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Weybridge woman to share her experiences fighting mafia in Sicily

Posted on February 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Weybridge resident Grace Weber will give a slide show and talk titled “Olives and Oranges: Growing a Mafia-free Sicily” on Friday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Ilsley Library in Middlebury.

Weber traveled to Sicily in August 2015 to volunteer for the second time for the anti-Mafia organization Libera Terra, which was mentioned in the Jan. 3 airing of “60 Minutes.” The show’s piece on “agromafia” reported that adulterated olive oil is three times more profitable for the Mafia than is cocaine.

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Vergennes Lions to collect food for their annual drive

Posted on February 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Shoppers at Champlain Discount Foods in Vergennes and at Shaw’s in both Vergennes and Bristol will see the familiar green vests of Vergennes Lions Club members on Saturday, Feb. 13. Assisted by local Boy Scouts, the club will sponsor its annual Food From the Heart event, a major food drive to benefit food shelves in Vergennes and Bristol.

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Controversy over dams in the spotlight

Posted on February 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN — Dams — both in Vermont and around the country — are a controversial environmental issue, with some people arguing that waterways would be better served if dams that have outlived their usefulness were torn down. Staff members of The Nature Conservancy will address the topic in a presentation titled “The Dam Controversy” on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. at the New Haven Town Hall.

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Rokeby to hold screening, discussion of film on interracial marriage, law

Posted on February 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — Celebrate love — and the Supreme Court ruling that struck down laws against interracial marriage — at Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb. 14, at 2 pm. “The Loving Story” will be screened, followed by discussion and refreshments, with chocolates.

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Bristol health center to offer dental services

Posted on February 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Mountain Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center, has announced the addition of dental services coming soon in early 2016. This broadens the types of available services offered not only to current Mountain Health Center patients, but also to the community.

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Nurse layoffs added to list of Porter staff cuts

Posted on February 3, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center (PMC) officials on Tuesday confirmed the organization’s workforce will be trimmed by 17.5 full-time equivalent positions, as opposed to the nine jobs originally disclosed this past Friday.

Officials said the updated, higher number reflects an additional 8.5 Registered Nurse positions that PMC could not publicly divulge on Friday due to the collective bargaining process that management and the nurses’ union follow when considering a reduction in force.

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Tweaks to Act 46 will help ANwSU

Posted on February 3, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — Lawmakers huddled in the wee hours of Saturday morning and, after weeks of discussions, agreed on a measure to soften Act 46 provisions that penalized school districts — and their taxpayers — for excessive spending.

Locally, school officials in the Addison Central and Addison Northeast supervisory unions said the changes would have little impact.

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Exhibit of Eastern art at Jackson Gallery celebrates Spring

Posted on February 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Jackson Gallery at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury is currently showing “Return of the Spring,” an exhibition featuring the work of Middlebury artist Yinglei Zhang; her mentor, Mr. Li Xubai from China, currently living in Canada; and her teacher Mr. Guo Ziyu of Hong Kong. Both Li and Guo have work collected by private owners and museums around the world.

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Police get place to 'hang their hats' at Bristol Elementary

Posted on February 3, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — For the first time in several years, Bristol police will soon begin keeping a regular but informal presence at Bristol Elementary School.

“We just want a presence there, and we’re offering whatever services teachers think they could use, whether it’s bicycle safety or Internet safety classes for the kids, any number of things,” said Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs.

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Journey renews Bristol man's ties to his Cuban heritage

Posted on February 3, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Alfonso Enrique Ceballos — known more commonly around town as plain old American “Rick” — recently returned to Bristol, his home of many decades, from a trip that was a homecoming of a very different kind.

The 67-year-old banjo player extraordinaire, whose group Daddy Longlegs is known for its eclectic blend of traditional music, has just returned from a trip to Cuba, a homeland he has not seen for over 60 years.

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