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Addison buys a new fire truck

Posted on April 17, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — The Addison selectboard and Addison Volunteer Fire Department executive officers at a special March 19 selectboard meeting at the fire station agreed to buy a new fire truck for the town.

The new $338,640 truck will replace the department’s 1994 truck. According to meeting minutes, the department had $82,000 in its truck fund, and the town will finance the difference with a 15-year, 2.9-percent loan through the National Bank of Middlebury.

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New road foreman hired in Waltham

Posted on April 17, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



WALTHAM — At a March 31 special meeting, the Waltham selectboard agreed to contract with Michael Merrigan to be in charge of maintaining the town’s roads.

The position, which is paid on a contract basis, has been held for decades by Francis Warner, who had told Waltham officials he planned to step down this summer.

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Bristol selectboard adopts unbiased policing policy

Posted on April 14, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard on Monday received an update on the town green playground project, filled a town office vacancy and adopted an unbiased policing policy drafted by Police Chief Kevin Gibbs.

Gibbs also commended one of the department’s officers for the officer’s role in the recent arrest of a knife-wielding alleged robber.

PLAYGROUND UPDATE

Recreation Director Darla Senecal and playground committee members Krista Siringo and Jill Kopel presented the update on the Bristol Green Playground Project.

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Mount Abe board picks new principal

Posted on April 14, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School board has picked a new principal for the school.

Gaynell J. Lyman will take over for Andy Kepes on July 1. Lyman, who earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Vermont, has spent her career to date at a large school district in Henrico, Va.

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Ferrisburgh cuts school budget $120k, sets May 13 revote

Posted on April 14, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh Central School board on Thursday made final a $3.5 million budget proposal that removes about $120,000 from the board’s initial plan that lost on March 4, 450-279.

The board also set May 13 as a revote date. The Vergennes Union High School board will meet this Monday evening to adopt a new budget plan and is also expected to call for a May 13 vote, Addison Northwest Supervisory Union officials said.

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Middlebury residents OK ID-4 budget, playground

Posted on April 14, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Eighty-five Middlebury voters turned out at the annual ID-4 meeting on April 9 to overwhelmingly approve a proposed 2014-2015 budget of $6,647,165 for Mary Hogan Elementary School and to authorize construction of a new $225,000 playground project.

Both referenda passed by resounding voice votes after what ID-4 Chairwoman Ruth Hardy described as some “great questions and discussion.”

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Middlebury native to head Green Mountain Club

Posted on April 14, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



WATERBURY CENTER — The Green Mountain Club, which maintains the Long Trail, has hired a man who grew up in Middlebury as its new leader.

On this past Wednesday, the club’s board of directors announced the appointment of Michael DeBonis as the organization’s next executive director.

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Six TaeKwon Do students earn black belts

Posted on April 14, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY/VERGENNES — TaeKwon Do K.I.C.K.S. of Middlebury and Vergennes has had a very busy start to 2014. In January, we promoted 6 students to black belt: Tyler King, 9, of Bristol; Sam Warren, 9, of Bridport; Wes Hirdler, 10, of Middlebury; Rielly Wright, 12, of Salisbury; Grace Widelitz, 13, of Middlebury; and Jacob Brookman, 13, of Leicester.

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Phase II pipeline clears regional planning commission hurdle

Posted on April 14, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Regional Planning Commission (ACRPC) board on Wednesday voted 15-11 that the proposed natural gas pipeline from Middlebury to Ticonderoga, N.Y., can pass muster with the county’s regional plan. That decision will be passed along to the Vermont Public Service Board to consider as it determines whether to green-light the controversial project being advanced by Vermont Gas.

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Motive for Leicester shooting remains unclear

Posted on April 14, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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LEICESTER — More than a week after police say Timothy Foley shot his neighbor and two state troopers, the motive for the crime remains unclear.

According to court documents, Foley did not offer a motive for his actions in interviews conducted by detectives the morning of the shooting.

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