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ANwSU takes a new look at unification

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The third effort to unify governance of Vergennes-area schools formally kicked off this past Wednesday, when about 20 residents met at Vergennes Union High School with the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Study Committee that must create a unification plan by the end of the year.

Act 46, made law this past spring by the Vermont Legislature, offers financial benefits to school districts that unify before this coming July.

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Troopers enforcing device use ban in work zones

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The Vermont State Police, at the request of the Vermont Agency of Transportation, said last week that troopers will be conducting work zone enforcement statewide.

Construction workers statewide are reporting an alarming number of motor vehicle operators using electronic devices while driving within the work zone, VSP spokesman Scott Waterman said. In some instances workers have lost count of the number of operators on their electronic devices.

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Girl Scout wins award educating about honeybees

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — A Vermont student’s campaign to help her local honeybee population has earned her the highly coveted Girl Scout Gold Award. Carolyn Balparda, a senior at Middlebury Union High School, said her goal is to educate her neighbors and peers, while working to make Addison County more hospitable to honeybees.

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Play brings people together: Mount Abe builds kids and community

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — It’s 7 p.m. on a Tuesday night in the Mount Abraham Union High School auditorium, and rehearsal is about to begin. Steven Spielberg and George Lucas with their stratospheric budgets and their Hollywood casts of thousands would eat their hearts out!

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Artists sought for juried art exhibit

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — The Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon is accepting submissions for the “Winter as Prism or Prison” juried exhibit. The exhibit runs from Jan. 15 through March 26 with a submission deadline of Dec. 4.

Especially here in New England, winter can be a long, cold endeavor that some find to be a magical time full of fun and striking ever-changing light, while others hunker down and pass the months indoors, waiting for the first signs of spring. How do you view winter: as a beautiful prism of light or a prison of epic proportions?

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VUHS students to present 'The Addams Family' Nov. 19-21

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The ghoulish and quirky Addams family is coming to town and will be brought to life by the talented cast of Vergennes Union High School as they present “The Addams Family, A New Musical Comedy” on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 19 and 20, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m. in the VUHS auditorium.

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Craft fair and silent auction to be held Nov. 7 at Mt. Abe

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School Project Graduation Craft Fair and Silent Auction will take place Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the school. Crafters from Vermont and New York have registered to sell their wares to shoppers and many new crafters will be on site this year.

As always, folks can count on a wide variety of crafts, from wood products, clothing, specialty foods and jewelry, to beautiful quilts, silk scarves, cards and artwork.

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Bus schedules easier to use with faster loading resources

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — ACTR is improving its ability to serve the community by making several technology investments, with special grant assistance from the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans).

“Maximizing information technology to support all aspects of the organization is one of ACTR’s key Strategic Goals,” said Jim Moulton, executive director. “Beyond several recent changes, ACTR is pursuing other innovative ways to use technology to improve services.”

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Bristol woman gets new lungs

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — Bristol’s Kate Heffernan, a 26-year-old cystic fibrosis patient whose quest for new lungs has drawn widespread interest and financial support from people throughout Addison County and beyond, began breathing on her own on Thursday following an intricate organ transplant operation in Boston the previous day.

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Gran Fondo helps fund bike safety program in schools

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Cycle Addison County, organizers of the Vermont Gran Fondo, recently kicked off a partnership with Local Motion’s Bike Smart program. Proceeds generated from this past June’s Vermont Gran Fondo cycling event will provide funding to bring Bike Smart skills trainings to four Addison County schools during spring 2016.

Bike Smart is a games-based bike skills training program that teaches kids how to ride bikes safely with the goal of keeping them active and injury-free.

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