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Learn to use BioFinder mapping tool at March 27 workshop

Posted on March 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is holding a series of free workshops on using the recently updated online mapping tool, BioFinder. The workshops — including one in Middlebury on March 27 — are aimed at town planners and conservation commissioners, but all members of the public are encouraged to attend.

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Recount in mayoral race scheduled

Posted on March 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



UPDATE: The results of the recount are in. Click here to see what happened at Monday's vote recount.

VERGENNES — A recount has been scheduled of the close March 7 vote for mayor in Vergennes, in which former mayor Michael Daniels edged two-term incumbent Bill Benton, 270-265.

The recall will take place at 1 p.m. on Monday at Vergennes City Hall.

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Tiny grant program seeks applications

Posted on March 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions (AVCC) is seeking applications for its 2017 Tiny Grant program.

The grants provide seed money and/or matching funds for specific conservation projects at the local level and AVCC members are eligible to apply.

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Class offered for food processors

Posted on March 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — Food processors who need to develop or improve a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan for their processing facility may register for a two-day class offered by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension and the Vermont Department of Health.

It will be held April 18 and 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, at the Department of Health office at 108 Cherry St., Burlington. Anyone who registers by March 31 will receive an early-bird discount. Two or more people from the same company are eligible for a group discount.

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Business ownership workshop to be held in Vergennes

Posted on March 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — An introduction to business ownership succession planning will be offered on Wednesday, April 19, from2 p.m. to 5 p.m.atthe Kennedy Brothers Co-working & Conference Center, 11 Main Street in Vergennes. Attendees will receive a copy of “An Owner’s Guide to Business Succession Planning.” There is no cost for this event, but registration is required.

In this seminar, participants will learn the basics of how to choose a path for ownership succession in their business. Four different ways of selling a business will be examined:

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Vergennes to recount ballots in mayor's race with five-vote margin

Posted on March 10, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — A recount has been scheduled of the close March 7 vote for mayor in Vergennes, in which former mayor Michael Daniels edged two-term incumbent Bill Benton, 270-265.

The recall will take place at 1 p.m. on Monday at Vergennes City Hall.

City officials said Benton requested the recount on Friday morning. Legally, he had 10 days after the election in which to file such a request.

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Police jail Vergennes man found with loads of stolen property

Posted on March 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Vermont State Police with help from the Vergennes Police Department on Thursday arrested a Vergennes resident and charged him in connection with a Feb. 27 Ferrisburgh burglary and possession of what a VSP press release called a “host of stolen property from car smash-and-grabs at local trailheads” and “property from other area burglaries.”

On March 9 troopers arrested Jake F. Desjadon, 30, and cited him into court for burglary, grand larceny, selling stolen property, resisting arrest and unlawful mischief.

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Students of the Week - March 6, 2017

Posted on March 10, 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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Middlebury seeks tax privileges: Special tax eyed for parking garage

Posted on March 9, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury is joining a lobbying effort in Montpelier to lift the state’s current cap on the number of towns that can use Tax Increment Financing, or TIF, as a way of bankrolling improvements to public infrastructure.

Specifically, the Middlebury selectboard sees TIF as a potential revenue source for a new downtown parking garage.

“We will not make inroads on a parking garage without something like this,” selectboard Chairman Brian Carpenter said while advocating for TIF at a recent board meeting.

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Middlebury approves budget and police dog

Posted on March 9, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents passed everything on their town meeting agenda, including a proposed 2017-2018 municipal budget of $10,321,456 and a $30,620 plan to enlist a four-legged recruit for the community’s police department.

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