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Ferrisburgh Central board considering significant cuts

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh Central School board on Wednesday considered a budget for the 2016-2017 academic year that would cut $228,000 from the school’s current $3.587 million spending level. 

If adopted and approved by residents in March, cuts would include the school’s challenge and band programs, literacy intervention specialist, and part-time technology instructor, according to Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Superintendent JoAn Canning on Thursday.

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VUES eyes surplus to retain programs

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union Elementary School board on Jan. 5 looked at two spending proposals for the 2016-2017 school year, one that would cut about $31,000 from the current $4.7 million spending level and another that would subtract another $55,000, which would mean residents won’t have to pay penalties under Act 46.

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VUHS budget meeting on Monday

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — While the boards representing the three Addison Northwest Supervisory Union elementary schools met last week to deal with budget challenges, the Vergennes Union High School board was getting ready for its second meeting to deal with its own tough budget problems.

Issues include a 30-student drop in its equalized student count and a drop in state funding support that are combining to drive per-pupil costs — and projected tax rates — higher.

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Vt. Land Trust conserved 2,200 Addison County acres

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By JULIA JOHN



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ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont Land Trust (VLT) protected more than 12,000 acres of farmland and forest across the state via conservation easements in the last fiscal year. More than 2,200 acres, almost one-fifth of the conserved land, is in Addison County.

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New town liaison to help with railroad bridge construction

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Town of Middlebury has hired Middlebury resident Jim Gish to serve as community liaison for the upcoming project to replace two downtown bridges. The newly created position is responsible for providing timely and accurate information on the project to town residents and businesses, to the media, and to town visitors. The part-time, temporary position is funded by the Federal Highway Administration and the Vermont Agency of Transportation.

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Armed men rob Leicester store

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



LEICESTER — Vermont State Police are searching for three suspects in an alleged armed robbery at the Champlain Beverage store on Route 7 in Leicester this past Saturday night.

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Students of the Week - January 11, 2016

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.

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Learn about raptors at New Haven talk

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN — The New Haven Conservation Commission welcomes Craig Newman to its Armchair Naturalist program on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Newman, co-founder and director of the Outreach For Earth Stewardship (OFES) based in Shelburne, will present “Raptors of Vermont” on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the New Haven Town Hall.

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Local principal to help build a school in the Dominican

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — JoAnn Taft Blakely, Ferrisburgh Central School principal, will participate in a Lifetouch Memory Mission to build a school in the Dominican Republic Jan. 18-26. The school will be built for the children and families in a small, mountainous farming community.

Lifetouch Photography, the leading national provider of school and family photography, organizes the trip and invites school administrators, school board members, principals, other educators and PTA members to work alongside Lifetouch volunteers and Dominican nationals to build the school.

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Many farm issues on the docket

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Mike Faher



Vermont’s new water-quality law comes with many new requirements for farmers. But how Vermont will enforce mandatory agricultural practices is still a matter of debate.

While the House and Senate agricultural committees are considering a long list of issues in 2016, ranging from departmental fees to honeybees, officials say the primary focus will be the implications of sweeping new water-quality standards for livestock and land management.

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