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Hero or Superhero? Jan Demers on bridging gaps, building futures

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By Jan Demers



She is a single mom with two young daughters. She was self-employed and contributing to our economy and hers; that is, until an accident derailed life and her income stopped.

He was working on starting a business. At the same time his gas was shut off. He is using electric heaters to keep warm and boiling his water on the stove for dishes and bathing.

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Youths urged to sign up for turkey hunt

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — Youth hunters are encouraged to sign up for the fourth annual Governor’s Youth Turkey Hunt this spring. The event is sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and is open to any licensed hunter under the age of 16.

Youth hunters will be treated to a luncheon on Sunday, April 17, at the Waterbury Fish & Game Club, where they will take part in a discussion on the importance of the hunting tradition in Vermont. Fish & Wildlife Department Commissioner Louis Porter will be in attendance for the event.

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The Opera Company of Middlebury to launch season in June with 'Macbeth'

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Opera Company of Middlebury will open its 13th season with Giuseppe Verdi’s “Macbeth,” June 3-11.

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City Lions collect two tons for food shelf

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The results are in: The Vergennes Lions Club’s 2016 Food from the Heart food drive on Feb. 13 brought in over 2,400 pounds of food and $489 in cash donations for the Bristol and Vergennes food shelves.

The Lions, stationed outside Champlain Discount Foods in Vergennes and the Shaw’s supermarkets in Bristol and Vergennes, asked shoppers to consider donating an item or two for the local food shelves. Their efforts yielded 60 boxes of food, which food shelf personnel said came at a good time, given that shelves were less than half full.

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Arts Beat for March 21: Energetic quartet to perform on Wednesday

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By Greg Pahl



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The Middlebury College Performing Arts Series welcomes back the Jupiter String Quartet, performing with violist Roger Tapping and cellist Natasha Brofsky, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, in Robison Hall at the Mahaney Center for the Arts. They will perform works by Schubert and Brahms, as well as Schoenberg’s haunting and beautiful “Transfigured Night.”

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New Haven residents want say on energy project

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



NEW HAVEN — At last week’s town meeting, New Haven residents made it very clear to their elected officials that they want a say in whether a high-voltage power line and converter station is built in town.

On the floor of the Feb. 29 meeting, New Haven residents passed two straw polls asking the town to gather more information about Anbaric Transmission’s Vermont Green Line proposal and then to hold a town-wide Australian ballot vote on whether to accept Anbaric’s offer.

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Ex-ANwSU leader pleads innocent in felony case

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — Former longtime Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Superintendent Thomas O’Brien pleaded innocent on Feb. 29 to a felony charge of Embezzlement-Official Capacity in Addison County Superior Court’s Criminal Division and was released on his own recognizance.

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Students of the Week - March 7, 2016

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent Staff



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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Porter nurses take grievances public

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Porter Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (PFNHP) fired a salvo at the Porter Medical Center administration last week, in the form of a flier circulated at Middlebury town meeting alleging that recent cuts and layoffs at the local hospital are jeopardizing the quality of patient care.

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Bank prevails in auction for Greg's property

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Around a half-dozen bidders showed up at the former Greg’s Meat Market at 3 Elm St. in Middlebury this past Wednesday in hopes of acquiring it, and the adjacent Pool World property, at bargain-basement prices.

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