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January 7th, 2019

Neshobe Elementary School identifies and addresses radon infiltration

Posted on January 7, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



BRANDON — School administrators are assuring parents of students at Neshobe Elementary that they are taking steps to mitigate the dangers of elevated radon gas levels in the Brandon building.

In the district’s letter to parents last Wednesday, Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union Superintendent Jean?e Collins said these screening values are not an immediate health concern to students or staff as there is no known acute health effects associated with exposure to radon.

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Open Door Clinic wins grants, plans for the future

Posted on January 7, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Open Door Clinic (ODC) in Middlebury enters 2019 on a high note, with two recent grant awards and a strategic plan that will sharpen the focus of the free medical service for the next three years.

The awards include a $20,000 Ben & Jerry’s Foundation “Vermont Economic Justice” grant, and a $15,000 financial commitment from the Walter Cerf Community Fund.

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Brenda Myrick moves beyond watercolor with spirit

Posted on January 7, 2019 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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BRISTOL — When you’ve been doing something for more than 30 years, chances are you’ve experienced some changes. Brenda Myrick knows the feeling. In fact, she’s in the middle of a shift right now.

“I’m at the point where I’m ready to stop painting watercolors the way I used to,” explained Myrick, who primarily painted commissioned portraits of loved ones — people, and pets, too.

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Marquis plans screenings of Vt. film 'Farmer of the Year'

Posted on January 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The award-winning comedy-drama “Farmer of the Year” will be screened in Middlebury this week.

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Top 10 stories of 2018

Posted on January 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — At the end of each year, the editors and reporters at the Addison Independent look back over the previous 12 months to determine which stories had the biggest impact on our community. Click on the following links to read their picks for 2018 — and click here to see the stories that got the most traffic on our website, plus a few staff picks.

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Vermont Green Line faces new setback

Posted on January 7, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH/NEW HAVEN — The latest potential customer for the Vermont Green Line — a proposed high-voltage power transmission line intended to bring power from Hydro Quebec to southern New England via New York, the bottom of Lake Champlain and Vermont — has said no.

If the Vermont Green Line, or VGL, is built through northwestern Addison County, millions of dollars could flow into New Haven and Ferrisburgh in compensation for use of town road rights-of-way and in higher tax revenue through new taxable infrastructure.

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High court denies Orwell man's appeal of sexual assault conviction

Posted on January 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Supreme Court has rejected an Orwell man’s appeal of his 2017 conviction on a charge of aggravated sexual assault on a minor.

It was in January of 2017 that an Addison County jury convicted Rein Kolts on the felony charge, relating to allegations he had repeatedly engaged in nonconsensual sexual acts over a two-year period with a girl whom court records identified as his niece.

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Dykema, Livingston elected to FSA posts

Posted on January 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Ben Dykema of North Ferrisburgh was elected to represent his local administrative area during the recent U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee election.

Dykema and his wife, Kris, run the Wilcon Farm in North Ferrisburgh. According to AgriMart/Cabot, when the Dykemas first purchased the farm several decades ago, they had 204 acres, 50 milkers and 40 young stock. They now have 450 milkers and 400 young stock. They actively farm 800 acres.

Dykema was a founding member of the Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition.

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