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VSO musicians performing in county schools

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Two trios from the Vermont Symphony Orchestra scheduled performances at Addison County elementary schools.

The orchestra’s “DrumShtick” Percussion Trio will visit schools in Leicester and Starksboro on Nov. 16; and the “Fanfare” Brass Trio presented performances at schools in Vergennes and Orwell on Nov. 9. The visits were made possible by grants from Neat Repeats Resale Shop.

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ANeSU approves new governance model for schools

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Residents in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union said yes to school governance and budgeting unification on Tuesday with the margins very close in two of the five towns in the district.

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Local police grow beards to help sick kids

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Deer season in Vermont means diligently scanning the fields for game, getting up before sunrise and playing card games at camp.

And for many guys, it means growing beards — a nasty beard that itches until scissors and a razor deliver final relief when the shooting ends.

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American Legion national commander reaches out to Vt. vets

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Recently elected American Legion National Commander Charles Schmidt of Oregon has several missions as he travels around the nation during his year in office.

Schmidt, a retired and decorated 27-and-a-half year Air Force veteran and 33-year American Legion member, stopped at Vergennes Post 14 on a Monday afternoon last month as part of his four-day visit to Vermont.

Schmidt, granting an interview after a Post 14 hot lunch and soda with a hunting story on the side, described one of his basic missions.

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New approach could boost orchards, cider makers

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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This is the third in a series profiling the effect of the hard cider boom on Addison County apple orchards.

CORNWALL — Sunrise Orchards and Vermont Hard Cider are in the midst of a bold experiment — possibly the first of its kind — to see if there’s a new approach to raising apples.

That approach, if successful, could put the cider market front and center for local orchards and help both growers and cider makers improve their bottom lines.

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Scott speeds to victory over Minter in governor’s race

Posted on November 9, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



VERMONT — Republican Phil Scott beat Democrat Sue Minter in the Vermont governor’s race with a surprisingly large spread, 53 percent to 44 percent, with 3 percent going to Liberty Union candidate Bill “Spaceman” Lee. Scott’s victory follows six years of Democrat Peter Shumlin in the state’s top office.

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In county House and Senate races incumbents triumph

Posted on November 9, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



ADDISON COUNTY — Incumbents won in most of the Statehouse races in Addison County on Tuesday.

The local delegation will only see two new faces when it returns to Montpelier in January. Robin Scheu won one of the two Addison-1 House seats; she is taking the place of long-time state Rep. Betty Nuovo, who chose not to run for re-election. The other newby is Peter Conlon, who won the Addison-2 House seat that Rep. Willem Jewett did not seek re-election to.

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Clinton beats Trump in Addison County, but Minter falls to Scott here

Posted on November 9, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — One prominent woman candidate did very well in Addison County on Election Day and another fell just short of her challenger, but both Democratic standard bearers — Hillary Clinton and Sue Minter — ultimately lost their bids for high office.

Hillary Clinton, the first woman to be nominated for the presidency by a major party, crushed her Republican rival in Addison County. With votes available in all county towns but Bridport and Granville, Clinton tallied 10,842 to Trump’s 4,784.

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ANeSU unification passes in four towns; unofficially Bristol also OK's unification

Posted on November 9, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



UPDATED WITH UNOFFICIAL BRISTOL NUMBERS:

BRISTOL — It’s looking like the school governance measure in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union has passed.

With results in four of the five towns in the school district — New Haven, Lincoln, Starksboro and Monkton — the ballot item that will bring the district into compliance with Act 46 was squeaking by.

Results gathered by the Addison Independent as of 11:30 p.m. show that the votes in those towns were:

• New Haven: 668 yes-338 no

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Baser, Sharpe return to the House from Bristol

Posted on November 8, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — It's unofficial, but we are told by reasonably good sources that incumbent state Reps. Fred Baser (R) and Dave Sharpe (D) have been re-elected to their seats in the Addison-4 Vermont House district.

The two Bristol residents beat out challenges from newcomer Mari Cordes, a Progressive/Democrat from Lincoln, and from Monkton Republican Valerie Mullin, who lost a race for the same seats in 2014.

Addison-4 includes Bristol, Lincoln, Starksboro and Monkton.

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