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February 15th, 2018

Civil War Heritage Trail is taking shape

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — After years of planning, the Vermont in the Civil War Heritage Trail is taking shape along the Route 7 corridor from Bennington to the Canadian border. The trail was born out of a desire to link key American Civil War sites in the Green Mountain State — museums, historic sites, exhibits and more — and educate by making this important history more unified and accessible.

Howard Coffin’s 2013 book “Something Abides: Discovering the Civil War in Today’s Vermont” has served as a reference and inspiration for the trail.

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City to keep voting hours the same – for now

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Board of Civil Authority (BCA) on Jan. 31 decided not to expand the city’s voting hours for primary and general elections, as some residents and city council members have suggested. But an ongoing city council update of the Vergennes city charter could still expand the community’s voting hours.

Unlike the rest of the county’s towns, Vergennes voting hours begin at 9 a.m., not 7 a.m. They then run to the universal closing hour of 7 p.m.

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K-9 finds missing Middlebury woman

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Police Department’s newest — and only — four-legged recruit is proving her worth, Chief Tom Hanley said.

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Man who stole gun from Orwell home jailed for armed robbery

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — An Orwell man was sentenced to seven years in jail for his role in the armed robbery of the Maplefields convenience store in Fair Haven back on Sept. 30, 2015.

Matthew Hinton, 28, previously pled guilty to this robbery, as well as to possessing a stolen firearm, which he had stolen during an Orwell burglary a few days before the robbery.

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Jessie Raymond: Comfort trumps style in recliner wars

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Jessie Raymond



Last November, Mark and I bought new living room furniture. The purchase reignited a longstanding marital dispute.

About his recliner.

Here’s the thing: Mark is a contractor. He works hard, sometimes six or seven days a week, frequently outside, and often in extreme weather. After a long day of physical labor, he likes to spend the evening relaxing in his recliner. (For “relaxing,” read “falling asleep within five minutes of putting his feet up.”)

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Brandon budget calls for more tax support

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Brandon voters will be asked on Town Meeting Day to approve a $3,138,185 municipal budget highlighted by increased revenues and increased health care costs.

The amount to be raised by taxes is $2,578,045, a 2.75 percent increase over the current year’s spending plan.

Brandon selectboard Chair Seth Hopkins said two-thirds of that increase is due to an increase in the health insurance premiums for town employees.

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Mathis receives national education award

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Adison Independent



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GOSHEN — Former Rutland Northeast Superintendent and Vermont Board of Education Vice Chair Bill Mathis of Goshen has been named National Outstanding Public Educator by the Horace Mann League.

Mathis is currently the managing director of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s National Education Policy Center. His colleague, Kevin Welner of the NEPC, was also named the Outstanding Public Educator by the Horace Mann League.

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Film festival to screen 'I Am Evidence'

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival continues the 2017/18 Winter Screening Series at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury with the timely documentary, “I Am Evidence,” on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m.  

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