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Monkton 102-year-old shares some of life's lessons

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MONKTON — On Sunday, Monkton resident Lillian Williams will be 102 years old.

“I just got old the last couple of years,” said Williams, who holds her petite frame upright, laughs readily and speaks with a sparkle in her eyes.

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Coffeehouse to sell Monkton flags

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MONKTON — All are welcome to attend the “October Happenings” at the Russell Memorial Library in Monkton Ridge.

On Saturday, Oct. 15, there will be a special visitor to the library — a llama will visit from 10-11 a.m.! Come see this special guest with your family and hear a llama story.

On Friday, Oct. 28, there will be a “Special Pumpkin Story Hour” from 10-11 a.m. Join the celebration of pumpkins at this special seasonal event.

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Monkton man lets the harmonica speak

Posted on September 15, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Typically in an interview, the reporter asks a question and the subject answers (as best they can anyway). Well, thats not how it happened last week when I interviewed Mark Lavoie on the phone. I (the reporter) asked the questions and Lavoie (the subject) answered through his harmonica. No joke, he played several different riffs and diddies in place of sentences and explanations. 

Cool, yes. But how am I going to put these sounds into words?

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Monkton selectboard sets tax rates

Posted on August 29, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



MONKTON — Tax rates are down this year for Monkton property owners.

At its Aug. 22 meeting, the Monkton selectboard set the municipal tax rate for calendar year 2016 at $0.4828 per $100 of assessed property value.

For residents, this brings the combined education-plus-municipal rate to $2.2900, close to 4 percent lower than last year’s rate of $2.3779. For nonresidents, this brings the combined education-plus-municipal rate to $2.2323, about 1 percent lower than 2015’s nonresident property tax rate.

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Three new structures are going up in Monkton

Posted on August 29, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MONKTON — Three new structures in Monkton are just steps from completion, according to Monkton selectboard Chair Stephen Pilcher.

They are:

•  The Park and Ride bus shelter, being built as an Eagle Scout project by Mason Wood.

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Lange to speak on importance of maple syrup

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — Maple is a powerful component to Vermont identity, and the Monkton Museum and Historical Society next week will host a presentation that explores this topic.

Champlain College Professor Michael Lange will give a talk titled “The Many Meanings of Maple” on Monday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Monkton Fire Station. In the presentation, Lange will examine the many meanings of maple sugaring. 

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Utility poles blamed for groundwater pollution

Posted on June 23, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



MONKTON — The Monkton selectboard was concerned when a local household’s drinking well was found to be contaminated with the known toxin pentachlorophenal soon after a utility pole sited close to the home’s drinking supply was replaced in March 2014.

The board took action that started a chain of events resulting in a state environmental report, recently posted on the Monkton town website, that raised flags about this widely used chemical, also known as “penta.”

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Town of Monkton pays to conserve open land

Posted on June 20, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MONKTON — Brothers Greg and Rob Cota have been farming since they were old enough to reach the tractor pedals. Now, at ages 69 and 78, respectively, they are ready to sell their land and retire.

But the idea of selling their rolling acres of prime farmland to a developer is not appealing.

“I don’t want to see houses on the land, I want to see cattle on the land,” Greg Cota said. “That’s what rural Vermont is about — it’s farming.”

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Man occupies tree to prevent pipeline work

Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



MONKTON — Rising Tide activist Sam Jessup last Wednesday morning scaled a tree in Monkton in the path of the pipeline under construction in an effort to stop the building of the Addison Natural Gas Project.

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