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September 1st, 2016

Photographer Jim Westphalen captures Vermont countryside

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



JIM WESTPHALEN

The beauty of the Vermont landscape is easy to understand, but hard to capture. So when a photographer renders it successfully—when the lone barn’s timeless strength becomes fully realized, when the immensity of the clouds over the mountaintops becomes palpable, and the reflection of a sunset on a forgotten creek becomes mesmeric—that is when the beauty is no longer evanescent, but eternalized.

This is what Jim Westphalen is after. 

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Narcan distribution prevents some opiate overdose deaths

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By Elaine Ezerins



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ST. ALBANS — “Has anyone here witnessed an overdose or administered Narcan before?” asked Turning Point of Franklin County staff member Melinda Lussier, before equipping residents with free kits of Narcan, a drug used to reverse an opiate overdose, one Friday morning.

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Brandon Planning Commission loses its chairman

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The Brandon Planning Commission continues to evolve following the recent resignation of Chair Jeff Guevin.

The resignation comes just a month after the Brandon selectboard voted to reduce the number of planning commission members from seven to five. Guevin, an attorney specializing in elder care and estate planning, cited personal reasons for his resignation. He and his wife, Phoebe, have twin daughters. He was appointed to the planning commission in 2011 and named chair in 2014.

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ANwSU, O'Brien settle embezzlement case

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — Former longtime Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Superintendent Thomas O’Brien has returned disputed unused vacation pay to his former school district and written a letter of apology to the ANwSU board, and a felony embezzlement case against him has been dropped as part of a settlement of a legal case against him. 

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Rutland faction argues over whether to accept refugees

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By Adam Federman



RUTLAND — Even as supporters of a proposal to bring Syrian refugees to Rutland made their case, members of a group opposing refugee resettlement in Rutland called on local legislators to press the U.S. State Department to block establishment of a new resettlement site.

They said first they want the application to become a host site made public and they want the city’s board of aldermen to be fully engaged in the process.

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Bernie to speak at progressive party cookout

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury town green next Monday will be the site of the Labor Day Political Revolution Party, an event at which Sen. Bernie Sanders is expected to attend.

Held annually on Labor Day, the cook-out this year will celebrate the one-year anniversary of Rights & Democracy, a local grassroots organization whose stated goal is to fight to “bring the political revolution home and support candidates across Vermont who will move this agenda in Montpelier.”

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RNeSU announces 26 new employees

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — The Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union welcomed 26 new employees at its Brandon office and throughout its schools: Otter Valley Union Middle/High School, Neshobe Elementary School in Brandon, Leicester Central School, Whiting Elementary School, Sudbury Country School, Barstow Memorial School in Chittenden and Lothrop Elementary School in Pittsford.

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