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CD brings Monkton's past to life in song

Posted on January 14, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — Residents of Monkton can now own a piece of local history created last year by Monkton Central School students and Pete Sutherland, the well-known and much-loved Vermont musician and songwriter.

The “Songs from Monkton Yore” CD, available at the Willowell Foundation website, features five songs that bring aspects of Monkton’s past to life, including the kaolin mining industry and the agricultural lifestyle of the town’s first residents.

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Monkton voices concern over proposed pipeline path

Posted on December 17, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



 

MONKTON — All hands are on deck to oppose the section of Vermont Gas Systems’s proposed $72 million pipeline that would cut through the Monkton area. More than 100 citizens have signed a petition in opposition, the Monkton selectboard followed suit with a letter to the Vermont Public Service Board last Tuesday, and at a Wednesday night meeting the Addison County Regional Planning Commission also signaled its reservations.

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Monkton celebrates retired town clerk

Posted on November 5, 2012 |
By Liz Pecor



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MONKTON — On the morning of Oct. 13, former Town Clerk Carmelita “Carmie” and Rod Burritt were invited to go leaf peeping by their son, Chris, and daughter-in-law, Robin. “Not much to see, mostly yellows and a lot of leaves have already fallen,” said Carmie. With urging from Rod (who knew what the game plan was), Robin and Chris, she consented to the ride.

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Monkton debates the meaning of 'gravel'

Posted on October 29, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



MONKTON — Members of the Development Review Board came to no final decisions on a contentious 39.5 acre gravel production site off of Monkton Road when they held a public hearing this past Tuesday.

The focus of the hearing, according to DRB Chair Peter Close, was over whether a rock quarry would be permitted under Monkton law and “the definition of gravel.”

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Reconstructed silo turned into art

Posted on October 8, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



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MONKTON — In the woods of the Willowell Foundation land in Monkton, artist Marela Zacarías is leading the local community in turning 1,024 square feet of reconstructed silo into a permanent sculptural mural installation. Zacarías’s project, called “Azimuth,” is part of a series of  artist residencies at Willowell that interpret both pre-Columbian design motifs and Vermont’s natural environment. According to Zacarías, “Azimuth” “is meant to work as a meditation on transformation and an offering to nature.”

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Urn holding infant's ashes among rash of Monkton thefts

Posted on October 4, 2012 |
By John Flowers



MONKTON — Vermont State Police have responded to a spate of break-ins in recent days, particularly in the town of Monkton, with the most disturbing case involving the theft Monday of a pewter urn containing the ashes of a family’s deceased infant child.

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Monkton tussles over proposed 35.9-acre quarrying operation

Posted on August 20, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



MONKTON — The Monkton Development Review Board (DRB) is nearing a decision on whether to permit a contentious application for a 30-plus acre quarry off of Monkton Road.

According to the application filed by Brisson Stone LLC and David Shlansky’s Burchfield Management Company LLC, “Brisson Stone will rely on drilling and blasting rock ledge to produce unconsolidated rock and gravel that will be collected on-site.” Burchfield Management filed the application, and the two enterprises are working together on this project.

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Monkton board eyes new town office, again

Posted on August 16, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



MONKTON — Third time’s the charm, or so the Monkton selectboard hopes so.

For the third time in four years, the Monkton selectboard is aiming to present voters at next year’s Town Meeting Day with a proposal for a new municipal building.

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ToDo hosts international conference

Posted on August 2, 2012 |
By Lauren Davidson



MONKTON — Eastern philosophy and spiritual healing may be foreign concepts to most, but they have been the central practice for many years at the ToDo Institute in Monkton.

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Crowds mark Monkton's 250th birthday with food, fun and laughter

Posted on June 28, 2012 |
By Liz Pecor



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MONKTON — The Monkton 250th Founding Celebration on June 24 was a day of fun, food and laughter. Starting the day of celebration was the 5K Race with 70 runners and walkers. Prizes were given for the fastest time of male and female contestants, the winners being Chris Coffey with a time of 18:35 minutes and Lizzie Collins with a time of 21:35 minutes. The race was sponsored by Road ID. Each contestant received a water bottle. Awards were given at the end of the race on the ball field at Morse Park.

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