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Teens take a benefit plunge into icy Ripton pond

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — On the last weekend of January the students of the North Branch School in Ripton held their 5th Annual Penguin Plunge, an event held to raise money for the school’s financial aid fund.

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Lawmakers mull reductions in special education spending

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Revamping the way Vermont pays for its public schools once again took center stage at Monday’s legislative breakfast at the Bristol American Legion Hall, and local lawmakers are specifically focused this session on reducing special education expenses.

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Legislators warm to ban on coyote hunting

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Some Addison County residents and lawmakers raised issues about largely unregulated coyote hunting during discussion at Monday’s legislative breakfast at the Bristol American Legion Hall.

Addison resident Jan Louise Ball, who lives on Snake Mountain, spoke with emotion about what she said was the “mass murder” of coyotes and bobcats in her area. She said she learned from state Fish & Wildlife officials that coyotes can be killed year-round, and there are no rules against hunters organizing coyote “derbies.”

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Three former Panthers heading to Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Three Middlebury College alums will represent the United States at the Winter Olympics that kick off in South Korea on Friday.

For 2009 grad Simi Hamilton, Pyeongchang will be his third Olympic games. The former Panther Nordic racer skied on the U.S. team in 2010 in Vancouver and 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Other U.S. team members with Middlebury roots are 2000 graduate Forest Carey, head technical of the U.S. men’s alpine team, and 2001 grad Matt Whitcomb, head coach of the U.S. women’s Nordic team.

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Gift helps Bristol secure forest fire fighting gear

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — The Bristol Fire Department is better equipped to fight forest fires, thanks in part to the Carter Insurance Agency in Bristol and one unusual source: Addison County drivers.

Safeco Insurance’s RightTrack Program offers discounts to customers who plug a small device into their vehicles to monitor driving habits for 90 days. The program can save drivers money on their premiums and reduce costs for insurance companies.

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Middlebury EMS acquires a new ambulance

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Regional EMS officials are celebrating delivery of a new ambulance, and the organization continues to raise money to pay off debt for the Braun Signature Series all-wheel-drive vehicle.

The new vehicle will take the place of a 2009 ambulance that had been experiencing mechanical issues, according to MREMS Executive Director Teena Betourney.

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Art demos pared with chocolate in Saturday Salisbury event

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



SALISBURY — Four years ago the Salisbury Free Public Library Board was overwhelmed to learn of a greatly appreciated bequest from David Seeley, who had died just before Valentine’s Day.

The perfect moment to honor his gift presented itself in tandem with an Art and Chocolate event before Valentine’s Day this year with work by local artists and a range of chocolate creations. Since Dave was an artisan himself, known to family and friends as Knitter par Excellence, the circle would be complete with a display of his own creativity.

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Bixby to reveal secrets under the dome

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Ever wonder why the vergennes five-town library is named the bixby? Or why it has such a beautiful and unusual stained-glass dome? Find out this Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m., during an entertaining and informative “reenactment” of how the library came to be and what it is currently doing to be a vital resource for the community. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more info call Gail at (802) 425-4505.

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Lincoln News for Feb. 8

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



LINCOLN - Just like that, another Hill Country Holiday weekend is in the books. Thank you to Lincoln Sports and the organizers of all the fun events. Taco Night helped raise money for the LCS 5/6 play. During movie night at the church, I enjoyed listening to the kids laugh at all the funny parts in one of my all-time favorite movies, “Cool Runnings.”

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High school students prep for Vermont Brain Bee

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — This Saturday, Feb. 10, the Ninth Vermont Brain Bee, a neuroscience day of competition and exploration for high school students, is happening at the University of Vermont, Larner College of Medicine. To prepare for the bee, a group of Middlebury Union High School students, mentored by three Middlebury College students have been meeting weekly at 7:20 a.m. on Wednesdays since early October.

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