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October 18th, 2016

Addy Indy phone problems

Posted on October 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



The Addison Independent continues to experience difficulties with our telephone service on Tuesday, Oct. 18. We are working with the phone company to restore telephone access as quickly as possible.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate the patience of our valued customers and readers.

Until the issue is resolved, we can be contacted via email — click here to see the appropriate email addresses.

— the editors

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Executive Skills … What are they and why do they matter for young children?

Posted on October 18, 2016 |
By Dr. Jody Brakeley



Editor’s note: Early educators throughout Addison County are raising awareness of the importance of early brain development, and positive child experiences. Expanding our understanding will help us all become the best parents, caregivers and teachers we can be. This is the first of two articles about early brain development and how conditions in very early life, beginning in pregnancy, can affect individuals far into adulthood.

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Duo unites solar power and batteries

Posted on October 18, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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COLCHESTER — Green Mountain Power and Waterbury solar power company SunCommon this month announced a partnership that will allow GMP customers to store solar electricity for use during a power outage — by taking advantage of the power company’s existing partnership with Tesla Motors Inc.

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October 17th

Students of the Week - October 17, 2016

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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.

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Former auditor Randy Brock stresses jobs, the economy in run for Lt. Gov.

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — A half-century after earning his bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College, Randy Brock returned to his alma mater on Wednesday to encourage a new generation of Republican activists. He and former Gov. James Douglas of Middlebury were among the senior state GOP officials who helped the Vermont College Republicans group celebrate an election countdown event on campus.

Brock, 73, was happy to offer counsel to the young party faithful — but he was also asking them for votes.

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Route 7 construction projects wrapping up for the season

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — Work in Middlebury, New Haven and Ferrisburgh on two major Agency of Transportation Route 7 projects will soon be wrapped up for 2016.

According to a Friday email from VTrans spokesperson Stephanie B. Barrett, the 7.87-mile Route 7 paving project from High Street in Middlebury to just north of New Haven Junction will be complete on Monday, when workers will just be cleaning up for the year. Oct. 4 was the target completion date for 2016’s half of a mostly federally funded, $5.53-million project.

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Film explores the imprisoning world of eating disorders

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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VERMONT — In her 20-some years as a documentary filmmaker, the Northeast Kingdom’s Bess O’Brien has taken on such hard-hitting subjects as heroin use, prescription drug addiction, domestic violence, sexual abuse and the 1994 rape and murder of 17-year-old Stephanie Sady of Rutland by her own uncle.

Now the award-winning O’Brien has trained her lens on the self-destructive and often secretive world of eating disorders.

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Water leak destroys floor of Mount Abe gym; repair work begins

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



By GAEN MURPHREE

BRISTOL — At an emergency meeting last Wednesday, the Mount Abraham Union High School board authorized Superintendent Patrick Reen to contract with vendors to repair a water leak and replace the MAUHS gym floor.

“We have water that is leaking under the gym floor at Mount Abe and it has ruined the floor,” Reen told the Independent.

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