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Driver charged in fatal Route 7 crash

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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SALISBURY — Authorities have filed criminal charges against a Springfield man who was driving a car that crashed into another vehicle on Route 7 in Salisbury last month, killing a passenger in the second vehicle.

Vermont State Police on Thursday formally cited Shawn Newell, 33, for gross negligent driving with death resulting.

Brian Kerr, 40, of Ripton was killed on April 20 when the car that Newell was driving smashed head-on into the car Kerr was riding in.

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Ripton father of three killed in Route 7 crash

Posted on April 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



SALISBURY — A 40-year-old Ripton man was killed Thursday morning after the car he was riding in was struck head-on by an oncoming vehicle on Route 7 in Salisbury.

Vermont State Police report that the two-car crash occurred around 6:30 a.m. on April 20 just north of the Salisbury Hog Farm, near Pomainville Drive.

After talking to witnesses, police determined that Shawn Newell, 33, of Vergennes was driving a 2010 Mazda MZ3 northbound at a high rate of speed, passing slower vehicles that were ahead of him.

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Welterweights bring alt-country to Ripton Coffee House

Posted on March 30, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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This is not a joke. The Welterweights are coming to the Ripton Community Coffee House on Saturday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. 

Lowell Thompson and Kelly Ravin are the Welterweights. Their band is a collaboration of the two songwriters who have created a cohesive and thoughtful collection of music. The original songs, accompanied by skillfully played guitars ? both acoustic and electric ? can be best categorized as Americana or alt-country.   

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Hey, world — Pokey Stick is here! Local teens create outdoor game

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — The students at the North Branch School, an independent middle school in Ripton, are holding the first-ever Pokey Stick World Finals in March to support fundraising for children in Haiti.

Pokey stick is a game invented by the students at the school. Using components of tag and hunting, as well as elements from the novel “The Lord of the Flies,” contestants use the school’s 10 acres of woods and fields to play a unique and thrilling game of hide and seek.

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Ripton

Posted on March 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



RIPTON — Ripton residents at their annual meeting on Monday evening overwhelmingly supported a fiscal year 2018 general fund budget of $250,947 and a highway spending plan of $323,600.

That combined $574,547 request was slightly less than the combined $576,701 Ripton voters approved last year, also by voice vote.

Residents on Monday also agreed to:

•  Apply any surplus from the fiscal year 2015-2016 general fund budget to the town’s building fund.

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Ripton

Posted on March 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



RIPTON — Ripton residents at their annual meeting next Monday will be asked to support a fiscal year 2018 general fund budget of $250,947 and a highway spending plan of $323,600. That combined $574,547 request is slightly less than the combined $576,701 Ripton voters approved last year by voice vote.

Other articles on Ripton’s town meeting warning seek voter support for:

•  Applying any surplus from the fiscal year 2015-2016 general fund budget to the town’s building fund.

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Audubon to laud Ripton's Warren King

Posted on November 7, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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RIPTON — Longtime Otter Creek Audubon Society (OCAS) member Warren King helped establish the group’s “Silver Feather Award” in 1995, bestowed each year to a county resident exhibiting “notable devotion, dedication, and untiring effort on behalf of the preservation and appreciation of the birds, other wildlife and natural communities of Addison County.”

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Ripton Ridge Run to be held Oct. 9

Posted on September 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — The Ripton Ridge Run celebrates its 29thyear on Sunday, Oct. 9.  The Ridge Run, a fundraiser for the Friends of the Ripton School, features a 5K run, a 10.4K loop run and a non-competitive 5K fun-walk. Every year, runners and walkers of all ages and abilities participate on courses that traverse Ripton’s scenic rural roads. All races start and end at the Ripton Elementary School, where there will be lunch, a raffle and awards.

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Police: Vergennes man lured to Ripton, beaten and shot at

Posted on September 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



RIPTON — Police say two men lured a third man to a Ripton home on Saturday morning and beat him with a tire iron and a large wrench before the victim fled into the woods, where he allegedly was shot at.

Peter Manning, 41, of Ripton and Michael Lafountain, 38, of Weybridge, were each charged with one count of aggravated assault with a weapon, and each pleaded innocent — Manning at his arraignment on Tuesday and Lafountain at a Wednesday arraignment.

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UPDATE: Police accuse two men of beating, shooting at victim in Ripton

UPDATED WEDNESDAY MORNING

RIPTON — Police say two men lured a third man to a Ripton home on Saturday and beat him with a tire iron and a large wrench before the victim fled into the woods, where he allegedly was shot at.

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