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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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Bristol Police Log: Police respond to 3 a.m. vandalism incident

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — At 9 a.m. on Nov. 1, an officer responded to the Bristol Federated Church at the corner of North and Church streets for a vandalism complaint.

Police were told that earlier that same morning at around 3:30 a.m., an unknown person or persons caused damage to the church sign. Neighbors reported being woken up by a noise and looking out to see two older teens or young adults run from the area and onto Garfield Street.

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Middlebury Police Log: Man cited for DUI, leaving crash

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Bradleigh Helenhouse, 33, of Leicester for driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident (with injuries resulting), following a report of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 7 and Ossie Road in East Middlebury on Nov. 6.

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Vermont State Police Log: Man cited for violating conditions of release

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — On Nov. 9 at approximately 4:54 p.m. troopers at the Vermont State Police barracks in New Haven received a call about a possible violation of a relief from abuse order that occurred in Addison County.

After speaking with the victim and reviewing the court order, troopers determined that Donald Whalon Jr., 33, of Colchester had violated this order by texting the victim approximately a week prior to the victim reporting the incident.

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Local economic improvement effort moves to the action stage

Posted on November 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The third and final step in the Greater Middlebury Climate Economy Initiative — creation of task forces — will take place this Thursday, Nov. 16, 6:30-9 p.m., at Middlebury Union High School

Citizens of Middlebury and surrounding towns gathered on Oct. 26 as part of the Greater Middlebury Climate Economy Initiative to prioritize action ideas that will guide the work of the communities moving forward. Lively discussion and voting resulted in the whittling down of a list of community-generated ideas from 22 to 3 key priorities.

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Advocates organize to protest federal food funding cuts

Posted on November 13, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — State and local human services providers are sending a unified message to Vermont lawmakers as the 2018 legislative session approaches: Do what you can to minimize the impacts that federal budget cuts could have on programs serving the state’s most vulnerable citizens.

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Green Mountain Power to install solar array on roof to aid low-income

Posted on November 13, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Green Mountain Power will be using the roof of its Middlebury service station to practice what it preaches about renewable energy.

Company officials recently announced plans to install a 325-panel solar array on the roof at 121 Cady Road, just east of Route 7.

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Smiles & flags mark Ripton ceremony where 15 new Americans take the oath

Posted on November 13, 2017 |
By John S. McCright and John Flowers



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RIPTON — Mary Magot began a journey 16 years ago. It started in the African nation of Sudan, led her through a civil war, a temporarily fractured household and immense hardship.

Her journey — and those of 14 other people from all corners of the globe — ended on Thursday with a meandering car ride up a serpentine Route 125, near the Robert Frost Trail, to the Ripton Elementary School, where they became citizens of the United States in a ceremony presided over by a federal judge.

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Deer harvest is up on youth weekend; herd healthy after mild winter

Posted on November 13, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — Young hunters around Addison County enjoyed more success during Youth Hunting Weekend on Nov. 4 and 5 than in any youth weekend since 2012. They brought 110 deer they shot to one of the county’s weigh stations.

That total of 110 surpassed last year’s of 94, while the numbers from 2013 to 2015 ranged from 78 to 109.

The year 2012, when 124 young hunters brought down deer, stands as the local high-water mark since the Department of Fish and Wildlife founded the two-day youth weekend.

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Farm-to-school success puts focus on finances

Posted on November 13, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Even after close to two decades of efforts to get local foods into local educational institutions, words like “fresh” and “tasty” are not universally applied to school cafeteria food.

Yet school nutrition guru Kathy Alexander continues to make Farm to School a centerpiece at Bristol-area schools and this year expanded that work into Vergennes-area schools.

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Bristol selectboard discusses additional water line extension

Posted on November 13, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — A range of water and sewer issues dominated the Bristol selectboard’s Nov. 6 meeting.

Board members discussed and said ‘Aye’ to three items that OK’d spending a little more than $11,000; but they decided to study a fourth project that would probably cost considerably more.

This past Monday, the selectboard:

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