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Special ed teacher accused of fondling a minor

Posted on March 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — A Shoreham man on Feb. 22 pleaded innocent in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, to a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child, stemming from his alleged contact with a young boy.

The accused — Mark Zizis, 41 — has been a special education teacher at the Chittenden Central Supervisory Union for the past 11 years, and he is also a martial arts instructor at Green Mountain PPS Inti Ombak.

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Green Burial Vermont to host information session on March 12

Posted on March 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



LINCOLN — Green Burial Vermont, will host a presentation/discussion on Sunday, March 12 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Library, on River Road in Lincoln.

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Shoreham Congregational Church to hold soup and sandwich fundraiser

Posted on March 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



SHOREHAM — Members of the public are invited to come enjoy the fellowship of friends while enjoying a bowl of hot soup and a sandwich and supporting the Shoreham Congregational Church Restoration Fund at the same time.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for this Soup and Sandwich Luncheon at the Church at 28 School Road, Shoreham.

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Residence at Otter Creek helps out Meals on Wheels

Posted on March 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Residence at Otter Creek announced today that it will be supporting the 15th annual March for Meals — a month-long, nationwide initiative of Meal on Wheels America and the homebound seniors who rely on its vital safety net.

The public-private partnership supporting the Meals on Wheels movement is one of the most effective models in America. It enables seniors to remain more healthy and independent in their own homes, where they want to be, avoiding far more costly healthcare alternatives.

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Voters approve first Addison Central unified school district budget

Posted on March 8, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Addison Central Supervisory District (ACSD) voters overwhelmingly approved their first-ever unified, K-12 budget on Tuesday by a 1,363 to 466 margin.

The $37.2 million spending plan reflects $30,428,802 in net, local education spending for the ACSD schools serving Bridport, Cornwall, Middlebury, Ripton, Salisbury, Shoreham and Weybridge. That’s around 2.17-percent less than what was budgeted for the combined ACSD schools this year.

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Addison

Posted on March 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON — In Australian balloting on March 7 Addison residents supported the municipal spending proposal. There were no contested races on Addison’s Town Meeting Day ballot.

Incumbent Selectmen Rob Hunt and Peter Briggs and Water Commissioner Steve Kayhart all won election without opposition, as did two listers and one auditor and a number of other officers.

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Brandon

Posted on March 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — All the items on the Brandon town meeting ballot were approved, including the $2,999,986 municipal budget, which earned 437 yes votes to 199 no votes. The amount to be raised by taxes to cover that budget is $2,559,066, which represents a 1.1 percent decrease, from 94.37 cents to 93.43 cents per $100 of property value.

Voter turnout was dismally low, with just 651 people voting out of 2,897, or roughly 22 percent.

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Bridport

Posted on March 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT — Bridport residents at their town meeting Tuesday decided two contested races for their local selectboard and passed all money items on their ballot.

Tim Howlett narrowly won a three-way race for a two-year term on the selectboard. He prevailed with 83 votes, over David Bronson (79) and Michael Lawton (66). Howlett replaces Marian Walker, who did not seek re-election.

Meanwhile, challenger Matthew Lawton easily topped incumbent Jerry Forbes, 171-52, for a three-year term as selectman.

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Bristol

Posted on March 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Town Meeting Day in Bristol saw selectboard Chair Michelle Perlee retain her seat against challenger Lance Laliberte, approval of nearly $2 million in town spending and Bristol residents OK’d revised zoning regulations that were five years in the making. Sidewalk repair and school board salaries were the focus of the most discussion on the floor of town meeting Monday evening at Holley Hall.

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Cornwall

Posted on March 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



CORNWALL — Cornwall residents approved all of the articles on their town meeting warning, without a lot of discussion or fanfare.

At Monday night’s town meeting, residents OK’d by voice vote a fiscal year 2018 general fund budget of $454,249, which was down from the $$460,946 passed last year. The proposed highway budget of $400,950 — slightly less that the $403,050 that voters authorized for the current year — also passed easily. Combined, the budgets represent a 1.9-percent reduction compared to this year.

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