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New Addison Central school board to hold first meeting next week

Posted on June 14, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe on June 22 will bring to order the first-ever meeting of the newly created Addison Central School District Board.

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Wrestling champ raised $2,400 for Lions charity

Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School junior Brandon Cousino recently handed a $2,402 check to the Vergennes Lions Club, some of it his own money, most of it community donations, and all of it based on his state championship wrestling season at 182 pounds this past winter.

Cousino, a 17-year-old Ferrisburgh resident, recruited a half-dozen businesses in the Vergennes area and elsewhere in the county plus several family members to donate to the Lions’ charitable initiatives, with the amounts depending on how well Cousino fared on the mat.

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Bristol fire chief earns firefighter award

Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — The Vermont American Legion has named Bristol Fire Chief Brett LaRose the 2016 Firefighter of the Year.

“I’m honored. It’s unexpected. And I’m just truly honored that my peers thought enough of me and my efforts to submit my name for this award,” said LaRose. “I think of all the qualified candidates whose names must have been submitted to be recipients of this award, and the fact that they selected my name it just kind of takes me back.”

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Ferrisburgh, Vt. Green Line still discussing a deal

Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday met with the town’s Vermont Green Line (VGL) committee and town attorney behind closed doors to discuss the proposed deal for the town to host several miles of underground power line between Lake Champlain and Waltham on Route 7.

But Selectboard Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence said an agreement between Ferrisburgh and the Massachusetts companies proposing the $650 million, 400-megawatt VGL —  Anbaric Transmission and National Grid — remains a long way off.

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VTrans won't install left-turn late on Route 7

Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard is upset that the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is refusing to install a left-turn lane for northbound traffic into the town’s Route 7 office building, a safety measure the board has been lobbying for since 2014.

Selectman Red Muir said the board believes it’s dangerous for drivers to wait on the state highway to turn off while traffic, including many northbound trucks, bears down on them from behind.

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Partnership meeting to honor Vergennes resident with community service award

Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Partnership will hold its 2016 annual meeting on Monday, June 20, at Kennedy Brothers, and it will include a presentation of what partnership officials call a “much deserved community service award” to a longtime city resident.

Guest speaker Gary Holloway, Vermont’s Downtown Program Coordinator, will discuss the importance of investing in the future of the state’s downtowns.

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Man occupies tree to prevent pipeline work

Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



MONKTON — Rising Tide activist Sam Jessup last Wednesday morning scaled a tree in Monkton in the path of the pipeline under construction in an effort to stop the building of the Addison Natural Gas Project.

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Hospice staff commit to education goals

Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Sherry P. Greifzu, MSN, AOCN, APN, interim executive director and director of clinical services at Addison County Home Health and Hospice in Middlebury announces that four managers at ACHHH have recently obtained Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) education and certification. OASIS was developed by Medicare to assist the home care industry in assessing patient needs and measuring patient outcomes in an effort to continuously improve care.

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Mount Abe dedicates yearbook to school nutrition staff

Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — In a ceremony at the Mount Abraham Union High School auditorium on May 27, students at the Bristol school dedicated this year’s yearbook to the child nutrition specialists who work in the cafeteria and kitchen.

Carol Roscoe, the Eagle Café manager, addressed the assembly, giving her thanks for the honor.

“There are many awards that our child nutrition staff could strive for but none means more than this one,” she said. “We are about good nutrition but even more we care about you — and all students.”

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Student of the Week 2015 - 2016 Wrap Up

Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.

Congratulations to all the 2015 - 2016 students of the week!

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