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County to host some of Vt.'s largest solar arrays

Posted on December 4, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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ADDISON COUNTY — It’s been another busy year for solar firms in Vermont, and Addison County will host some of the state’s largest arrays.

As of Dec. 1, the Public Service Board had issued Certificates of Public Good to 138 projects across the state, ranging from small rooftop units to multi-acre solar arrays. Twenty-six projects are located in Addison County.

These figures don’t include residential-size projects of less than 15 kilowatts, which do not need a CPG.

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Family discovers Mayflower roots

Posted on December 4, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — Four-year-old Renata Hopkins came running up to her guest with a giggle, and a joke

“If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?” she asked, barely able to contain herself.

“Pilgrims!” she exclaimed with a laugh, and ran into the hallway to find the family’s 20-pound orange Tabby cat, Such-Much.

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Students of the Week - December 1, 2014

Posted on December 1, 2014 |
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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UPDATE: VUHS cancels classes Monday and Tuesday due to steam leak

Posted on December 1, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School is closed today, Monday, Dec. 1, due to a steam leak that damaged several classrooms this past Friday, Nov. 28. On Monday afternoon Addison Northwest Supervisory Union officials announced that school would remain closed on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

“Today, we are conducting our air quality assessment and also planning some classroom re-locations and moving of materials, equipment, etc., which is taking longer than expected,” ANwSU Superintendent JoAn Canning said in a post on the anwsu.org website.

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Bristol food shelf makes use of bigger pantry

Posted on December 1, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — The Have A Heart Food Shelf has had a great holiday season so far, in no small part due to a recent upgrade that expanded the Bristol nonprofit’s storage space and a successful food drive sponsored by area fire department.

“It’s filling right up,” said food shelf director Rebecca Price.

In October, crews finished a renovation of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Bristol, which included the expansion of the pantry and upgrades to the kitchen. The food shelf operates out of the basement of the West Street church.

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'Pop-up' park to be sited in Middlebury

Posted on December 1, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard has agreed to establish a “pop-up park” on the soon-to-be-cleared Lazarus Building spot at 20 Main St. Middlebury College bought that building earlier this year and gave it to the town to raze in order to widen the adjacent Printer’s Alley access to the Marble Works, and to make way for replacement of the nearby Main Street railroad overpass.

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Town office lawsuit dismissed

Posted on December 1, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — An Addison County Superior Court judge has dismissed a civil lawsuit filed by a local man against the town of Middlebury, Middlebury College, the Addison Independent and Bread Loaf Corp. The plaintiff, Middlebury resident Alpine Bingham, alleged the defendants’ collective actions unduly influenced the electorate prior to votes held earlier this year on the $6.5 million municipal building/recreation center project.

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Bixby Library free movies to start Friday

Posted on December 1, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes kicks off its new Movie Club on Friday, Dec. 5.

The Movie Club will offer a free monthly film screening followed, after a short break, by an optional discussion. Popcorn will be served.

The Dec. 5 event features a 6 p.m. screening of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” (PG-13).  Local screenwriter Alex Jay Dubberly, whose Bixby Library screenwriting workshops have been a particular hit with participants, will introduce the film and lead the discussion.

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Attorney General warns of 'IRS' scam

Posted on December 1, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The Vermont Attorney General’s Office is warning that hundreds of Vermont consumers have reported receipt of recorded robocalls or live phone calls from persons identifying themselves as IRS agents. The caller threatens legal action if an alleged outstanding debt to the IRS is not paid immediately. The callers then direct the consumer to call a phone number and make immediate payment by credit card or other direct means of payment. This is a scam.

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Work coming soon to Vergennes City Hall

Posted on December 1, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen at their Tuesday meeting last week reached a consensus on tweaks to the city hall’s floor plan and asked City Manager Mel Hawley to start getting estimates, with work to begin as soon as January.

The first focus, said aldermen and Hawley, will be to convert into a meeting room the largest of the three rooms left vacant by the police force’s recent move.

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