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New Mount Abe repair plan to go before voters next year

Posted on April 24, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — The new Renovation Committee has begun work toward formulating a plan to renovate Mount Abraham Union High School.

The committee is charged with determining the needs of the aging facility and with shaping “a potential bond measure to go before voters in the 2017-2018 school year.” It’s been given until August to make a recommendation to ANeSU Superintendent Patrick Reen.

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Ripton father of three killed in Route 7 crash

Posted on April 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



SALISBURY — A 40-year-old Ripton man was killed Thursday morning after the car he was riding in was struck head-on by an oncoming vehicle on Route 7 in Salisbury.

Vermont State Police report that the two-car crash occurred around 6:30 a.m. on April 20 just north of the Salisbury Hog Farm, near Pomainville Drive.

After talking to witnesses, police determined that Shawn Newell, 33, of Vergennes was driving a 2010 Mazda MZ3 northbound at a high rate of speed, passing slower vehicles that were ahead of him.

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Skiing champs teach skills to Alaska kids

Posted on April 24, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Twelfth-graders Amelia Ingersoll and Ursula Volz are now expertly slaloming around the final gates in their respective academic careers at Middlebury Union High School.

But the pair of student-athletes recently took a week off to travel thousands of miles to become volunteer teachers of a sport they both love: Nordic skiing.

And their students were Native American children living at the Arctic Circle in Alaska.

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Bridport woman crowned Miss Vermont 2017

Posted on April 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Bridport resident Erin Connor, 22, was crowned Miss Vermont 2017 at the Vergennes Opera House on Friday evening.

Connor, a 2013 graduate of Middlebury Union High School, is a student at the University of Vermont, where she is studying Public Communication. She performed American Sign Language to the song “The Greatest Love of All” in the talent portion of the competition. Members of the deaf community from Vermont and Massachusetts attended the show to see her perform.

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The secret drawer in Room No. 9 at the Waybury Inn

Posted on April 24, 2017 |
By Douglas Anderson



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Health care reform effort stalls in Statehouse

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Local lawmakers on Monday served notice that legislation aimed at creating publicly financed primary health care in Vermont will not advance until next year, at the earliest.

Sen. Claire Ayer, D-Addison, explained there has not been the needed support from the administration of Gov. Phil Scott, now in his first term of office.

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Mount Abe's Bouvier takes an unusual career path

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — It’s almost impossible to imagine newly hired Mount Abraham Union High School Assistant Principal Justin Bouvier outside the halls of the school where he’s worked for over a decade and from which he graduated almost 20 years ago.

The 35-year-old Bristol native has built a career out of helping young people — especially those who struggle the most.

But what most teens roaming the halls of MAUHS might not realize is that Bouvier’s own path to success wasn’t always clear or certain.

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Prosecutor shifts from clubs to courts; Addison County state's attorney shares his story

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Dennis Wygmans had always envisioned himself as someone who would bring entertainment to the masses, whether as co-owner of the former Burlington nightclub Club Toast or as a budding attorney looking to represent rising stars in the music industry.

But about 10 years ago, Wygmans flipped the script. He decided to make the courtroom his new stage, where real-life dramas play out for the highest of stakes — justice.

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Middlebury farmers' market moves to VFW

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Farmers’ Market (MFM) will serve up its 43rd season beginning Saturday, May 6, at a brand new location with a growing crop of vendors offering a diverse menu of fresh veggies, cheeses, fruit, prepared foods and a whole lot more.

The new location is the Middlebury Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7823 headquarters at 530 Exchange St., which offers a generous parking area on which vendors will set up their respective booths.

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Bristol nonagenarian a fount of wisdom

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By Margaret Owen



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BRISTOL — Margaret Owen has kept track of the things she’s heard over her 90 years on this Earth.

The Bristol resident took the time to write down some of the old sayings or superstitions that people used to use and some still are used.

Some of them are filled with wisdom, some of them are a little silly. Many of them can make you stop and think.

1. Comb your hair in the dark, you’ll comb sorrow into your heart.

2. Clean hair out of your comb and burn it, or you could lose all your hair.

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