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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.
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  • 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.
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Chosing a college and what to study; author says consider soft skills

Posted on May 12, 2016 |
By David Fuchs



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MIDDLEBURY — Every year, national newspapers are overrun with headlines about how getting into college has become more difficult than ever before. Yet, as Jeffrey Selingo argued Monday afternoon before a crowd of 50 people in Middlebury College’s Dana Auditorium, those stories largely miss the point.

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Bristol firefighters to burn North Street home on Saturday

Posted on May 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The Bristol Fire Department will conduct live fire training at a North Street location this coming Saturday, May 14.

The public should be away that firefighters will be training from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 93 North St.

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Students of the Week - May 9, 2016

Posted on May 10, 2016 |
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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Public to meet Bristol Elementary principal finalists this Wednesday

Posted on May 9, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — The Bristol School Board on Wednesday evening will host a meet-the-community event for the two Bristol Elementary School principal finalists — one face should be familiar to locals and the other is new to the area.

Justin Bouvier, a math teacher at Mount Abraham Union High School, and Kevin Robinson, Abu Dhabi Education Council Director of Schools, are candidates for the job currently held by Sandy Jump, who is retiring at the end of the school year.

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Man escapes after high speed chase, turns self in later

Posted on May 9, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — A 19-year-old Randolph man turned himself in to the Williston barracks of the Vermont State Police on May 2 following a high-speed chase through Chittenden and Addison counties the night of April 30.

Alexander Tracy faces charges in Addison and Chittenden counties, including eluding police, gross negligent driving, violating conditions of release and speeding. He was jailed for lack of $5,000 bail, according to a press release by Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs.

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Vermont teens rally for the planet

Posted on May 9, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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Editor’s note: This story was written by Mount Abraham Union High School senior Hannah Funk of Bristol.

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Ferrisburgh, VGL discuss deal

Posted on May 9, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — At the May 3 meeting, the Ferrisburgh selectboard discussed with Vermont Green Line (VGL) committee member Craig Heindel ongoing talks with the companies that plan to bury a portion of a $650 million, 400-megawatt power line along some Ferrisburgh roads, and to compensate the town for being allowed to do so.

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Be on the look-out for turtles on road

Posted on May 9, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — It’s springtime and Vermont’s turtles on are on the move. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking for the public’s help in keeping them safe. Female turtles are looking for places to deposit their eggs, sometimes choosing to lay along the shoulders of roads, which can end tragically.

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Bristol police investigate suspicious men

Posted on May 9, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Police in Bristol are looking into a report of suspicious men looking for unoccupied homes.

Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs reports that at around 1:20 p.m. on Friday, April 29, a resident of Lower Meadow Lane reported a man came to her door wearing a Casella uniform shirt and told her that he worked for the electric company in the area and was preparing to do some tree cutting near power lines.

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Ferrisburgh adopts trash burning ordinance

Posted on May 9, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard at its May 3 meeting adopted a law that bans burning of trash in the town without a Department of Environmental Conservation permit and requires residents to get permits from the Ferrisburgh Fire Warden before starting most outdoor fires. Per state law, the new town ordinance will take effect on July 4 unless it is petitioned.

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