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County students take honors at FFA convention

Posted on February 17, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — The Middlebury FFA chapter is located at and comprised of students enrolled in agriculture courses here at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center, which draws students from the 17 towns in the Addison Central, Addison Northwest and Addison Northeast supervisory unions.

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Brian Carpenter offers business acumen in run for Middlebury selectboard

Posted on February 12, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Brian Carpenter has spent almost his entire adult life serving his business and the U.S. Army.

He’s now hoping for a chance to serve his community as a member of the Middlebury selectboard.

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Ted Davis stresses his strengths in planning in Middlebury selectboard run

Posted on February 12, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Ted Davis finished just 43 votes shy of winning a spot on the Middlebury selectboard last year.

The retired insurance company executive and current chairman of the Middlebury Development Review Board is burning shoe leather this winter in an effort to prevail in a March 4 election in which eight residents are competing for three selectboard seats that are up for grabs.

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UD-3 school district, town of Middlebury haggle over Creek Road site details

Posted on February 12, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials and UD-3 school directors continue to hammer out the terms of a proposed lease that would allow the town to erect an 11,500-square-foot recreation center — including an addition with team rooms for student athletes — on land off Creek Road.

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Independent takes home 21 awards from regional newspaper contest

Posted on February 12, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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BOSTON — The New England Newspaper and Press Association honored the Addison County Independent with 21 awards at the regional organization’s annual convention in Boston this past weekend. In the Better Newspaper Contest, the Addy Indy won gold in four categories when judged against larger weekly publications of more than 6,000 circulation from around New England.

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Who is Erika Sloan? Middlebury student competes on 'Jeopardy!'

Posted on February 12, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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MIDDLEBURY — A Middlebury College sophomore will appear on the Jeopardy! College Championship, a version of the popular television game show hosted by Alex Trebek.

Erika Sloane, 19, was one of 15 undergraduates from across the country selected to compete in the tournament, which is open only to full-time undergraduates with no prior degrees.

“I grew up watching Jeopardy!, and I always wanted to be on it,” said Sloane, a native of Simsbury, Conn.

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Panton considers having selectboard choose town clerk, treasurer rather than voters

Posted on February 10, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



PANTON — Panton residents on Town Meeting Day will decide whether they will continue to elect their own town clerk, treasurer and delinquent tax collector, or give the Panton selectboard the power to appoint people to those town offices.

That choice will be framed on March 4 as a potential change to the town’s land grant charter. Per state law, if voters back that change, which is being recommended and put forth by the selectboard, the Vermont Legislature would still have to approve it before it could take effect.

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Ambulance group ramps up offerings

Posted on February 10, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Businesses experiencing a revenue shortfall often end up scaling back staff and services.

But Middlebury Regional EMS is taking the opposite approach.

The nonprofit organization formerly known as Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association has just launched four substantial new programs it believes will solidify its financial bottom line during a period of sweeping changes in Vermont’s health care system.

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Native playwright returns to Addison County with 'Four Beers'

Posted on February 10, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — David Van Vleck Jr. left Addison County to pursue a career as an actor, playwright and screenwriter.

His journey will come full circle on Feb. 13, when one of his plays, “Four Beers,” will be staged at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater. Van Vleck grew up just down the road in Cornwall and is a graduate of Middlebury Union High School.

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Mt. Abe student spends last semester in Ecuador

Posted on February 10, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — On a dismally cold morning this past fall, Spencer Norland watched the sunrise from the side of an active volcano high in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador. For the Mount Abe Union High School senior, it wasn’t a bad way to finish his high school career.

Norland, 17, participated in a semester abroad program sponsored by Kroka Expeditions, an outdoor education company based in Marlow, N.H.

“I would strongly recommend it to other students,” Norland said. “It was an amazing experience.”

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