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ACSD panel suggests ways to battle intolerance in schools

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District can effectively fight racism, bias and discrimination within its schools by confronting those issues head-on, by incorporating more diversity education within its curriculum, and by involving students and families of color in the sometimes difficult discussions about intolerance.

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County prosecutor, running unopposed, talks record, priorities

Posted on June 18, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — After 15 months on the job, Addison County State’s Attorney Dennis Wygmans is seeking a new four-year mandate from area voters. Barring an eleventh-hour write-in campaign by another candidate, Wygmans will run unopposed in his first election for the position.

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Middlebury to celebrate judge in anti-slavery case

Posted on June 18, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Thousands of vehicles flirt with Court Square every day as they negotiate its serpentine roundabout. Drivers pausing at the Court Street stoplight at the crest of the square have but a few seconds to admire the lush green park fronting the Middlebury Inn.

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Middlebury Sears store set to close on July 23

Posted on June 18, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Sears Hometown Store at 383 Exchange St. in Middlebury will close for good on July 23 after an almost 10-year run.

Efforts to reach owner Ed Gregory were unsuccessful as the Addison Independent went to press on Friday. A worker who answered the store phone Friday morning said he could not discuss the reason why the store was closing.

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Bear family causes a big stir in Middlebury

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Kristin Mitchell was offering up copious amounts of birdseed at her Birchard Park home in Middlebury this spring in hopes of attracting a flock of fine feathered friends.

But what she got earlier this month was a family of large, furry bears, a group she and Vermont Fish & Wildlife officials would rather see dining deep in the woods.

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Mary Hogan principal to take new job in Bristol

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — It was 18 years ago that Tom Buzzell took the job of library media specialist at Mary Hogan Elementary School. His hard work led to his promotion to associate principal in 2005, then to co-principal before becoming the school’s top administrator in 2013.

Buzzell’s career is about to come full circle, though he’ll be closing the loop in a neighboring school district. He will be stepping down as Mary Hogan principal later this month to accept a job as library media specialist at Bristol Elementary School.

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Middlebury forms business panel to create more jobs

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday OK’d formation and charge of a new Middlebury Economic Health Committee, an up-to nine-person panel that will recommend specific strategies to boost economic development in Addison County’s shire town.

Borrowing from the work of the 2017 Economic Health Task Force as a starting point, the new committee will meet four or five times this summer with the goal of delivering its recommendations to the selectboard early this November.

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Mount Abe graduates 118 seniors

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School’s 118 graduating seniors looked pretty much the same this past Saturday — all dressed in maroon gowns and square, tasseled caps — but commencement speaker Jessica Little likened them to a diverse array of puzzle pieces searching for the right fit.

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ACSD busing expenses to skyrocket next year

Posted on June 11, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Addison Central School District officials will need to do some creative accounting to mitigate the financial impacts of a new, three-year busing contract that will result in a 41.5-percent hike (approximately $400,000) in transportation costs next school year compared to the current pact that expires on June 30.

In years two and three of the contract, the rate will increase by 2.5 percent over the previous year. So in FY2019-2020 the contracted amount will increase to $1,139,369, and in FY2020-2021, the amount will increase to $1,167,853.

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Salisbury students 'go green,' targeting plastic straws and milfoil

Posted on June 11, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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SALISBURY — Most kids learn about good environmental stewardship through school books, documentaries and/or their parents.

Students at the Salisbury Community School have been doing their environmental learning where it matters most — outdoors, where they’ve been picking up litter in their community and pulling invasive weeds from nearby Lake Dunmore.

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