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Shoreham man killed in head-on crash in Bridport Wednesday

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT — A Shoreham man was killed in a two-vehicle collision on Route 125 in Bridport on Wednesday afternoon.

Vermont State Police identified the deceased as 66-year-old Thomas L. Scheufler, who was driving a 2004 Pontiac Vibe eastbound on Route 125, at around 3:20 p.m. when it was struck by a Toyota Rav4 being driven by 21-year-old Shelby Fernandez of Ticonderoga, N.Y., according to VSP.

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Act 46 objectives, incentives & deadlines

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



Act 46 requires that communities form unified pre-K–12 school districts that serve at least 900 students by July 1, 2019. The law is designed to address rising costs in education — the number of Vermont schools has remained steady but the number of students served in those schools has dropped over the past several decades — and to provide greater equity in educational opportunities. Before the law went into effect, Vermont’s 303 public schools were governed independently in close to 280 school districts.

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Ferrisburgh debates law enforcement choice, hours

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday postponed its decision whether to hire the Vergennes Police Department or the Addison County Sheriff’s Department to provide supplemental police coverage and/or traffic enforcement in addition to Vermont State Police.

VSP would remain the primary responder to crime and other incidents in the town.

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Ferrisburgh eyes Vergennes bypass

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Two Ferrisburgh selectboard members and the town’s representative on a key county transportation committee at Tuesday’s selectboard meeting criticized the proposed truck bypass of Vergennes that would route northbound traffic along Route 17 from Addison to Route 7 and then northward from there, including through Ferrisburgh.

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Citizen asks Vergennes to ease parking ban

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Jan. 12 agreed to take a look at the city’s winter parking ban law and see if some flexibility could be built in to allow for businesses that want to open before 6:30 a.m.

City resident Kathy Rossier attended the meeting and prompted the discussion on the ordinance, which bans parking on city streets between 2 and 6:30 a.m. from Dec. 1 through March 31.

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Brandon State Rep. Steve Carr cited for DUI

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Lee Kahrs



BERLIN — State Rep. Steve Carr, D-Brandon, was cited for suspicion of driving under the influence last week in the town of Berlin after being stopped by local police.

According to a press release issued by the Berlin Police Department, Carr, 66, was pulled over on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 11 p.m. after committing “multiple traffic infractions” while driving along Route 62 in Berlin.

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ANeSU begins search for school leaders

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — The search for a new superintendent is under way in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union.

Former Vermont Secretary of Education Armando Vilaseca began his tenure as interim ANeSU on Nov. 30 and will serve through the end of the 2015-2016 school year.

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Experts mull future of nuclear energy

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By JULIA JOHN



MIDDLEBURY — The nuclear disasters of Chernobyl and Fukushima still linger in our memories. Thirty years after the first nuclear power plant meltdown and five years after the most recent, Middlebury College students and scholars from across the nation will gather late this week to explore nuclear power development at the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs’ Third Annual Student Conference.

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New Otter Valley district gets new board

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Lee Kahrs



BRANDON — Voters in all eight Rutland Northeast towns on Tuesday not only approved the proposed school governance unification plans, they also voted for candidates to create one, 13-member Otter Valley Unified Union School Board and a four-member Barstow District Board to oversee the new school districts.

While the number of board representatives a town receives is based on population, there are also four “at-large” board seats weighted equally to the town seats.

Residents in every town voted on each of the board seats.

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VUES budget calls for 1% boost

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union Elementary School board on Monday adopted a $4.75 million spending plan that school officials said if approved on March 1 would preserve educational programming and slightly lower VUES spending’s impact on property tax rates in Vergennes, Panton and Waltham.

It would also, if backed by voters on Town Meeting Day, increase VUES spending by 1.05 percent, or about $50,000.

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