shoreham, 545; Whiting, 159; and Benson, 429.

Eastman was first elected to the House in 2014.

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Charges added in sexual assault case; man allegedly impersonated doctor

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — A 31-year-old Houston, Texas, man on Tuesday pleaded innocent in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, to eight newly filed charges of voyeurism, illegal practice of medicine and possession of child pornography in connection with a case in which he is accused — among other things — of posing as a medical official in an effort to convince a Middlebury College student to submit to a pelvic exam.

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'Hills are Alive' with Maidens & von Trapp

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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ADDISON COUNTY — Ladies and gentlemen, heat up those curlers, shine those shoes and get ready to roll out the red carpet, because a celebrity's coming to town. Elisabeth von Trapp — yup, the same von Trapp family that influenced the making of the classic and beloved film The Sound of Music — will be singing two shows with Maiden Vermont at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. 

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'Puss in Boots' play coming to county towns

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Bald Mountain Theater presents a 13-town Vermont tour of their wildly original, all-ages adaptation of the classic story Puss in Boots, or How to get ahead in the world

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Brandon seeks recreation options for kids after Boys and Girls Club closes

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The Brandon Boys & Girls Club permanently closed its doors late last month; it was two months after suspending operations.

Now there are just some empty rooms at 25 Rossiter St. to show for a grassroots community effort that raised $150,000 to start a Boys & Girls Club in Brandon just seven years ago.

But another local effort may be gaining momentum to try and fill the void left by the club.

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Sister-to-Sister helps middle schoolers; summit is upcoming

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The widely successful “Sister-to-Sister” Program at Middlebury College is gearing up for its twelfth season of mentoring middle school girls. 

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