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Waltham

Posted on March 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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WALTHAM — Waltham residents at town meeting approved the town’s first 12-month fiscal-year budget, one that will run from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, and returned several incumbents to office. In Australian balloting on Tuesday, Waltham voters backed Addison Northwest School District spending.

Waltham’s current budget is serving as a transition to fiscal year spending and spans 18 months, beginning on Jan. 1 2016 and running through June 30 of this year.

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Weybridge

Posted on March 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



WEYBRIDGE — Weybridge residents on Town Meeting Day elected a new selectboard member and passed all of the money items on their warning.

Alix O’Meara bested T. Charles Jordan, 137-38, in the race for a two-year term on the selectboard. It was the only contested race on this year’s ballot.

Citizens attending Weybridge’s annual gathering on Monday passed, by resounding voice votes, their proposed general fund budget of $126,358 and the proposed highway budget of $500,119.

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Whiting

Posted on March 8, 2017 |
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Bridport

Posted on March 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT — Bridport residents at their town meeting Tuesday decided two contested races for their local selectboard and passed all money items on their ballot.

Tim Howlett narrowly won a three-way race for a two-year term on the selectboard. He prevailed with 83 votes, over David Bronson (79) and Michael Lawton (66). Howlett replaces Marian Walker, who did not seek re-election.

Meanwhile, challenger Matthew Lawton easily topped incumbent Jerry Forbes, 171-52, for a three-year term as selectman.

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Daniels wins squeaker in Vergennes mayor's race

Posted on March 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Once a mayor, now a mayor again. Former Vergennes Mayor Mike Daniels defeated incumbent Mayor Bill Benton by a mere five tallies in Town Meeting Day voting in the Little City.

The Independent received word from the city clerk that Daniels, who served three terms as mayor between 2007 and 2013, defeated Benton, a two-term mayor, by a tally of 265-270.

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Pet of the Week Juno

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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THIS CUTE CAT is Juno Pumpkin Brightman. She is kind and loving and we actually adopted her from Homeward Bound. We got her right around Halloween and thought she looked Halloween-ish so that is why her middle name is pumpkin.

Some of her favorite things to do are chase the laser toy, sit by the fire, which is just what she’s doing in the picture), lick people’s faces (I know, it’s weird), and even though it’s gross, drink from the toilet.

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Middlebury College professor injured by protesters as she escorted controversial speaker

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College Professor Allison Stanger was injured by protesters Thursday evening as she was escorting a controversial speaker from campus. She was treated at Porter Hospital and released.

Charles Murray, a political scientist who has been criticized for his views on race and intelligence, was invited to speak on campus by a student group. He was greeted late Thursday afternoon outside McCullough Student Center by hundreds of protesters, and inside Wilson Hall, students turned their backs to him and booed when he got up to speak.

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Local photographers cast new eye on Sheldon collection

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Since this past fall, five Middlebury-area photographers have been exploring the collections of the Henry Sheldon Museum and found a wealth of inspiring material. Photographs of the objects they discovered will be on view at the museum in the exhibition “Focus on the Sheldon” from March 7 through May 13.

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Local builders win top energy awards

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY/WALTHAM — Design and construction firms were honored recently by Efficiency Vermont with its “Best of the Best” awards for excellence in energy efficient new construction projects in Addison County.

Among the 17 projects honored statewide in a Feb. 1 event, four were in Addison County.

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National DAR honors Steponaitis for community service

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
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VERGENNES — Roberta “Cookie” Steponaitis of Waltham received the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Community Service Award on Feb. 4. The award was presented to her by Joy Minns, Regent of the Seth Warner-Rhoda Farrand Chapter.

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