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County chamber of commerce gets new head

Posted on February 19, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Sue Hoxie smiled when asked how long it took her to apply for the top administrative spot at the Addison County Chamber of Commerce after former President Andy Mayer tendered his resignation last September.

“I called the board chairman maybe five minutes after Andy resigned,” Hoxie said during an interview on Tuesday.

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Monkton fire leaves five homeless, damages trailer

Posted on February 19, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



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MONKTON — Firefighters from two counties battled a Monday afternoon blaze that displaced five people at 842 Rotax Road in Monkton.

Monkton Fire Department Assistant Chief Curtis Layn said the call came in around 3 p.m., and by the time firefighters arrived minutes later, flames had engulfed a garage and also ignited a double-wide trailer six feet from the garage.

Layn said the homeowner had been working on his dune buggy in the garage, but something went wrong when he turned the ignition, sparking the blaze.

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Bridport, Cornwall choose new principals

Posted on February 19, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — Bridport and Cornwall will each welcome new elementary school principals this summer, and neither incoming leader will have a long way to travel to get to their respective jobs.

Addison Central Supervisory Union Superintendent Peter Burrows confirmed this week the appointments of Jennefer Eaton as principal of Bridport Central School, and Jennifer Kravitz as the new leader of Cornwall’s Bingham Memorial School.

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Students of the Week - February 16, 2015

Posted on February 16, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.

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VUES seeks 7.7 percent budget hike

Posted on February 16, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — On Town Meeting Day voters in Vergennes, Panton and Waltham will be asked to approve a $4.7 million Vergennes Union Elementary School budget that would increase spending by about 7.7 percent over the current level of about $4.36 million.

Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Superintendent JoAn Canning said the VUES board adopted that spending plan on the recommendation of administrators.

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Community questions Bristol Elementary School cuts

Posted on February 16, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — Scores of Bristol Elementary School parents, teachers and community members attended the school board meeting this past Monday night to voice their concerns on the proposed school budget.

In a marathon meeting that lasted more than three hours, staff and residents raised concerns about layoffs that the proposed fiscal year 2016 budget would likely necessitate, and the process by which the budget is created.

Bristol residents will vote on the proposed $4.9 million spending plan on March 3, Town Meeting Day.

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Middlebury company designs state building

Posted on February 16, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Gov. Peter Shumlin on Jan. 12 cut the ribbon on a new state office building in the heart of St. Albans. Vermont Integrated Architecture (VIA) of Middlebury designed the building as part of a team assembled by development firm ReArch Co. in South Burlington. Replacing a vacant and crumbling brick building on Federal Street, the 45,100-square-foot office building, which will house approximately 168 employees in six departments of the Agency of Human Services, is a large part of the planned revitalization of the city of St. Albans.

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Hope grows for hydro at falls in Middlebury

Posted on February 16, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard last week took what could be an important step to clear the path for a hydropower plant to someday be established at Middlebury’s downtown waterfall.

Board members and Anders Holm, principal of Middlebury Electric LLC, signed a term sheet that outlined a roadmap to build a new hydro facility at the Middlebury falls of the Otter Creek.

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New Haven selectboard candidates say solar is top issue facing town

Posted on February 16, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



NEW HAVEN — Four candidates will face off for two seats on the New Haven selectboard in an unusually busy election season. The races will be decided by Australian ballot on Town Meeting Day, March 3.

Charles Roy and Jim Walsh are vying for a three-year seat, while Susan Smiley and Steve Dupoise Sr. are competing for a two-year seat. Roy, the incumbent for the two-year seat, is seeking the three-year being vacated by Roger Boise.

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Artist from Haiti makes a life in Whiting

Posted on February 16, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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WHITING — On a cold Vermont night, Julner Remy warms his spirits with recollections of his native Haiti, recollections he commits to canvas and wood with deft brushstrokes.

His paintings have recently become far more than a balm for his soul. A lot of his work is now on display at the EastView at Middlebury retirement community, where the 33-year-old Whiting resident currently works as a caregiver.

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