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Orwell student awarded Kids' Chance college scholarship

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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ORWELL — Andrea Tester has dreamed of becoming an English teacher for middle school children. This dream was placed in jeopardy when her father suffered a severe work-related back injury in 2012. As a result of his injury, he was unable to work for four years. Fortunately, he is beginning to recover, but the financial challenges to his family remain.

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VUHS student nets Land Steward Award

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Local student Howie Vander Wey received the Land Stewards Award from the Vermont Land Trust. The award, now in its twelfth year, acknowledges the hard work of tomorrow’s agricultural and forestry leaders with an unrestricted cash prize of $250. Eleven qualified students across Vermont received the Land Stewards Award this year.

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Route 7 rebuild project draws mixed reviews

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By GAIL CALLAHAN of VTDigger.org



FERRISBURGH/CHARLOTTE — Halfway through a two-year project to rebuild Route 7 in Ferrisburgh and Charlotte, local reaction is mixed, with some supporting the project and others complaining of property damage and increased traffic on the back roads as commuters avoid the construction zone.

The stretch of Route 7 has something of a split personality: a scenic rural road through stunning landscapes, and a suburban commuter pipeline carrying 14,000 cars a day through Charlotte.

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Vermont Gas pipeline buried too shallow

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Mike Polhamus of VTDigger.org



NEW HAVEN — Vermont Gas Systems didn’t bury its controversial natural gas pipeline as deeply as it was supposed to, but the company and the state Department of Public Service say that doesn’t pose a problem.

The department says Vermont Gas should be allowed to leave the pipeline as is. However, DPS officials want an investigation into why the company didn’t abide by its permit.

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Revolutionary War re-enacters to mark 240th anniversary of Mount Independence retreat

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — The Revolutionary War’s Northern American Army withdrew under the cover of darkness on July 5 and 6, 1777, from their fortifications at Mount Independence in Orwell, Vt., and Fort Ticonderoga, N.Y., as the British under Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne drew near.

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Lions donates $3,500 to five local charities

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions Club is wrapping up their 2016-17 year by helping several local organizations. The club has several fundraisers throughout the year to support these donations, including the vehicle raffle, the Red Sox ticket raffle, scholarship raffle, Lions Charity Auction and Memorial Day sale items. President Jim McClay says, “This would not be possible without the tremendous support of everyone in our greater Vergennes area communities.” 

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Mount Abe honor roll

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The following students have made the Mount Abraham Union High School Honor Roll for the second quarter.

GRADE 9

Work Habits Highest Honors — BJ Bennett, Jnana Breck-Arndt, Josie Brennan, Faith Brinkman, Emma Campbell, Jackson Gepfert, Alexis Kouwenhoven, Cole Kouwenhoven, Camille Lyons, Sean Meyer, Sydney Minnerly, Sydney Perlee, Jonas Schroeder and Maizy Shepard.

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Vermont historian to discuss book on War of 1812

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont historian Willard Sterne Randall will read from, discuss and sign his new book “Unshackling America: How the War of 1812 Truly Ended the American Revolution” on Thursday, July 6, at 7 p.m. at The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. in Middlebury.

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Weybridge town picnic set for July 8

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WEYBRIDGE — The town of Weybridge will hold its annual town picnic on Saturday, July 8, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Weybridge School.

This popular event will have something for townspeople of all ages. Snake Mountain Bluegrass will provide music, and there will be children’s games and the ever-popular competitions for best baked beans and best pie. Judges will consider two categories of pie this year: best fruit pie and best overall pie. The three first place winners will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op.

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City council cites 'thin cushion,' adds 2 cents

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday added two cents to the tax rate needed to support city services and adopted a $2,290,291 municipal budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1; the budget will increase city spending by about $58,000.

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