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August 2016 chronology

Posted on December 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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The $40 million rail bridge project to replace two of Middlebury’s downtown rail bridges was delayed in early August. Though the project was supposed to begin this fall, Vermont Agency of Transportation officials in early August confirmed the delay and said they planned to release an updated timetable in September. Later in August, VTrans officials apologized and vowed to win trust back after selectboard members blasted them for the delay.

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September 2016 chronology

Posted on December 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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During the first week of September, new regulations regarding solar siting and screening took effect. Among other requirements, the regulations demanded that new solar arrays “blend into the surrounding” area and mitigate “adverse aesthetic impacts.”

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October 2016 chronology

Posted on December 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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The summer’s hot and dry weather affected the 2016 apple crop. Orchardists reported in October they had beautiful apples with plenty of flavor, but that the apples were smaller and less plentiful — the crop size was down by about a third. That sunshine did lead to plentiful flowers, however, and a bumper honey crop for local beekeepers.

The drought also affected the Fort Ticonderoga Ferry, based in Shoreham, which closed operations early because of the low water level in Lake Champlain. The ferry began to scrape the bottom of the lake, its owners said.

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November 2016 chronology

Posted on December 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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November brought the news that opposition to VTrans’ $40 million, four-year plan to replace Middlebury’s downtown rail bridges took a new step — a request filed with VTrans by Bristol lawyer Jim Dumont on behalf of downtown property and business owners arguing that the project does not need to follow a 21-foot clearance standard over the tracks that is adding considerable time and cost to the work. Dumont argued the project had been unfairly exempted from environmental and historic preservation review and he raised the prospect of legal action.

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December 2016 chronology

Posted on December 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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As December arrived, Vermont State Police announced the second new commander and third overall this year for the New Haven Barracks. Lt. Jeff Danoski, 47, took over for Lt. Chuck Cacciatore, who took a position with VSP in Waterbury. In August, Cacciatore had in turn replaced Lt. Michael Manley, who was promoted. Book ’em, Danoski.

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Shelter sets record for animals served

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, is excited to announce that they have set a record in 2016 with 908 animals served; 253 dogs, 541 cats, and 114 small animals like rabbits, birds, and guinea pigs. Of the 908 animals, 454 were surrendered by their owners, 234 were strays, and 220 were transferred in from high volume shelters outside Vermont. This far surpasses any previous year, as traditionally the shelter sees 600 animals in a given year.

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State of Vermont searching for a Secretary of Education

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BARRE — As part of the transition process, Governor-elect Philip Scott has requested that the State Board of Education commence a search for Secretary of Education. The State Board of Education announced today that the deadline for cover letter and resume submissions by applicants has been extended from the original Dec. 14 to Jan. 10.

Under the law (3 V.S.A. 2702), the State Board of Education recommends at least three qualified nominees to the Governor. The position will begin on March 1.

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Starksboro man cited for gun, restraining order violations

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



STARKSBORO — Vermont State Police cited Duane Bedell, 51, of Starksboro, for violation of a temporary restraining order and unlawful possession of a firearm, stemming from an incident at a Starksboro home on Dec. 16.

State police said they were contacted by the Department of Probation and Parole about the alleged relief from abuse order violation. It was during their investigation that VSP said they concluded that Bedell had violated the court order and was also in possession of “multiple firearms and drugs.”

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Brandon man cited for DUI after traffic stop

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — A former star Otter Valley Union High School football player was charged with drinking and driving on Saturday night.

Vermont State Police said they pulled over Carson Leary, 19, on McKinley Avenue in Rutland Town on Dec. 17 at 9:47 p.m. for an unspecified motor vehicle violation.

The troopers that made the stop reported that Leary showed signs of impairment and consented to a field sobriety test. Just after 10 p.m., Leary reportedly had a preliminary measurable breath alcohol content of 0.103 percent. The BAC limit in Vermont is 0.08 percent.

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Audubon camp seeking applications

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — Otter Creek Audubon Society (OCAS) is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for the summer of 2017 for teens (ages 14-17) who have a passion for the outdoors. This scholarship is to attend Hog Island Audubon Camp, a renowned summer camp off the coast of Maine run by the National Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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