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Ripton's Wagner to highlight tax reform in second senate run

Posted on July 26, 2012 |
By John Flowers



RIPTON — Robert Wagner, an independent candidate from Ripton, likens his second run for one of Addison County and Huntington’s two state Senate seats to going for a job interview.

Only in this case, he must be evaluated by around 36,000 “bosses” who will determine this November whether to hire him for a two-year stint in Montpelier.

He might not make it to every household in Addison County, but Wagner, 48, vowed to do his best.

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Ripton preparing for PACE

Posted on July 9, 2012 |
By John Flowers



RIPTON — Ripton officials are getting their town ready to participate in the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, which provides renewable energy incentives for local residents. With that in mind, the Ripton selectboard recently adopted a PACE program description and guidelines for the program. Efficiency Vermont will administer the program for the town.

The selectboard is considering having the Addison County Sheriff’s Department periodically monitor the town shed in wake of unauthorized dumping of trash at that location between recycling dates.

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Billings to showcase images of Ripton through 62 years of photographs

Posted on June 28, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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RIPTON — Hilda Billings has viewed her hometown of Ripton through a very special lens for the past 92 years.

Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English held its first summer session in 1920, the year Billings was born. She has seen devastating floods rip through her community, including the big one back in 1927. And Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Frost made a point visiting her once a year at her home, which doubled as the Ripton Post Office.

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Ripton to bus in students to boost its school population

Posted on June 11, 2012 |
By John Flowers



RIPTON — Ripton Elementary School will soon prove that it is literally willing to go the distance to stabilize — and even increase — its student enrollment.

Ripton school directors last week agreed to run a new bus service to Hancock and Granville this fall to give families in those Route 100 communities extra incentive to attend Ripton Elementary.

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Rikert center seeks to add snowmaking

Posted on April 5, 2012 |
By John Flowers



RIPTON — Middlebury College’s Rikert Nordic Ski Center is seeking permission to install snowmaking equipment to maximize winter use of its Ripton trails and ensure prime conditions for the NCAA Skiing Championship events that will be held there next March.

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Shumlin outlines path to prosperity

Posted on March 15, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



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RIPTON — At the annual Governor’s Lunch on Monday, Gov. Peter Shumlin outlined the five major initiatives he says are necessary to raise the amount of money in Vermonters’ pockets.

“We’ve got to raise income,” he told a group of more than 60 gathered at Ripton’s Rikert Nordic Center for the event, an annual component of the Addison County Legislative Breakfast series.

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Police rescue tactics questioned

Posted on February 16, 2012 |
By Cindy Ellen Hill



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MIDDLEBURY — A responsible hiker, hunter, angler or backcountry skier brings along a cell phone and appropriate gear, and lets his family or friends know where he’s going and when he’s expected back before heading into the wilderness. If he doesn’t make it back at the appointed hour, his family can call 9-1-1 and report that he is missing.

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McKibben capitalizes on pipeline rejection

Posted on January 23, 2012 |
By Kyle Finck



RIPTON — Bill McKibben had reason to celebrate last week after President Obama rejected a proposed massive pipeline that would have shipped oil from Canada to Texas. He was a prominent force in opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline.

But the Ripton-based environmental activist isn’t taking a rest. McKibben and 500 protesters plan to march on Capital Hill Tuesday adorned in referee outfits.

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ACSU corrects Ripton budget

Posted on January 23, 2012 |
By Addy Indy Staff



CORRECTION: A story on the Ripton Elementary School budget that ran on Page 1A of last Thursday’s Addison Independent had a major inaccuracy. The proposed 2012-2013 Ripton Elementary School spending plan of $775,360, a 5.4-percent increase, will not require two votes at town meeting after all.

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Ripton eyes two votes for school plan

Posted on January 19, 2012 |
By John Flowers



UPDATE 1/23/12: This story has a major inaccuracy: Due to a calculation error by Addison Central Supervisory Union (ACSU), the proposed 2012-2013 Ripton Elementary School spending plan will not require two votes at town meeting after all. Please see the end of the article for more details, and stay tuned for an article with updated ACSU budget information.

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