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Physician escapes Phillipine typhoon

Posted on November 21, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Dr. Kristofer Anderson became accustomed to the raucous rainstorms that would pop up almost every afternoon while volunteering his medical services earlier this month in the small village of Santa Fe, on the island of Leyte in the Philippines.

Little did the Middlebury-based physician know that those rainstorms would be a prelude to the cataclysmic deluge wrought by Yolanda, a category 5 typhoon that killed thousands of Filipinos and leveled entire villages during its scourge.

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Youth Hunting Weekend deer kill numbers down slightly

Posted on November 20, 2013 |
By John S. McCright and Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — Younger hunters in the area did not have quite as much success on the Nov. 9-10 Youth Hunting Weekend as they had in the past two Novembers, but the 109 deer they had weighed at seven reporting stations in Addison County was very respectable compared to results over the past five years.

The 109 deer this Youth Hunting Weekend is down slightly from the 124 tagged over the same weekend in 2012, and one less than the number in 2011. In both 2009 and 2010 the final tally stood at 95,

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Middlebury Police Log: State office receives threatening messages

Posted on November 20, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police were informed that someone had left threatening voice mail messages on the answering machine at the local office of the Vermont Department of Children and Families on Nov. 12. Police said the person also made threats against the Vermont State Police. The investigation continues.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Responded to a juvenile issue at a Water Street residence on Nov. 11.

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Gallery: Mt. Abe counselor hikes Appalachian Trail

Posted on November 18, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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Mount Abraham Union High School counselor Deb Van Schaack hiked the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail this spring and summer. She began her journey in Georgia on March 8 and completed the trek in Maine on July 31. Van Schaack shared with the Independent some of the photos she took along the way.

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Bristol residents appeal Lathrop pit decision to Supreme Court

Posted on November 18, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — A 10-year battle to open a gravel pit in Bristol will likely come to end in front of the state’s highest court. A group of Bristol residents are appealing an Oct. 18 Environmental Court decision authorizing the construction of the pit to the Supreme Court.

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Mount Abe school board seeks to fill two vacancies

Posted on November 18, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School Board is looking for Bristol residents to fill two vacancies that have opened on the 13-member board. Board members Dick Merrill and Gary Farnsworth recently resigned before the completion of their terms.

The Bristol Elementary School board will fill the vacancies.

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State officials warn of three different phone scams

Posted on November 18, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — Officials from two government agencies and from the state’s largest utility are warning Vermonters to be wary of three different scams being perpetrated over the telephone.

The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) last week alerted Vermonters to scams regarding Vermont Health Connect, the state’s health insurance exchange. Commissioner Susan L. Donegan said that the department has received reports of fraudulent phone calls made to Vermonters by people pretending to sell health insurance in order to obtain personal information.

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Locals take posts on farm and forest development board

Posted on November 18, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Agricultural and Forest Products Development Board, known as the VAFPDB, recently announced the election of Lynn Coale of Weybridge to serve as chair of the board.

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Committee girds for information blitz on Middlebury town office proposal

Posted on November 18, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A group planning Middlebury’s proposed new town offices and recreation center is planning a series of public meetings, open houses, flyers and a documentary film to educate residents about the $7.5 million project in anticipation of a March 4, 2014, referendum.

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Homeschoolers came in droves for soccer

Posted on November 18, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — This fall in Middlebury a large group of homeschoolers got together and formed a soccer team to practice and improve our skill. Our team consisted of around 50 kids (ages 1-16) from in and around Addison County. Elizabeth Curran of Whiting organized the group and was amazed at the awesome turnout from our homeschool community.

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