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Village2Village Project to host benefit dinner April 1

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — These three pictures are taken of the same little Ugandan boy, over six weeks. Emergency surgery and four weeks of enriched nutrition have saved three-year-old Elvis’s life. But he needs two more surgeries and a lot more food before he grows up into the healthy little boy that he can be. The “Old Bones,” a country and gospel music group, want to help.

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Screenagers' film aims to help parents, kids communicate

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The public — particularly parents — is invited to see a screening of “Screenagers — Growing Up in the Digital Age, next Wednesday at Vergennes Union High School.

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Literary magazine to hold release party March 28

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — After receiving submissions of photos, stories, poems, artwork — and even a song — from across all towns in Addison County, Zig Zag Lit Mag is ready to release its second issue.

In celebration, the editing board has invited the public to attend a release party as a chance to build relationships between local writers and artists. Zig Zag was founded to support these artists, and encourages their readers to do so as well, with their motto: Read Local. Write Local.

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Tour du Mont Blanc slideshow to take place at Starksboro library March 29

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



STARKSBORO — The public is invited to join Deb Van Schaack Wednesday, March 29, 7-9 p.m. at the Starksboro Public Library for a slideshow about the Tour du Mont Blanc, a hiking trail that she hiked with her daughter Hannah in the summer of 2014.

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Extension to offer food safety course March 30

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — A two-hour class will be offered at two locations to provide food processors with an update on regulatory compliance for food facilities under the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

University of Vermont (UVM) Extension, in collaboration with the Vermont Small Business Development Center, will offer the class on March 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Community College of  Vermont, 145 Billings Farm Rd., White River Junction, and April 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Vermont Technical Center, 201 Lawrence Place, Williston.

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Addison Independent still preferred for town news

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — At a March 21 meeting, the Middlebury selectboard reviewed town meeting poll results and feedback. Fifty-nine percent of 201 responders said they preferred to be informed on town news via “ newspaper,” followed by Front Porch Forum (38 percent) and town listserv (36 percent).

Forty-nine percent of respondents said they wanted to learn more about the upcoming rail bridges replacement project and proposed Ilsley Library expansion; next on the list was the town plan update at 36 percent.

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Author to lead workshop for aspiring memoirists

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Bixby Library’s Writers Program will offer a free, eight-week workshop on writing memoirs. Kris Johannesson, who earned a Master’s in Fine Arts from Goddard College, will lead the workshop, which is titled “Memoir Writing 101.”

The class starts next Thursday, April 6, and will run Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., in the Otter Creek Room at the Bixby Memorial Free Library in Vergennes.

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Expansion, renovation plan seeks to lift Isley: Proposal could cost up to $10 million

Posted on March 23, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — A proposed renovation and expansion of Middlebury’s Ilsley Library was unveiled at Tuesday’s selectboard meeting that would remove two older additions and increase the library’s square footage from around 19,000 square feet to more than 25,000 square feet.

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Man clears Vergennes sidewalk for seniors

Posted on March 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Middle of last week, Aaron Gratton, 24, was visiting his grandparents, who live at 52 Armory Lane in Vergennes, a senior housing residence.

He realized that the 150-foot path that many of the residents take to walk to the Shaw’s supermarket parking lot was inaccessible to the residents because of the large snowfall.

On his own initiative, Gratton volunteered to shovel the path, including into the parking lot.

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Feds could ICE-out dairy economy: Deporting workers would 'devastate' farms

Posted on March 23, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont dairy farmers and farmworkers are in an increased state of alert as federal immigration authorities begin enforcing President Trump’s immigration policies. What the White House described as taking “the shackles off” Immigration and Customs Enforcement (known as ICE) and other agencies has resulted in shifts in policy that more aggressively target deportation of foreign workers — including farmworkers who have overstated their visas.

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