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Supplemental funding approved for Champlain Valley Head Start

Posted on December 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has notified Champlain Valley Head Start (CVHS) that its full request for $543,000 in supplemental funding has been approved. This is great news for the CVHS Early Head Start - Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCP) project CVHS launched in fall of 2015.

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Expelled student opts to leave Middlebury College

Posted on December 23, 2015 |
By John S. McCright



MIDDLEBURY — A young man who was expelled from Middlebury College last summer after being accused of sexual misconduct but was allowed to attend classes while his appeal made its way through federal court, will not return to Middlebury next semester.

The former student, who was identified in court paperwork only as John Doe, dropped his lawsuit against the college on Monday.

Bill Burger, Middlebury College’s vice president for Communications and Marketing, shed no light on what brought about the resolution.

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Middlebury Actors Workshop to hold auditions for 2016 season

Posted on December 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Actors Workshop will hold auditions for its 2016 season on Wednesday, Jan. 6, from 5-8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m.

MAW’s first production, slated for April, is “Seminar,” by Theresa Rebeck. A hilarious satire on what it takes to be a writer in America, “Seminar” follows a private class being taught by an international literary figure, Leonard, as he takes on four aspiring young novelists.

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Tari Shattuck grant helps kids remain calm and focused

Posted on December 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MONKTON — The Tari Shattuck Education Foundation has provided a generous grant to support students’ social-emotional learning at Monkton Central School. With their funding, Monkton Central School was able to purchase Hoberman spheres or “breathing balls” for every classroom, related arts room, and other rooms throughout the school, for the purpose of encouraging students to use “belly breathing” as a way to calm their bodies and refocus their attention.

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Town Hall Theater to ring in New Year with live music and dancing

Posted on December 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — It’s always the biggest New Year’s Eve party in Middlebury, as partiers take to Town Hall Theater’s big dance floor on Thursday, Dec. 31, to dance in the New Year.

Local favorites The Horse Traders will once again serve up a funky mix of pop, oldies, classic rock, soul and country. The stunning vocals of Deb Brisson are backed by Rick Marshall, Jon Rooney, Pete Ryan and John Wallace. 

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Suspect sought in robbery of Middlebury gas station

Posted on December 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police are searching for a man who stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the Champlain Farms store at 25 Court St. in Middlebury on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at around 7:12 p.m.

Police said the man demanded money from the cashier and then fled on foot with the funds. He was dressed in dark pants, a dark hooded sweatshirt, and had a white cloth covering his face, with holes cut out so he could see.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Middlebury police Det. Kris Bowdish or Officer Bill Austin at 388-3191.

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Otter Valley's unified district earns state approval

Posted on December 23, 2015 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The proposed Otter Valley Unified Union School District won approval from the Vermont State Board of Education last week and the stage is set for the Jan. 19 multi-town vote.

The Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union took its side-by-side school consolidation proposal to the state board for approval at a Dec. 15 meeting at Mill River Union High School.

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Dean George takes pass on Middlebury selectboard re-election bid

Posted on December 23, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury selectboard Chairman Dean George has decided to take a pass on re-election after 20 years of service, a decision that creates an open seat for prospective candidates that are already beginning to step forward.

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Lincoln, Ferrisburgh and Starksboro get vote tabulators

Posted on December 23, 2015 |
By John Flowers



LINCOLN — A new state law is requiring three Addison County communities to swap manual ballot counting for automatic tabulators, beginning with the next general elections.

At issue are some tweaks that lawmakers made last session to the state’s election laws that now require communities with more than 1,000 registered voters to use automatic tabulators for counting ballots in general elections. The change officially takes effect on July 1 of next year, according to William Senning, director of elections for the Vermont Secretary of State’s Office.

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Live animals bring Christmas story to life

Posted on December 23, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — On Christmas Eve a Middlebury church will host its most unusual parishioners of the year, as Smarty, Jackson, Sven, William Tell and Lulu take their place in St. Stephen’s eagerly awaited Christmas pageant.

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