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October 12th, 2015

Scoreboard and sports schedule for Oct. 12

Posted on October 12, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



SCOREBOARD

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Field Hockey

10/7 OV vs. Bellows Falls 2-1

10/8 MUHS vs. Burlington 1-0

10/8 Essex vs. Mt. Abe 1-1

10/10 CVU vs. MUHS 2-0

10/10 S. Burlington vs. Mt. Abe 0-0

10/10 Hartford vs. OV 2-2

Football

10/10 OV vs. Mt. Abe 55-22

10/10 MUHS vs. Rice 39-0

Girls’ Soccer

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Guest Editorial: AARP stance on pipeline doesn't consider all angles

Posted on October 12, 2015 |
By Emerson Lynn



The Vermont Department of Public Service has struck an agreement with Vermont Gas that would allow the company to recover $134 million of the $154 million budgeted to extend its natural gas system from Colchester to Middlebury. That means the company will be forced to absorb $20 million of the project’s total cost, not the ratepayers.

There are a variety of conditions tied to the agreement, but the intent remains intact: The company intends to push forward and the department still supports the project as something that benefits Vermonters.

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Opinion: Manure pits are key to sustainable farming process

Posted on October 12, 2015 |
By Brian Kemp



The Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition felt compelled to respond to the stories and an opinion letter published recently in the Addison Independent regarding the construction of a manure pit by Allandra Farm. As a farmer organization that aims to educate farmers, the public and lawmakers about how a clean Lake Champlain and thriving farms in Vermont can work together, we find this particular circumstance highlights one challenge of trying to accomplish this goal — public misconceptions about farming practices.

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Opinion: Bypass around Middlebury is not a viable option

Posted on October 12, 2015 |
By Dave Van Vleck



A major disruption to the life of downtown Middlebury will occur in the next few years as the railroad tunnel is enlarged. Nobody wants this disruption, and so suggestions for alternatives have been suggested.

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Opinion: Healthy Workplaces bill deserves lawmakers support

Posted on October 12, 2015 |
By Sam Dixon



I am writing to express my support for the Healthy Workplaces bill, H.187 — and to ask that the Senate pass it into law when they return to Montpelier this January.

I recently moved to Massachusetts to work in construction. I left two full time jobs — one at food-related business, and the other at a social service agency — because this opportunity paid better and provided great benefits. While I had great benefits at the social service agency, at the food-related business I received no paid sick days or health insurance.

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Opinion: Temporary parking area pitched

Posted on October 12, 2015 |
By Mariel Kneuer



As the likelihood of a railway project moves forward, I share the concern of business owners. I am proposing a pedestrian-friendly project for consideration.

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Bristol Police Log for Oct. 12: Police have suspects in spate of Bristol-area break-ins

Posted on October 12, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Bristol police, working with troopers from the New Haven barracks of the Vermont State Police, say they have made progress in discovering who broke into and robbed several homes in the Bristol area on Monday, Oct. 5.

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October 8th

Starksboro 17-year-old injured when car strikes moose

Posted on October 8, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BOLTON — A young woman from Starksboro who was a passenger in a car that hit a moose on Tuesday evening was badly injured; the driver was killed.

Vermont State Police report that a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by 22-year-old Brandon Preedom of Waterbury struck an 800-pound bull moose at a little after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Preedom succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

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