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Ferrisburgh board talks to farmers about tree cutting in right of way

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday met with farmers Hans and Gerard Vorsteveld about their extensive tree cutting in the town right-of-way along Arnold Bay Road, work that Board Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence termed as “massive,” and was described in the meeting agenda as “excessive.”

In all, Lawrence said, 200 trees with a trunk diameter of more than 10 inches were cut down, and stumps remain.

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Ferrisburgh charter vote on tap

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh’s town-wide vote on a proposed town charter will be held next Thursday, May 11, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Ferrisburgh’s Route 7 town office building.

That two-page charter, if approved on May 11 and then adopted as required by the Vermont Legislature, would most notably change the town clerk and treasurer’s positions from elected posts to positions filled by selectboard appointment.

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Orwell to join in Fair Haven Union High School budget re-vote next week

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By John Flowers



ORWELL — Orwell voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, May 9, to cast ballots on the same 2017-2018 Fair Haven Union High School budget proposal of $7,831,980 that they and other Addison Rutland Supervisory Union residents defeated by a combined 927-763 tally in March.

Fair Haven Union High School serves students in Orwell, Castleton, Benson, Hubbardton, West Haven and Fair Haven.

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Vergennes sets plans for city's Memorial Day Parade

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Memorial Day this year is observed on Monday, May 29. The American Legion Post 14, sponsor of the parade for 50 years, and one of the organizers for 40, has announced that the theme of this year’s Vergennes parade is “Service, Honor, Sacrifice.”

“This is a real community affair,” say Henry Broughton, a member of the Vergennes Memorial Day Committee. The parade attracts as many as 10,000 people each year.

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Bristol Park Dental selected for community-based externships

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The University of New England College of Dental Medicine (UNE CDM) has announced that Bristol Park Dental of Bristol has been selected as a community-based externship site. Students in the inaugural graduating class at the UNE CDM are completing the final component of their program: participation in the college’s first community-based externships around New England.

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Local children's book author to speak at Vermont Book Shop this Sunday

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont author and illustrator Deirdre Gill will present the new book she illustrated, “Trains Don’t Sleep,” on Sunday, May 7, at 10:30 a.m., at Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury.

As part of Children’s Book Week, Gill will read the book, discuss how she made the illustrations, and then draw and show some of the sketches she did to make the book. The event is free and open to the public.

The book, written by Andria Rosenbaum, is targeted for children ages 4-8:

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Community Chorus to present 'Spring Awakening' this weekend

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON & MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College Community Chorus takes to the stage in Brandon and Middlebury this weekend in May for its “Spring Awakening” concert. Performances take place at the Brandon Town Hall on Saturday evening, May 6, 7:30 p.m., and at the Robison Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts in Middlebury on Sunday afternoon, May 7, 3 p.m.

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Vermont walleye season opens this Saturday

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



RUTLAND, — The Vermont walleye fishing season is set to open on Saturday, May 6, marking the return of some of the best walleye fishing in New England.

Vermont has excellent spring walleye fishing opportunities in a number of lakes and rivers across the state including Lake Champlain and its tributaries — the Missisquoi, Lamoille and Winooski rivers and Otter Creek — as well as Salem Lake, Island Pond, Clyde Pond and the Clyde River.

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Vermont State Police Log: Falling rocks cause car crash

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police responded to a 911 call this past Friday night, April 28, a little before midnight of a one-car rollover crash on Route 125 in Ripton near the Middlebury town line.

When troopers arrived on the scene, fire and rescue personnel were already on scene and told police that the driver and only occupant of the vehicle, 29-year-old Charles W. Desjadon of Ripton, had already been transported to Porter Hospital for treatment of cuts on his head.

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Bristol Police Log: Man runs from crash after high-speed chase

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — At half past midnight on April 11, a Bristol police officer tried to stop a vehicle for defective equipment, but the driver sped off southbound on Route 116 south of the village.

The officer pursued the vehicle onto River Road, where the vehicle went off the roadway. The driver was able to get the vehicle back onto the roadway and drove back toward Route 116, where it turned southbound.

The officer continued pursuit at speeds of over 100 miles per hour, according to a Bristol police report.

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