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Well-known PE teacher set to write a new chapter

Posted on June 16, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Jacque McNamara’s life is unfolding in a pattern similar to the contours of the Green Mountains she loves to climb.

A lot of peaks and some valleys.

And while she retired last week from a lengthy teaching career at Mary Hogan Elementary School, she’s not done climbing.

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Pocock Rocks returning to Bristol this weekend

Posted on June 16, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



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BRISTOL — Join friends old and new in downtown Bristol this Saturday as Main Street is turned into a showcase for Vermont’s funkiest tunes, food, drinks and fun at the seventh Pocock Rocks Music Festival and Street Fair.

After a hiatus last year, Pocock Rocks is back from 3 to 8 p.m. and open to all who want to kick off the summer with style and a little groove. Local bands will be rocking all day with back-to-back performances on two stages at either end of the street.

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Area high schools celebrate graduations for class of 2016

Posted on June 16, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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All four local high schools held commencement ceremonies this past weekend. Click below, for stories on Middlebury Union High School, Mount Abe Union High School, Otter Valley Union High School, or Vergennes Union High School.

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Lake Dunmore and Fern Lake closed for herbicide treatment

Posted on June 14, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



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SALISBURY / LEICESTER — There will be no swimming at Branbury State Park, or anywhere on Lake Dunmore and Fern Lake, this Wednesday and Thursday because a herbicide will be pumped into the water to kill invasive aquatic plants.

The Lake Dunmore Fern Lake Association is treating the two bodies of water with herbicides called Renovate OTF and Renovate 3 (active ingredient triclopyr) to help get rid of Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum, EWM). The application of the herbicide is slated for Wednesday.

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New Addison Central school board to hold first meeting next week

Posted on June 14, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe on June 22 will bring to order the first-ever meeting of the newly created Addison Central School District Board.

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Bristol fire chief earns firefighter award

Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — The Vermont American Legion has named Bristol Fire Chief Brett LaRose the 2016 Firefighter of the Year.

“I’m honored. It’s unexpected. And I’m just truly honored that my peers thought enough of me and my efforts to submit my name for this award,” said LaRose. “I think of all the qualified candidates whose names must have been submitted to be recipients of this award, and the fact that they selected my name it just kind of takes me back.”

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Ferrisburgh, Vt. Green Line still discussing a deal

Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday met with the town’s Vermont Green Line (VGL) committee and town attorney behind closed doors to discuss the proposed deal for the town to host several miles of underground power line between Lake Champlain and Waltham on Route 7.

But Selectboard Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence said an agreement between Ferrisburgh and the Massachusetts companies proposing the $650 million, 400-megawatt VGL —  Anbaric Transmission and National Grid — remains a long way off.

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VTrans won't install left-turn late on Route 7

Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard is upset that the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is refusing to install a left-turn lane for northbound traffic into the town’s Route 7 office building, a safety measure the board has been lobbying for since 2014.

Selectman Red Muir said the board believes it’s dangerous for drivers to wait on the state highway to turn off while traffic, including many northbound trucks, bears down on them from behind.

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Partnership meeting to honor Vergennes resident with community service award

Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Partnership will hold its 2016 annual meeting on Monday, June 20, at Kennedy Brothers, and it will include a presentation of what partnership officials call a “much deserved community service award” to a longtime city resident.

Guest speaker Gary Holloway, Vermont’s Downtown Program Coordinator, will discuss the importance of investing in the future of the state’s downtowns.

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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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