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Rabid raccoon bites little boy in Starksboro

Posted on May 24, 2012 |
By John S. McCright



STARKSBORO — Public Health authorities are urging people to be aware that rabid animals have been confirmed in Addison County, and to take precautions when they see an animal that may have rabies.

This comes after a four-and-a-half-year-old boy in Starksboro was treated for rabies after being bitten by a raccoon on his back porch.

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Huntington joins county election scene

Posted on May 24, 2012 |
By John Flowers



HUNTINGTON — For the first time in decades, candidates competing for Addison County’s two state Senate seats will be straying north, rather than south, to pick up extra votes.

That’s because, barring a court challenge, Huntington and Buel’s Gore will soon join Addison County’s senatorial district in place of Brandon, which will return to Rutland County’s voting district. The Vermont Legislature and Gov. Peter Shumlin recently approved these changes as part of the decennial reapportionment process.

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Monument designer to get credit 71 years later

Posted on May 21, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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Update 5/22/12: Middlebury officials announced Tuesday afternoon that due to a health issue, Marion Guild will be unable to attend tonight’s scheduled event honoring her role in designing the Emma Willard monument. The selectboard will reschedule the event when Guild is able to attend.

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Carol Callahan calls it a career

Posted on May 21, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Carol Callahan has divided her attention among up to 20 children for each of the past 30 years.

Now Callahan, 65, is ready to downsize her “brood” — a.k.a. her students at Middlebury’s Mary Hogan Elementary School, where she has taught since the early 1980s. Callahan will be retiring this year in order to travel and devote more time to a new young person in her life — her granddaughter Daisy, who will celebrate her first birthday next month.

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Vergennes slammed by severe rainstorm

Posted on May 21, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Heavy rains, lightning and thunder struck most of Addison County last Wednesday afternoon, but no storm slammed any site as hard as the one that targeted Vergennes.

According to city public works head Jim Larrow, starting at around 4 p.m. on May 16 two-and-a-half inches of rain fell in 45 minutes, overwhelming many city storm drains and culverts as well as stormwater drainage systems in many Vergennes subdivisions.

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ACSU towns to discuss school governance on June 13

Posted on May 21, 2012 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Four of the Addison Central Supervisory Union (ACSU) school district’s seven member-towns have completed community-wide discussions about how their respective schools could adapt to the current trend of rising costs and declining student enrollment. All seven communities will reveal their recommendations at a district forum on Friday, June 13.

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Leicester selectboard tackles illegal dumping, taxes

Posted on May 21, 2012 |
By Andrea Suozzo



LEICESTER — The Leicester selectboard at its April 2 meeting heard reports of illegal trash dumping on Lower Bullock Road.

Town Health Officer Jim Russo reported that he had inspected the site and found prescription bottles, syringes, receipts from a liquor store and a Rite Aid drug store and three coy dog carcasses. He also found a name in one of the garbage bags on the site.

Russo passed the information on to Gary Urich, an enforcement officer from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.

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Bray announces state Senate bid

Posted on May 17, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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NEW HAVEN — Former Democratic Rep. Christopher Bray of New Haven confirmed he will seek one of Addison County’s two state Senate seats this fall, a move that sets the stage for an Aug. 28 primary showdown with incumbent Democratic Sens. Claire Ayer of Addison and Harold Giard of Bridport.

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Farmers struggle with visa program

Posted on May 17, 2012 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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VERMONT — On a gray May morning in Monkton, Norma Norris and Denzel Rankine were hard at work planting tomatoes, watering seedlings in the greenhouse and painting tables in preparation for the upcoming summer season.

Rankine, 48, comes to Norris Berry Farm from his home in Jamaica for six months each year through the federal H2A guest worker program, arriving in mid-April and staying until the end of the season in the fall.

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Long-serving educators ready for last bell: Karen Florucci

Posted on May 17, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON — Vergennes resident Karen Florucci can’t pin down whether she was in second or third grade when she picked out her career, but the choice stuck.

In early June, Florucci will retire after 25 years teaching at Addison Central School, 21 in kindergarten and four in second grade.

Before arriving at ACS, the 1972 Castleton State College graduate taught two years of elementary school in Castleton and three years at the now-shuttered Brandon Training Center, and then for four years in the 1980s operated her own kindergarten in her Vergennes home.

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