MAUSD sees spending fall but taxes rise

Mount Abraham Unified School District officials are anticipating a nearly 7% increase in per student spending for Fiscal Year 2024, driven by continued declining enrollment in the district and an increase in some expenses like healthcare premiums.

Monkton finds buyer for former library

Monkton has made strides in its work revitalizing the town’s historic buildings. 

Lincoln prepares to offer supervisory union services

Some of the next steps for the LSD include staffing a central office, creating an FY24 budget for Lincoln residents to vote on next year, and finding additional funds to cover transition costs as the district works to get up and running.

Turkey flocks healthy ahead of the holidays

Heading into Thanksgiving, both Vermont’s wild and domesticated turkey flocks were healthy and plentiful, despite an outbreak of the avian flu in many parts of the nation and the additional hurdle of inflation that challenged Addison County turkey farmers … (read more)

Warming weather hurting bees

Some Addison County residents may have been surprised when warm weather rolled in with the beginning of November, bringing sunny days and comfortable temperatures at a time when Vermonters are usually starting to bundle up for the winter.

350Vermont tries to improve energy policies

More than a dozen Addison County residents gathered over Zoom last week to talk about ways to improve Vermont’s energy policies and how community members can help drive those changes.

New Haven explores street safety upgrades

The town of New Haven, in collaboration with the Addison County Regional Planning Commission and Vermont Agency of Transportation, is exploring ways to make Munger Street safer for bicyclists and pedestrians.

How to cook for a crowd this holiday season

Feeding a crowd can be a daunting task, though local culinary professionals say there are ways to make the job easier and, perhaps, even enjoyable this year. 

$1M fuels slaughterhouse growth

A million-dollar federal grant will enable a Ferrisburgh slaughterhouse to greatly expand and better serve the demand for local meat.

Bristol Hub extends hours, adds evening programs

The Bristol Hub Teen Center this fall has extended its hours and is now offering dinner and themed workshops two nights a week for teens in the 5-Town area.

State Board directs Lincoln to manage its own school services

The Vermont State Board of Education has determined the best way for Lincoln to provide students with supervisory union services like special education and transportation is to do so on its own. 

New Haven Train Depot moved to its final location

Nearly a year’s worth of work relocating the New Haven train depot came to an end this week, when the 19th-century building was placed on a foundation at its new permanent home next to the town’s library.

Michael Elmore tapped to move up to sheriff’s post

Elmore won 8,177 (44.45%) of the 18,396 votes cast, prevailing over fellow candidates Gerald Grant of Addison and Mark Stacey of Leicester. Grant received 3,807 (20.69%) of the votes and Stacey won 3,105 votes (16.88%).

ANWSD, Mt. Abe merger rejected by nine towns

Voters in the nine towns making up the Addison Northwest and Mount Abraham Unified school districts on Tuesday voted 4,282-1,886 to oppose the merger of the two entities as a way to combat declining enrollment and rising overhead costs.

Bristol area returns its state reps to Montpelier

Democratic incumbents Caleb Elder of Starksboro and Mari Cordes of Lincoln were re-elected on Tuesday and will keep their Vermont House seats representing the Addison-4 district.