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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area.inc on line 81.
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Community players set auditions for 'Working'

Posted on January 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Community Players will hold auditions for the spring musical, Stephen Schwartz’s “Working,” on Monday and Tuesday evenings, Jan. 9-10.

Actors should arrive at Mary Hogan Elementary School between 6:30 and 7 p.m. to register for the auditions, which will run from 7-10 p.m. each night. If needed, callbacks will be held Thurs., Jan. 12.

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County 4-H club donates pet gift basket

Posted on January 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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NEW HAVEN — The New Haven Twilight Tails 4-H Club donated a basket of pet-related products to Homeward Bound, a local animal shelter in Middlebury, in conjunction with the recent Addison County 4-H Achievement Night. The club also made a basket for the Department of Children and Families in Middlebury. Other Addison County 4-H clubs that donated baskets to area organizations were Addison Flaming Manes and Critter Creek 4-H Club, Addison; Mountain View 4-H Club, Bridport; and New Haven Dairy, New Haven. 

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Brandon program helps sixth graders excel

Posted on January 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Sixth-graders in the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union School District, along with their parents or caregivers, are invited to take part in a new youth and family education program designed to help them improve their problem-solving and communications skills.

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First baby

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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DANIAL AND KIRA Sargeant sit with their new baby boy, William David, after delivering the baby at Porter Hospital in Middlebury on New Year’s Day at 5:16 a.m. The baby was the first of 2017 at Porter.

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Commodore on top

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES UNION HIGH School senior Brandon Cousino fights off an attempted take-down and works it to his advantage during George Bossi Lowell Holiday Wrestling Tournament in Lowell, Mass., last week. Cousino won this match but lost in the final, 4-3, and earned second place at 182 pounds.

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Sparring

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES SENIOR WRESTLER Brandon Cousino, left, gets ready to square off with George Tarwo of Concord, Mass., in the Dec. 28 final of a major, 73-team tournament in Lowell, Mass. Tarwo edged Cousino, 4-3, dealing the Commodore standout his first regular season loss in two seasons; a rematch is possible on Jan. 14 at Essex’s annual tournament. Cousino, the defending Vermont champion at 182 pounds, won his other four matches in Lowell, three by pin. He needs four pins this weekend in Peru, N.Y., to reach 100 pins for his career.

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Shumlin taps Wygmans to replace Fenster as county state's attorney

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — After announcing the appointment of Dennis Wygmans as Addison County State’s Attorney on Tuesday, Gov. Peter Shumlin was due to swear in Wygmans as the county’s top prosecutor on Wednesday afternoon — Shumlin’s last full day in office.

Wygmans fills an opening created last month when Shumlin appointed then-Addison County State’s Attorney David Fenster to the Vermont Superior Court. Fenster took his oath as a judge a week ago.

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Middlebury Ski Bum League celebrates 10 years

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — When the fluffy, soft white stuff starts flying, what’s the first thing you think? Some of us heave a sigh and think of all the shoveling; others bunker down for a long winter of knitting and books. But for a certain group of “bums,” snow in the air is pure joy.

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Vermont minimum wage rises to $10 per hour

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Vermont’s minimum wage increased from $9.60 to $10 per hour on Jan. 1 in accordance with legislation passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Peter Shumlin in June 2014. The tipped-employee minimum wage also increased on Jan. 1, to $5 per hour.

Vermont’s minimum wage will increase in January 2018 to $10.50 per hour, and statutory provisions to track the CPI-U inflation rate are set to resume in 2019.

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Middlebury Studio School purchases new home

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Studio School last month purchased the Route 7 building it has rented for the past year and a half, securing a permanent home for the nonprofit community visual arts school.

On Dec. 15, Barbara A. Nelson, Llyn Rice and members of the Middlebury Studio School board of directors took ownership of 2377 Route 7 on behalf of the school funded by an anonymous grant.

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