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Rep. Jewett honored for his efforts on DUI law

Posted on September 4, 2016 |
By John Flowers



RIPTON — The national organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving, known as MADD, is honoring Rep. Willem Jewett of Ripton as its “2016 Vermont Legislator of the Year” for his support of a new state law that expands the required use of ignition interlock devices for people convicted of driving under the influence.

Jewett, a Democrat, was the lead sponsor of bill H.560, which was ultimately passed as part of Vermont’s 2016-2017 transportation bill.

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Traveling artist makes connections with people and places

Posted on September 4, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



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ADDISON COUNTY — He only needs a room, a few decent meals, a table to work on and access to the outdoors. In exchange, Jim Mott promises a painting and pleasant company.

“It’s just art for hospitality around the USA,” he says of the Itinerant Artist Project, his 16-year-old mission to spread the gift of art to strangers across the country.

Since 2000, Mott has spent one month each year touring different parts of the country, and staying with hosts in exchange for a six-by-nine-inch painting.

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Young adventurers tackling the Long Trail

Posted on July 14, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



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RIPTON — Over the last two summers, four hearty Ripton kids have trekked a whopping total of 84 miles on the Long Trail, finishing at the Canadian Border.

They reached the northern terminus of the trail in North Troy on June 27. The 8-12-year-old mountaineers are looking to finish the trail in the coming summers. 

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Book Review: 'Before the Fall' by Noah Hawley

Posted on June 23, 2016 |
By Jenny Lyons



If you enjoy a really good thriller, Before the Fall by Noah Hawley has everything you’re looking for: uber-rich characters, a roguish underdog hero, ethical quandaries and a satisfyingly clever plot. 

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Rep. Willem Jewett to retire after 14 years in the House

Posted on May 19, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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RIPTON — Rep. Willem Jewett, D-Ripton, told the Addison Independent this week that he will not seek re-election after 14 years representing the Addison-2 district, a tenure that saw him serve in some key House leadership positions and become a mainstay of the House Judiciary Committee.

Jewett, 52, also waged a successful and public battle against cancer, using his position in the public eye to shed more light on non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a disease with which he was diagnosed in early 2008.

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North Branch students stage an original play

Posted on April 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — Students at Ripton’s North Branch School performed an original play, “Almost Heaven,” at the school April 8 and 9.

Each year students at the North Branch School in Ripton author a play based on the school’s theme for the year. The students work together to come up with ideas, create characters, make costumes, build sets and collect props.

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Ripton history on display at Tunbridge expo

Posted on April 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



RIPTON — The Ripton Historical Society (RHS) will be one of the presenters at Vermont History Expo 2016 in Tunbridge on June 18 and 19. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that Saturday and Sunday, RHS officers and members will describe some significant aspects of Ripton’s history.

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Folk trio Harpeth Rising to perform in Ripton

Posted on March 24, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — For the past six years, Harpeth Rising has challenged the boundaries of folk music and created a sound that is both excitingly unique and surprisingly familiar. Their virtuosic instrumentals of banjo and violin mixed with cello and foot percussion create an exciting and unique blend of musical genres that include folk, rock, bluegrass, classical, and roots music.

The trio will perform at the Ripton Community Coffee House on Saturday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m.

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Hanson's win in the Ripton selectboard race is affirmed by recount

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By John Flowers



RIPTON — A March 4 recount of Town Meeting Day election ballots in Ripton confirmed the election of Perry Hanson over incumbent Selectman Richard Collitt, by the same 116-112 tally. Collitt had requested the recount in light of the closeness of the election.

Hanson — who, in addition to winning a seat on the town selectboard, also won election to Ripton’s seat on the new Addison Central School District board last Tuesday — was pleased with the results of the recount.

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