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Monkton news for April 19

Posted on April 19, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — Did you get your dog license yet? Please do so if you haven’t. Licensing your dog protects you and your pet. Stop in at the town hall with a copy of your dog’s most recent rabies vaccination during office hours. Office hours for the Town Clerk are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The town clerk is also there on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost for a spayed or neutered dog is $12; for un-neutered, $15. Call 453-3800 if you have questions.

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Monkton news for April 9

Posted on April 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — The East Monkton Cemetery Association is interested in talking to family members that have loved ones buried in the Morgan Cemetery in East Monkton on the corner intersection of Church Road and Mountain Road. If you have a family member buried there, please contact Jackie Fefee at 802-453-2316 by May 1. The association appreciates your help!

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Sharpe reflects on his lengthy career in the Vermont house

Posted on March 12, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — Saturday, March 3, saw scores of Starksboro residents assemble at their local elementary school for their annual town meeting.

Among the guests were Rep. Dave Sharpe, Rep. Fred Baser and Sen. Chris Bray. One after the other, they went up to the microphone to deliver their reports on goings-on in Montpelier.

Sharpe, the last of the lawmakers to speak, delivered some news that caught everyone by surprise:

“I won’t be seeking re-election.”

Even Sharpe’s legislative colleagues were caught unaware.

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Monkton New for March 8

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — Don’t forget to bring some food items to benefit the food shelf when you go to the recycling center in town on March 10. Monkton Boy Scout Troop 525 will be on hand to collect the items you bring.

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Voters reject Mount Abe bond for third time; new approaches sought

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



ADDISON COUNTY — After voters in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union on Tuesday defeated a $29.5 million bond for the renovation of Mount Abraham Middle/High School, 1,785–1,196, the pressing question is, “What now?”

The bond’s defeat for the third time most likely delays any construction until at least 2020, pending the ability of the 5-town community to agree on a building project, vote for a bond and start the design phase.

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Monkton town meeting wrap-up 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — William Martin defeated Tim Earle, 288–236, for a two-year seat on the town selectboard, and Stephen Pilcher, who ran unopposed, was re-elected to a three-year seat on the selectboard.

Sharon Gomez, re-elected to a one-year term as the town/school clerk, and William Joos, re-elected to a one-year term as town/school treasurer, also ran unopposed.

Otto Funke, in another uncontested election, won a three-year term on the Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School District board.

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2018 Monkton town meeting preview

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — Monkton will hold its annual town meeting at the Monkton Central School on Saturday, March 3, at 10 a.m. Voting by Australian ballot on seven articles will take place at the Monkton Fire Station on Tuesday, March 6, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Voters are asked to approve $1,356,037 in overall town spending for fiscal year 2019, a $42,095, or 3 percent, decrease from the amount approved for the current year.

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Mount Abe bond faces crucial vote

Posted on February 22, 2018 |
By Charlie Mitchell



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BRISTOL — Residents of Mount Abe Unified School District will try for a third time to pass a bond vote to renovate the aging middle-and-high school facility on March 6, Town Meeting Day. This third vote is much like the previous two, with some significant compromises to reflect a 20 percent drop in proposed spending on the renovation.

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Changing demographics prompt question: What does Mount Abe’s future hold?

Posted on February 22, 2018 |
By Charlie Mitchell



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BRISTOL — In 15 years, the student population at Mount Abraham Union High School has dropped 33 percent, from almost 1,000 students to 639. That drop in student numbers is part of the reason that the per capita cost of education per pupil has risen so dramatically over that same period.

Will that trend continue? Not necessarily, but the jury is out.

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