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2017 Chamber of Commerce Award recipients honored in Vergennes

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Kennedy Brothers, Sweet Charity and Swift House Inn owner Dan Brown received top honors at the annual meeting of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday night at the Vergennes Opera House. The event drew a crowd of about 70 for dinner, silent auction and the awards presentations.

Kennedy Brothers received the 2017 Business of the Year Award, which recognizes businesses that have grown, sometimes despite adversity, while providing excellent products or services while doing well by their employees and the community.

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Book helps Vermont students get scholarships

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



WINOOSKI — Vermont Student Assistance Corp.’s annual publication, Scholarships for Vermonters, is now available with information on more than 126 programs for eligible Vermonters looking to finance their education and training after high school.

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Organizers of new Bristol Trail Network celebrate accomplishments

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — The group building a trail around Bristol hosted a party at the Bristol Recreation Club pavilion on Oct. 14 to celebrate the progress made this year toward completing the project.

The 24 people who attended walked the section of trail behind Mount Abraham Union High School with amazing views to the west, and then had a great potluck lunch.

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Saturday is Take Back Day for prescription drugs

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN — The United Way of Addison County and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 14th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Anyone wishing to participate can bring their pills for disposal to the New Haven state police barracks on Route 7 on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. (Note that the DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps — only pills or patches).

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Porter Medical Center sees some UVMHN affiliation benefits; economies of scale are saving funds

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Two of the state’s most prominent health care CEOs on Monday gave Porter Medical Center’s nascent affiliation with University of Vermont Health Network (UVMHN) a sterling six-month checkup and promised the new collaboration would produce big changes in Middlebury as it matures during the next five or six years.

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Quilt exhibit opens this Friday at Northern Daughters

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Northern Daughters gallery in Vergennes welcomes “Rose and Pomegranate,” a solo exhibit of quilts from Gwen Marston. The exhibition is on view at the gallery’s 221 Main Street location through Nov. 27, with an opening reception on Oct. 27, from 5-8 p.m.

Marston is a renowned quilter, author and teacher from Michigan. She has been exhibiting her liberated quiltmaking nationally and internationally for over three decades.

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Middlebury asked to take reins of local teen center

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials will study the prospect of merging the local teen center with the municipal Parks & Recreation Department as a way of giving the youth friendly operation long-term financial and organizational stability.

The selectboard on Tuesday voted unanimously — with members Brian Carpenter and Nick Artim absent — to consider the merger, with the caveat that Middlebury should not be expected to take on a bigger financial stake in the Addison Central Teens (ACT) center.

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'Halloween Story Hour' to be held Oct. 28 in Monkton

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — All are welcome to join in on the fun for “Halloween Story Hour” at the Russell Memorial Library on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10-11 a.m. There will be stories, songs and the chance to do a simple holiday craft for those who want to participate. Costumes are welcome, but not required.

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Trio accused of animal cruelty in Ferrisburgh; police seize 29 pets

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents Katherine Ferguson, 61, and Thomas Ferguson, 51, pled innocent to 12 counts of animal cruelty in Addison Superior Court’s Criminal Division on Monday, when also Bridport resident Roxanne Clark, 36, pled innocent on one count of animal cruelty in the same case.

They face a year in prison and a fine of $1,000, or both, on each charge, each of which includes depriving an animal “of adequate food, water, shelter, rest, sanitation, or necessary medical attention.”

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Gang of Thieves looks to be a show stealer in Vergennes

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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This Saturday, Gang of Thieves will take over the Vergennes Opera House for a Masquerade-Ball concert. This Vermont-based funk rock quartet — with heart, vision and a road-dog reputation — will stop in Vergennes on their fall tour for a special Halloween themed show. Folks of all ages are encouraged to wear costumes to help add a little Halloween flair.

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