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Longtime Vergennes, Middlebury elementary teachers closing the book on their careers

Posted on June 3, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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Jackie Nienow is retiring this year from full-time teaching after a 37-year career, most of it spent in Addison Central Supervisory Union schools and primarily at Middlebury’s Mary Hogan Elementary.

Diana Raphael discover that her passion was working with children age 7 and younger, and 40 years later she is retiring after spending 28 of those years at Vergennes Union Elementary School.

Read their stories, plus those of some other area teachers who are ending long careers in education this month.

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Local businesses help Habitat create home for a family

Posted on June 1, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Karen Holbrook was making her regular commute from Bridport to her job in Middlebury several months ago when she heard something on the radio that would change her life.

It was a news spot from Habitat for Humanity of Addison County (HHAC) seeking applicants for a new home that would soon be available in the South Ridge subdivision off Middle Road in Middlebury.

She was excited, but a little apprehensive.

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Airport noise is underestimated

Posted on May 28, 2015 |
By Prem Prakash



If you’re sitting at your kitchen table right now and someone on the other side of the table says, “Hey, what are you doing?” and you reply, “I’m reading the Addison Independent,” then you’re having a conversation. This conversation is taking place at a volume of about 60 decibels.

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Addison Central Teens clothing swap on tap June 2 and 3

Posted on May 28, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Addison Central Teens (ACT) is hosting a two-day Clothing Swap & Shop at Middlebury Union High School on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 2 and 3, in the hallway outside the main office. Sale hours are 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for students only, and 3-7 p.m. for the general public.

Shoppers are invited to swap their gently used clothing, accessories, jewelry, CDs, and knick-knacks for “new” used items. Those with nothing to swap can bring money and shop.

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Students of the Week- May 25, 2015

Posted on May 27, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.

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Clippings: It's a horse race, and it's ours to win

Posted on May 21, 2015 |
By Angelo Lynn



It’s Middlebury, Vt., vs. Bar Harbor, Maine, and it’s neck and neck.

The race is all about the sense of place and the stakes, as is usually the case in competition, is about … well, let’s just put it out there — it’s about pride and ego, and a bit of self-serving capitalism. OK, so we’re not out to save the world today. We’re not even appealing to our better selves. Rather, we’d just like to win.

Still, the satisfaction would be sweet and the stakes, while small, are suddenly worthwhile.

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Middlebury has a parking shortage

Posted on May 21, 2015 |
By Betty Thurber



We have a jewel in the heart of downtown Middlebury, a parcel of land behind the library, which we can do whatever we wish with. It could be a river walk, condos, restaurants, playground, park, a beautiful entrance to Middlebury seen from the bridge. It could be a magnet, a focus, to bring people to the shops, museum, restaurants, library of our Main Street. New enterprises in this parcel would add to our grand list.

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Middlebury Police Log: Attempted suicides keep police busy

Posted on May 20, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police and Middlebury Regional EMS officials responded to several reports of suicidal individuals in town last week.

In one May 13 incident officers attempted to speak with a woman in crisis. She jumped on the railing of the Cross Street Bridge and attempted to jump off the bridge. Sgt. Boe grabbed her and pulled her off the railing to safety. She was taken to Porter Hospital where she voluntarily committed herself.

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Local nonprofits to explain their services at open houses

Posted on May 14, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — More than two dozen Addison County nonprofits will be available to explain their programs and forge new collaborations as part of a Human Services Open House to be held in three separate Middlebury venues on Thursday, May 21.

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Middlebury Police Log: Woman cited for DUI second offense

Posted on May 13, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Bonny Sullivan, 59, of Middlebury for driving under the influence (second offense) after she allegedly drove off Seminary Street Extension and down an embankment on May 5.

Police said they measured Sullivan’s blood-alcohol content at 0.13 percent. The legal limit for driving is 0.08.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

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