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Meet your candidate: Addison-2, Willem Jewett

Posted on October 23, 2014 |
By Willem Jewett



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HEALTH CARE: Medicare and Medicaid have been providing health care to the elderly and needy for decades. In Vermont, Dr. Dynasaur (Medicaid expansion) has provided health care to all children. These programs are cornerstones in our health care system.

Right now we are in a challenged roll out of Vermont Health Connect; our federal health care exchange. These challenges are largely technical. The exchange has delivered considerable financial relief to many Vermonters.

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Election 2014: Meet your candidates Part 2

Posted on October 23, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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In an effort to help area voters get to know the local candidates for the Legislature and their stands on some important issues, the Addison Independent asked those running for House and Senate to answer a short questionnaire. Last week we featured the responses from candidates in three districts (Middlebury, Vergennes area, Bristol area), and here we run answers from the rest of the Addison County candidates.

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Ripton to host first aid class on Saturday

Posted on October 22, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



Friends of The Ripton Church this Saturday will sponsor a First Aid, CPR and AED class that is certified by the American Heart Association.

This class covers general first aid issues, medical emergencies, injury and environment emergencies. Ed Sullivan, a Ripton EMT, will teach the class.

It will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ripton Community Church in the village; the fee is $5 for the class plus any donation to the continued restoration of the church would be appreciated.

Call 388-1062 to reserve a spot.

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Vergennes Police Log: Cite cops cite three in heroin case

Posted on October 22, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police with help from Vermont State Police late last week arrested two people and cited a third in a heroin case.

Following an Oct. 17 search of an apartment at 285 Main St., police on Sunday arrested Chelsea Ann Barrows, 22, of Vergennes and Mark Kevin Kennedy, 27, of Vergennes and Citrus County, Fla., and lodged both at the Chittenden County Correctional Center.

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Middlebury tennis club readies for upcoming tournament

Posted on October 20, 2014 |
By Christy Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Indoor Tennis (MIT) and Sojo Tennis this weekend will host a tennis tournament to assist a Vermont organization that supports cancer survivors and their families.

All tennis players — not just MIT members — are invited to take part in the Tennis Tournament to Benefit the Vermont Cancer Survivor Network, which will feature doubles play in a fun, three-day competition.

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ALS afflicts about 30,000 in the United States; cure elusive

Posted on October 20, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, paralysis, and ultimately, respiratory failure.

According to sources that include alifestoryfoundation.org and mayoclinic.com, ALS attacks certain cells in the brain and the spinal cord needed to keep muscles moving.  

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Anderson to present on beautiful Bhutan

Posted on October 20, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — The Kingdom of Bhutan will be explored in this month’s program of the One World Library Project in Bristol. Kit Anderson, who teaches in the Environmental Program at the University of Vermont, will present “Bhutan: Sacred Landscapes, Buddhas and Dragons”on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol.

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Feds detail new dairy insurance program

Posted on October 20, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



Montpelier, VT— This morning at Fairmont Farms in East Montpelier, Senator Patrick Leahy and Representative Peter Welch encouraged Vermont’s dairy farmers to enroll in the new Margin Protection Program (MPP) and announced a series of workshops for interested participants.

MPP is a voluntary insurance program included in the new Farm Bill that protects dairy farmers from market fluctuations in milk prices.  The program replaces the expired Milk Income Loss Contract Program (MILC).

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Addison-4 hopefuls to debate Oct. 22

Posted on October 20, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The Addison Independent this Wednesday, Oct. 22, will sponsor a debate among the four candidates vying for the two Vermont House seats representing the Addison-4 district. The debate will begin at 7 p.m. in Bristol’s Holley Hall and is expected to wrap up by 9 p.m.

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WFAD silent; search for parts continues

Posted on October 20, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY —WFAD-1490 AM has been off the air for the past six weeks and will continue to feature static for approximately another month while owners of the Middlebury radio station try to find some replacement parts for its aging transmission equipment.

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