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Chief Gibbs honored for 30 years' service in Bristol

Posted on September 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — At Monday’s Bristol selectboard meeting, Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs was honored for his 30 years of service to the department.

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City council OKs money to study pool, resurface courts

Posted on September 22, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After months of discussion, the Vergennes City Council last week decided to spend $4,000 on a professional evaluation of the city’s East Street swimming pool, as a number of residents have urged.

The council on Tuesday, Sept. 13, also decided another recreation facility issue it had debated for a shorter period of time, voting to spend $10,000 to resurface the nearby tennis courts, which double as a wintertime skating rink.

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Police: Vergennes man lured to Ripton, beaten and shot at

Posted on September 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



RIPTON — Police say two men lured a third man to a Ripton home on Saturday morning and beat him with a tire iron and a large wrench before the victim fled into the woods, where he allegedly was shot at.

Peter Manning, 41, of Ripton and Michael Lafountain, 38, of Weybridge, were each charged with one count of aggravated assault with a weapon, and each pleaded innocent — Manning at his arraignment on Tuesday and Lafountain at a Wednesday arraignment.

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Zig Zag: Who's behind the local literary magazine

Posted on September 22, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Stuck in the closet? Not anymore. Writers and artists throughout Addison County now have a literary magazine that will consider their work for publication. Zig Zag Lit Mag — a 64-page, black and white, 8.5-inch by 5.5-inch printed magazine — will release it's first edition today, Thursday, Sept. 22. And there's a party to celebrate. Head over to Bixby Library in Vergennes at 6 p.m. tonight. (Psst, there will be free doughnuts.)

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Early voting opens Friday for Vermonters

Posted on September 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos announced that early voting will officially open on Friday, Sept. 23. Beginning this Friday, any registered voter will be able to request a ballot from their town clerk by phone, mail or online, and cast their vote for the Nov. 8 election. The elections team has already finalized, printed and sent the ballots to town clerks — some towns may even open their early voting before Friday.

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State releases final plan for cleaning up Lake Champlain

Posted on September 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The State of Vermont submitted its final Lake Champlain implementation plan to the Environmental Protection Agency this past Tuesday, Sep. 20. The comprehensive cleanup plan addresses phosphorus pollution sources across all sectors, including agriculture, developed and forested lands, roads and eroding stream channels.

“The plan is the roadmap to a clean Lake,” said Gov. Peter Shumlin. “It reflects an ‘all in’ approach to achieving our clean water goals.”

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Campground at Moosalamoo to close Monday

Posted on September 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



GOSHEN — The Moosalamoo Campground, located in the Green Mountain National Forest in Goshen, will close two weeks early this season, forest service officials announced earlier this week.

The campground will close at noon on Monday, Sep. 26.

The early closure is taking place to ensure public safety as the purchaser of the Moose Timber Sale prepares to mobilize and set up operations.

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Quest across the lake honors bridge history

Posted on September 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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CROWN POINT, N.Y./ADDISON, Vt. Nicholas and Nicola Bell, with their baby Poppy, were the first people to complete a new quest that links Crown Point, N.Y. with Chimney Point, Vt. The British family followed clues on a Quest Map and answered seven riddles to obtain the quest’s treasure: a commemorative coin. The Bells, who were visiting from London, reported, “It was a great deal of fun!”

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Castleton opens dorm in Rutland

Posted on September 22, 2016 |
By Julia Purdy



RUTLAND — A large and enthusiastic crowd gathered at 121 West St. in downtown Rutland last Thursday afternoon to celebrate the official opening and renaming of the Clement Building, which now houses Castleton University students in two formerly empty floors.

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