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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_user::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/user/views_handler_field_user.inc on line 50.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_query::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_query.inc on line 181.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 136.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images::pre_render() should be compatible with views_handler_field::pre_render($values) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/image/contrib/image_attach/image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images.inc on line 112.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area.inc on line 81.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area_text::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area_text.inc on line 121.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.

Gov. Douglas's agenda draws legislators' ire

By JOHN FLOWERS

MONTPELIER — State and local lawmakers had some harsh words for Gov. James Douglas’s priorities for 2009, an agenda that includes scrapping the state’s current education funding law, level funding public schools and revamping Vermont’s environmental permitting system.

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'Shop local' push buoys area businesses

By KATHRYN FLAGG

ADDISON COUNTY — After bracing for a dismal holiday shopping season this year, many local retailers were pleasantly surprised to see sales hold steady and in some cases increase slightly over last December’s figures.

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College preps for Martin Luther King Day events

Posted on January 13, 2009 |
By Brian Fung



MIDDLEBURY—By now, François Clemmons is an old hand at planning Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations. At the height of the Civil Rights movement, Clemmons helped make large, annual vigils in King’s honor a success in New York City. Since then, the current Alexander Twilight Artist-in-Residence at Middlebury College has seen countless MLK events come and go. But, far from being rote or routine, this year’s celebration promises to hold a deeper meaning than usual for many observers.

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For the Crystals, making art has become a family affair

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By KATHRYN FLAGG

MIDDLEBURY — Go big, or go home.

That’s the motto that could well be applied to the latest work to come out of Bob Crystal’s Cornwall ceramics studio, on display now at the Jackson Gallery at the Middlebury Town Hall Theater.

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Locals decry closing of corrections office

By JOHN FLOWERS

MIDDLEBURY — Local lawmakers and prosecutors are concerned that the impending closure of the Vermont Probation and Parole (VPP) office in Addison County will result in diminished oversight over local law breakers.

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Bristol wrestles with draft of new town plan

Posted on January 8, 2009 |
By Kathryn Flagg



By KATHRYN FLAGG

BRISTOL — Several dozen Bristol residents piled into Holley Hall Tuesday night to discuss a long-in-the-making draft of a new town plan, many with the intention of weighing in on the topic du jour in Bristol: gravel extraction.

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Otter Valley dials back budget cuts

By KATHRYN FLAGG

BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School board members dialed back severe spending plan cuts at a board meeting last week, instead settling for an estimated $322,000 in cuts that will spare, in part, the French and tech education programs.

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Rep. Lanpher studies up for freshman year in House

By JOHN FLOWERS

VERGENNES — The 2009 legislative session is just getting off to a start this week, but Addison County’s only freshman lawmaker has already built a new coalition under the Golden Dome.

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Staffing changes help VUES keep spending plan in check

By ANDY KIRKALDY

VERGENNES — Personnel changes are helping Vergennes Union Elementary School officials keep proposed 2009-2010 spending in check. The draft $3.54 million budget that the VUES board will look at later this month — probably on Jan. 18 — calls for a increase of 1.7 percent that is well below inflation.

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Facing deficit, VUHS proposes major cuts

By ANDY KIRKALDY

VERGENNES — Facing a $224,000 deficit due to last winter’s soaring fuel bills and to trouble with the school’s heating and ventilation system, Vergennes Union High School officials slashed almost $200,000 of supplies, equipment and materials from a December draft budget in order to keep their proposed 2009-2010 spending increase at 4.9 percent.

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