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Now's your chance; join first-ever Brandon Idol contest

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Russell Jones



BRANDON — Brandon-area residents are encouraged to step up to the microphone and wow the crowd with their dulcet tones for a chance to win $1,000 as the first annual Brandon Idol singing competition gets underway at the start of the new year. Until then, the Brandon Recreation Department is expecting dozens, if not up to a 100 (wouldn’t that be grand), of contestants to get ready for the big audition.

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Watershed grant application deadline is approaching

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Watershed Grants Program is now accepting applications for projects that protect, restore and enhance the state’s lakes, streams, rivers and ponds, including Vermonters’ ability to understand and enjoy these treasures. Applications are due no later than Friday Feb. 15, 2019.

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Brandon area to field level school spending

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Russell Jones



BRANDON — The school board for the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union looks to keep a lid on spending in its upcoming budget. At their Nov. 29 meeting board members approved a 2019-2020 school year draft budget that would raise spending by half a percent.

The proposed $9.3 million spending plan is $50,588 more than the previous year, as very few staffing or equipment changes were needed from last year. About $7.5 million, or 81 percent, of that spending goes to staffing and benefits.

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Vergennes city council gets affordable housing update

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Nov. 27 heard from Addison County Community Trust Executive Director Elise Shanbacker that the planned 24-unit affordable housing project on Armory Lane is advancing. The project is intended to be built across the road from the existing senior housing project, not far from American Legion Post 14.

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Gauguin biography to screen in Middlebury

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Great art comes to the screen at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater next Wednesday, Dec. 12. “Gauguin: The Full Story” is the first full-length biography of one of the world’s most popular yet controversial artists. Gauguin is best known for his gorgeous paintings of Tahiti, in which beautiful native girls frolic enticingly on perfect South Pacific beaches. But have these celebrated portrayals of an earthly paradise been misunderstood? And has the fame of Gauguin’s Tahiti pictures blinded us to the bigger truth about his achievements?

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WowToyz ready to donate to local families

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Every year as the holidays approach, the staff at WowToyz in Vergennes takes a break from packing toy orders for their customers to preparing toy donations for needy families within the community.

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Parker, Eddy pottery on exhibit at Studio School

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Marcia Parker and Marshall Eddy are showing their pottery at Middlebury Studio School at 2377 Route 7 South.

The school will host a closing reception for the artists this Thursday, Dec. 13, from 4 to 6 p. m. Refreshments will be served.

Parker has been a potter and sculptor for many years. Using terracotta, low-fire clay, she pinches and coils the clay into native inspired vessels. Her whimsical wheeled toy animals and masks recall the work of ancient cultures.

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Middlebury Union High School honor roll

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School has announced its honor roll students for the first quarter of the 2018-2019 school year. The list includes:

NINTH GRADE

High Honors: Camilla Adelman, Megan Balparda, Viviana Hammond, Anya Hardy-Mittell, Sophie Larocque, Camille Maglienti, Clare Molineaux, Zoe Noble, Astrid Olsen, Holly Staats, Alex Tolgyesi, Alexa Whelan, Brian Whitley and Kaya Wright.

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Mr. Christmas Tree returns to Bristol

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — It’s almost time for a Christmas celebration that is quite different from what most people experience. Back for the sixth year, the Addison County Young Life Mr. Christmas Tree Pageant will be held this Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Mount Abraham Union High School Auditorium.

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Bristol Fire Department reappoints chief LaRose

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Bristol Fire Chief Brett LaRose and Deputy Fire Chief Eric Forand will lead the Bristol Fire Department for three more years.

The Bristol selectboard at its Dec. 3 meeting reappointed LaRose and Forand to new terms that will expire at the end of 2021.

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