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County voters reject five school budgets

Posted on March 5, 2015 |
By Zach Despart and Evan Johnson



ADDISON COUNTY — Voters in the northern half of Addison County rejected five school budgets in two supervisory unions on Tuesday evening, a sign that voters remain frustrated with the rising costs of education taxes.

Residents rejected spending plans for Vergennes Union High School and Ferrisburgh Central School in the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union, and three schools in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union: Mount Abraham Union High School, Monkton Central School and Bristol Elementary School.

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Substantial state spending cuts loom

Posted on March 5, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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WHITING — Town officials hoping for some sort of financial life preserver this year from the state for ailing municipal and/or school programs had better learn how to tread water.

That’s because local lawmakers on Monday served notice they are trying to erase a $112 million shortfall in the fiscal year 2016 state budget. And unlike past years, there is no federal stimulus money, nor better-than-anticipated tax revenues to close the gap.

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Town Meeting Recaps 2015 - See what voters decided in each town

Posted on March 5, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — Tuesday was Town Meeting Day, where residents in each of Addison County's 23 municipalities and Brandon gathered to debate issues and vote for budgets and town officers. Below is our recap for each town.

Addison

Brandon

Bridport

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Solar issue could set precedent

Posted on March 5, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Residents of the Mile Point lakefront area in Ferrisburgh continue to fight on multiple fronts against what a recently installed 150-kilowatt solar array on a corner of Basin Harbor Club’s 700-acre property — in a case that could have statewide implications.

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Beaney to leave Panther hockey

Posted on March 5, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — In a press conference at Middlebury College on Wednesday afternoon, men’s hockey coach Bill Beaney, one of the sport’s most successful program heads, announced he would step down from the team after 28 seasons.

He will remain with the college as the men’s golf coach, a physical education instructor, a teacher of a winter-term course, and what he called a mentor of other coaches in the Middlebury athletic department.

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In break from tradition, ANeSU teacher negotiations now held in public

Posted on March 2, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



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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.

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Dog gone lucky: $10,000 raised for injured Cornwall pup

Posted on March 2, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Homeward Bound Executive Director Jessica Danyow’s office window looks over the drop-off area for new, furry additions to the Addison County’s Human Society shelter. She witnesses a sporadic parade of pooches and pussycats with assorted hard-luck stories that all include a common chapter: No place to call home.

On Feb. 12 Danyow noticed an unusual arrival limp into the shelter.

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Filmmaker to discuss graffiti and street art at Middlebury College

Posted on March 2, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Henry Chalfant, co-producer and documentarian of the original street art movement in New York, will screen his award-winning 1983 film “Style Wars” at Middlebury College this Thursday afternoon. The screening, which is free and open to the public, begins at 4:30 p.m. in Dana Auditorium in Sunderland Language Center, Route 125, on the college campus.

Chalfant will answer questions from the audience after the film is shown.

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Hands free! Mom of 5 develops baby carrier

Posted on March 2, 2015 |
By Christy Lynn



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BRIDPORT — Sometimes the best ideas come just before a breakdown.

You’re at the end of your rope and you’re either going to break down or break through.

Nancy Sunderland is one of the fortunate who broke through.

Sunderland, 37, is a native Vermonter who grew up in Essex Junction to French Canadian parents who had emigrated from Quebec.

Toward the end of high school, Sunderland reviewed her options and made a decision that surprised several people around her: She enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Leadership positions up for grabs in northwest part of county

Posted on February 26, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes and Ferrisburgh have more than their fair share of contested races on Town Meeting Day, while most — but not all — incumbents in those towns and in Addison, Panton and Waltham have decided to continue their public service.

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