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Weekend fire in Monkton claims home but no lives

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By John S. McCright and John S. McCright



MONKTON — A couple in Monkton were rousted out of their beds in the middle of the night this past Saturday by a fire that claimed their home but not their lives.

“What saved them was the smoke alarms; that’s what woke them up — that and the CO2 detectors,” Monkton Fire Chief David Layn said of the fire at the home of Rob Durand and Lisa Gorham at 151 Cat Tail Lane.

Layn described the blaze as a chimney fire that broke though into the structure’s attic. The house was a total loss.

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East Monkton Church to host musical 'Celebration of Christmas' Dec. 17

Posted on December 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



Monkton will host a “Celebration of Christmas” on Sunday, Dec. 17, at the East Monkton Church, 3256 Mountain Road.

Beginning at 4 p.m., talented musicians Lausanne Allen and Rick Ceballos will fill the church with their lively melodies and songs.

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Community input, brainstorming focus of Mt. Abe facilities meeting

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Close to 60 five-town residents gathered at Monday night’s meeting of the reinstated Mount Abraham Renovation Committee. It was overwhelmingly the largest draw of residents on the subject of what to do with the 49-year-old facility that houses Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School.

Although no final decisions were made — the evening was devoted to public input and collective brainstorming — there was one insistent takeaway for those who participated in the three hours of discussion:

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Monkton wood bank delivers more than heat

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MONKTON — For close to a decade, participants in the Monkton Wood Bank have been putting their shoulders to the ax — splitting, hauling, delivering, stacking — to warm homes and hearts.

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Monkton firehouse open Wednesday for storm refugees

Posted on November 1, 2017 |
By John S. McCright and John S. McCright



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MONKTON — While this week’s windstorm felled many trees and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of Vermonters, it also brought out the best in some people.

Town Clerk Sharon Gomez opened the Monkton Firehouse off State’s Prison Hollow Road as a respite center on Wednesday for those who still didn’t have electricity. Anyone is welcome between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to come take a shower (bring your own towel, please), have a cup of coffee or chicken noodle soup, and play a kids’ game if you like.

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'Halloween Story Hour' to be held Oct. 28 in Monkton

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — All are welcome to join in on the fun for “Halloween Story Hour” at the Russell Memorial Library on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10-11 a.m. There will be stories, songs and the chance to do a simple holiday craft for those who want to participate. Costumes are welcome, but not required.

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Monkton asks Mt. Abe bond questions

Posted on October 19, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



MONKTON — Some citizens at Monday’s Addison Northeast Supervisory Union information session on a proposed $35 million school building bond were all for it. But a question about the cost to taxpayers proved to be a sticking point for some at the meeting.

Attendees wrestled with the statement by supporters of the Mount Abraham Union High School renovation plan that the proposed 2017 $35 million bond would result in a smaller tax increase than the proposed 2014 $32.6 million bond that voters defeated.

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New hands take over on Monkton farm; Land Trust keeps 'prime' ag soil in ag

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MONKTON — Young Nathan Baldwin, all of three years old, races happily through the dairy barn on the farm formerly run by the Cota brothers, stopping to hug a few weeks’ old heifers. They nudge back playfully.

Outside the barn, some of dad Matt Baldwin’s mature Jerseys and Holsteins move through the grass, grazing peacefully. Looking south — past a small mountain of plastic-wrapped haylage —  green fields stretch toward the horizon, hugging Hogback Ridge to the east.

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Monkton library to host StoryWalk this Saturday

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — Russell Library will host a StoryWalk Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m.-noon, at the Monkton Community Center building site adjacent to the Monkton Friends Church on Monkton Ridge. Enjoy the picture book “How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World”, enjoy a crunchy, fresh apple and walk this beautiful site on the ridge.

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Willowell hosts benefit for AIDS Awareness Theater this weekend

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



Have you ever been to an Ethiopian Boogie Benefit? Didn’t think so. Well now’s your chance. This Saturday, Sept. 30, at Burnham Hall in Lincoln, the Monkton-based Willowell Foundation will present an evening of Ethiopian food prepared by local Ethiopian chefs, arts and crafts recently brought back from Ethiopia and music by New Nile Orchestra.

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