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Climate in the spotlight at legislative breakfast

Posted on April 11, 2019 |
By John Flowers



WEYBRIDGE — While more than 200 hearty climate-change activists on Monday morning were battling rain, hail and wind during the final leg of their symbolic walk from Middlebury to the Statehouse in Montpelier, a much smaller group of citizens was meeting with local lawmakers in Weybridge to lobby for legislation aimed at reducing the state’s carbon footprint.

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Residents picked to serve in Ferrisburgh

Posted on April 11, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard at its April 2 meeting made a series of appointments to local boards. It had two candidates to choose from for two of the jobs — representing Ferrisburgh on the Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) and Addison County Solid Waste Management District (ACSWMD)  boards.

Selectboard Chairman Rick Ebel said the board was pleased to see the interest in serving the community, even if choices were difficult.

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Middlebury reappraisal nearly done; property values reset

Posted on April 11, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Data collection is now complete for Middlebury’s new townwide reappraisal, with new property values to take effect for the 2019 grand list year (April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2020), according to an April 3 update issued by the town of Middlebury.

Preliminary values, prepared by New England Municipal Resource Center (NEMRC), will be given to Middlebury Assessor Alison Joseph by the end of this month. Once those values are reviewed by the assessor, the information will be ready for publication.

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North Branch students to perform original play

Posted on April 11, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — The North Branch School, a small school for grades 7-9 in Ripton, will present its annual play, “The Tower,” on April 12 and 13 in the Ripton town firehouse.

Each year the students in the school create a play of their own invention, using their stories and poetry, current political and cultural events, experiences from the school year, individual musical talents, and topics the class studied to create an original theatrical production.

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Kids make 'human connection' at Compass Center

Posted on April 11, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



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BRANDON — Children have been getting a chance to showcase their artistic side while helping them connect with their peers through “Human Connection,” a project at the Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon. Over the past three weeks, the center welcomed an estimated 600 children and young adults to create three-dimensional sculptures that involved the Human Connection theme.

Leading up to the project, students all over the district discussed the theme and worked out plans for how they wanted to signify the way humans connect.

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Fest Noz brings Celtic tradition to New Haven

Posted on April 11, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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NEW HAVEN — This Sunday, April 14, there’s gonna be a big party in New Haven that you won’t want to miss. It’s called Fest Noz (or Breton Night Festival), and it’s happening from 4-7 p.m. at Tourterelle in New Haven.

What is Fest Noz?

It’s a joyful gathering following the centuries-old tradition from Brittany, the Celtic region of northwestern France. The Breton Fest Noz is related to the ceilidh and is now a designated UNESCO treasure.

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ANWSD job changes not yet decided

Posted on April 11, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — It won’t be known until May how Addison Northwest School District administrators will handle the ANWSD board’s March 28 directive to reduce personnel costs, according to ANWSD Superintendent Sheila Soule.

At its March 28 meeting the board voted to authorize administrators to “reduce the (work) force as necessary” to stay within the limits of the $22,139,341 budget voters backed on March 5.

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State offering new introductory fishing seminars

Posted on April 11, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER, — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is holding a series of introductory seminars this spring on a variety of fishing techniques.

These clinics are open to people of all ages and levels of experience, including those who are completely new to fishing. Participants will learn about aquatic ecology, fishing regulations and techniques, fish identification, and much more.

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Addison Central Teens to raffle off boat they built

Posted on April 11, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Over February break, Addison Central Teens held a boatbuilding workshop. Three teens participated in building the hull of a 12-foot sailboat from Monday Feb. 18, to Friday, Feb. 22. They were given breakfast then went to the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center to start building. The teens worked with boat builder Ed McGuire and several other adult volunteers from St. Stephen’s church to build the boat between before going back to the Teen Center for lunch.

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Memorial Sports Center fundraiser on tap Saturday

Posted on April 11, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The public is invited to join the Friends of Middlebury Hockey in a fundraiser for the Memorial Sports Center this Saturday, April 13, at Notte, 86 Main St., in downtown Middlebury.

The group will celebrate Middlebury’s commitment to “Heat it up!” at Memorial Sports Center, as it will soon be able to complete the 2nd floor of our town’s shared home for ice hockey and family recreation. This second floor work will complete work that was started in 2008.

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