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February 8th, 2016
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.
BRISTOL — The one contested race on the Bristol ballot this Town Meeting Day will be for a three-year seat on the town selectboard.
Incumbent Brian Fox, the current selectboard chair, is running for re-election against challengers Joshua Clark and Ted Lylis.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Police Department wants to re-establish its police dog program, an undertaking that would require an approximately $50,000 up-front investment from the community.
MONTPELIER — After listening to hours of testimony on the good the bad and the ugly that school districts have endured trying to build budgets under a spending cap under Act 46, the House Committee on Education on Tuesday voted in favor of raising the spending threshold for every school district in the state by 0.9 percent for FY 2017.
The fix is meant to accommodate an unforeseen increase in health care costs and it has the support of Speaker of the House Shap Smith.
BRISTOL — On Town Meeting Day, Bristol residents will see only one contested election — a three-way race for a three-year term on the selectboard (see story here).
But there is a full slate of candidates running unopposed for seats on school boards. Write-in candidates do sometimes win elections.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials are rallying behind a plan to temporarily relocate the Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) bus stop and shelter from Merchants Row to a spot on South Pleasant Street, which would be converted to one way, southbound (toward Cross Street).
BRISTOL — Mountain Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center, has announced the addition of dental services coming soon in early 2016. This broadens the types of available services offered not only to current Mountain Health Center patients, but also to the community.
VERMONT — The Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s “Ah! Cappella” vocal quartet will present three performances for four area elementary schools on Wednesday, Feb. 10, made possible by Neat Repeats Resale Shop of Middlebury. The quartet will perform for Leicester Central School, Whiting Village School and Sudbury Country School, and Robinson Elementary School (Starksboro).