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Veterans get a hand up at a Whiting ranch

Posted on May 23, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



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WHITING — Although his dream got off to a slow start, Bruce Fowler says his project, which has lofty goals, is finally getting some traction.

“It’s taken some time, had some rough patches, but we’re getting going now,” the stout ex-military man said. “I’ve been helping people and feeding people for years, but I wanted to create a place that served veterans.”

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Whiting Town Meeting results 2019

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



WHITING — Tuesday evening Addison County’s annual town meetings wrapped up with the confab in Whiting. One of the county’s smaller towns had a quiet meeting befitting its size. After the excitement last year of deciding whether to build a new town shed and fix the fire station (voters said yes), residents faced one big question at the evening town meeting: who would replace selectboard member Tara Trudo, who was stepping down for family commitments?

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Whiting Town Meeting Preview 2019

Posted on February 28, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



WHITING — The Town Hall in Whiting will host town meeting on Tuesday, March 5, at 7:15 p.m. Among other things, voters will be asked to change the term of road commissioner from one year to three years.

Voters will also be asked to elect town officers.

Selectboard member Tara Trudo said in a post on the town website this month that she won’t seek re-election due to her increasingly busy family schedule.

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Leicester-area elections on tap for March 5

Posted on February 21, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



LEICESTER/WHITING/GOSHEN — On March 5, Richard Reed will seek re-election to moderator in Leicester, while Diane Benware and Tom Barker will seek re-election to the selectboard for three-year and two-year terms, respectively.

Others seeking re-election in Leicester on Town Meeting Day include Beth Swinington Ripley as delinquent tax collector, and Mike Rakowitz for the positions of Town Grand Juror and Town Agent.

In Whiting, all elected officials are nominated and voted for on the floor during town meeting, according to Town Clerk Gale Quenneville.

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Author, Illustrator Ashley Wolff to visit Whiting Elementary School

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



WHITING — Ashley Wolff, local artist and author/illustrator of much loved picture books, is an “ambassador” for Addison County Readers (ACR), the local group that sponsors the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Over the years, Wolff has generously given presentations at area libraries, engaging young children and their families with her unique and colorful drawings and explorations of early literacy skills. Eliciting ideas from the young audience, the author creates a drawing unique to each group.

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Whiting to host debate for pair in House race

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



WHITING — With Labor Day past the local election scene is kicking into high gear. In one of the first debates of the fall, the candidates vying for the Vermont House seat representing Whiting, Shoreham, Orwell and Benson will square off in Whiting.

Incumbent Rep. Terry Norris, an Independent from Shoreham, and Barb Wilson, a Shoreham Democrat, are candidates for the Addison-Rutland legislative seat. They will debate at Whiting Town Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 6:30-7:45 p.m.

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RNESU scores grants to make Brandon-area schools safer

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Evan Johnson



BRANDON — School safety is the focus of new grant funds that area schools will be putting to work starting this year. Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union’s schools will receive a total of $176,575 to aid in school safety planning and training. The school board has approved a 25 percent match. 

The largest recipient of these is Otter Valley Union High School, which is slated to receive $44,500, to be split between the main and north campuses. 

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Whiting to spend nearly $400,000 to refurbish two municipal buildings

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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WHITING — Whiting residents have agreed to pay extra property taxes over the next 20 years in order to bankroll a major overhaul of both their municipal fire station and town shed.

Residents on Aug. 14 voted 65-24 in favor of floating a 20-year bond for a combined total of $395,000 to do the work.

The Aug. 14 referendum was actually the second time Whiting residents endorsed the two projects. Back on June 26, citizens voted 40 to 22 to support the fire station project, and 34 to 28 to remove the current town shed and replace it with a new structure.

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Whiting to host a preschool; older kids moving out

Posted on July 26, 2018 |
By Rachel Cohen



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WHITING — Beginning in September, Whiting Elementary School will house a district-wide prekindergarten program for the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union (RNeSU), as well as a full-time private childcare center.

RNeSU Superintendent Jeanne Collins said that the Otter Valley Unified Union (OVUU) School Board sought a public-private partnership to address concerns from parents who were unable to send a child to pre-K because they also needed full-time childcare.

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Whiting town meeting wrap-up 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



WHITING — Thirty-six residents at the Whiting town meeting on Tuesday evening at town hall were kind to the incumbent town officials and to town roads.

Those gathered at Whiting Town Hall on Tuesday evening added $10,000 to the highway budget in order to do a little more in repair dirt roads in town. That made the final municipal spending plan that was approved by voters $338,962.50 of spending for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, with $243,689.10 to be raised by taxes.

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