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Starksboro residents vie for Robinson School Board board seat

Posted on February 26, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



STARKSBORO — In the only contested race on Starksboro’s Town Meeting Day ballot, a newcomer is challenging the chair of the Robinson Elementary School board.

Longtime educator Nancy Cornell faces incumbent Bonita Bedard for the three-year seat on the board.

Cornell, 62, said she has been involved in the Starksboro community for many years and her experience working in schools would be an asset to the board.

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Zoning issue on New Haven warning

Posted on February 26, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



NEW HAVEN — A proposal on the New Haven town meeting warning asks residents to back a special meeting or vote to decide whether to rezone a parcel of privately-owned land in town. The landowner says he has no immediate plans to develop the land, but some residents are opposed to rezoning the parcel.

Residents will weigh in on the article by Australian ballot on Town Meeting Day, March 3.

The land in question, a 20-acre parcel on the southwest corner of Belden Falls Road and Route 7, is owned by Steve Dupoise Sr.

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Monkton Central School searches for new principal

Posted on February 26, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



MONKTON — The Monkton Central School board will soon begin the search for a new principal.

Principal Susan Stewart, who is on a year of unpaid leave, this month submitted her resignation to the board. In a brief letter to the board, she did not explain why she was leaving. The board accepted her resignation at its Feb. 11 meeting, at which Stewart thanked Superintendent David Adams, teachers and the community.

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Leadership positions up for grabs in northwest part of county

Posted on February 26, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes and Ferrisburgh have more than their fair share of contested races on Town Meeting Day, while most — but not all — incumbents in those towns and in Addison, Panton and Waltham have decided to continue their public service.

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Petition seeks firing of ANeSU superintendent

Posted on February 26, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — A group of community members is circulating a petition calling for the removal of Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Superintendent David Adams.

Koran Cousino, who said she was one of several community members who drafted the petition, said the group will deliver it to the ANeSU executive board at a later date.

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Filled to the gills: Hatchery spawns 9 million trout eggs

Posted on February 26, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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SALISBURY — When the thermometer dips below zero as it did in Salisbury on Monday, the only way you’d think you’d spy a trout is in the frozen food section of the supermarket or by drilling a hole through more than a foot of ice out on Lake Dunmore.

Then again, we can’t all be Al Moorhouse, a fish culture specialist with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department who helps operate the state’s Fish Culture Station in Salisbury.

“We might have 40,000 fish here at any given time,” Moorhouse said.

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Addy Indy wins NENPA awards

Posted on February 26, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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BOSTON — The Addison Independent won 18 editorial and 10 advertising and design awards at the annual conference of the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) this past weekend in Boston.

The Independent competes in the largest non-daily category with circulations of greater than 6,000. Competition is among all six New England states and includes papers with circulations several times larger than the Independent’s 7,800, including some more than 30,000.

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Town Meeting Preview 2015: Whiting

Posted on February 25, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



WHITING — Whiting residents will gather at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, to decide on town and elementary school spending proposals and choose a dozen officers, most notably a selectboard member and an elementary school director, each for three-year terms.

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Town Meeting Preview 2015: Weybridge

Posted on February 25, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



WEYBRIDGE — Weybridge residents at their town meeting will be asked to approve some charter changes that would allow the local selectboard to appoint its town clerk, treasurer, road commissioner and assistant road commissioner currently they are elected by residents. This means that the person or people taking these positions would no longer have to reside in the town of Weybridge; they would be appointed and receive an hourly wage.

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Town Meeting Preview 2015: Waltham

Posted on February 25, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



WALTHAM — Waltham residents will gather on Monday to decide from the floor of town meeting financial and other issues and choose town officers, and then will vote on Tuesday on school spending.

At issue beginning at 6 p.m. in Waltham Town Hall on March 2 will be the selectboard’s proposal for $91,387 of general fund administrative spending and $133,825 of road spending.

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