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Vermont State Police Log: State police respond to a two-vehicle crash

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — On March 11 at approximately 10:39 p.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a two-vehicle crash on Route 7 near Route 53 in Salisbury.

Police identified the drivers involved as Gail M. Grant, 60, of East Middlebury and Steven E. Amaru, 58, of Epping, N.H.

Both vehicles were traveling northbound on Route 7, according to police, when Amaru pulled over to the shoulder to allow Grant to pass. However, Grant passed Amaru’s vehicle on the right side and while doing so struck the Ford Focus causing damage.

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Students of the Week - March 13, 2017

Posted on March 15, 2017 |
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.

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Learn about Vermont's women farmers

Posted on March 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — March is Women’s History month, and Vermont’s Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is taking advantage of the occasion to highlight the important role women play in Vermont’s Ag community.

In recognizing the vital roles that women play in Vermont agriculture, the agency, in conjunction with UVM, has profiled some of the Green Mountain State’s best.

For profiles of Vermont’s fearless female farmers, visit:

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It's official: Daniels wins Vergennes mayor's race recount

Posted on March 13, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — A Monday afternoon recount at Vergennes City Hall confirmed the March 7 results of the race for city mayor: former three-term Mayor Mike Daniels edged two-term incumbent Bill Benton, 270-265.

That margin, one less that 1 percent of the votes cast on Town Meeting Day, remained unchanged after two hours of painstaking counting by five members of the Vergennes Board of Civil Authority, including Aldermen Lowell Bertrand and Mark Koenig.

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Middlebury-area teachers and board at impasse on new contract

Posted on March 13, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Addison Central School District directors have declared an impasse in negotiations for a new contract for the newly unified district’s combined 230 teachers, and the two sides will now pick an independent mediator in an effort to make progress.

Peter Conlon, chairman of the ACSD board, stressed that declaring impasse doesn’t mean talks have ended; it simply means the two sides need some assistance in resolving their differences on three major contract areas: pay increases, health coverage and length of school day.

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Porter building 'express' clinic for urgent care

Posted on March 13, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center has begun construction on a new clinic that will serve people requiring immediate medical services, but who do not require the resources of an emergency department.

It’s going to be called “Porter Express Care,” and it is now being built into a 1,600-square-foot space within Porter’s Collins Building.

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Girls at VUHS make their presence known

Posted on March 13, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — It’s not unusual for more than 200 Vergennes Union High School students and staff members to meet in the school auditorium at an assembly. After all, 462 students attend VUHS.

But this past Wednesday morning’s meeting was different.

Almost all of those gathering in the auditorium were female, almost all wore red, and they represented a large majority of the girls and women who attend or work at the school.

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Floppy Friends group helps make parenting easier

Posted on March 13, 2017 |
By Christy Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — It doesn’t get much more intimidating than the thought of bringing another human being into the world that is completely reliant upon you for keeping it alive.

For new parents, this thought — coupled with the enormous emotional and physical turbulence that comes with pregnancy — can be utterly destabilizing.

That’s one reason why parenting classes, books and clubs are so popular.

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Mt. Abe's Ober to vie in state poetry competition

Posted on March 13, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School junior Casey Ober will be competing this Thursday, March 16, as one of 10 finalists in the state Poetry Out Loud competition.

“Casey has been enthusiastically participating in Poetry Out Loud for three years, so I was really excited to see her go on to the semifinals and then just overjoyed and proud that she’s going on to states,” said Colleen Kiley, English teacher and Poetry Out Loud advisor at Mount Abe.

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River Watch to hold water-sampling training on March 18

Posted on March 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — In the midst of March’s tug-o-war between winter and spring, the citizen-science group that monitors local rivers is gearing up for the 2017 season. Addison County River Watch Collaborative, an organization of about thirty volunteers and scientists, has been busy this winter reviewing last summer’s sampling data, meeting with local conservation commissions and other groups to discuss possible improvements in water quality, and strategizing about the best places to focus their water-sampling efforts this spring and summer.

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