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Starksboro http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/71/all en Robinson school principal hands in resignation letter http://addisonindependent.com/201503robinson-school-principal-hands-resignation-letter <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> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> STARKSBORO &mdash; Robinson Elementary School Principal Patrick Hartnett submitted his letter of resignation to the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union on March 6, indicating that he would step down at the end of the year. He also expressed gratitude for the opportunity to helm the Starksboro school for three years.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29292">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503robinson-school-principal-hands-resignation-letter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro Hartnett principal resign Robinson Elementary School Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:50:40 +0000 Zach Despart 29292 at http://addisonindependent.com Starksboro to revote Robinson school spending plan http://addisonindependent.com/201503starksboro-revote-robinson-school-spending-plan <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> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> STARKSBORO &mdash; Starksboro residents will be the fourth group of voters in the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union to revote their school budget.</p> <p> After a group of town residents last week submitted a petition to the school board to force a second vote on the Robinson Elementary School spending plan for the coming fiscal year, the board tentatively scheduled the revote to be held at a May 2 meeting.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29289">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503starksboro-revote-robinson-school-spending-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro Adams ANeSU budget Cornell Featured revote Robinson Elementary School school board starksboro Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:42:38 +0000 Zach Despart 29289 at http://addisonindependent.com Town Meeting Recap 2015: Starksboro http://addisonindependent.com/201503town-meeting-recap-2015-starksboro <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> STARKSBORO &mdash; Residents in Starksboro on Saturday approved all municipal spending items as well as an amended budget for Robinson Elementary School at their annual meeting.</p> <p> Voters said &ldquo;yes&rdquo; to a general fund budget that expends $740,210; after non-tax revenue of $209,050 and a previous surplus of $29,269, a total of $501,891 in taxes will be required. That total spending figure is 1.96 percent less than the budget for the present fiscal year.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28952">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503town-meeting-recap-2015-starksboro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:33:09 +0000 Addison Independent 28952 at http://addisonindependent.com Starksboro residents vie for Robinson School Board board seat http://addisonindependent.com/201502two-vie-robinson-board-seat <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> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> STARKSBORO &mdash; In the only contested race on Starksboro&rsquo;s Town Meeting Day ballot, a newcomer is challenging the chair of the Robinson Elementary School board.</p> <p> Longtime educator Nancy Cornell faces incumbent Bonita Bedard for the three-year seat on the board.</p> <p> Cornell, 62, said she has been involved in the Starksboro community for many years and her experience working in schools would be an asset to the board.</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/28814">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502two-vie-robinson-board-seat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro Bedard Cornell starksboro Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:55:55 +0000 Zach Despart 28814 at http://addisonindependent.com Town Meeting Preview 2015: Starksboro http://addisonindependent.com/201502town-meeting-preview-2015-starksboro <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> STARKSBORO &mdash; Residents in Starksboro will convene on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 9 a.m. for the annual town and school meeting, during which they will consider 12 articles.</p> <p> Voters will elect town officials and decide school budgets by Australian ballot on March 3. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the elementary school.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28797">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502town-meeting-preview-2015-starksboro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:01:44 +0000 Addison Independent 28797 at http://addisonindependent.com Two key conservation areas expanded http://addisonindependent.com/201502two-key-conservation-areas-expanded <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> FERRISBURGH/STARKSBORO &mdash; Wildlife enthusiasts in northern Addison County have something to be excited about. The Vermont Fish &amp; Wildlife Department recently closed on properties that will expand two popular wildlife management areas (WMAs).</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/28407">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502two-key-conservation-areas-expanded" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro conservation Wildlife Thu, 05 Feb 2015 13:24:19 +0000 Addison Independent 28407 at http://addisonindependent.com Starksboro mentors keep skill-building afloat http://addisonindependent.com/201411mentors-keep-skill-building-afloat <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26800" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201411mentors-keep-skill-building-afloat"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Stephe nand isaiah.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Stephe nand isaiah.jpg" title="Stephe nand isaiah.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"> MENTOR STEPHEN AHERN and mentee Isaiah Szczecinski stand with the canoe they built this past summer. The two were matched through the Robinson’s School’s Starksboro Mentoring Program, which has become a model for similar programs in other area schools. </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> Alice Dubenetsky </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">STARKSBORO &mdash; This summer, Stephen Ahern taught Isaiah Szczecienski how to build a skin boat. The two worked all summer &mdash; using nearly all donated materials &mdash; making plans, bending wood and tying the &ldquo;skin&rdquo; to the frame to make a watertight canoe, fit for its maiden voyage on Lake Iroquois. The two presented their completed project to the students and staff of Robinson School at a weekly MARS (Meeting At Robinson School) gathering.</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/26801">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411mentors-keep-skill-building-afloat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro Mobius Grants Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:30:27 +0000 Zach Despart 26801 at http://addisonindependent.com Area towns struggle to comply with new public records law http://addisonindependent.com/201411area-towns-struggle-compy-new-public-records-law <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> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">ADDISON/STARKSBORO &mdash; Two Addison County towns have found different answers to a challenge posed by revisions the Legislature made to Vermont&rsquo;s Open Meeting Law this past session, a challenge shared by a number of towns statewide.</span></p> <p> Vermont towns have always been required to make available drafts of meeting minutes within five days. The revised law also requires towns with websites to post those draft minutes online in that same timeframe.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26799">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411area-towns-struggle-compy-new-public-records-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro Addison Featured public records starksboro Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:19:15 +0000 Zach Despart 26799 at http://addisonindependent.com Starksboro man bit woman during argument, police say http://addisonindependent.com/201409starksboro-man-bit-woman-during-argument-police-say <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> STARKSBORO &mdash; A Starksboro man on Tuesday pleaded innocent in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to domestic assault-related charges, stemming from an Aug. 30 incident at a Starksboro home during which he allegedly bit a woman with whom he was having a dispute.</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/25380">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409starksboro-man-bit-woman-during-argument-police-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro VSP Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:40:07 +0000 John McCright 25380 at http://addisonindependent.com Common Ground Center marks two decades http://addisonindependent.com/201405common-ground-marks-two-decades <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23181" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201405common-ground-marks-two-decades"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/CommonGround2790.thumbnail.jpg" alt="CommonGround2790.jpg" title="CommonGround2790.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"> COMMON GROUND CENTER staff Connor Timmons, left, Neily Jennings, Jim Mendell and Peg Kamens have worked tirelessly this spring to prepare for the center’s 20th anniversary celebration May 10 in Starksboro. Independent photo/Zach Despart </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> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">STARKSBORO &mdash; Tucked away in the rolling hills and babbling brooks of Starksboro is one of Addison County&rsquo;s better-kept secrets &mdash; but Jim Mendell doesn&rsquo;t want it to stay that way.</span></p> <p> Mendell and his wife, Peg Kamens, are co-founders of the Common Ground Center, a family recreation retreat on a sprawling 700-acre parcel that straddles the towns of Starksboro and Monkton. Since 1994, the nonprofit has hosted children&rsquo;s camps, family retreats, private parties and school groups.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23183">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405common-ground-marks-two-decades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro 20th Anniversary Common Ground Center Featured Jennings Marten Medell starksboro Timmons Thu, 08 May 2014 13:07:05 +0000 Zach Despart 23183 at http://addisonindependent.com Starksboro appoints residents to town offices http://addisonindependent.com/201405starksboro-appoints-residents-town-offices <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;">STARKSBORO &mdash; The Starksboro selectboard at its March 11 meeting reorganized its board and appointed residents to several town positions.</span></p> <p> The selectboard nominated and approved Susan Jeffries to be the body&rsquo;s chair. Selectboard members also approved the following appointments: Wayne Marcelle, poundkeeper; Tom Estey, tree warden; Susan Reit, representative to the Addison County Solid Waste Management District; and Michael Gray, town service officer.</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/23122">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405starksboro-appoints-residents-town-offices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro Property transfers selectboard Mon, 05 May 2014 12:35:52 +0000 Zach Despart 23122 at http://addisonindependent.com Local man still struggles with Vt. Health Connect http://addisonindependent.com/201401local-man-still-struggles-vt-health-connect <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> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">STARKSBORO &mdash; Jeff Keeney&rsquo;s patience for Vermont Health Connect, the state&rsquo;s incarnation of the Affordable Care Act, has run out.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t believe anything from Vermont Health Connect,&rdquo; Keeney said late last week. &ldquo;They&rsquo;ve been wrong every step of the way.&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/21201">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201401local-man-still-struggles-vt-health-connect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro Ayer Bray Fisher Shumlin starksboro Vermont Health Connect Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:36:02 +0000 Zach Despart 21201 at http://addisonindependent.com Starksboro man reveals secret life of birds on video http://addisonindependent.com/201401his-video-camera-starksboro-man-reveals-secret-life-birds <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-20982" style="width: 126px;"><a href="/201401his-video-camera-starksboro-man-reveals-secret-life-birds"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/mark paul ITS1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="mark paul ITS1.jpg" title="mark paul ITS1.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="126" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VIDEOGRAPHER MARK PAUL explains his craft standing by the sturdy tripod he says is essential to his quest to capture all the birds of North America on video. He&#039;s aiming for 501, one more than John James Audubon painted. </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> Andrew Nemethy </div> </div> </div> <p> STARKSBORO &mdash; It all started with a mourning dove.</p> <p> Mark Paul was camping with his wife Deb at Lake Carmi State Park when a bird&rsquo;s incessant hooting at dawn both irritated and intrigued him, and he struck off to find out what it was.</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/20981">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201401his-video-camera-starksboro-man-reveals-secret-life-birds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro Featured In this state Thu, 09 Jan 2014 15:34:02 +0000 John McCright 20981 at http://addisonindependent.com 23-year-old Starksboro woman killed in car crash Sunday http://addisonindependent.com/20140123-year-old-starksboro-woman-killed-car-crash-sunday <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> STARKSBORO &mdash; A Starksboro woman was killed in a one-car crash on Big Hollow Road in Starksboro on Sunday morning.</p> <p> Vermont State Police reported that Stephanie D. Patsos, 23, was driving a 2001 Saturn SL on Big Hollow Road around 11:20 a.m. when the car traveled left of center and down an embankment on the south side of the roadway.</p> <p> Patsos, who was not wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected from the vehicle in the crash, police reported, and she succumbed to her injuries at the scene.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20906">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/20140123-year-old-starksboro-woman-killed-car-crash-sunday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro Mon, 06 Jan 2014 15:16:00 +0000 Addison Independent 20906 at http://addisonindependent.com Starksboro man gets assurance on health insurance http://addisonindependent.com/201401starksboro-man-gets-assurance-health-insurance <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> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> STARKSBORO &mdash; Jeffrey Keeney, the Starksboro man who was having trouble with the Vermont Health Connect website and the focus of an article in our Dec. 19 issue, told the <em>Independent </em>this week that he completed the application for himself and his family Dec. 24. Keeney said a VHC representative told him that his family&rsquo;s insurance should begin on time on Jan. 1.</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/20845">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201401starksboro-man-gets-assurance-health-insurance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro Thu, 02 Jan 2014 15:31:16 +0000 Alex M 20845 at http://addisonindependent.com