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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
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City police honored at annual ceremony

Posted on May 2, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel at the April 26 city council meeting praised his department’s work over the past year at its annual awards ceremony while singling out two members for honors and also recognizing one citizen and the city’s public works department.

Merkel presented a pin to Detective Sgt. Jason Ouellette for what he called “outstanding narcotics investigation” efforts.

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Kelly Boe bike ride called off

Posted on May 2, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The second annual “Kelly Boe Memorial Bike Ride” slated for Monday, May 2, has been called off because of rainy weather.

The event, organized by Middlebury Safe Routes, raises money for a scholarship fund in honor of Boe, a Middlebury resident who was killed after being struck by a car while cycling in Weybridge on April 14, 2015.

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Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor to speak at college

Posted on May 2, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — On Monday, May 2, a survivor of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima, Japan, and the grandson of the man who ordered the attack will appear together at a talk at Middlebury College.

Shigeko Sasamori, a Hiroshima survivor and a Hiroshima Maiden, and Clifton Daniel, grandson of President Harry Truman, will discuss the moral and political consequences of the events that ended World War II. 

The event, called “Responsibility, Reconciliation, and the Dropping of the Atomic Bombs,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Mead Chapel.

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Expo seeks sustainability demonstrations

Posted on May 2, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Energy Committee will be presenting the 2016 Sustainability Expo on Saturday, May 14, at Middlebury Union Middle School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Sustainability Expo builds on the success of the previous 2015 Sustainable Living Expo, which was attended by over 500 residents and local businesspeople.

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Middlebury College welcomes dogs to offices

Posted on May 2, 2016 |
By Laurie Patton



Editor’s note: Middlebury College recently decided to allow faculty and staff to bring their dogs to offices on campus. Here is the letter from college President Laurie L. Patton announcing the new policy.

Dear Middlebury Friends,

I write to share news of a pilot project that several members of the community have proposed and which we will be launching this coming September.

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Rooftops, geography inspire creator of colorful pastel artworks

Posted on May 2, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — What do pastels, rooftops and Middlebury College have in common? For Montreal-based artist Susanne Strater, this combination is intrinsic to her signature work. After earning her bachelor’s degree in geography and mathematics at Middlebury College, attending grad school and working in computer mapping, Strater’s initial love of geography inspired her ultimate vocation as artist.

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Town-by-town Green Up coordinators named

Posted on May 2, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



ADDISON COUNTY — Last year more than 21,000 Vermonters in all 255 municipalities helped to pick up more than 200 tons of trash statewide for the 2015 Green Up Day.

In Addison County, volunteers from Addison through Whiting helped pick up more than 20 tons of trash, including 302 tires; 29 computers, CD players and televisions; 10 appliances; three propane cylinders and one oil filter, according to the Addison County Solid Waste Management District’s trash tally.

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Free classes being offered by Vermont Adult Learning

Posted on May 2, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Adult Learning, at 282 Boardman St. in Middlebury, is offering three free classes for adults. Two of the classes teach computer basics, and one is for people who are learning the English language.

The classes are:

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Career Center scholarship deadline is May 6

Posted on May 2, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center Guidance Department is now accepting scholarship applications from graduating PAHCC seniors who have a demonstrated commitment to career and community and who plan to pursue further education after graduating. This scholarship provides $1,000 per year for up to four years of higher education.

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Author discusses his search for famed environmental writer

Posted on May 2, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Norwich University Assistant Professor of English Sean Prentiss will read from and sign “Finding Abbey: The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave” at the Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury on Thursday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m.

When the great environmental writer Edward Abbey died in 1989, four of his friends buried him secretly in a hidden desert spot that no one would ever find. The final resting place of the Thoreau of the American West remains unknown and has become part of American folklore.

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