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Tri-Town has a very, very bad day

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — After a series of incidents between this past Thursday and Monday that included two water main breaks and a power outage at the Tri-Town Water District plant, district officials on Monday afternoon asked their customers in Addison, Bridport and Shoreham to begin boiling drinking and cooking water.

The disruption in service Friday affected around 1,600 customers, and some residents reported discolored water coming into their homes during the events.

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Shelter sets record for animals served

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, is excited to announce that they have set a record in 2016 with 908 animals served; 253 dogs, 541 cats, and 114 small animals like rabbits, birds, and guinea pigs. Of the 908 animals, 454 were surrendered by their owners, 234 were strays, and 220 were transferred in from high volume shelters outside Vermont. This far surpasses any previous year, as traditionally the shelter sees 600 animals in a given year.

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Neighbors question truck depot

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The proposed in-town move of Ferrisburgh trucking firm J.A. DeVos and Sons Inc. to Tuppers Crossing drew fire at a Dec. 7 Board of Zoning Adjustment hearing from some area residents, who said it was a poor fit for the neighborhood.

J.A. DeVos and Sons Inc., owned in part by former Ferrisburgh Selectman John DeVos Jr., is planning to move from the north end of town to a 9-acre parcel on Tuppers Crossing, a half-mile road that runs west from Route 7 to Botsford Road about a half-mile north of Vergennes.

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City-area educators propose salary hike

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest Teachers’ Association (ANTA) on Monday presented what it believes is a solid starting point in its salary negotiations on behalf of Vergennes-area educators for the next academic year: a 10.95-percent increase.

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Addison Northwest board to get look at first unified spending plan

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Residents of Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham can get their initial look on this coming Wednesday at what will be first-ever unified Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) budget to include spending for all four local schools and their central office.

A draft budget for the 2017-2018 school year of the soon-to-be-unified district, formerly known as Addison Northwest Supervisory Union, will be unveiled in the Vergennes Union High School library at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

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ACSD budget reflects school tax decreases

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The latest draft of the first-ever global budget for Addison Central School District (ACSD) schools indicates education property tax rates for the seven member-communities could drop next year between 3 cents (in Middlebury) to 27 cents (in Weybridge).

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State of Vermont searching for a Secretary of Education

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BARRE — As part of the transition process, Governor-elect Philip Scott has requested that the State Board of Education commence a search for Secretary of Education. The State Board of Education announced today that the deadline for cover letter and resume submissions by applicants has been extended from the original Dec. 14 to Jan. 10.

Under the law (3 V.S.A. 2702), the State Board of Education recommends at least three qualified nominees to the Governor. The position will begin on March 1.

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Starksboro man cited for gun, restraining order violations

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



STARKSBORO — Vermont State Police cited Duane Bedell, 51, of Starksboro, for violation of a temporary restraining order and unlawful possession of a firearm, stemming from an incident at a Starksboro home on Dec. 16.

State police said they were contacted by the Department of Probation and Parole about the alleged relief from abuse order violation. It was during their investigation that VSP said they concluded that Bedell had violated the court order and was also in possession of “multiple firearms and drugs.”

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Brandon man cited for DUI after traffic stop

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — A former star Otter Valley Union High School football player was charged with drinking and driving on Saturday night.

Vermont State Police said they pulled over Carson Leary, 19, on McKinley Avenue in Rutland Town on Dec. 17 at 9:47 p.m. for an unspecified motor vehicle violation.

The troopers that made the stop reported that Leary showed signs of impairment and consented to a field sobriety test. Just after 10 p.m., Leary reportedly had a preliminary measurable breath alcohol content of 0.103 percent. The BAC limit in Vermont is 0.08 percent.

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'Messiah Sing' brings community together in song

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Over 300 area residents came together for the county’s 32rd annual “Messiah Sing” this past Sunday at the Congregational Church in Middlebury.

“The Messiah Sing is a big celebration, musically and spiritually,” said long-time Messiah soloist Leila McVeigh. “Being surrounded by a rich, full choir singing beautiful text is overwhelming in the best sense of the word. Part of the joy of the event is its inclusiveness, that anyone can walk in off the street, grab a score and start singing.” 

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