March 4th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY/BRISTOL — Young swimmers in the Middlebury Aquatic Club (MAC) and the Addison Otter Swim Team, which practices at the Mount Abraham pool in Bristol, have been busy the last few weeks competing in several high-level meets.
Six Middlebury Aquatic Club swimmers on Feb. 21 and 22 competed successfully against swimmers at the New England Silver Championship Meet held at Greater Lawrence Technical School in Andover, Mass.
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
BRISTOL — In just the first five minutes of this past Thursday’s public negotiations between the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union teachers’ union and the board of the Bristol-area schools, the public learned how far apart the two sides’ proposals are. In their opening statement, the teachers were frank in their disapproval of the board’s first contract draft.
VERGENNES — About 5,000 visitors come to Brandon for its annual community-wide yard sale, an event coordinated by that town’s chamber of commerce, which in turn reaps close to $1,000 for promoting and organizing the day.
That success caught the attention of downtown Vergennes merchant Linda Cook, owner of Linda’s Apparel and Gifts on Main Street.
Cook brought the idea of trying to duplicate those results to someone who knows the idea works in Brandon: new Addison County of Chamber Executive Director Susan Hoxie, who is a Brandon resident.
“Most people have pulled an all-nighter — driving across country, cramming for a test, etc. So when you talk about sleep deprivation, most people will nod their heads and think they know what you’re talking about. But they don’t, I mean, not really,” explained Alexis Dubief, a mother of two boys.
“When you have a baby, this little seven-pound love nugget is immediately the most important thing in the entire world,” she continued.
BRISTOL — Facing each other across long rows of tables six feet apart at Mount Abraham Union High School on Thursday evening, Addison Northeast Supervisory Union teachers and school board members negotiated terms for a new collective bargaining agreement.
Hard to miss was a NEAT TV tripod and camera between the rows of tables — an unusual sight at a teachers’ contract negotiation.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Town Clerk Ann Webster has received and certified two petitions aimed at moving up the date of the ID-4 school district annual meeting and changing the method by which the Mary Hogan Elementary School budget is voted.
Both petitions needed to bear the signatures of at least 235 registered voters.