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ALS afflicts about 30,000 in the United States; cure elusive

Posted on October 20, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, paralysis, and ultimately, respiratory failure.

According to sources that include alifestoryfoundation.org and mayoclinic.com, ALS attacks certain cells in the brain and the spinal cord needed to keep muscles moving.  

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Serial burglar Ritchie gets 13 years to life, earful from victims at sentencing hearing

Posted on October 20, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — After hearing emotional testimony from several victims on Friday morning in Addison Superior Court’s criminal division, Judge Robert Mello approved a plea agreement that sentenced Raymond Ritchie, 38, of Addison to 13 years to life in prison on each of a long list of counts stemming from a 2012 and 2013 crime spree.

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Addison-3 candidates share views at city debate

Posted on October 20, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The four candidates for the two Addison-3 seats representing Vergennes, Ferrisburgh, Addison, Panton and Waltham in the Vermont House of Representatives this past Wednesday joined House candidates from around the county at a forum at the Vergennes Opera House devoted to economic development.

The Addison County Economic Development Corp. and Vision to Action Vermont (V2AVT.org) co-sponsored the event, which drew 12 of the 13 county candidates in contested races.

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ALS patient looks on the bright side, finds help

Posted on October 20, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Back in 2011, Ferrisburgh resident David Allen began to have trouble lifting the mail he had to deliver for his longtime job with the Middlebury Post Office.

His back was also bothering him, especially after the post office switched to a standard delivery vehicle and Allen couldn’t use his own car.

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In soccer, Tiger, Commodore boys battle to draw

Posted on October 20, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Visiting Vergennes controlled most of the territory and the action on Friday, earning a 36-9 edge in shots at goal, but the Middlebury Union High School soccer team relied on defense and goaltending to hang in and earn a 1-1 tie.

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Tiger girls' soccer squeaks past VUHS, 1-0

Posted on October 20, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Maybe in the end the result on Saturday between the 9-3-2 Tigers and the host 3-11 Vergennes Union High School girls’ soccer team is not so surprising — MUHS won, but just by 1-0 and needed almost 74 minutes to score against the stubborn Commodores.

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Mt. Abe girls' soccer drops final matchup to Rice, 2-1

Posted on October 20, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team dropped its final game of the regular season, 2-1, at Rice on Friday, but the Eagles still apparently earned a top-four seed in Division II.

As of Sunday’s deadline for this edition of the Independent, the Vermont Principals’ Association had yet to make official tournament pairings.

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MUHS takes first place in NVAC meet

Posted on October 20, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — Visiting Vergennes controlled most of the territory and the action on Friday, earning a 36-9 edge in shots at goal, but the Middlebury Union High School soccer team relied on defense and goaltending to hang in and earn a 1-1 tie.

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Aldermen mull future of space formerly occupied by police dept.

Posted on October 16, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes city council on Tuesday began considering what to do with the roughly 800 square feet of city hall formerly occupied by the Vergennes Police Department. According to Mayor Bill Benton aldermen hope to have a plan in place by January.

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ANwSU picks new business manager

Posted on October 16, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Addison Northwest Supervisory Union, beset by financial woes since the Vermont Agency of Education earlier this year said it would withhold funds because of “very weak” bookkeeping and many accounting problems, has taken another step toward putting the school district on firm financial ground.

Superintendent JoAn Canning announced on Monday that Windsor Northwest business manager Tonia Mears has accepted the business manager position in the Vergennes-area school district, effective Oct. 28.

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