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.
MIDDLEBURY — A seven-alarm fire at a home on Weybridge Street in Middlebury on Saturday evening had firefighters from all over Addison County working into Sunday morning to extinguish the blaze.
The Middlebury Fire Department received a call at 8 p.m. about a fire at a three-story building, located at 107 Weybridge St., used as an apartment by five Middlebury College students. All five escaped the fire unharmed.
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.