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Mount Abe budget trimmed by $75K for third try

Posted on May 28, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School directors are hoping the third try will be the charm for a newly revised 2015-2016 spending plan that Addison Northeast Supervisory Union voters will field on Tuesday, June 9.

The proposed budget of $13,947,738 is $75,000 less than the $14,022,738 spending plan district voters most recently defeated by a 755 to 485 tally on April 14. Mount Abraham serves students in the ANeSU towns of Bristol, New Haven, Monkton, Starksboro and Lincoln.

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Land adds to Bristol firehouse cost

Posted on May 28, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



BRISTOL — Last week, members of the Bristol Fire Facility Committee learned the cost of a new firehouse. On Tuesday evening, that price tag went up when they learned how much the land under it would cost.

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Jensen took industrial arts students into the computer age

Posted on May 28, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — For four decades, any Middlebury-area student with a keen interest in building or designing something has probably taken a course with Peter Jensen. As an industrial arts teacher, Jensen has helped teens turn their curiosity into reality.

But after 16 years each of teaching at the former Middlebury junior high and Middlebury Union High School, and most recently an eight-year-stint at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center, Jensen is ready to step away from the old drafting table and 3-D computer. He will be retiring next month.

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Issue resolved, mosquito spraying resumes

Posted on May 28, 2015 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Confusion between the regulators and a local insect control district last week threatened to halt mosquito spraying around Lake Dunmore and elsewhere in the area leading up to and during the first big weekend of the summer.

But the state Agency of Agriculture put commercial certification for the Brandon Leicester Salisbury Goshen Insect Control District on the fast track last week following the dispute over spraying private roads, and spraying resumed.

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Starksboro backs $1.6 million town garage bond

Posted on May 28, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



STARKSBORO — Voters in Starksboro on Tuesday approved a $1.65 million bond issue to build a new town garage.

Residents voted 159 in favor of, and 20 opposed to building a new 7,000-square-foot garage on town-owned land north of the town offices on Route 116, near the fire station.

The new structure will be almost twice as large as the current facility so it can house all the road crew’s equipment: three trucks, a tractor, a grader and other smaller pieces of equipment.

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Kit Donnelly's work is on exhibit in Bristol

Posted on May 28, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — The WalkOver Gallery in Bristol is hosting a solo exhibition of the works of Kit Donnelly just before she moves to another state to be closer to family and to pursue her career in art. On Friday evening, May 29, from 5 until 7 p.m., there will be a reception and celebration of the artist.

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Addison Central Teens clothing swap on tap June 2 and 3

Posted on May 28, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Addison Central Teens (ACT) is hosting a two-day Clothing Swap & Shop at Middlebury Union High School on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 2 and 3, in the hallway outside the main office. Sale hours are 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for students only, and 3-7 p.m. for the general public.

Shoppers are invited to swap their gently used clothing, accessories, jewelry, CDs, and knick-knacks for “new” used items. Those with nothing to swap can bring money and shop.

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Students of the Week- May 25, 2015

Posted on May 27, 2015 |
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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Neighbors pan Middlebury airport expansion proposal

Posted on May 22, 2015 |
By John Flowers



EAST MIDDLEBURY — More than 80 area residents turned out at the Middlebury State Airport this past Tuesday evening to learn more about a proposed runway renovation/expansion project.

Many took the chance to voice their concerns about the possibility that those upgrades — and others laid out in a state airports master plan — could bring larger planes, heavier and larger aircraft traffic, more noise and possibly more lighting to what is now a modest airfield nestled in a residential neighborhood.

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St. Mary's and MUMS to hire new leaders

Posted on May 22, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Two Middlebury schools are preparing for some leadership transitions.

Middlebury Union Middle School will welcome a new assistant principal this summer, while St. Mary’s School is looking for a new top administrator to lead its students.

MUMS Principal Patrick Reen confirmed the appointment of Scott Sivo as new assistant principal. Sivo currently holds that same title at Hull High School in Hull, Mass., which is located south of Boston.

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