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Hancock http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/52/all en Three arraigned after Hancock meth bust http://addisonindependent.com/201211three-arraigned-after-hancock-meth-bust <p> HANCOCK &mdash; Vermont State Police arrested three Hancock residents on charges of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine&nbsp; on Tuesday, Nov. 20, following an investigation at their respective homes off Route 125.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14256">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201211three-arraigned-after-hancock-meth-bust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hancock hancock Vermont State Police Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:23:06 +0000 Addison Independent 14256 at http://addisonindependent.com Town Meeting Recap 2015: Hancock http://addisonindependent.com/201503town-meeting-recap-2015-hancock <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> HANCOCK &mdash; Voters on Town Meeting Day approved town and school spending budgets as well as a number of individual appropriations in Hancock.</p> <p> For the town&rsquo;s general and highway funds, residents approved a town budget of $441,653, which was corrected after being warned incorrectly. The approved budget represents a 19-percent spending increase over the budget approved last year. The increase includes $70,000 to move the town office and the library to the location of what had been the school. The spending plan also includes a highway budget of $98,500.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28941">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503town-meeting-recap-2015-hancock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hancock Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:55:34 +0000 Addison Independent 28941 at http://addisonindependent.com Town Meeting Preview 2015: Hancock http://addisonindependent.com/201502town-meeting-preview-2015-hancock <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> HANCOCK &mdash; On Town Meeting Day voters in Hancock will vote on town and school spending budgets as well as a number of individual appropriations. The meeting is scheduled to kick off at 10 a.m. at the Town Hall on March 3.</p> <p> For the town&rsquo;s general and highway funds, residents will vote on a $356,277 spending plan, a decrease of 8 percent from the $326,842 approved by voters at last year&rsquo;s town meeting.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28786">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502town-meeting-preview-2015-hancock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hancock Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:46:33 +0000 Addison Independent 28786 at http://addisonindependent.com Hancock man accused of sexually assualting woman http://addisonindependent.com/201409hancock-man-accused-sexually-assualting-woman <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">HANCOCK &mdash; A Hancock man on Sept. 12 pleaded innocent in Windsor Superior Court, criminal division, to a felony charge of aggravated sexual assault, after police investigated allegations that the man repeatedly engaged in non-consensual sex with a female neighbor described in court records as having been diagnosed with a mental disability.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25696">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409hancock-man-accused-sexually-assualting-woman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hancock hancock sex offender Sexual assault Vermont State Police Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:20:49 +0000 Zach Despart 25696 at http://addisonindependent.com Hancock Town Pride launches summer concert series this week http://addisonindependent.com/201407hancock-town-pride-launches-summer-concert-series-week <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Mary Langworthy </div> </div> </div> <p> HANCOCK &mdash; The town of Hancock will be a musical destination this summer, whether one is craving singer-songwriter folk music, a Pete Seeger style commemoration, or the lively rhythms of Vermont&rsquo;s largest Caribbean-style steel band.</p> <p> Hancock&rsquo;s first annual free concert series will begin this Thursday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m. on the town green, sponsored by Hancock Town Pride with a grant from the Rutland Regional Medical Center.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24339">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201407hancock-town-pride-launches-summer-concert-series-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hancock hancock Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:01:44 +0000 Mary Langworthy 24339 at http://addisonindependent.com Hancock receives $50,000 to restore schoolhouse for town offices http://addisonindependent.com/201407hancock-receives-50000-restore-schoolhouse-town-offices <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24328" style="width: 146px;"><a href="/201407hancock-receives-50000-restore-schoolhouse-town-offices"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/HancockBuilding.thumbnail.jpg" alt="HancockBuilding.jpg" title="HancockBuilding.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="146" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VERMONT LT. GOV. Phil Scott, left, Jenny Nelson from Sen. Bernie Sanders’ office, Hancock selectboard member Shelley Twitchell, USDA Rural Development Vermont and New Hampshire State Director Ted Brady and Diane Derby from Sen. Pat Leahy’s office pose at a recent ceremony in Chester where the USDA announced a $50,000 grant toward the conversion of Hancock’s 1850 schoolhouse into town offices and a library. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Mary Langworthy </div> </div> </div> <p> HANCOCK &mdash; On Monday, June 23, United States Department of Agriculture officials announced that more than $430,000 in USDA Rural Development Community Facility grants, loans and loan guarantees will be disbursed among eight organizations for the purchase, improvement and protection of community assets.</p> <p> In Addison County, the town of Hancock received a $50,000 USDA grant toward the renovation of the 1850 schoolhouse, thanks in large part to the efforts of Hancock selectboard member Shelley Twitchell and Town Clerk Sarah Deering, who wrote the grant.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24329">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201407hancock-receives-50000-restore-schoolhouse-town-offices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hancock Featured hancock Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:44:28 +0000 Mary Langworthy 24329 at http://addisonindependent.com Hancock prepares for town green dedication http://addisonindependent.com/201405hancock-prepares-town-green-dedication <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> HANCOCK &mdash; The development of the Hancock Town Green is continuing. On Monday, May 19, a group of residents, led by Dick Robson, placed 14 memorial plaques at the base of the maple and crabapple Trees. Additionally, the selectboard purchased a raised memorial plaque for the Roxanne Sue Curtis Bowen memorial balsam tree that was installed this week.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23462">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405hancock-prepares-town-green-dedication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hancock hancock Thu, 22 May 2014 13:48:25 +0000 John McCright 23462 at http://addisonindependent.com Quarry Hill stages fun ski festival http://addisonindependent.com/201403quarry-hill-stages-fun-ski-festival <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-22445" style="width: 68px;"><a href="/201403quarry-hill-stages-fun-ski-festival"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Quarry Hill Iguana cup.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Quarry Hill Iguana cup.jpg" title="Quarry Hill Iguana cup.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="68" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TRISTAN DURANTE HOLDS the new Shaun White-signed snowboard he won at the March 23 Quarry Hill School Iguana Cup Race at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl. Also pictured are Gavin McKahnn, left, who drew the winning ticket, and Su White, QHS director. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">HANCOCK &mdash; It was a great time at the fourth annual Iguana Cup Ski Race Sunday, March 23, at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl. Many familiar faces turned up to enjoy a day of outdoor fun and festivities. The sun was shining and it really was a very successful fundraiser for Quarry Hill School. We could not have done it without the wonderful parents who volunteered and raced in the event with friends and families.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22447">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201403quarry-hill-stages-fun-ski-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hancock Iguana Cup Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:08:00 +0000 Zach Despart 22447 at http://addisonindependent.com Police investigate fatal crash in Hancock http://addisonindependent.com/201309police-investigate-fatal-crash-hancock <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Indepdendent </div> </div> </div> <p> Vermont State Police officials are investigating a fatal crash on Rt. 125 in Hancock, the agency said. The incident was a single vehicle accident involving a cement truck. The Independent will update this story as more information becomes available.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19105">full story</a></h4> Hancock Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:54:50 +0000 Zach Despart 19105 at http://addisonindependent.com Hancock to increase preparedness; local volunteers needed http://addisonindependent.com/201309hancock-increase-preparedness-local-volunteers-needed <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> HANCOCK &mdash; Two years after Tropical Storm Irene, the lessons learned continue to play out across our region. One such lesson involves the need to increase local sheltering capacity. With its Local Disaster Shelter Initiative, the American Red Cross has moved past identification of the problem and for the past year has worked to address this shortfall one town at a time. In just the first year of the program, 40 communities and 600 volunteers across our region have been equipped and trained towns.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18921">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201309hancock-increase-preparedness-local-volunteers-needed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hancock Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:08:52 +0000 Zach Despart 18921 at http://addisonindependent.com Hancock Town Pride committee to discuss new town green http://addisonindependent.com/201306hancock-town-pride-committee-discuss-new-town-green <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> HANCOCK &mdash; The Hancock Town Pride Committee recently received a $2,500 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation&rsquo;s Small and Inspiring grant program. The grant will help further the Hancock Town Pride&rsquo;s mission of fostering community spirit, beautifying the town and offering events and activities by creating the Hancock town green. The green will be located on Route 100 in front of the Hancock Fire Station.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/17497">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201306hancock-town-pride-committee-discuss-new-town-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hancock hancock Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:12:21 +0000 xian 17497 at http://addisonindependent.com Three indicted in Hancock meth case http://addisonindependent.com/201302three-indicted-hancock-meth-case-0 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> BURLINGTON &mdash;Michael Wood, 45, and Steven Arnold, 20, both of Hancock, pled not guilty in United States District Court on Tuesday to an indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture and distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine. United States Magistrate Judge John M. Conroy ordered Wood detained pending trial and scheduled a detention hearing on Feb. 28 for Arnold.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15646">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302three-indicted-hancock-meth-case-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hancock federal court hancock meth bust Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:11:26 +0000 15646 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury College hosts 90th winter carnival this weekend http://addisonindependent.com/201302middlebury-college-hosts-90th-winter-carnival-weekend <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury College will host its 90th annual winter carnival this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16. The Nordic races will be contested at the Rikert Nordic Center on the Bread Loaf campus in Ripton, while the alpine events will be held at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl up Route 125 in Hancock.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15473">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302middlebury-college-hosts-90th-winter-carnival-weekend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hancock Alpine skiing Nordic skiing Panthers Ripton skiing Fri, 15 Feb 2013 13:57:11 +0000 Addison Independent 15473 at http://addisonindependent.com Hancock trio charged with cooking meth at Route 125 home http://addisonindependent.com/201211hancock-trio-charged-cooking-meth-route-125-home <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-14315" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201211hancock-trio-charged-cooking-meth-route-125-home"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Hancock meth trio.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Hancock meth trio.jpg" title="Hancock meth trio.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steven Arnold, left, Michael Wood and Meegen Smith were charged in a methamphetamine case in Hancock. </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY/HANCOCK &mdash; Three Hancock residents appeared at the Addison County Courthouse on Wednesday, Nov. 21, to plead innocent to drug-related crimes in connection with an alleged methamphetamine operation at a home at 2698 Route 125 in Hancock.</p> <p> It is the first substantial meth case to be prosecuted in Addison County.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14317">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201211hancock-trio-charged-cooking-meth-route-125-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hancock drug crime drugs Featured meth Mon, 26 Nov 2012 15:31:10 +0000 John Flowers 14317 at http://addisonindependent.com White River Valley towns bounce back from Irene http://addisonindependent.com/201208white-river-valley-towns-bounce-back-irene <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-13025" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201208white-river-valley-towns-bounce-back-irene"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/granvillestore0377.thumbnail.jpg" alt="granvillestore0377.jpg" title="granvillestore0377.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GRANVILLE GENERAL STORE owner Dan Sargeant was set to open his store on Labor Day weekend last year when Irene struck and forced him to delay the opening. Sargeant credits the strong Granville community for helping carry the store through a difficult time. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> GRANVILLE/HANCOCK &mdash; These days, business is good at the Old Hancock Hotel, which sits on Route 100 mere yards from the bridge that rising waters swept away on Aug. 28, 2011.</p> <p> That&rsquo;s not to say the past year hasn&rsquo;t been a struggle for Diane Isaacson, who runs the hotel, restaurant and bakery. As Tropical Storm Irene passed through and the rain turned brooks to raging rivers that swept through houses and fields, Isaacson&rsquo;s basement was inundated, her water and power supply destroyed.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13026">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208white-river-valley-towns-bounce-back-irene" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Granville Hancock Featured Irene tropical storm irene Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:42:17 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 13026 at http://addisonindependent.com