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August 10th, 2017

Jeff Olsen named Addison County Realtor of the Year

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — The Addison County Board of Realtors has voted Jeff Olsen its Realtor of the Year.

Olsen has been a Realtor with Addison County Real Estate since 2015 and recently received his broker’s license. He has served as legislative affairs representative and vice president for ACBOR, where he is incoming president.

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County residents receive achievement awards for work at radio stations

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



SOUTH BURLINGTON — Hall Communications Radio Group, which includes 20 radio stations in five states, recently announced winners of their annual achievement awards. Two Addison County residents and employees of the Vermont radio stations received awards.

Kate Dubenetsky of Bristol is an account executive for WIZN-WBTZ-WJOY. She won the “Best Commercial Spec Contest” for the entire Hall Communications Radio Group with an advertisement for “Good Stuff.”

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Bristol Police Log: Bristol man accused of violating relief from abuse order

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



BRISTOL — Bristol police spent several days in late July dealing with Bristol resident Darren Austin.

Following 36-year-old Austin’s July 22 arrest and citation for second-degree aggravated domestic assault, being a violent criminal in possession of a firearm, and committing an offense in the presence of a child, he was jailed at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility and served an abuse prevention order and assigned conditions of release.

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Vt. Department of Taxes launches statewide listening tour for small businesses

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Department of Taxes will to on a statewide tour to listen to the concerns and questions of small businesses. The public meetings, which will be held this month in St. Johnsbury, Montpelier, Burlington, Rutland and Bennington, are designed to let the department leadership hear from businesses.

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'Go West' with Buster Keaton this Saturday

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



He never smiled on camera, earning him the nickname of “the Great Stone Face.” But Buster Keaton's comedies rocked Hollywood's silent era with laughter throughout the 1920s.

See for yourself with a screening of “Go West” (1925), one of Keaton's landmark feature films, on Saturday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m., at the Brandon Town Hall and Community Center. Jeff Rapsis will accompany the film with live music. 

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Editorial: Tough questions for three towns demand thorough discussion

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



We won’t get into the weeds of local board decisions, but perhaps a few questions and observations will help community members shape upcoming discussions about some crucial town issues. Those issues affect the Mount Abraham Union school district, where building committee members have proposed a $35 million bond to renovate the high school; in Orwell, where that community has rejected merging with the Fair Haven Union School district under Act 46; and Middlebury taxpayers and patrons of Ilsley Library where board members have proposed a $9.6 million expansion.

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Letters to the Editor: Coverage of lake gets high marks

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By Bill McKibben



Many thanks for the truly comprehensive coverage of the ongoing cleanup efforts on Lake Champlain. While it is a shame to see the chaotic Trump administration threatening longstanding work, it is useful for all of us to know the details.

I note that in the same issue Victor Nuovo explains that the philosopher Spinoza insisted that “the peace and piety of a society depends entirely” on the “freedom to publish one’s thoughts and discoveries.” It seems to me the Addison Independent is pulling its weight and more in this regard.

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Letters to the Editor: Sports column a joy to read

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By Stephen L. Harris



Karl Lindholm's article on the great black baseball player, Spottswood Poles, captures a time when African Americans had to fight on two fronts — one at home against racial discrimination and the other on the bloody battlefields of the Western Front in World War I, ironically, to keep the world safe for democracy. Karl's scholarship on black baseball players is a treasure. Thanks, Karl.

Stephen L. Harris

Anthem, Ariz.

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