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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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2018 Whiting town meeting preview

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



WHITING — Whiting voters will gather at town hall at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday to choose town officers, weigh in on proposed town spending, and to discuss two possible building projects.

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Whiting gun dispute unresolved as daily fines pile up

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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WHITING — Months after the Whiting Zoning Board of Adjustment upheld a Zoning Notice of Violation to Stickney Road resident Nicolas Iocco for operating an unpermitted commercial shooting range and for violating noise and safety provisions, Iocco and town officials remain at a standoff on his payment of $400 of daily fines that have piled up since May.

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Merger of Whiting, Leicester Sudbury schools put to vote

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The Otter Valley Unified Union School Board has approved a proposed 2018-19 school budget that would combine the district’s three small schools — Leicester Central, Whiting Elementary and Sudbury Country schools — and move the Caverly Preschool to Lothrop Elementary in Pittsford.

The proposed $19,223,835 spending plan, approved at a Jan. 10 meeting, represents a roughly $550,000 cut in spending, or 1.22 percent, from the current budget.

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Top 10, No. 10: Gun regulations draw fire

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Two county communities hosted at times heated debates this year about where lines should be drawn between the right to shoot firearms and the right to neighborhood peace and safety.

The situations and the results varied.

In Whiting neighbors of a gun range that town officials said was illegal complained about noise and safety. About two dozen showed up at a zoning board hearing in July to oppose ongoing shooting at a Stickney Road range. The owner, Nicolas Iocco, said he no longer runs the range as a business, although he would accept donations.

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