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Orwell http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/49/all en Town Meeting Recap 2015: Orwell http://addisonindependent.com/201503town-meeting-recap-2015-orwell <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> ORWELL &mdash; Orwell residents approved school and municipal budgets, elected town and school officials on Town Meeting Day and, on the preceding evening, decided a number of items at the annual town meeting.</p> <p> The proposed school spending plan for the next fiscal year passed by voice vote. The plan comes to $1,809,406, a 5.5 percent increase from the $1,709,645 approved last year.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28947">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503town-meeting-recap-2015-orwell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orwell Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:00:48 +0000 Addison Independent 28947 at http://addisonindependent.com Town Meeting Preview 2015: Orwell http://addisonindependent.com/201502town-meeting-preview-2015-orwell <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> ORWELL &mdash; Orwell residents will cast ballots on school and municipal budgets, elect town and school officials and decide a number of items at the annual town meeting. Orwell has moved its meeting from the first Tuesday in March to the preceding Monday evening; the meeting starts at 7 p.m. on March 2 at the Orwell Town Hall.&nbsp;</p> <p> Voters will elect 20 town officers and a couple of school board positions, many of which are running unopposed. Orwell will see two contested elections.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28792">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502town-meeting-preview-2015-orwell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orwell Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:52:43 +0000 Addison Independent 28792 at http://addisonindependent.com Science goes on display at Orwell fair http://addisonindependent.com/201412science-goes-display-orwell-fair <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27662" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201412science-goes-display-orwell-fair"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/sciencefair6776.thumbnail.jpg" alt="sciencefair6776.jpg" title="sciencefair6776.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A CROWD OF Orwell Village School students, above, gathers around fellow students Seth Tupper, far right, and Furi Roy, in Santa hat, as they discuss the hamster maze experiment they developed for the school&#039;s recent science fair. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Evan Johnson </div> </div> </div> <p> ORWELL &mdash; Before the Christmas break, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders at the Orwell Village School sent eggs flying, juiced carrots, concocted silly putty in plastic bags and subjected plants to the effects of acid rain.</p> <p> It was all for the sake of science.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27663">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412science-goes-display-orwell-fair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orwell Featured orwell science fair Wed, 31 Dec 2014 12:58:27 +0000 Zach Despart 27663 at http://addisonindependent.com Orwell man charged with shooting after arguing over a horse http://addisonindependent.com/201410orwell-man-charged-shooting-after-arguing-over-horse <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> ORWELL &mdash; An Orwell man is scheduled to be arraigned later today in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, on aggravated assault and reckless endangerment charges after he allegedly fired a gun in the direction of some neighbors during an argument over a horse.</p> <p> Jeffrey A. Bradish, 51, was ordered held on $15,000 bail at the Chittenden County Correctional Center on Thursday, Oct. 9, following his arrest.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26110">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410orwell-man-charged-shooting-after-arguing-over-horse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orwell crime Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:00:40 +0000 John McCright 26110 at http://addisonindependent.com 'One Room Schoolhouse' exhibit takes visitors back in time http://addisonindependent.com/201407one-room-schoolhouse-exhibit-takes-visitors-back-time <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24710" style="width: 56px;"><a href="/201407one-room-schoolhouse-exhibit-takes-visitors-back-time"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Orwell school.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Orwell school.jpg" title="Orwell school.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="56" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THE ORWELL HISTORICAL Society recalls school days past with the 8-by-8-foot One Room Schoolhouse exhibit it created for the Vermont History Expo in Tunbridge recently. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">ORWELL &mdash; Another Vermont History Expo is behind us. The Orwell Historical Society Museum&rsquo;s One Room Schoolhouse exhibit (a smaller version of a permanent display) may have only taken a few weeks to prepare for, and a solid week to design and build, but if the comments in our guest book are any indication the time and effort paid off in dividends.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24711">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201407one-room-schoolhouse-exhibit-takes-visitors-back-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orwell orwell schoolhouse Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:05:48 +0000 Zach Despart 24711 at http://addisonindependent.com Man cited for sexual assault with a minor http://addisonindependent.com/201407man-cited-sexual-assault-minor <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> ORWELL &mdash; A 68-year-old Orwell man was released on $50,000 bail on Monday after pleading innocent in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, to a felony charge of sexual assault without consent, allegedly perpetrated against the same juvenile victim for which he has already been charged with aggravated sexual assault on a minor.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24520">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201407man-cited-sexual-assault-minor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orwell orwell Rein Kolts Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:44:10 +0000 Mary Langworthy 24520 at http://addisonindependent.com Eastman sees a clear path to the Statehouse http://addisonindependent.com/201406eastman-sees-clear-path-statehouse <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24155" style="width: 64px;"><a href="/201406eastman-sees-clear-path-statehouse"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/AlysonEastman7331.thumbnail.jpg" alt="AlysonEastman7331.jpg" title="AlysonEastman7331.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="64" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alyson Eastman, the unopposed independent for Addison-Rutland House seat. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> ORWELL &mdash; Many political candidates find themselves competing in multiple elections before finally winning a seat in the Vermont House. Some never quite muster enough votes to get in.</p> <p> Then there&rsquo;s Alyson Eastman, a first-time candidate who finds herself with no competitors in her bid for the Addison-Rutland seat representing Benson, Orwell, Shoreham and Whiting. Barring a successful write-in challenge, Eastman, an Orwell independent, will take the place of Rep. Will Stevens, I-Shoreham, when the Legislature reconvenes next January.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24156">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201406eastman-sees-clear-path-statehouse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orwell legislature Stevens Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:24:55 +0000 John Flowers 24156 at http://addisonindependent.com Two longtime educators wrapping up careers at Orwell Village School http://addisonindependent.com/201405two-longtime-educators-wrapping-careers-orwell-village-school <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23541" style="width: 72px;"><a href="/201405two-longtime-educators-wrapping-careers-orwell-village-school"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/OrwellTeachers7875.thumbnail.jpg" alt="OrwellTeachers7875.jpg" title="OrwellTeachers7875.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="72" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TEACHERS SUSAN YOUNG, left, and Pat Dubois have collectively contributed almost half a century of instruction to children at the Orwell Village School. They both will retire at the end of this school year. Independent photo/Evan Johnson </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Evan Johnson </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">ORWELL &mdash; At the end of this school year the Orwell Village School will say a final goodbye to two longtime teachers &mdash; Susan Young and Pat Dubois.</span></p> <p> Young, a first-grade teacher, leaves the school after teaching various ages for nearly 40 years. Dubois retires after 13 years of teaching English Language Arts (ELA) and social studies to sixth- through eighth-graders in Orwell.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23542">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405two-longtime-educators-wrapping-careers-orwell-village-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orwell Dubois Young Mon, 26 May 2014 11:35:46 +0000 Evan Johnson 23542 at http://addisonindependent.com Former school bus driver charged in sex assault case http://addisonindependent.com/201405former-school-bus-driver-charged-sex-assault-case <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">ORWELL &mdash; An Orwell man was ordered to jail in lieu of $50,000 bail after pleading innocent in Addison County Superior Court (criminal division) on May 13 to a felony count of aggravated sexual assault on a minor.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23389">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405former-school-bus-driver-charged-sex-assault-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orwell bus driver Featured Rein Kolts Sexual assault Shoreham Elementary School Mon, 19 May 2014 14:03:40 +0000 Zach Despart 23389 at http://addisonindependent.com Orwell library awarded $1,000 to buy kids books http://addisonindependent.com/201403orwell-library-awarded-1000-buy-kids-books <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-22448" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201403orwell-library-awarded-1000-buy-kids-books"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Orwell Library grant.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Orwell Library grant.jpg" title="Orwell Library grant.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> YOUNG PATRONS OF the Orwell Free Library hold up some of the new books the library recently acquired with a $1,000 grant from the Vermont Public Library Foundation. Pictured, from left, are Abigail Young, Nate Young, Sam Young, Clara Young, Asa Young and Ian Barber. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">ORWELL &mdash; State Librarian Martha Reid, on behalf of the Winnie Belle Learned Fund of the Vermont Public Library Foundation, recently presented a grant of $1,000 to the Orwell Free Library in Orwell.</span></p> <p> The library used the funding to enhance its collection of early reader books for local children. A new shelf, paid for by the Friends of the Orwell Free Library, will house the collection.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. 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The stunt raised several hundred dollars, and the party is this weekend. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Devon J. Villa and John S. McCright </div> </div> </div> <p> ORWELL &mdash; Almost every day for the past month, an Orwell resident has awoken to find an outhouse on his or her front lawn that wasn&rsquo;t there when they retired to bed the previous night.</p> <p> Whether they welcomed the new facility in their yard or despised it, all knew that it was there for a good cause. A committee had organized the depositing of the old fashion port-a-potty around town as a way to raise money for this weekend&rsquo;s celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Orwell town charter and to get people excited about the big party.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18428">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201308outhouse-used-raise-funds-orwells-250th-birthday-celebration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orwell Featured Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:06:20 +0000 John McCright 18428 at http://addisonindependent.com Mount Independence to host two hikes this weekend http://addisonindependent.com/201307mount-independence-host-two-hikes-weekend <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> ORWELL &mdash; Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell is offering two outdoor programs on the weekend of Aug. 3 and 4.</p> <p> First, on Saturday, Aug. 3, naturalist Sue Wetmore will lead a fun afternoon for children and their &ldquo;adults&rdquo; exploring nature on the Mount. The program starts at 1 p.m. Attendees will meet at the Mount Independence State Historic Site museum.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18135">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201307mount-independence-host-two-hikes-weekend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orwell hiking Mount Independence Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:47:37 +0000 xian 18135 at http://addisonindependent.com Program brings 1777 medicine to life http://addisonindependent.com/201307program-brings-1777-medicine-life <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> ORWELL &mdash; Few people know that the largest hospital built by Americans during the Revolutionary War was at Mount Independence in Orwell. The Mount Independence State Historic Site cranks up the time machine on Sunday, July 28, at 2 p.m. to explore the story of health and medicine during the revolution on Mount Independence with the program, &ldquo;An Investigation Into the Revolutionary Mind: What Were You Thinking, Dr. Jonathan Potts?&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18033">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201307program-brings-1777-medicine-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orwell Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:04:38 +0000 xian 18033 at http://addisonindependent.com Mt. Independence to host Revolutionary War re-enactment http://addisonindependent.com/201307mt-independence-host-revolutionary-war-re-enactment <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-17708" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201307mt-independence-host-revolutionary-war-re-enactment"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Mt Independence program.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Mt Independence program.jpg" title="Mt Independence program.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A REENACTOR PORTRAYING an American soldier during the Revolutionary War talks to visitors at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell. Reenactors will be on site on Friday, July 5, for an event commemorating the army’s difficult decision to withdraw — or not — from the fort in July of 1777. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> ORWELL &mdash; The Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell hosts a program on Friday, July 5, 2013, to commemorate the major Revolutionary War decision of the Americans to withdraw from Mount Independence in the face of British Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne and his fleet on the night of July 5 and 6, 1777. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/17709">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201307mt-independence-host-revolutionary-war-re-enactment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orwell Mon, 01 Jul 2013 14:20:04 +0000 Devon Vila 17709 at http://addisonindependent.com Learn about archaeology at historic Orwell site http://addisonindependent.com/201306learn-about-archaeology-historic-orwell-site <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> ORWELL &mdash; Vermont historian and attorney Paul Gillies will offer a special program at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell on Saturday, June 8, at 2 p.m. His topic will be &ldquo;Relics and Souvenirs: Lay Archaeologists and the Uncovering of Vermont.&rdquo; This is the annual Robert J. Maguire lecture sponsored by the Mount Independence Coalition, the official friends group for the site.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/17334">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201306learn-about-archaeology-historic-orwell-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orwell Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:12:45 +0000 Devon Vila 17334 at http://addisonindependent.com