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Preventing hunger: Local schools feed more kids in need

Posted on April 5, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



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Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories that look at how the numbers of local families accessing food assistance programs have changed in the past decade.

ADDISON COUNTY — The number of children across Vermont and Addison County who are enrolled in the free and reduced-price school meal program has exploded in recent years — more than doubling in some local schools.

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Locals eye future of county farm-to-school efforts

Posted on April 5, 2012 |
By Andrea Suozzo



VERGENNES — On Tuesday evening, voices in farm-to-school efforts across the county joined together to create a “stone soup” of ideas for bringing local foods into the cafeteria and the classroom.

The event was the third and final Stone Soup Conference, this oneat Vergennes Union High School, put on by the Addison County Relocalization Network.

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Mary Hogan school budget vote scheduled

Posted on April 5, 2012 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury voters next Wednesday, April 11, will be asked to approve a proposed 2012-2013 Mary Hogan Elementary School budget of $6,144,811, which would produce a 4.15-percent increase in spending but result in a small decrease in the education property tax rate.

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ACSU narrows search for leader

Posted on April 5, 2012 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A screening committee charged with reviewing applications for the vacant Addison Central Supervisory Union superintendency could endorse a finalist within the next few days.

Peter Conlon, Cornwall representative to the ACSU board and leader of the screening committee, confirmed on Monday that his panel had interviewed one of three finalists who had been flagged for the job. Conlon explained that the other two finalists ended up accepting other positions before the committee had a chance to interview them.

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Young students embrace classic shakespeare play

Posted on March 29, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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MIDDLEBURY — On Wednesday, April 4, Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater will host its largest production to date. One hundred six cast members will present William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” — and not one of them is more than 12 years old.

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Slideshow: 'Out of My Mind'

Posted on March 23, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



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LINCOLN — When Jesus Rosa-Ivey Jr., a student with severe cerebral palsy, entered the fifth grade at Lincoln Community School last fall, his teacher Alice Leeds dedicated a unit of study in her fifth- and sixth-grade class to disability rights and awareness in the United States.

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Pupils pay homage to deceased classmate

Posted on March 22, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



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LINCOLN — Fifth-grader Jesus Rosa-Ivey Jr. opened the hearts and minds of his fifth- and sixth-grade classmates at Lincoln Community School this year. He inspired his teachers to think beyond the boundaries of conventional education and consider new levels of intelligence.

He was also a student with severe cerebral palsy, who couldn’t walk or speak.

When Rosa-Ivey entered the fifth grade at LCS last fall, his teacher Alice Leeds dedicated a unit of study in her fifth- and sixth-grade class to disability rights and awareness in the United States.

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Students join forces in sweet enterprise

Posted on March 22, 2012 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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WEYBRIDGE — Students at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury have been hard at work on a new maple sugaring operation for the past year, and this spring it finally began to show results.

With a design by the architecture class, and building by the construction class, a sugarhouse has grown up just below the school’s 330-tree sugarbush in Weybridge since September 2010. This winter, the Forestry and Natural Resources class spent hours installing taps, setting up state-of-the-art equipment and boiling sap.

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Teachers call off strike in Orwell district

Posted on March 22, 2012 |
By Andrea Suozzo



ORWELL — Early Wednesday morning, school boards in the Addison Rutland Supervisory Union (ARSU) and representatives of the district’s teachers’ union reached a tentative contract agreement, averting a threatened teachers’ strike that day.

Orwell Village School board chair Glen Cousineau, who said both sides agreed to keep details of the agreement private until it is ratified, was relieved by the breakthrough.

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VUES vote recount gets March 22 court date

Posted on March 22, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — The next stop for the one-vote Town Meeting Day election win posted by Vergennes challenger Susan Ferland over incumbent Vergennes Union Elementary School board director Cheryl Brinkman was set to be in a Thursday morning hearing in Addison County Superior Court.

On March 6, Ferland, a former Addison Central School teacher, edged Brinkman, a VUES board chairwoman and Addison Northwest Supervisory Union board member, 329-328, in a race for a seat on the VUES board.

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