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Waltham http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/72/all en Town Meeting Recap 2015: Waltham http://addisonindependent.com/201503town-meeting-recap-2015-waltham <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> WALTHAM &mdash; Waltham residents gathered on Monday night, approved town spending proposals, and picked two selectmen, and then throughout Tuesday cast ballots on school spending.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28954">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503town-meeting-recap-2015-waltham" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Waltham Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:37:03 +0000 Addison Independent 28954 at http://addisonindependent.com Town Meeting Preview 2015: Waltham http://addisonindependent.com/201502town-meeting-preview-2015-waltham <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> WALTHAM &mdash; Waltham residents will gather on Monday to decide from the floor of town meeting financial and other issues and choose town officers, and then will vote on Tuesday on school spending.</p> <p> At issue beginning at 6 p.m. in Waltham Town Hall on March 2 will be the selectboard&rsquo;s proposal for $91,387 of general fund administrative spending and $133,825 of road spending.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28799">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502town-meeting-preview-2015-waltham" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Waltham Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:03:38 +0000 Addison Independent 28799 at http://addisonindependent.com SunCommon floats plan for community solar http://addisonindependent.com/201410suncommon-floats-plan-community-solar <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26479" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201410suncommon-floats-plan-community-solar"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/SunCommon0785.thumbnail.jpg" alt="SunCommon0785.jpg" title="SunCommon0785.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"> BRISTOL RESIDENT WENDY McArdle speaks at the christening of the new solar array off Route 7 in Waltham last Thursday morning. McArdle is one of a few dozen people who have purchased a percentage of the array as part of SunCommon&#039;s Community Solar Array program. 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> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">WALTHAM &mdash; Weather-wise, this past Thursday wasn&rsquo;t the best day to announce a major solar project. It was, in fact, nearly the worst &mdash; 40 degrees, gusting winds, overcast skies and a downpour that showed no signs of relenting.</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/26480">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410suncommon-floats-plan-community-solar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Waltham Community Solar Array Featured solar SunCommon Waltham Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:26:55 +0000 Zach Despart 26480 at http://addisonindependent.com Waltham tax hike largest in ANwSU http://addisonindependent.com/201408waltham-tax-hike-largest-anwsu <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: 20.799999237060547px;">WALTHAM &mdash; The Waltham residential property tax rate for the current fiscal year rose by 28.74 cents, or about 16 percent, the largest increase among the five Addison Northwest Supervisory Union towns.</span></p> <p> Waltham&rsquo;s selectboard set its residential and non-residential tax rates last week. Like all Vermont property tax rates, an increase in the statewide school tax rate pushed the town&rsquo;s rates higher.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25056">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408waltham-tax-hike-largest-anwsu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Waltham Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Featured taxes Waltham Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:20:48 +0000 Zach Despart 25056 at http://addisonindependent.com New road foreman hired in Waltham http://addisonindependent.com/201404new-road-foreman-hired-waltham <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> WALTHAM &mdash; At a March 31 special meeting, the Waltham selectboard agreed to contract with Michael Merrigan to be in charge of maintaining the town&rsquo;s roads.</p> <p> The position, which is paid on a contract basis, has been held for decades by Francis Warner, who had told Waltham officials he planned to step down this summer.</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/22816">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201404new-road-foreman-hired-waltham" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Waltham Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:18:06 +0000 Trent Campbell 22816 at http://addisonindependent.com Dragonheart breast cancer survivors paddle for health of body and spirit http://addisonindependent.com/201310dragonheart-breast-cancer-survivors-paddle-health-body-and-spirit <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-19818" style="width: 98px;"><a href="/201310dragonheart-breast-cancer-survivors-paddle-health-body-and-spirit"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Dragonheart_4510.thumbnail.JPG" alt="Dragonheart_4510.JPG" title="Dragonheart_4510.JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="98" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MEMBERS OF THE Dragonheart Vermont team, including Monkton resident Eugenie Doyle (upper right), celebrate their victory in the breast cancer survivor division at the U.S. Dragon Boat Federation Club Crew National Championships in New Jersey on Sept. 15. </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> VERMONT &mdash; Mary Ann Castimore of Waltham remembers the finish line in Hong Kong. In a stunning upset, the United States Dragon Boat team she was a part of flew over the finish line ahead of the Australians &mdash; the world champions and favorites for the race &mdash; in the next lane.</p> <p> &ldquo;Our boats drifted after we crossed the finish line and everybody stopped,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;The whole Australian boat &mdash; all 22 heads just whipped and they stared at us like, &lsquo;Who are they? What&rsquo;s a Vermont?&rsquo;&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19819">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201310dragonheart-breast-cancer-survivors-paddle-health-body-and-spirit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Waltham Featured health Monkton Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:04:39 +0000 Trent Campbell 19819 at http://addisonindependent.com Bixby Library to host a Vermont hayride September 29 http://addisonindependent.com/201309bixby-library-host-vermont-hayride-september-29 <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> WALTHAM &mdash; In celebration of autumn in Vermont and wonderful new books by Vermont authors, Vergennes&rsquo; Bixby Library will host a series of hayrides and book talks at the Corcoran farm in Waltham on Sunday, Sept. 29. Children&rsquo;s rides will be offered at 1 and 2 p.m., followed by an adult ride at 3 p.m. and a &ldquo;sunset&rdquo; ride at 4 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/18922">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201309bixby-library-host-vermont-hayride-september-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Waltham Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:13:17 +0000 Zach Despart 18922 at http://addisonindependent.com Victory Baptist pastor and church see success in long tenure http://addisonindependent.com/201308victory-baptist-pastor-and-church-see-success-long-tenure <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-18549" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201308victory-baptist-pastor-and-church-see-success-long-tenure"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/VictoryBaptist1138.thumbnail.jpg" alt="VictoryBaptist1138.jpg" title="VictoryBaptist1138.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"> TIM AND SANDY Taylor are celebrating 25 years at the Victory Baptist Church on Route 7 in Waltham. The church has grown significantly under their leadership. 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> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> WALTHAM &mdash; One key reason for the dramatic growth of Waltham&rsquo;s Victory Baptist Church was probably already in place when Pastor Tim Taylor and his wife, Sandy, arrived in 1988.</p> <p> A few years before, the members of the 19-year-old church had bought an antique shop and several acres on top of Woodman Hill, right on Route 7.</p> <p> Services at the former shop were drawing about 30 to a church that was founded in 1969 and earlier had gathered in the Bixby Library, the Weeks School chapel and in Ferrisburgh&rsquo;s Union Meeting Hall before buying its new home.</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/18550">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201308victory-baptist-pastor-and-church-see-success-long-tenure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Waltham Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:51:52 +0000 xian 18550 at http://addisonindependent.com WomenSafe honors Waltham's Betsy Ouellette http://addisonindependent.com/201303womensafe-honors-walthams-betsy-ouellette <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-15961" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201303womensafe-honors-walthams-betsy-ouellette"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Ouellette wins Krans award.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Ouellette wins Krans award.jpg" title="Ouellette wins Krans award.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"> BETSY OUELLETTE </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> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; WomenSafe in Middlebury announces that Betsy Ouellette of Waltham has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Kimberly Krans Women Who Change the World Award (Kimberly Krans Award). WomenSafe presents the award annually to a woman in Addison County or Rochester whose outstanding work and achievements have had positive impacts on and furthered the safety of women and/or children in the community. A public reception in Ouellette&rsquo;s honor will be held Thursday, March 28, from 5-6:30 p.m. at 109 Catamount Park in Middlebury. Refreshments will be served.</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/15962">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201303womensafe-honors-walthams-betsy-ouellette" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Waltham WomenSafe Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:50:11 +0000 John McCright 15962 at http://addisonindependent.com Waltham tax rates up by small amount http://addisonindependent.com/201208waltham-tax-rates-small-amount <style type="text/css"> <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/12923">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208waltham-tax-rates-small-amount" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Waltham ANwSU property taxes Waltham Thu, 23 Aug 2012 15:18:11 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 12923 at http://addisonindependent.com Route 17 construction continues http://addisonindependent.com/201208route-17-construction-continues <p> NEW HAVEN/WALTHAM/ADDISON &mdash; Those heading to Addison County Fair and Field Days by Route 17 this week will have a bumpy ride.</p> <p> Construction on the length of road between Route 22A in Addison and Route 7 in New Haven has been under way since June, and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) estimates it will continue until mid-November.</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/12745">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208route-17-construction-continues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison New Haven Waltham Featured road work transportation Mon, 06 Aug 2012 15:35:14 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 12745 at http://addisonindependent.com FBI continues investigation in death of Waltham native http://addisonindependent.com/201205fbi-continues-investigation-death-waltham-native <p> WALTHAM &mdash; The FBI continues to investigate the April 12 shooting deaths on Kodiak Island, Alaska, of Coast Guardsmen Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins, a 41-year-old native of Waltham, and retired Chief Petty Officer Richard Belisle. After six weeks the FBI has made no arrests.</p> <p> Hopkins and Belisle were found dead at their stations at Coast Guard Communications Station Kodiak on the morning of April 12. Kodiak Island, about 250 miles southwest of Anchorage, hosts a Coast Guard base with about 4,000 Guardsmen, families and civilian employees.</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/11943">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201205fbi-continues-investigation-death-waltham-native" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Waltham FBI police Mon, 28 May 2012 14:00:02 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 11943 at http://addisonindependent.com Waltham homeowners see taxes fall, non-residents' taxes rising http://addisonindependent.com/201108waltham-homeowners-see-taxes-fall-non-residents-taxes-rising <p> WALTHAM &mdash; Waltham selectmen on Monday pegged the town&rsquo;s municipal tax rate at 40 cents, a 2-cent hike in the rate to Waltham taxpayers for funding town road and office expenses.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> Combined with Waltham&rsquo;s drop in its residential rate for school taxes &mdash; by 14.94 cents to $1.2935 &mdash; town homeowners will be looking at lower tax bills over the next year.</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/8752">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201108waltham-homeowners-see-taxes-fall-non-residents-taxes-rising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Waltham taxes Thu, 04 Aug 2011 16:00:21 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 8752 at http://addisonindependent.com Waltham site looked at for affordable housing http://addisonindependent.com/201107waltham-site-looked-affordable-housing <p> WALTHAM &mdash; The Addison County Community Trust (ACCT) has reached a deal to buy the now-vacant, 14-unit Gevry Trailer Park in Waltham on the Vergennes city line, a property the nonprofit agency hopes to use for affordable or senior housing.</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/8611">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201107waltham-site-looked-affordable-housing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Waltham Addison County Community Trust housing Thu, 21 Jul 2011 16:00:25 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 8611 at http://addisonindependent.com Waltham business cares for furry friends http://addisonindependent.com/201006waltham-business-cares-furry-friends <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-4819" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201006waltham-business-cares-furry-friends"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/web_kennelcouple.thumbnail.jpg" alt="web_kennelcouple.jpg" title="web_kennelcouple.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"> WAG ON INN owners Tonya Beer and Matt LaValley pose in front of the wall decorations that LaValley painted inside their Waltham business. The pet daycare, grooming and boarding business opened in April. Independent photo/Andrea Suozzo </div> </div> </div> <p>WALTHAM — When Tonya Beer drove through Addison County last year, it occurred to her that it would be a great place to start a kennel.</p> <p>“I started coming to this area, and everywhere I went I saw dogs,” she said.</p> <p>Beer, who had co-owned a kennel in the Northeast Kingdom, moved to Addison County in November. She and Matt LaValley, the groomer at her kennel, had already discussed the possibility of opening a business together, and after the move LaValley came down to help look for a space.</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/4820">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201006waltham-business-cares-furry-friends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Waltham business Mon, 07 Jun 2010 18:00:00 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 4820 at http://addisonindependent.com