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Volunteers make big decisions about allocating local United Way donations

Posted on April 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Have you ever wondered what United Way of Addison County (UWAC) does with the money it raises from individual and corporate donations? Most of it goes back to the community in the form of grants that fund life-changing programs provided by a variety of local nonprofits. The funding process involves many people, many steps, big decisions, and serious commitment from the volunteers who help to allocate the money each year.

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Relay for Life to hold new carnival event

Posted on April 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Each year, Middlebury College hosts the Relay for Life, a major fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Organized predominantly by students, the event involves live music, food and a relay. This year organizers have changed the event’s format from an overnight event to a six-hour carnival at Battell Beach, the field behind the College’s Battell residence Hall on Sunday, April 28, from noon to 6 p.m.

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Local 4-H club members excel in horse contest

Posted on April 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



Several of the 61 youths to participate in the Vermont State 4-H Horse Hippology contest on April 6, brought home accolades to Addison County and Brandon.

McKenna White of Whiting and Catara Doner of Cornwall made the the top 10 in the Senior Division (ages 14 and older). Tianna Rivait of Addison won the Novice Senior Division, a division for any 4-H’er, 14-18, new to 4-H or a first-time participant in the state hippology contest.

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County farms credited for quality of milk

Posted on April 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



The Vermont Dairy Industry Association, or VIDA, this past winter announced its awards for quality milk produced on farms in the Green Mountain State.

David Houde of St. Johnsbury won the award for Overall Best Quality.

Nominees for VDIA milk quality awards included several Addison County dairies. They were:

•Allendale Farm LP, Panton.

•B. Danyow Farm LLC, Ferrisburgh.

•Debra & Andrew Hogan, Whiting.

•Deer Valley Farms Partnership, Ferrisburgh.

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Five MUHS students represent nations at Dartmouth

Posted on April 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Five students from Middlebury Union High School traveled to Dartmouth College April 5 through 7 to participate in the Dartmouth Model United Nations Conference. This year the conference brought together 480 high school students, from 30 public and private schools throughout the Northeast  —Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey — for three days of debate in 13 different committees.

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Vergennes Police Log: Pot in pocket leads to open-container charges

Posted on April 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on April 11 cited a motorist on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh for having an open container for drugs because the driver of the vehicle had four rolled marijuana cigarettes in a pocket and not in a sealed container.

Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel said the vehicle was stopped for weaving over the highway’s centerline and the driver was checked for driving under the influence of drugs after police smelled the odor of marijuana. Police determined she was not impaired, but found the marijuana on the driver’s person.

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Middlebury Police Log: Whiting man cited for DUI

Posted on April 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Joel D. Suchite-Carrera, 33, of Whiting for driving under the influence, following a traffic stop at the intersection of Academy and South Main streets on April 13.

Police said they measured Suchite-Carrera’s blood-alcohol content at 0.114 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

• Began their investigation into a suspected ATM fraud case at the National Bank of Middlebury’s Seymour Street location on April 8.

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Vermont State Police log: Chase leads to charges for Orwell motorist

Posted on April 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — On Saturday, April 13, at around a quarter to 4 p.m., a Vermont State Police trooper saw a vehicle speeding on Route 7 in New Haven. The trooper clocked the car at 74 mph in a 50 mph zone and attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver failed to yield and the vehicle continued traveling southbound.

Police said the car entered the northbound lane on several occasions and put other motorists and his passenger at risk of serious bodily injury or death. The pursuit came to an end after several miles when the driver safely stopped his car.

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Bristol Police Log for Apr. 18

Posted on April 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — On April 6 at 9:30 a.m. a citizen reported spray paint on a telephone pole on North Street, near Pine Street. Five poles have white paint on them, with one reading “rebel.” Anyone with information on how this happened is asked to contact Bristol police at 453-2533.

Between March 25 and April 7, Bristol police assisted Vermont State Police three times, Bristol Fire Department twice, Bristol Rescue Squad twice, Addison County Sheriff’s Department once, Middlebury police once and Vermont Fish & Wildlife once.

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After walk, climate activists intensify calls for action

Posted on April 15, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



MONTPELIER — At the conclusion of the five-day, 65-mile Next Steps Climate Solutions walk last Tuesday, Ashley Bolger and Clarissa Sprague visited Vermont House Speaker Mitzi Johnson in her Statehouse office and begged her to take action on climate change.

Speaker Johnson told them it was great to work in a state where people “really, really care” about the issue.

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