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Tari Shattuck grant helps kids remain calm and focused

Posted on December 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MONKTON — The Tari Shattuck Education Foundation has provided a generous grant to support students’ social-emotional learning at Monkton Central School. With their funding, Monkton Central School was able to purchase Hoberman spheres or “breathing balls” for every classroom, related arts room, and other rooms throughout the school, for the purpose of encouraging students to use “belly breathing” as a way to calm their bodies and refocus their attention.

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Monkton man wins Silver Feather for wildlife work

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MONKTON/MIDDLEBURY — The Otter Creek Audubon Society (OCAS) Board of Directors has awarded Chris Slesar of Monkton the organization’s 2015 Silver Feather award.

At its annual dinner last month, the OCAS bestowed the award on Slesar “in honor of notable devotion, dedication and untiring effort on behalf of the preservation and appreciation of the birds, other wildlife, and natural communities of Addison County,” according to the OCAS.

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Boy Scouts still have trees, wreaths

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — If you still need to get a Christmas tree or want to get a nice wreath for the holidays, Monkton Boy Scout Troop 525 will be selling trees and wreaths at the Monkton Friends Methodist Church each weekend before Christmas. The Scouts will be at the church on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Prices of the trees, coming from Craftsbury, are $35 each.

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Injured Monkton man rises to the challenge, regains independence

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MONKTON — Chris Grant pretty much had life by the tail.

He had his health, a home, a job and a Harley.

Then June 27, 2009, came along and changed his life forever.

Grant, then 36, was taking his motorcycle for a quick burn along Walker Mountain Road in Clarendon. He was a mile-and-a-half from his home when he rolled into a curve and saw an oncoming pickup truck that was veering across the centerline of the road.

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Boy Scout helps erect welcome signs

Posted on December 7, 2015 |
By Ivor Hughes



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MONKTON — A recent Saturday saw Monkton Ridge (and Monkton Boro) get a series of new welcome signs erected by Will Aldridge of Monkton Scout Troop 525 and his crew. The signs sport the Monkton flag and Welcome to Monkton Ridge, Please Drive Safely.” Corresponding signs are also on the approaches to the Boro. This project was undertaken as an Eagle Scout service project and is the highest achievement award that a Scout can attain.

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Apple 'Heaven' in the sugar shack, orchard boils cider into syrup

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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Editor’s note: Reporter Gaen Murphree covers the agriculture beat for this newspaper. In this new monthly column, she’ll be looking at an Addison County agricultural product up close and personal.

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Vermont Gas pipeline nears easement goal

Posted on November 23, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MONKTON — Vermont Gas officials on Thursday said the company has reached land easement agreements with 160 of the 164 affected property owners along the Addison Natural Gas Project corridor, and noted that eminent domain proceedings are still pending against the four landowners who have declined to sign deals.

“We are really close to having agreements with everyone,” Vermont Gas CEO Don Rendall said during a phone interview. “We’re still talking to most of the remaining four.”

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Monkton citizen sought for Mount Abe board

Posted on October 26, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — The Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School Board is seeking a Monkton resident interested in serving on the 13-member school board as the result of a recent vacancy.

After seven years of service, longtime Mt. Abe board member Shawna Sherwin submitted her letter of resignation to ANeSU board chair Dawn Griswold on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Sherwin was elected to a three-year term, which officially expires in 2018.

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Monkton seeks new member for Mt. Abe school board

Posted on October 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — The Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School Board is seeking a Monkton resident interested in serving on the 13-member school board as the result of a recent vacancy.

After seven years of service, longtime Mount Abe board member Shawna Sherwin submitted her letter of resignation to ANeSU board chair Dawn Griswold on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

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State police trooper who resided in Monkton is mourned after death in training

Posted on September 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MONKTON — Vermont State Police Trooper Kyle Young died on the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 17, following a medical event during training at the Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho.

Young, a 28-year-old Monkton resident, was assigned to the New Haven Barracks and thus provided law enforcement services throughout Addison County.

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