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Gardener Charlie Nardozzi to speak at the Bixby library May 17

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Join fellow gardeners on Wednesday, May 17, at the Bixby Library in Vergennes for a special spring evening focusing on how you can optimize your garden’s edible yield and beautiful look.

Gardener and VPR personality Charlie Nardozzi will be at Bixby Library to talk about his favorite landscape edibles and share techniques on how to integrate them into your gardens and landscape. Be sure to bring your own gardening questions and challenges, as there will be a Q&A session following his presentation. The talk starts at 7 p.m.

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Middlebury Rail Bridge Project: How it came about, critical concerns and options

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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County youth win firefighter scholarships

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — The Addison County Firefighters Association Scholarship Committee has announced that Courtney Morin, Alyson Gebo, Zachary Gebo, and Delaynah Leavitt were recently chosen to receive scholarships awarded to local students. The scholarships are in the amount on $500 each.

The scholarships were acknowledged in Ferrisburgh on April 19, at the association’s quarterly dinner and meeting. These awards are given annually to children of firefighters, or students who are pursuing a college education in a fire-related field.

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Eliza Eaton joins a Bristol-area real estate firm

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — The Real Estate Company of Vermont recently hired Realtor Eliza Benton as a new salesperson specializing in residential property in Addison and southern Chittenden counties.

“We are honored to have Eliza join our growing agency. Danelle (Birong) and I feel that Eliza brings a positive energy that our customers and clients will appreciate as well as extensive knowledge of Addison County,” said Jill Fraga, Broker/Owner of The Real Estate Company of Vermont, which is located on Main Street in Bristol.

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State brings in less tax revenue

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Anne Galloway of VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott’s administration says tax receipts fell by a whopping 10 percent in April.

Personal income taxes were down by $25 million in the biggest tax collection month of the year.

Susanne Young, the secretary of the Agency of Administration, says while March receipts were strong — the state was $18 million ahead of projects — the shortfall in April puts the state in the hole.

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Fire depts. seek new ways to fill up rosters

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County firefighters have joined a statewide effort to develop a much shorter certification process for aspiring volunteer firefighters, figuring the current requirement of more than 200 training hours is one of several factors that have been thwarting recruitment efforts.

Area fire chiefs also vowed to organize a “job fair” to reach potential volunteers in an effort to fill the dwindling ranks of local fire departments.

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Holley Hall kiosk project triggers debate in Bristol

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — An Eagle Scout project to construct an information kiosk in front of Holley Hall in downtown Bristol has drawn both praise and criticism, often from the same quarters.

The project also shows the disconnect that can occur when selectboard priorities and processes leave some townsfolk wondering how or where to weigh in on an issue of community importance.

When Eagle Scout hopeful Victor Hinojosa presented his kiosk proposal to the Bristol selectboard at its April 17 meeting, board members quickly approved the proposal.

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Migrant workers share their stories at Middlebury forum

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Area residents this past Sunday got a rare glimpse into the lives of two Addison County migrant farm workers who shared their thoughts and experiences as part of a community forum at the Congregational Church of Middlebury.

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Connor Homes begins rebirth on Pond Lane: Seeks purchase of Good Point building

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Connor Homes founder Mike Connor said he’s putting the final touches on a financial package that would allow him to re-establish his home-construction business in the Good Point Recycling building in Middlebury’s industrial park.

He has already moved members of his administrative team into offices within the 50,000-square-foot facility, and he plans to buy the building in the next two months and potentially expand in the near future.

On Tuesday the building was getting some repairs in anticipation of a property transfer.

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Behind the scenes with composer Jorge Martin

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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Middlebury composer Jorge Martín, 57, has traveled around the country presenting productions of his various works, including “Before Night Falls.” It is an opera based on the memoir of Reinaldo Arenas, a Cuban writer who rebelled against the Castro regime. Martín himself was born in Cuba, and he moved to the U.S. when he was a young boy. He recently returned from Miami, where “Before Night Falls” was presented at the Florida Grand Opera, and talked with the Addison Independent's Emma Cotton about his work.

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