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Chronology http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1916/all en Chronology 2014: A year in review http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-2014-year-review <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27724" style="width: 175px;"><a href="/201412chronology-2014-year-review"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Chronology photo spread.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Chronology photo spread.jpg" title="Chronology photo spread.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="175" height="36" /></a></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> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> This New Year&#39;s Day pause provides an opportunity to look back over the past 12 months and recall where we&#39;ve been before we wade into hte 12 months ahead. We present this retrospective to help you bring to mind the big stories of the year and also some of the smaller ones that have touched our lives in Addison County in Brandon. Below you&#39;ll find a link to each month&#39;s recap. Happy New Year!</p> <p> <a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-2014-january">January</a></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27694">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-2014-year-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Chronology Featured top stories year in review Wed, 31 Dec 2014 14:48:38 +0000 Zach Despart 27694 at http://addisonindependent.com Chronology 2014: December http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-2014-december <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27692" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201412chronology-2014-december"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/12-4.thumbnail.jpg" alt="12-4.jpg" title="12-4.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"> Dec. 4: MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE FRESHMAN Rubby Paulino stands in front of a large crowd of students, staff and faculty below Mead Chapel Monday afternoon. Paulino organized Middlebury&#039;s National Student Walk Out Day event to stand in solidarity with those in Ferguson, Mo. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </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> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Following the decision by a grand jury not to indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, 100 Middlebury College students and staff demonstrated in front of Mead Chapel. The shooting and the decision not to indict ignited nationwide discussions around police brutality and racism. Later this month several dozen Middlebury students held a &ldquo;die-in&rdquo; to draw more attention to unequal treatment by police.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27693">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-2014-december" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County 2014 Chronology December Wed, 31 Dec 2014 14:33:44 +0000 Zach Despart 27693 at http://addisonindependent.com Chronology 2014: November http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-2014-november <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27690" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201412chronology-2014-november"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/11-20.thumbnail.jpg" alt="11-20.jpg" title="11-20.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"> Nov. 20: MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE INTRODUCED its president-elect Laurie Patton Tuesday. Patton, seen here with Middlebury&#039;s Board Chair Marna Whittington, will take over the reins at the college on July 1. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </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> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> The election was the big story in November.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27691">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-2014-november" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County 2014 Chronology November Wed, 31 Dec 2014 14:28:09 +0000 Zach Despart 27691 at http://addisonindependent.com Chronology 2014: October http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-2014-october <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27688" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201412chronology-2014-october"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/10-30.thumbnail.jpg" alt="10-30.jpg" title="10-30.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"> THE OSBORNE HOUSE makes its way across the Cross Street Bridge in Middlebury just after 5:30 a.m. Monday. The house was moved from its site next to the Ilsley Library to make way for the new town office building. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </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> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> Drivers here, as in the rest of Vermont, had to remind themselves that on Oct. 1 a new law that banned talking on cell phones while driving went into effect.</p> <p> Shoreham residents mourned the loss of their selectboard chairman, Paul Saenger, who died Oct. 5 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Saenger, 59, had been in his 10th year on the selectboard at the time of his death. Former Selectwoman Karen Shackett was appointed to serve the balance of Saenger&rsquo;s one-year term, which will be up for grabs in March on Town Meeting Day.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27689">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-2014-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County 2014 Chronology October Wed, 31 Dec 2014 14:17:25 +0000 Zach Despart 27689 at http://addisonindependent.com Chronology 2014: September http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-2014-september <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27686" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201412chronology-2014-september"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/9-25.thumbnail.jpg" alt="9-25.jpg" title="9-25.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"> Sept. 25: BETTY NUOVO, RIGHT, speaks at a candidates&#039; forum in Middlebury Tuesday night while seated next to Amy Sheldon. Nuovo and Sheldon were both elected on the Democratic line in the two seat Addison-1 House race. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </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> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27687">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-2014-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County 2014 Chronology September Wed, 31 Dec 2014 14:12:03 +0000 Zach Despart 27687 at http://addisonindependent.com Chronology: August 2014 http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-august-2014 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27684" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201412chronology-august-2014"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/8-18.thumbnail.jpg" alt="8-18.jpg" title="8-18.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"> Aug. 18: MEMBERS OF THE Hanscom Air Force Base Honor Guard fold up an American flag after a ceremony in the West Salisbury Cemetery last Friday morning honoring the service of Salisbury native Bobby Dyer. Dyer&#039;s remains were this summer located and exhumed from an Alaskan glacier 62 years after his plane crashed while on his first mission with the United States Air Force. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </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> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27685">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-august-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County 2014 August Chronology Wed, 31 Dec 2014 14:07:00 +0000 Zach Despart 27685 at http://addisonindependent.com Chronology 2014: July http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-2014-july <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27682" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201412chronology-2014-july"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/7-14.thumbnail.jpg" alt="7-14.jpg" title="7-14.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"> July 14: CLAY ROSS OF Matuto performs at Festival on-the-Green. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </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> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> On July 2, the Public Service Board experienced a bout of sticker shock when Vermont Gas Systems announced a $36 million cost increase for its Phase I pipeline project. The company said the 40 percent hike was due to increased oversight and a nationwide surge in demand for pipeline construction. State regulators were not amused, and fined the company $35,000 for failing to draft an updated budget for more than a year.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27683">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-2014-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County 2014 Chronology July Wed, 31 Dec 2014 13:56:45 +0000 Zach Despart 27683 at http://addisonindependent.com Chronology 2014: June http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-2014-june <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27677" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201412chronology-2014-june"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/6-5.thumbnail.jpg" alt="6-5.jpg" title="6-5.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"> June 5: BINGHAM MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY School fifth-grader Griffin Schneider rides his bike along Route 7 South in Middlebury Monday morning with parents, Peter Schneider and Jessie Donovan, and Addison Central Supervisory Union Superintendent Peter Burrows. Griffin rode from his school in Cornwall to other Addison County schools, a total of 30 miles, to raise awareness of the benefits of biking and to promote the World Bicycle Relief charity. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </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> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> In June, Middlebury learned a project that will disrupt downtown life and traffic will be delayed until this coming spring: Replacement of the two railway overpasses under Main Street and Merchants Row. Officials said design changes and logistical issues were behind the postponement. A concrete tunnel will eventually supplant the two overpasses and taller passenger trains will be able to use the tracks.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27678">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-2014-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County 2014 Chronology June Wed, 31 Dec 2014 13:32:54 +0000 Zach Despart 27678 at http://addisonindependent.com Chronology 2014: May http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-2014-may <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27675" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201412chronology-2014-may"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/5-12.thumbnail.jpg" alt="5-12.jpg" title="5-12.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"> May 12: POLLY BIRDSALL OF Shoreham was one of more than 60 people given the chance to speak at the Public Service Board hearing held in the Shoreham Elementary School gymnasium. The meeting was the first of two to gather public input on the Vermont Gas Phase II pipeline project. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </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> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> Tears flowed as May arrived. Popular longtime Middlebury Union High School physics teacher and football coach Carl Ciemniewski &mdash; better known as Mr. C, Coach Z or just Z to his students, athletes and friends, respectively &mdash; collapsed and died while attending a Tiger boys&rsquo; lacrosse game. He was just 55, but had a history of heart issues.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27676">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-2014-may" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County 2014 Chronology May Wed, 31 Dec 2014 13:27:52 +0000 Zach Despart 27676 at http://addisonindependent.com Chronology 2014: April http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-2014-april <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27673" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201412chronology-2014-april"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/4-17.thumbnail.jpg" alt="4-17.jpg" title="4-17.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"> April 17: AN AMERICAN LEGION honor guard participates in a naturalization ceremony for new U.S. citizens at Beeman Elementary School in New Haven. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </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> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> April began with longtime Porter Medical Center CEO Jim Daily announcing he would step down after 32 years. But not anytime soon: Porter officials will have plenty of time to find a replacement &mdash; Daily&rsquo;s retirement will be effective in 2016.</p> <p> Other local officials also announced they were leaving: Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union Superintendent John Castle said he would step down in July to take a similar post in Newport, and Middlebury Regional EMS head Bill Edson said he would accept a job leading a veterans&rsquo; outreach center in Massachusetts.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27674">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-2014-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County 2014 April Chronology Wed, 31 Dec 2014 13:24:05 +0000 Zach Despart 27674 at http://addisonindependent.com Chronology 2014: March http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-2014-march <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27671" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201412chronology-2014-march"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/3-17.thumbnail.jpg" alt="3-17.jpg" title="3-17.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"> March 17: A FRONT END LOADER dumps snow into the far corner of the Shaw&#039;s parking lot in Middlebury Thursday morning after clearing the rest of the lot about 18 inches of snow from a late season snowstorm. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </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> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> March is synonymous with Town Meeting Day, and Addison County residents made some major decisions at their respective annual gatherings.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27672">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-2014-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County 2014 Chronology march Wed, 31 Dec 2014 13:20:26 +0000 Zach Despart 27672 at http://addisonindependent.com Chronology 2014: February http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-2014-february <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27669" style="width: 72px;"><a href="/201412chronology-2014-february"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/DoggieFeb.thumbnail.jpg" alt="DoggieFeb.jpg" title="DoggieFeb.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="72" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Feb. 20: ONE OF ED Blechner&#039;s sledding dogs gets a little curious during a photo shoot in Addison in February. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </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> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27670">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-2014-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County 2014 Chronology february Wed, 31 Dec 2014 13:17:20 +0000 Zach Despart 27670 at http://addisonindependent.com Chronology 2014: January http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-2014-january <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27667" style="width: 72px;"><a href="/201412chronology-2014-january"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/ChronJan.thumbnail.jpg" alt="ChronJan.jpg" title="ChronJan.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="72" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jan. 20: MIDDLEBURY SELECTBOARD CHAIR Dean George, left, and Town Clerk Ann Webster, right, talk with Middlebury resident Kate Gridley during an open house at the town offices. More than 100 residents got tours of the building and viewed displays about the proposed new office and town gym. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </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> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> The first month of 2014 saw local selectboards and school boards fine-tune their 2014-2015 budget proposals for Town Meeting Day. In Addison, school directors in January put the finishing touches on a budget that reflected a reduction of 1.5 teaching positions. Vergennes Union High School directors were working to pare down the impact of a budget draft that, if approved, could trigger a 20-percent increase in the VUHS portion of the property tax rates of the five sending towns. Ferrisburgh Central School directors drafted a spending plan calling for an 11 percent increase.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27668">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412chronology-2014-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County 2014 Chronology January Wed, 31 Dec 2014 13:14:09 +0000 Zach Despart 27668 at http://addisonindependent.com Chronology 2012 http://addisonindependent.com/201212chronology-2012 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enjoy our annual Chronology section to recall all the memorable moments of 2012. Look around the page for a history of many local businesses around Addison County to learn when they first opened their doors. </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> Addison Independent Staff </div> </div> </div> <div> <p> <a href="http://addisonindependent.com/?q=node/14755" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/files/images/Chrono Front pg.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 317px; " /></a></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14755">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201212chronology-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Section Chronology Mon, 31 Dec 2012 17:57:25 +0000 rcrest 14755 at http://addisonindependent.com