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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
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Middlebury River threatening to flood, Route 125 closed

Posted on June 20, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



EAST MIDDLEBURY — Torrential downpours throughout the day on Thursday have washed out portions of Route 125 between East Middlebury and Ripton, forcing closure of the road and detours on the Dugway.

Meanwhile, local fire officials have called for a water rescue team to remain on standby and at 3:30 p.m. were contemplating an emergency evacuation of parts of East Middlebury in response to a swollen Middlebury River.

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Learn to fight backyard invasive plants

Posted on May 30, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



RIPTON — Are invasive plants showing up on your property? On Thursday, May 30, the Ripton Conservation Commission is sponsoring an event, “Invasive Plants in Your Backyard? What You Can Do.” The talk is for anyone interested in or dealing with invasive plants on their property.

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Veterans for Peace to host picnic lunch May 18

Posted on May 6, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



RIPTON — Join veterans and non-veterans for a Peace Picnic and Conversations beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, at Spirit In Nature in Ripton. The Will Miller Green Mountain Veterans For Peace, Chapter 57, invites the public to bring family and a picnic lunch, enjoy walking the paths, and learn about Veterans For Peace and their activities from Chapter members while sharing ideas about how peace can best be fostered.

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Ordinary Elephant brings new music to Ripton

Posted on April 25, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — On Saturday, May 4, The Ripton Community Coffee House will host International Folk Music Award-Winner’s Ordinary Elephant at the Ripton Community House. This will also be the evening that RCCH celebrates its 24th anniversary.

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North Branch students to perform original play

Posted on April 11, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — The North Branch School, a small school for grades 7-9 in Ripton, will present its annual play, “The Tower,” on April 12 and 13 in the Ripton town firehouse.

Each year the students in the school create a play of their own invention, using their stories and poetry, current political and cultural events, experiences from the school year, individual musical talents, and topics the class studied to create an original theatrical production.

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North Branch students to join 5-day climate walk

Posted on April 4, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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RIPTON — Climate science is difficult for middle schoolers to grapple with.

It’s also a hard thing to have to teach them, said North Branch School science teacher Rose McVay.

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Scientist explains global warming's effect on Vt. wildlife

Posted on April 4, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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RIPTON — Few images from Tom Rogers’ wildlife presentation in Ripton last Thursday captured the scale of climate change better than a map of the eastern United States.

Highlighted with warm colors, Vermont has been plucked from its place on this map and moved southwest to suggest what weather might be like here in the coming decades.

In the more hopeful scenario, late-21st-century summers in Addison County might feel like they do now in Huntington, West Virginia.

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Learn about how climate change is affecting Vermont at a Ripton talk

Posted on March 21, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — Vermonters of all ages are invited to attend a presentation about Vermont’s wildlife in a changing climate on Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. The presentation will be given at the Ripton Community Church on Route 125 and is sponsored by the Ripton Conservation Commission.

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Ripton builder Alex Carver inspires the next generation

Posted on March 21, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — Alex Carver of Northern Timbers Construction has been selected as the first winner of the Leadership Award from Efficiency Vermont’s Efficiency Excellence Network. The award was presented during EV’s Better Buildings by Design event in February.

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Bristol's Jon Turner receives Spirit in Nature's Eco Spirit Award

Posted on March 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — Each year Spirit in Nature (SpIN) presents its Eco Spirit Award to “persons whose lives are illuminated by their appreciation of the beauty, mystery, and preciousness of the natural world. Awardees are dynamic role models who engage us in debate, and urge us to explore the implications of our behavior during our present global environmental crisis. They lead us to a path of hope for the future of all life and nature on earth.”

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