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Mt. Independence hosts bird walk this Saturday

Posted on May 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Enjoy a walk on the wild side by participating in the annual Early Bird Nature Walk at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell. This guided walk is on Saturday, May 26, from 8 to 10 a.m. Noted bird expert Sue Wetmore of Brandon will guide the walk.

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Note of appreciation: Orwell Green-Up heads are grateful

Posted on May 9, 2018 |
By Cindy Watrous and Barb Young



As the Orwell Green Up chairmen we would like to thank all the town’s folks, kids and school that helped pick up our road side. We cleaned up many miles of roadside and collected a whole dump truck worth of litter. 

Thank you for the road crew for helping out too. 

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History walk is planned at Mount Independence May 5

Posted on April 23, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — While it may not feel like it lately, spring is here and Mount Independence is getting ready to open for a new season. The State Historic Site will hold a special pre-season guided history walk from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.

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Orwell students hit the slopes

Posted on March 19, 2018 |
By Emma Cotton



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ORWELL/MENDON — On a snowy Friday in early March, Orwell Village School sixth-grader Jacob Clifford sits on a chairlift at Pico Mountain in Mendon. Normally, he’d be in math class at around this time, but on this day he’s mastering a jump in Pico’s terrain park.

Math is Clifford’s favorite subject, but when asked if he’d rather be skiing, he flashes a toothy smile and nods.

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Orwell town meeting wrap-up 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Orwell voters had several big decisions to consider at Tuesday’s Town Meeting.

Residents passed what might have been the agenda’s most exciting item — a big truck. Voters approved $165,000 that will go toward a five-year loan at 2.75 percent interest for a 2019 Mack tandem truck with equipment.

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2018 Orwell town meeting preview

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — On big-ticket item that Orwell residents will decide at town meeting on Tuesday is pretty typical for small Vermont towns — whether to purchase a big new truck.

Article 5 at the town meeting, which will begin at 10 a.m. at the Orwell Town Hall, asks voters to approve $165,900 on a five-year loan at 2.75 percent interest for a 2019 Mack tandem truck with equipment.

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Orwell students make honor roll at Fair Haven high school

Posted on February 19, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — The following Orwell students were named to the honor roll at Fair Haven Union High School for the second quarter of the 2017-2018 school year.

Grade 9

High Honors: Andrew Rockwell.

Honors: Allison Lanthier.

Grade 10

High Honors: Kaitland Breen, Paige Cusanelli, Jonas Greene, Andrew Lanthier and Riley Ochs.

Honors: Furious Roy and Julianna Williams.

Grade 11

High Honors: Anna Harrigan.

Honors: Brett Huntley.

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Women's clubs offer training scholarships

Posted on February 19, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Vermont (GFWC-VT) has announced the availability of scholarships for Vermont women seeking to further their education or training or to upgrade their skills in preparation for advancing in the work place. Applicants must submit a specific plan for their education or training by March 15.

The scholarships range from $500 to $1,500. GFWC-VT has been awarding this financial aid, funded through contributions from the state federated clubs and individuals, for many years.

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Man who stole gun from Orwell home jailed for armed robbery

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — An Orwell man was sentenced to seven years in jail for his role in the armed robbery of the Maplefields convenience store in Fair Haven back on Sept. 30, 2015.

Matthew Hinton, 28, previously pled guilty to this robbery, as well as to possessing a stolen firearm, which he had stolen during an Orwell burglary a few days before the robbery.

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Vermont State Police Log: Four cited in Orwell after heroin investigation

Posted on February 7, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Four people are facing heroin charges as the result of a Vermont State Police investigation into drug activity at an Orwell home last Saturday.

At around 1 p.m. on Feb. 3 troopers executed a search warrant at a Roberts Avenue home in Orwell. Police said they found four individuals — Boris J. Serkalow, 29, of West Rutland; Brian Burdge, 43, of Orwell; Jamie Trinci, 37, of Orwell; and Benjamin Krans, 37, of Sudbury — each had a misdemeanor amount of heroin in their possession. They were each cited for possession of the drug.

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