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September 23rd, 2013
WEYBRIDGE — Weybridge residents will gather at their local school this Wednesday, Sept. 25, to decide what to do with an insurance settlement of nearly half a million dollars stemming from an embezzlement case involving former Town Clerk Karen Brisson.
It was on July 18 that U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss sentenced Brisson to two years in jail, along with paying restitution, following her guilty plea to having embezzled funds from the town’s coffers over a period of at least six years.
BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School on Thursday evening will host a first-of-its-kind summit that will screen two short documentary films about life in Addison County in the past and present, as well as feature historical presentations by Mount Abe students.
Faculty organizers of the Addison County Community Summit hope it will provide an opportunity for local people across generations to make new connections with each other and strengthen community ties.
MIDDLEBURY — Strategies for College (SFC) will offer a free workshop called “Writing a Winning College Essay” on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Ilsley Library in Middlebury. The workshop is for high school juniors and seniors who are planning to go on to college and who are seeking help beginning, drafting or editing their college essays.
BRISTOL — Residents of homes just south of Bristol village are complaining about the long detour they have to take to get to town, as a condemned bridge on South Street is slowly torn down.
ORWELL/WEST ADDISON — Two Vermont State Historic Sites in Addison County are offering history programs on the weekend of Sept. 28 and 29.
MIDDLEBURY — Students entering Middlebury Union Middle and High schools for the first time are not alone. Both schools have each welcomed several new teachers to begin the 2013-14 academic year.
MUMS enters the 2013-14 academic year with a smaller student population and a lot of new faces among its teaching staff.
BRANDON — A light has gone out in Brandon.
Community lover, friend and local treasure Bette Moffett died at home on Sept. 11 at the age of 89.
Bette inhabited the idea of community spirit. Her love of Brandon and its residents was boundless, as evidenced by her tireless efforts to support, enhance and promote the place she called home since 1968.
A Service of Celebration to honor her life with music and memories was scheduled held at the Brandon Inn on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m.
VERGENNES — In a rivalry game between two local highs school girls’ soccer teams off to good starts, visiting Mount Abraham rode solid midfield play to a 3-1 win at Vergennes on Friday.
The Eagle midfielders not only consistently won the battles for the ball, but also set up their forwards to attack the VUHS goal, resulting in a 25-4 advantage in shots at net.