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2018 Brandon town meeting preview

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — There are no challengers for town board seats Brandon, but voters will have plenty of money issues to decide next week.

When Brandon residents gather at 7 p.m. on Monday at Brandon Town Hall for town meeting, there will mostly be presentations for money items decided by Australian ballot on Tuesday. Residents will vote on whether to exempt the Stephen A. Douglas Birthplace from education and municipal taxes.

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2018 Addison town meeting preview

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON — In Australian balloting on March 6 Addison residents will decide whether to support town and Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) spending proposals, but will have no contested races to decide. The Addison Town Clerk’s Office will be open that Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. to allow voters to have their say.

Residents may also gather in the Addison Central School gymnasium at 7 p.m. on Monday to discuss town business.

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Salisbury man killed in weekend car crash

Posted on February 28, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — A Salisbury man was killed in a one-car crash on Route 30 in Whiting this past Saturday evening.

Nathan Jackson, 35, was driving a 2002 BMW 325i northbound on Route 30 near the Cornwall town line aty around 5:15 p.m. on Feb. 24 when the car went off the west side of the road and struck a tree head on, Vermont State Police report.

A Middlebury Regional Emergency Medical Service ambulance rushed Jackson to Porter Hospital in Middlebury, where he was pronounced dead.

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Ilsley Library board candidates weigh in

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Middlebury voters on Town Meeting Day, March 6, will have an unusually large number of candidates to choose from for the Ilsley Library Board of Trustees. Seven candidates are vying for three positions on the board. Interest has no doubt been fueled by the changing nature of information dissemination in society today and by efforts to renovate the historic library building at 75 Main St.

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Young grapplers excel

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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ALL FIVE MEMBERS of the Middlebury Union Middle School wrestling team placed in the top six of their weight classes at Feb. 17’s Vermont Junior High School Championship Meet, hosted by Spaulding High School in Barre. Nick Sheldrick won at 160 pounds, Brian Whitley took third at 118, Calvin Kennett claimed fourth at 136, and Liam Wagner and Kam LaShi finished fifth at 169 and 188, respectively. Pictured, left to right, are Coach Jon Ashley, Whitley, Wagner, LaShi, Kennett and Sheldrick.

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Yellow iris abatement to continue in the Lewis Creek area

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — Yellow iris (Iris pseudacorus), with its striking yellow flowers, provides a colorful addition to the Vermont landscape — and a threat to our priority natural communities. In recent years, it has gained a foothold in many Lake Champlain wetlands and flood plain forests of Champlain direct drainage streams. Both are priority natural communities, as documented by Vermont Fish and Wildlife Natural Heritage Program.

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College conference to focus on the pivotal year of 1968

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Three Middlebury College professors — who cover the disciplines of Geosciences, History of Art & Architecture, and Political Science — are organizing a three-day conference that will bring 15 experts to campus early next month to consider a historically pivotal year: 1968.

The college’s Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs will host “1968, Fifty Years of Struggle,” on March 8-10.

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Crowd favorite Sophie Shao returns with cello and friends

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Praised by World News for her “sensitive, stylistic playing, with great finesse, emotion, and gorgeous tone,” cellist Sophie Shao — a perennial Middlebury favorite — has surrounded herself with some of the most talented artists in music. She returns for her 10th consecutive season on the Middlebury Performing Arts Series with an exciting new ensemble of friends, performing works by Haydn, Bridge and Dvo?ák at the Mahaney Center for the Arts on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

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Babies & Families: Tips to keep your breasts healthy while breastfeeding

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Breastfeeding is a natural, cost-effective and healthy way to provide sustenance to a growing baby. The American Academy of Pediatrics and Health Canada advise that mothers should breastfeed their infants exclusively until around six months of age. While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says eight in 10 American women initiate breastfeeding right after childbirth (the Canadian Women’s Health Network says nine in 10 Canadian mothers do so), many mothers do not make it to six months.

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