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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
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Governor takes jabs, touts record during Bristol event

Posted on March 16, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin on Monday used what will be his last legislative luncheon appearance in Addison County to trumpet what he believes have been his top accomplishments, and he also took heat from some of his opponents on issues such as the Addison Natural Gas Project.

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Campus roiled over anonymous name calling

Posted on March 16, 2016 |
By David Fuchs



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MIDDLEBURY — When Charles Rainey, an African-American from the Atlanta metro area, chose to attend Middlebury College last year, he knew he would be in for some big changes.

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Students of color challenged in Vermont

Posted on March 16, 2016 |
By David Fuchs



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MIDDLEBURY — For many students from big cities, moving to rural Vermont can be a big adjustment. For students of color, in particular, the contrast between life at home and life in the Green Mountain State, which is the second whitest state in the country according to the 2010 U.S. Census, can be especially sharp.

The difference is noticeable in everything from the limited diversity of their professors and classmates to grabbing a meal at the dining hall and getting a haircut.

Just ask Amari Simpson, an African-American senior at Middlebury College.

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Get on email list to help Salisbury amphibians cross roads to safety

Posted on March 16, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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SALISBURY — In early spring amphibians abandon the protection of their upland wintering sites to move to lower, wetter sites where they congregate and lay eggs. Some amphibians put themselves in jeopardy by crossing roads to get to their reproductive sites. Depending on local vehicle traffic, entire amphibian populations can be wiped out in the process.

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Huge crowds enjoy 49 varieties of chili

Posted on March 16, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Downtown Middlebury was a mob scene on Saturday afternoon as an estimated 6,000 people filled Main Street from the Community House to the traffic circle to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the eighth annual Vermont Chili Festival.

The event brought people from many parts of the state to Middlebury to taste 49 chilies from 35 vendors, enjoy a street band and bask in a lot of local flavor.

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Migrant worker charged with three felonies

Posted on March 16, 2016 |
By John Flowers



PANTON — A local migrant worker pleaded innocent on March 11 in Rutland District Court, criminal division, to three felony charges — including kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault — stemming from a Feb. 18 incident in Panton during which he allegedly held a woman against her will and forced her to have intercourse with him.

The defendant in the case is 25-year-old Gustavo Perez-Lopez, who is currently being held without bail at the Marble Valley Correctional Center in Rutland.

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Awareness campaign to feature sexual assault film and discussion

Posted on March 16, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — A few words can make all the difference — both positively and negatively — especially in the mind of a victim who has just been sexually assaulted. The next response is crucial: Will she be shamed or will she be believed?

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MUMS seeking new principal

Posted on March 16, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The UD-3 School Board will quickly turn its attention to finding a new principal for Middlebury Union Middle School in the wake of Patrick Reen’s selection as new superintendent of the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union (see story on here).

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Two Mt. Abe principal finalists to meet the public this week

Posted on March 14, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Residents in the Bristol area this week will have a chance to meet and talk with the two finalists in the search for the next Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School principal.

Candidates Jessica Barewicz and Chris Smith will come to Mount Abe for a day-long visit this Thursday, March 17. Feedback forms will be available for stakeholders to provide written input to the principal search committee. A third finalist withdrew over the weekend.

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