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Voodoo – Brothers seek respect for African spiritual practice

Posted on April 21, 2016 |
By David Fuchs



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HAVANA, Cuba — Two weeks ago in a cool, tiled room in Havana, Cuba, Sena Voncujovi handed me a chicken. As instructed, I held it from behind, thumb and forefinger slipped under its wings. I thanked it, whispered my struggles into its left ear and my wishes into its right one, before passing it back to Sena, who calmly pressed a knife to its throat and offered its life to Eleguá, the spirit guardian of the crossroads. A moment later, his younger brother Pele snapped a photo for Instagram.

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Collector to give talk on enigma machine next week

Posted on April 21, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



HANCOCK — Friends of the Hancock Free Public Library present “The Real Story of ‘The Imitation Game’ and the Enigma of Alan Turing” on Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at the Hancock Town Hall.

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STEAM camp steers local girls toward science

Posted on April 21, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Nine Middlebury-area girls are spending their spring break week studying science, math, chemistry and other subjects that can scare the socks off a lot of kids.

No, they are not on academic probation, in need of “extra help.”

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Poetry reading to feature local authors Margolis and Wright

Posted on April 21, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Local poets Gary Margolis and Nancy Means Wright will present their new collections of poetry at a book launch on Sunday, April 24, at 4:30 p.m. at the Middlebury Inn.

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Kennedy Brothers builds business tenants at city landmark

Posted on April 21, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Shoreham hard cider maker Shacksbury Cider and the owners of the Kennedy Brothers Marketplace building have applied for a zoning permit that would allow the three-year-old cider company to set up its brewing, bottling, warehousing and shipping operations, plus offices and a tasting room, in the Vergennes landmark.

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Biking events planned in Middlebury area

Posted on April 21, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Safe Routes and the Middlebury Energy Committee have organized a slate of events in upcoming weeks promoting biking and healthy outdoor activities.

“There’s lots happening on the bike/ped front in Middlebury and Addison County,” said Laura Asermily, a member of both goups.

The activities include:

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Vermont Gas issues map showing local distribution in Middlebury

Posted on April 20, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



Hit the link below to see a PDF of the map.

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UPDATE: Man in Jeep tries to lure Bristol kids

Posted on April 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent Staff



Editors's note: This story was updated Tuesday evening to indicate that the Vermont State Police closed the case.

BRISTOL — Vermont State Police on Tuesday morning, April 19, were seeking the public’s help in finding the driver of red Jeep who allegedly tried to persuade two young girls to get in his vehicle near the intersection of Vincent Drive and Lower Notch Road in Bristol on Sunday, April 17. But by the end of the day troopers had closed the case.

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Students of the Week - April 18, 2016

Posted on April 18, 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.

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Two more candidates seek House seat in Bristol-area district

Posted on April 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



Two more candidates have thrown their hats into the ring in the race for one of the two Vermont House seats that represent Bristol, Monkton, Lincoln and Starksboro.

Lincoln resident Mari Cordes is running as a Democrat for a seat in the Addison-4 House district. She is the third Democrat to announce, and thus there will be a primary in August to see which two Dems will run in the General Election.

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