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Mother and daughter graduate together from CCV

Posted on June 9, 2016 |
By Sam Hartley



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MIDDLEBURY — Usually we say that the kids are “going away to college” because they’re doing just that: going away and leaving their parents behind. Not so for Caitlin McCluskey, who this past Saturday graduated from Community College of Vermont alongside her mother, Angela McCluskey.

While the two Cornwall residents have not actually attended class together during their time at CCV, Angela, 46, says the opportunity to graduate with her 20-year-old daughter is a reward in itself and a signifier of the close relationship between the two.

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Mosquito district buys new rig to aid swamp spraying

Posted on June 9, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON/LEICESTER/SALISBURY/GOSHEN/PITTSFORD — It’s been a year since the area’s mosquito control district raised the idea of buying an amphibious vehicle to apply larvicide in swamp areas. Now, that notion is a reality, thanks to some help from interested parties.

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Deal to run Northlands Job Corps is up for bid

Posted on June 9, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has reopened the contract to operate Northlands Job Corps for new bidders. On Thursday, June 9, interested parties will inspect the federal job-training center on Macdonough Drive, and could conduct additional research there and in Vergennes in the days to come.

Current operator CHP International, the Illinois company that has operated the center for the past 30 months under contract with the DOL, will seek to stay on board, according to a letter sent last week to community members and the Independent.

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'2nd Fridays in Middlebury' to kick off the season

Posted on June 9, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The following Middlebury businesses will be participating in “2nd Fridays in Middlebury” this week on June 10, from 5-7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The listed business will offer extended hours and special exhibits or art performances.

•  Edgewater Gallery on the Green. Opening reception for “Back Roads and Country Places,” works by Janis Sanders.

•  Sarah Wesson Studio. Oils and watercolors. Follow the signs on the second floor of 10 Merchants Row.

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Civil War-era church service to be held this Sunday

Posted on June 9, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



STARKSBORO — The historic Starksboro Village Meeting House returns to the 1860s on Sunday, June 12, at 11 a.m. Chaplain Michael Blakeslee of the Second Vermont Volunteer Infantry, accompanied by Lois Burbank, will lead a recreation of a typical Civil War-era church service.

During the 1860s the meeting house was the center of the community of Starksboro. Many Starksboro Civil War soldiers enlisted in that very building, and while the upper floor held regular Sunday services, the lower level functioned as a town meeting hall.

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MUHS students recieve awards at final assembly

Posted on June 9, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School students, teachers and administrators gathered at the Memorial Sports Center on Tuesday for the school’s final assembly of the year. A large number of awards were given to students to recognize their achievements. The honors awarded were:

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS

MUHS Community Service Awards (100-plus hours): Benjamin Balparda, Nicholas Beauchamp, Abigail Benz, MaKayla Foster, Lucy Groves, Alyssa Lucia, Jacob Martin and Joshua Girard.

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Book-binding workshop at Bixby to start this weekend

Posted on June 9, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Bixby Library in Vergennes will offer a five-part book-binding workshop series beginning Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The workshops, led by Jill Abilock, will explore the basic skills on which book-binding is founded, and participants will finish each session with at least one elegant book structure. The series is designed to function as a progressive whole, but participants may sign up for single sessions.

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Author Hawley to read from latest novel Tuesday

Posted on June 9, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Richard Hawley will read from and sign “The Three Lives of Jonathan Force,” at a book launch to be held Tuesday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at the Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury.

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Rokeby wins top award for its book

Posted on June 9, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — The New England Museum Association has awarded Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh first place for Books in its annual publications competition. The winning title — “Farming & Feasting with the Robinsons — pairs the work of a contemporary food writer with the work of an artist who died more than 100 years ago.

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