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Orwell

Posted on March 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Orwell may see some lively discussion at its town meeting, which will be held Tuesday, March 7, at 10 a.m. in the Orwell Town Hall.

Residents will decide in a vote by Australian ballot whether or not to unify the Orwell’s school governance with five other Addison Rutland Supervisory Union towns that, if approved, would comprise the Slate Valley Unified Union School District. An 18-member board, made up of three representatives from each of the six towns, would preside over a single K-12 budget.

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Orwell prepares for its third vote on school unification

Posted on February 27, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Supporters of a plan to merge school governance in the six-town Addison Rutland Supervisory Union are hoping the third try will be the charm in getting support from the lone community that has consistently opposed the idea — Orwell.

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Troopers recover bodies of two snowmobilers from Lake Champlain

Posted on February 20, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Police late last week positively identified the bodies pulled from Lake Champlain as those of the two Vermont men who went missing on Feb. 9 when they went snowmobiling across the lake.

Vermont State Police said positive identification had been made of Jonathan Ryan, 32, of Orwell, and Brandon Barrett, 23, of Benson.

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Two snowmobilers down in Lake Champlain; one body recovered

Posted on February 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — State police in Vermont and New York on Wednesday recovered the body of a man in Lake Champlain that could be one of two Vermont men who went missing after their snowmobiles plunged into Lake Champlain last Thursday.

The body of the man was being taken to the New York State Medical Examiner in Albany for positive identification, Vermont State Police reported early Wednesday evening.

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Snowmobiles of missing Shoreham and Benson men found in Lake Champlain

Posted on February 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — State police in Vermont and New York are looking for a couple of Vermont men who went missing after they went snowmobiling on Lake Champlain last Thursday; they have already found their snowmobiles in the lake.

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Women's Club of Vermont offering scholarships

Posted on February 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Vermont (GFWC-VT), which includes the Orwell Fortnightly Club, announces the availability of scholarships for Vermont women who have been homemakers and who have lost their main means of support through separation or divorce from their spouse or the death, disability or long-term unemployment of their spouse. 

The scholarships range from $500 to $1,500. Women receiving the awards over the years have come from a wide range of towns in the state.

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Governor Scott close to naming new Orwell-area house rep

Posted on February 9, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott is conducting a second round of interviews this week with prospective candidates for the vacant Addison-Rutland House seat, in the wake of what his spokesperson said has been a dearth of candidates for the position representing Orwell, Shoreham, Whiting and Benson.

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Orwell man jailed pending sentencing

Posted on February 2, 2017 |
By Mike Donoghue



MIDDLEBURY — A Vermont Superior Court judge told a 70-year-old Orwell man on Wednesday that he needs to remain in prison while awaiting sentencing for repeated aggravated raping of a young girl between 2012 and 2014.

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Orwell school receives grant to explore town's heritage

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Orwell Village School grades six through eight received the 2017 Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership Corridor of Commerce Grant. Through grant funding, students will explore the historical commercial heritage of the town of Orwell through an integrative program of history, interpretive dance and the creation of a streaming multimedia timeline. The project will be implemented mid-February through March and will culminate in a public performance open to the community (date TBD).

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Candidates sought for Addison-Rutland House seat

Posted on January 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott is seeking candidates from the Addison-Rutland legislative district to fill the Vermont House of Representatives seat being vacated by Rep. Alyson Eastman, I-Orwell.

Eastman, who won re-election to her second term unopposed last fall, was appointed by Gov. Scott to be deputy secretary of the Agency of Agriculture.

“I am looking for someone who, like Alyson, will be a dedicated public servant and representative for the people of Shoreham, Orwell, Benson and Whiting,” said Gov. Scott in a press release.

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