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Learn to band birds at Dead Creek Wildlife Center

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON — Bird-lovers are invited to join the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department at the new Dead Creek Visitor Center in Addison to learn more about bird banding and conservation. The department is partnering with Otter Creek Audubon to host Bird Banding Week with hands-on bird banding demonstrations.

Songbird banding will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on October 16, 17, and 21. Owl banding will take place from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday, October 20.

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Music school thrives in historic building

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The historic Middlebury Community House has long been admired as an aesthetic jewel nestled into its Main Street perch at the downtown gateway. At the tender age of 200, the community house is particularly fetching when its Federal-style features — including lustrous white wooden balustrade and four rising chimneys — are bathed in sunlight.

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Rabies confirmed in skunk in Leicester; residents suspect second case

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



LEICESTER — The only reported case of rabies in Leicester this year was on Ferson Road, but one resident said she dealt with two rabid skunks there this summer.

Linda Moore said Monday that one of her sons, Brian Moore, shot and killed a skunk that was chasing his dog at his neighboring Ferson Road home on Aug. 28. She said the skunk was tested by the Vermont Department of Health and confirmed rabid.

But two days before that incident, she said she’s sure she had a rabid skunk on her own property nearby as well.

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Former North Branch student returns as a teacher

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



RIPTON — The North Branch School in Ripton will be welcoming former NBS student Zelie Wright-Neil as the school’s first NBS Teaching Fellow.

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Scolforo tapped as next Castleton University president

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



CASTLETON — Karen Scolforo will be Castleton University’s next President. The Vermont State Colleges System (VSCS) Board of Trustees voted unanimously for her appointment Sept. 28.

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Gov. Scott appoints new family court judge

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott on Monday announced the appointment of Joseph Lorman as Family Division Magistrate serving Rutland, Bennington and Addison counties.

The Family Division of the Superior Court has jurisdiction over all family-related legal matters, including divorce, separation, civil union dissolution and parentage. As magistrate, Lorman will preside over and make decisions in family-related proceedings.

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Quidditch festival returns to Middlebury

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — This Saturday, Oct. 7, Middlebury College welcomes back a magical tradition, the Middlebury Classic Quidditch Tournament.

More than a dozen teams from around New England, including residential commons’ teams from Middlebury College, will battle for glory. Potion demonstrations, food trucks, acrobatics and visiting bands will turn the tournament into a spectacular, family-friendly festival.

The tournament will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. behind Battell Hall off of Route 125/College Street.

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Race the Ripton Ridge Run this Sunday, Oct. 8

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



RIPTON — The Ripton Ridge Run is expecting a boost in participants from throughout the region as the popular 5K/10K run and 5K fun walk celebrates its 30th birthday on Oct. 8.

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ACTR wants feedback from riders & community

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) is seeking feedback from riders and other community members on proposed route and schedule redesigns for its in-county and Saturday LINK services.

There will be four meeting options:

•  Friday, Oct. 13, 6:15-7:15 p.m., ACTR, 297 Creek Rd., Middlebury.

•  Monday, Oct. 16,  5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Police Department, Route 22A.

•  Tuesday, Oct. 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Lawrence Memorial Library, 40 North St., Bristol.

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Steps Towards Reproductive Justice run/walk set for Oct. 8

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Chellis House, Middlebury College’s women’s resource center, is sponsoring the second annual Steps Towards Reproductive Justice: A Middlebury 5K, Sunday, Oct. 8, 10:30 a.m. at the Axinn Center. Participants may run, walk, or skip around the golf course while educating themselves about the subject.

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