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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.
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Bristol ready for New Year's Eve bash

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — The Watershed Center invites the community to celebrate New Year’s Eve in downtown Bristol as it marks the arrival of 2016 with Best Night, a gathering of friends, neighbors and some of the region’s top performing artists.

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Bringing Christmas joy

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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A COUPLE DOZEN Addison County families had a brighter holiday than they might have had thanks to a delivery of Christmas toys by Middlebury and Bristol police. Late last week officers handed out gifts to children in 29 families in Middlebury, Bristol, Salisbury, Ripton, New Haven, Vergennes and Weybridge. Santa’s helpers this year included Middlebury Det. Kris Bowdish, Middlebury Police Officers Chris Mason and Donnie Sweet, and Bristol Police Officer Josh Otey. Shown is Dante giving a hug to the stuffed animal delivered by Mason and Bowdish.

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Christmas giving

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY POLICE DET. Kris Bowdish and Bristol Police Officer Josh Otey make a delivery to Sawyer and Aiden at their home in Bristol on Christmas Eve. On that day, local police officers delivered gifts to eight Bristol families with limited resources, and the next day they handed out gifts to children in 21 families in Middlebury, Salisbury, Ripton, New Haven, Vergennes and Weybridge. Santa’s helpers this year included Middlebury Police Officers Chris Mason and Donnie Sweet, as well as Bowdish and Otey.

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Minimum wage increase to take effect

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Vermont’s minimum wage will increase from $9.15 to $9.60 on Jan. 1. A 2014 law mandates that the wage rise each year until it reaches $10.50 in 2018.

The legislation signed by Gov. Shumlin in June 2014 raised the minimum wage from $8.73 to $9.15 in 2015. After rising to $9.60 in 2016, the wage will increase to $10 in 2017 and $10.50 in 2018. It will be indexed to inflation in subsequent years.

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'Cruise Ship' musical finds a new port

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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ROCHESTER — How will “My Post-Traumatic Cruise Ship Cabaret” make its way to the bright lights of New York City? With a landing in Rochester, Vt., of course.

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Five organizers are winners of Green Energy Grant program

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Economic Development Corp. (ACEDC) announced the five winners of its Green Energy Grant program at its recent annual meeting. Each grant is valued at $500 and will be used for innovative green energy projects that will have an impact on businesses and residents of Addison County.

The five winners are:

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Lions and Marine Corps League bring presents to needy families

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions Club recently heard from the Marine Corps League of Vermont, Donald G. Cook Detachment, members Herbert Drew and Gene Courtright about the Toys for Kids (formerly Toys for Tots) program the League runs each year starting around the first of November. Their goal is for every needy child in Vermont receive at least two presents each holiday season.

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Warren Kimble painting to benefit Henry Sheldon Museum

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Internationally known Vermont artist Warren Kimble donated his painting “Barn on the Hill” to the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury, to be raffled to benefit the museum’s exhibit, education and archive programs. The painting reflects the Vermont landscape and vernacular architecture so prevalent in Kimble’s folk art paintings. Valued at $8,000, the painting sparked excitement; over 700 raffle tickets were sold over a period of several months, bringing raffle sale proceeds of $6,000 to the museum.

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Hazardous waste disposal free in county

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Solid Waste Management District in Middlebury received a grant of $24,549 from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. The grant is used to help fund household hazardous waste collection and disposal for the district’s 20 member towns.

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Guitarist Asbell to play in Ripton

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — The Ripton Community Coffee House, a nonprofit community concert series, welcomes guitar virtuoso and singer-songwriter Paul Asbell on Saturday, Jan. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ripton Community House in Ripton.

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