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Middlebury and Vergennes set municipal tax rates

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



Boards in the town of Middlebury and city of Vergennes this week set their municipal tax rates. Click below to read each story.

City council cites ‘thin cushion,’ adds 2 cents

In Middlebury, town rate rises by a half-cent

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No shortage of fireworks this July 4

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Independence Day is a time to celebrate the birth of our nation. For many, the best way to do that is to watch some fireworks. Here is a listing of some places to see fireworks in the area in the coming week, displays start at dusk, weather pending:

Thursday, June 29

Middlebury College athletic fields behind the Mahaney Center for the Arts, in conjunction with the Sheldon Museum’s 25th annual Pops Concert.

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Orwell student awarded Kids' Chance college scholarship

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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ORWELL — Andrea Tester has dreamed of becoming an English teacher for middle school children. This dream was placed in jeopardy when her father suffered a severe work-related back injury in 2012. As a result of his injury, he was unable to work for four years. Fortunately, he is beginning to recover, but the financial challenges to his family remain.

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VUHS student nets Land Steward Award

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Local student Howie Vander Wey received the Land Stewards Award from the Vermont Land Trust. The award, now in its twelfth year, acknowledges the hard work of tomorrow’s agricultural and forestry leaders with an unrestricted cash prize of $250. Eleven qualified students across Vermont received the Land Stewards Award this year.

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Triathlon season opens at Lake Dunmore: Locals fare well in pair of events

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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SALISBURY — This past Saturday morning Vermont Sun Fitness Centers kicked off its summer triathlon series for the 32nd season.

Despite steady rain, two races were held at Branbury State Park on Lake Dunmore: The Vermont Sun Triathlon, a 600-yard swim, a 14-mile bike ride, and a 3.1-mile run; and the Lake Dunmore Triathlon, an Olympic-distance event with a 1,600-yard swim, 28-mile bike ride, and 6.2 mile-run.

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Revolutionary War re-enacters to mark 240th anniversary of Mount Independence retreat

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — The Revolutionary War’s Northern American Army withdrew under the cover of darkness on July 5 and 6, 1777, from their fortifications at Mount Independence in Orwell, Vt., and Fort Ticonderoga, N.Y., as the British under Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne drew near.

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Lions donates $3,500 to five local charities

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions Club is wrapping up their 2016-17 year by helping several local organizations. The club has several fundraisers throughout the year to support these donations, including the vehicle raffle, the Red Sox ticket raffle, scholarship raffle, Lions Charity Auction and Memorial Day sale items. President Jim McClay says, “This would not be possible without the tremendous support of everyone in our greater Vergennes area communities.” 

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Mount Abe honor roll

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The following students have made the Mount Abraham Union High School Honor Roll for the second quarter.

GRADE 9

Work Habits Highest Honors — BJ Bennett, Jnana Breck-Arndt, Josie Brennan, Faith Brinkman, Emma Campbell, Jackson Gepfert, Alexis Kouwenhoven, Cole Kouwenhoven, Camille Lyons, Sean Meyer, Sydney Minnerly, Sydney Perlee, Jonas Schroeder and Maizy Shepard.

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Vermont historian to discuss book on War of 1812

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont historian Willard Sterne Randall will read from, discuss and sign his new book “Unshackling America: How the War of 1812 Truly Ended the American Revolution” on Thursday, July 6, at 7 p.m. at The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. in Middlebury.

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Given, LaDuc race to Devil's Bowl victories

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



WEST HAVEN — Cornwall’s Garrett Given won for the first time in Saturday asphalt racing at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, while on Sunday Orwell’s Tim LaDuc and Brandon’s Vince Quenneville Jr. ran one-two in the main event on the dirt track.

On Saturday, Given became the third-straight first-time winner in the Super Stock division, taking the 20-lap main event after fending off a late bid from runner-up Scott FitzGerald. The lead pack had no fewer than six cars in it at all times in a competitive race; Bristol’s R.J. Germain took fourth.

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