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Shumlin grateful for strides in education

Posted on May 20, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin on Thursday gave high marks to the 2013 General Assembly, a body that he said granted 90 percent of his education priorities and completed one of the most productive sessions “in years.”

“It was a very productive session,” Shumlin said during a phone interview with the Addison Independent. “I thought they got more tough things done than I’ve seen a Legislature get done in a first half of a biennium in many, many years. There is a lot to celebrate with Vermonters.”

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Vergennes gallery blends old and new: Art world veterans return to New England roots to follow dream

Posted on May 20, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Not too long after artists and Vergennes residents Cat Cutillo and Ross Sheehan met in New York City, they knew they wanted a space that would serve as a gallery and base of operations for her photography and his work in several artistic media.

Cutillo, 33, a New Hampshire native and Tulane University graduate, and Sheehan, 35, a Salisbury native, Syracuse University and 1996 Middlebury Union High School graduate, didn’t fulfill that goal in their first several years working in the art world together in New York this past decade.

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Bristol's WalkOver shows ‘Connections’

Posted on May 20, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — A number of artists in the area will be presenting their views on the subject of “Connections” in a group show at the WalkOver Gallery in Bristol. An opening reception for the show, which runs through June 28, is on Friday, May 24, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the gallery, 15 Main St.

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Willowell’s outdoor preschool wraps up a successful pilot year

Posted on May 20, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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STARKSBORO — An unusual nature-and-arts-based preschool program is wrapping up a successful pilot year.

The Wren’s Nest Preschool is a project of the Willowell Foundation and run by a mother-daughter team of educators. Katie and Karen McEachen of Bristol co-teach the weekly sessions, which are currently run out of Camp Common Ground in Starksboro.

“Willowell has been doing nature education for high schoolers for a decade, and they thought that a preschool would be a really nice sister program,” Katie McEachen said in a recent interview.

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Voters in ANwSU towns OK loan for VUHS roof

Posted on May 16, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Addison Northwest Supervisory Union residents on Tuesday backed by a 724-160 margin the Vergennes Union High School board’s proposal to seek a five-year, $600,000 loan to fund new roofing on the school’s leaky classroom wing and auditorium.

Residents in all five ANwSU towns backed the proposal by wide margins: in Addison, 95-35; in Ferrisburgh, 149-34; in Panton, 47-9; in Vergennes, 410-72; and in Waltham, 23-10.

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New Haven to settle budget size and voting questions at special town meeting

Posted on May 16, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



NEW HAVEN — Residents of New Haven will meet at a special town meeting next Monday and then vote on Tuesday by Australian ballot on a nearly quarter-million-dollar supplement to the General Fund budget for this coming fiscal year due to a budgeting error. They will also discuss and vote on whether to switch back to voice voting on the town budget at future town meetings.

The Monday meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the town hall. Voting is Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. by Australian ballot, also at the town hall.

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College student charged with felony sexual assault

Posted on May 16, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Twenty-two-year-old Middlebury College senior Dong Song on Monday pleaded innocent in Addison County Superior Court to a sexual assault charge stemming from an encounter with a female Middlebury student on campus early Sunday morning.

Song, a citizen of the Republic of Korea, faces a jail sentence of three years to life and a fine of up to $25,000 if convicted.

His attorney, Peter Langrock of Langrock, Sperry & Wool in Middlebury, said Song contests the allegations.

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Bristol teen faces drug charges

Posted on May 16, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — A Bristol 17-year-old pleaded innocent in Addison County Superior Court on Monday to charges of delivering drugs to minors and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Zachariah Rusk is being tried as an adult and faces charges of up to 15 years in prison for the first charge and up to two years in prison plus a fine of $2,000 for the second charge. He is represented by Peter Langrock of Langrock, Sperry & Wool in Middlebury.

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Middlebury selectboard cites reasons for supporting pipeline

Posted on May 16, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



Editor’s note: The Middlebury selectboard considered and endorsed this letter, drafted by Selectmen Dean George and Victor Nuovo, endorsing a proposed natural gas pipeline.

On May 14, 2013, the Middlebury Select Board authorized the following statement clarifying the Board’s position on the Vermont Gas Pipeline and its impact on Middlebury by a vote of 6 in favor (George, Nuovo, Artim, Bingham, Baker, Forbes) and 1 opposed (Shashok).

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Middlebury to update its zoning

Posted on May 16, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — One would think that Middlebury Planning Commission members could rest a little after spending the past three years updating the community’s comprehensive town plan. But the panel is now turning its attention to another, complementary task: ensuring that Middlebury’s zoning laws dovetail with the principles laid out in the town plan.

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