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November 8th, 2012

ANwSU residents say 'no' to $6.5 million VUHS bond

Posted on November 8, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Residents of the five Addison Northwest Supervisory Union towns on Tuesday rejected a proposed $6.5 million bond to fund repairs and major upgrades to Vergennes Union High School, 2,244-1,653.

In percentage terms, voters said no by 57.6 to 42.4 percent to a plan that included improvements to the school’s auditorium, installation of a six-lane track and an artificial turf playing field, upgrades to its kitchen and cafeteria, roof repairs to several areas of the building, and parking, sidewalk and traffic-flow improvements.

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Harvey Smith tops Ed McGuire in Addison-5 House race

Posted on November 8, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Rep. Harvey Smith, R-New Haven, won re-election to a sixth term representing Addison-5 in the Vermont House on Tuesday after defeating Democrat challenger Ed McGuire of New Haven, 1,145-959.

Smith, 67, is a lifelong farmer and is in his second stint representing Addison-5, a district that includes the towns of New Haven, Bridport and Weybridge.

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Bristol votes yes on town plan

Posted on November 8, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — The proposed new Bristol town plan passed with a decisive 68.7 percent of the vote on Tuesday, ending an eight-year process that at times seemed to divide the town on issues of zoning proposals and resource extraction.

“In all honesty, I’m ecstatic,” said Kris Perlee of the Bristol Planning Commission. “A lot of work was done by a lot of people to make a plan that reflects the desires of the town as a whole.”

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State police charge three with string of burglaries

Posted on November 8, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — Vermont State Police on Wednesday evening announced the arrests of three people in connection with a string of recent home and business burglaries spanning from Salisbury to Burlington.

Among those arrested was Chad Cook, 25, of Monkton, whom police cited for forced residential burglary, possession of stolen property and petit larceny. He was held on $25,000 bail at the Chittenden County Correctional Center.

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Lanpher, Clark re-elected as Vergennes-area lawmakers

Posted on November 8, 2012 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — Incumbent Reps. Greg Clark, R-Vergennes, and Diane Lanpher, D-Vergennes, easily won re-election to their respective House seats representing the Addison-3 district amid heavy voting in Tuesday’s General Election.

Lanpher, 56, was the top vote-getter in securing her third consecutive term representing the communities of Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham. She finished with 2,635 votes, compared to 2,355 for Clark, who secured his fifth consecutive two-year term.

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After winning re-election, Rep. Jewett plans run for majority leader

Posted on November 8, 2012 |
By John Flowers



RIPTON — Rep. Willem Jewett, D-Ripton, comfortably won his contest for a fifth consecutive term representing the Addison-2 House district, defeating independent challenger Tim Ryan by a 1,400-882 margin in voting on Tuesday.

And after the ballots were counted, Jewett confirmed to the Addison Independent that he will run for the post of House Majority Leader when his party caucuses on Dec. 8. Jewett currently serves as House Majority Whip. Democrats maintained their sizable majority in the Vermont House amid heavy voter turnout in the Nov. 6 General Election.

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Election 2012: Shaw, Carr to represent Brandon area

Posted on November 8, 2012 |
By Lee Kahrs



BRANDON/PITTSFORD/SUDBURY — For the first time in 37 years, the Brandon-area Vermont House district will send a Democrat representative to Montpelier.

And for the first time ever, there will be a Republican and a Democrat representing Brandon, Pittsford and Sudbury together in the Vermont House.

Republican incumbent Butch Shaw and Democratic challenger Steve Carr were the top vote getters in Tuesday’s General Election, and they will jointly represent the new Rutland-6 district in the Vermont House.

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Salute to Veterans: A tradition of service spans generations

Posted on November 8, 2012 |
By John S. McCright



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ADDISON COUNTY — In the spring of 2006 Seth Kittredge had been in the Vermont Army National Guard for nine years and was ready to move on, take the next big steps in his life. He was ready to focus on his career; he’d just met the woman he would eventually marry.

“I was on my last enlistment, I was looking at getting out of the Guard so I could pursue my surveying career,” Kittredge recalled in a recent interview.

Then the Vergennes resident’s unit, the 131st Engineers, was activated for duty in the Iraq war.

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