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starksboro http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1038/all en Starksboro to revote Robinson school spending plan http://addisonindependent.com/201503starksboro-revote-robinson-school-spending-plan <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> STARKSBORO &mdash; Starksboro residents will be the fourth group of voters in the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union to revote their school budget.</p> <p> After a group of town residents last week submitted a petition to the school board to force a second vote on the Robinson Elementary School spending plan for the coming fiscal year, the board tentatively scheduled the revote to be held at a May 2 meeting.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29289">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503starksboro-revote-robinson-school-spending-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro Adams ANeSU budget Cornell Featured revote Robinson Elementary School school board starksboro Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:42:38 +0000 Zach Despart 29289 at http://addisonindependent.com Starksboro residents vie for Robinson School Board board seat http://addisonindependent.com/201502two-vie-robinson-board-seat <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> STARKSBORO &mdash; In the only contested race on Starksboro&rsquo;s Town Meeting Day ballot, a newcomer is challenging the chair of the Robinson Elementary School board.</p> <p> Longtime educator Nancy Cornell faces incumbent Bonita Bedard for the three-year seat on the board.</p> <p> Cornell, 62, said she has been involved in the Starksboro community for many years and her experience working in schools would be an asset to the board.</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/28814">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502two-vie-robinson-board-seat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro Bedard Cornell starksboro Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:55:55 +0000 Zach Despart 28814 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Cornell asks voters for support http://addisonindependent.com/201502opinion-cornell-asks-voters-support <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> Nancy Cornell </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> Dear Starksboro Community Members,</p> <p align="left"> I am writing to ask you to consider supporting my candidacy for the Robinson Elementary School board. I am running for a seat on the Robinson board because I care deeply about the school and the children it serves, and because I believe I have something to contribute.&nbsp;</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/28773">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502opinion-cornell-asks-voters-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Cornell school board starksboro Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:34:54 +0000 Zach Despart 28773 at http://addisonindependent.com Monkton teacher competes on Jeopardy! http://addisonindependent.com/201502monkton-teacher-competes-jeopardy <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28542" style="width: 175px;"><a href="/201502monkton-teacher-competes-jeopardy"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Kate_La_Riviere-Gagner_AD_02-06-15_SN_7000.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Kate_La_Riviere-Gagner_AD_02-06-15_SN_7000.jpg" title="Kate_La_Riviere-Gagner_AD_02-06-15_SN_7000.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="175" height="99" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> KATE LA RIVIERE-GAGNER of Starksboro recently fulfilled a lifelong dream to appear on &quot;Jeopardy!&quot; with host Alex Trebek </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> MONKTON &mdash; Most Vermonters would be perplexed to see Culver City, Calif., appear on their caller ID. But when that happened to Monkton Central School teacher Kate La Riviere-Gagner this past fall, she had a hunch who might be on the line.</p> <p> &ldquo;I was in my classroom standing by the window and my heart jumped,&rdquo; La Riviere-Gagner said.</p> <p> As she suspected, it was a producer from &ldquo;Jeopardy!&rdquo; informing her to book a flight to Los Angeles, because she&rsquo;d been selected as a contestant on the popular TV game show.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28543">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502monkton-teacher-competes-jeopardy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monkton Featured Jeopardy! La Riviere-Gagner Monkton starksboro teacher Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:45:18 +0000 Zach Despart 28543 at http://addisonindependent.com Electronics, medicine pilfered from local elementary schools http://addisonindependent.com/201501electronics-medicine-pilfered-local-elementary-schools <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> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; State police are investigating burglaries at the elementary schools in Starksboro and Lincoln that occurred over the long Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend in which thousands of dollars of electronics were stolen.</p> <p> Police said someone broke into Lincoln Community School and Robinson Elementary in Starksboro sometime between Jan. 17 and 20.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28183">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501electronics-medicine-pilfered-local-elementary-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County burglary drugs electronics elementary school Featured lincoln starksboro theft Vermont State Police VSP Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:05:40 +0000 Zach Despart 28183 at http://addisonindependent.com Burglars break into Starksboro, Lincoln schools http://addisonindependent.com/201501burglars-break-starksboro-lincoln-schools <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> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; State police are investigating burglaries at the elementary schools in Starksboro and Lincoln that occurred over the long Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend in which thousands of dollars of electronics were stolen.</p> <p> Police said someone broke into Lincoln Community School and Robinson Elementary in Starksboro sometime between Jan. 17 and 20.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28166">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501burglars-break-starksboro-lincoln-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Logs lincoln starksboro Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:41:35 +0000 Zach Despart 28166 at http://addisonindependent.com County's northeast towns look for full election slates http://addisonindependent.com/201501countys-northeast-towns-look-full-election-slates <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> BRISTOL &mdash; Local residents have until Monday to file the necessary paperwork to appear on the ballot for town offices or school boards, but ballots in each of the five towns that comprise the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union are already shaping up.</p> <p> Anyone who wishes to run for a town or school office must submit a nominating petition at their town office by 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26. Signatures from 1 percent of registered voters are required.</p> <p> Voters will head to the polls on Town Meeting Day, March 3, to choose their representatives.</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/28128">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501countys-northeast-towns-look-full-election-slates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol bristol lincoln Monkton New Haven starksboro Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:06:40 +0000 Zach Despart 28128 at http://addisonindependent.com School boards draft ANeSU budgets http://addisonindependent.com/201412school-boards-draft-anesu-budgets <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> BRISTOL &mdash; The five elementary schools in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union this month created draft budgets for the 2015-2016 school year, giving residents the first idea of what they&rsquo;ll be asked to approve on Town Meeting Day.</p> <p> The district disclosed draft budgets for Bristol Elementary, Beeman Elementary, Robinson Elementary, Monkton Central &nbsp;and Lincoln Community schools last week.</p> <p> Each school estimates a spending increase, and those hikes range from 3.9 to 9.8 percent.</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/27604">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412school-boards-draft-anesu-budgets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Adams ANeSU bristol lincoln Monkton New Haven school budget starksboro Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:20:16 +0000 Addison Independent 27604 at http://addisonindependent.com Area towns struggle to comply with new public records law http://addisonindependent.com/201411area-towns-struggle-compy-new-public-records-law <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: 20.7999992370605px;">ADDISON/STARKSBORO &mdash; Two Addison County towns have found different answers to a challenge posed by revisions the Legislature made to Vermont&rsquo;s Open Meeting Law this past session, a challenge shared by a number of towns statewide.</span></p> <p> Vermont towns have always been required to make available drafts of meeting minutes within five days. The revised law also requires towns with websites to post those draft minutes online in that same timeframe.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26799">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411area-towns-struggle-compy-new-public-records-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro Addison Featured public records starksboro Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:19:15 +0000 Zach Despart 26799 at http://addisonindependent.com ANeSU proposes record $33 million Mt. Abe renovation bond http://addisonindependent.com/201409anesu-proposes-record-33-million-bond <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;">BRISTOL &mdash; Voters in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union will decide on Election Day whether to approve a bond to pay for an ambitious renovation of Mount Abraham Union High School.</span></p> <p> The MAUHS school board voted Sept. 16 to ask residents for a sum not to exceed $32.6 million to make substantial improvements to school.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25760">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409anesu-proposes-record-33-million-bond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol ANeSU bond bristol Featured lincoln MAUHS Monkton Mount Abraham New Haven renovation starksboro Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:30:05 +0000 Zach Despart 25760 at http://addisonindependent.com ANeSU communities see tax levies increase http://addisonindependent.com/201408anesu-communities-see-tax-levies-increase <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: 20.799999237060547px;">ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Most property owners in the five-town area are seeing higher tax bills than last year.</span></p> <p> Selectboards in Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro set municipal tax rates in the past month or so to pay for town staffing obligations and highway spending.</p> <p> Town leaders have also received final homestead and non-residential school tax rates from the state, allowing towns to send out 2014-2015 tax bills. Each of the five towns are served by the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union.</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/25064">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408anesu-communities-see-tax-levies-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County ANeSU bristol lincoln Monkton New Haven starksboro taxes Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:42:56 +0000 Zach Despart 25064 at http://addisonindependent.com Vermont State Police Log: Police Investigate Starksboro town office burglary http://addisonindependent.com/201405vermont-state-police-log-police-investigate-town-office-burglary <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> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Vermont State Police troopers working out of the New Haven barracks reported few incidents between May 12 and 19. The most notable may have come on May 12, when troopers received a report from the Starksboro Town Office of a burglary.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23425">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405vermont-state-police-log-police-investigate-town-office-burglary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Logs DUI starksboro Vermont State Police VSP Wed, 21 May 2014 19:40:26 +0000 Addison Independent 23425 at http://addisonindependent.com Common Ground Center marks two decades http://addisonindependent.com/201405common-ground-marks-two-decades <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23181" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201405common-ground-marks-two-decades"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/CommonGround2790.thumbnail.jpg" alt="CommonGround2790.jpg" title="CommonGround2790.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"> COMMON GROUND CENTER staff Connor Timmons, left, Neily Jennings, Jim Mendell and Peg Kamens have worked tirelessly this spring to prepare for the center’s 20th anniversary celebration May 10 in Starksboro. Independent photo/Zach Despart </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: 20.799999237060547px;">STARKSBORO &mdash; Tucked away in the rolling hills and babbling brooks of Starksboro is one of Addison County&rsquo;s better-kept secrets &mdash; but Jim Mendell doesn&rsquo;t want it to stay that way.</span></p> <p> Mendell and his wife, Peg Kamens, are co-founders of the Common Ground Center, a family recreation retreat on a sprawling 700-acre parcel that straddles the towns of Starksboro and Monkton. Since 1994, the nonprofit has hosted children&rsquo;s camps, family retreats, private parties and school groups.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23183">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405common-ground-marks-two-decades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro 20th Anniversary Common Ground Center Featured Jennings Marten Medell starksboro Timmons Thu, 08 May 2014 13:07:05 +0000 Zach Despart 23183 at http://addisonindependent.com Starksboro woman cited in Bristol theft http://addisonindependent.com/201402bristol-woman-arrested <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> BRISTOL &mdash; Police arrested a Starksboro woman on Feb. 23 and cited her for larceny in connection with a theft that occurred a week earlier.</p> <p> Police allege Chastity A. Pecor, 29, stole a wallet from a vehicle parked at the First Baptist Church in Bristol on Feb. 16. Police said that after taking the wallet, Pecor took $72 in cash from it, and then left the wallet next to the front door of the police station.</p> <p> Pecor is due to answer the charge in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, on April 7.</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/21848">full story</a></h4> Crime Logs bristol starksboro Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:46:44 +0000 Addison Independent 21848 at http://addisonindependent.com Local man still struggles with Vt. Health Connect http://addisonindependent.com/201401local-man-still-struggles-vt-health-connect <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: 20.799999237060547px;">STARKSBORO &mdash; Jeff Keeney&rsquo;s patience for Vermont Health Connect, the state&rsquo;s incarnation of the Affordable Care Act, has run out.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t believe anything from Vermont Health Connect,&rdquo; Keeney said late last week. &ldquo;They&rsquo;ve been wrong every step of the way.&rdquo;</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/21201">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201401local-man-still-struggles-vt-health-connect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro Ayer Bray Fisher Shumlin starksboro Vermont Health Connect Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:36:02 +0000 Zach Despart 21201 at http://addisonindependent.com