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Addison http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/753/all en Bloody man charged with assault http://addisonindependent.com/201411bloody-man-charged-assault <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> ADDISON &mdash; A Middlebury man on Monday pleaded innocent to a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault in Chittenden County Superior Court, criminal division, after he allegedly threw a woman through a window at an Addison home earlier that morning.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26985">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411bloody-man-charged-assault" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Logs Addison assault Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:23:15 +0000 Addison Independent 26985 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 Meet your candidate: Addison Senate, Claire Ayer http://addisonindependent.com/201410meet-your-candidate-addison-senate-claire-ayer <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26411" style="width: 65px;"><a href="/201410meet-your-candidate-addison-senate-claire-ayer"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Ayer, Claire 06_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Ayer, Claire 06.jpg" title="Ayer, Claire 06.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="65" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Claire Ayer </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> Claire Ayer </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>HEALTH CARE: </strong>It is the role of the government to ensure that all Vermonters have access to high quality, appropriate, and affordable healthcare and to promote public health. The hard part is figuring out a sustainable and fair way to pay for it.</p> <p> Every other industrialized democracy in the world treats healthcare as a public good, just as we do our roads and our schools, and provides better care for far less money. Surely America can do this, but Vermont may have to lead the way (again).</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26412">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410meet-your-candidate-addison-senate-claire-ayer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Addison Election 2014 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:31:05 +0000 Trent Campbell 26412 at http://addisonindependent.com Serial burglar Ritchie gets 13 years to life, earful from victims at sentencing hearing http://addisonindependent.com/201410serial-burglar-ritchie-gets-13-years-life-earful-victims-sentencing-hearing <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26295" style="width: 80px;"><a href="/201410serial-burglar-ritchie-gets-13-years-life-earful-victims-sentencing-hearing"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Ritchie_Raymond_2.thumbnail.JPG" alt="Ritchie_Raymond.JPG" title="Ritchie_Raymond.JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="80" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RAYMOND RITCHIE </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> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; After hearing emotional testimony from several victims on Friday morning in Addison Superior Court&rsquo;s criminal division, Judge Robert Mello approved a plea agreement that sentenced Raymond Ritchie, 38, of Addison to 13 years to life in prison on each of a long list of counts stemming from a <a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201308police-nab-prime-suspect-rash-home-burglaries-addison-county">2012 and 2013 crime spree</a>.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26294">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410serial-burglar-ritchie-gets-13-years-life-earful-victims-sentencing-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Addison burglary Featured Raymond Ritchie Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:52:25 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 26294 at http://addisonindependent.com Ritchie drops opposition to guilty plea in burglary spree http://addisonindependent.com/201408ritchie-drops-opposition-guilty-plea-burglary-spree <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25113" style="width: 80px;"><a href="/201408ritchie-drops-opposition-guilty-plea-burglary-spree"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Ritchie_Raymond_1.thumbnail.JPG" alt="Ritchie_Raymond.JPG" title="Ritchie_Raymond.JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="80" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RAYMOND RITCHIE </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> John S. McCright </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; An Addison County Superior Court hearing on Tuesday cleared the way for an Addison man to be sentenced for his role in a rash of burglaries in the first half of 2013.</span></p> <p> Raymond Ritchie, 38, faces 13 years to life in prison when Judge Robert Mello delivers his sentence in a hearing set to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 17.</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/25115">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408ritchie-drops-opposition-guilty-plea-burglary-spree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison Addison burglary Featured Ritchie Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:26:17 +0000 Zach Despart 25115 at http://addisonindependent.com Addison to mull town plan change http://addisonindependent.com/201408addison-mull-town-plan-change <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> ADDISON &mdash; Addison residents on Aug. 12 will have a second and most likely final chance to weigh in on a town plan update that the town&rsquo;s planning commission has said would allow Addison to adopt some new zoning laws that have been on hold since late last year.</p> <p> On next Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Addison firehouse, the selectboard will hold a public hearing on the update, which includes many new factual updates and maps, changes made to conform with state laws, and new sections on town history, education, economic development, and recreation and tourism.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24863">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408addison-mull-town-plan-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison Addison Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:42:13 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 24863 at http://addisonindependent.com Alleged burglar Raymond Ritchie fights his plea agreement http://addisonindependent.com/201407alleged-burglar-fights-his-plea-agreement <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24422" style="width: 88px;"><a href="/201407alleged-burglar-fights-his-plea-agreement"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Ritchie_Raymond_0.thumbnail.JPG" alt="Ritchie_Raymond.JPG" title="Ritchie_Raymond.JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="88" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RAYMOND RITCHIE </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> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Addison man arrested in July 2013 and accused of committing a rash of burglaries in his hometown and other county communities was back in court on Monday, this time contesting the terms of a plea agreement to which he agreed in April.</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/24420">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201407alleged-burglar-fights-his-plea-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Addison burglary Featured Ritchie Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:58:28 +0000 Mary Langworthy 24420 at http://addisonindependent.com Commission sets Monday evening hearing on Addison Town Plan http://addisonindependent.com/201406commission-sets-monday-evening-hearing-addison-town-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> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON &mdash; The Addison Planning Commission will hold a public hearing this Monday, June 30, at 7 p.m. on proposed revisions to the Addison Town Plan. The hearing will be held at the town fire station on Route 17.</p> <p> According to a list of changes provided in a legal ad, many of the revisions are updates to reflect new information on town services and other items such as Census data.&nbsp;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24210">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201406commission-sets-monday-evening-hearing-addison-town-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison Addison Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:17:15 +0000 Weyland Joyner 24210 at http://addisonindependent.com VUHS senior Willenbaker awarded Scholarship of Excellence http://addisonindependent.com/201406vuhs-senior-willenbaker-awarded-scholarship-excellence <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23952" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201406vuhs-senior-willenbaker-awarded-scholarship-excellence"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Willenbaker scholarship.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Willenbaker scholarship.jpg" title="Willenbaker scholarship.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"> Anna Willenbaker </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> ADDISON &mdash; Anna Willenbaker, daughter of Wendy Willenbaker and Edward Willenbaker of Addison, was one of five Vermont high school seniors to be awarded a $5,000 Scholarship of Excellence by the owners of the University Mall in Burlington recently. The college scholarship recognizes excellence in community service, leadership and academics.&nbsp;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23955">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201406vuhs-senior-willenbaker-awarded-scholarship-excellence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison Addison vergennes VUHS Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:23:59 +0000 Mary Langworthy 23955 at http://addisonindependent.com Fifth-grader rides to four schools to raise cycling awareness http://addisonindependent.com/201406fifth-grader-raises-cyclying-awareness <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23728" style="width: 155px;"><a href="/201406fifth-grader-raises-cyclying-awareness"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/BikeBoy0221.thumbnail.jpg" alt="BikeBoy0221.jpg" title="BikeBoy0221.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="155" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BINGHAM MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY School fifth-grader Griffin Schneider rides his bike along Route 7 South in Middlebury Monday morning with his parents, Peter Schneider and Jessie Donovan, and Addison Central Supervisory Union Superintendent Peter Burrows. Griffin road from his school in Cornwall to three 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> Evan Johnson </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Sunny skies and moderate temperatures make Monday a perfect day for a bike ride, and Cornwall 11-year-old Griffin Schneider did pedal his bike to school &mdash; actually to four schools.</span></p> <p> Accompanied by his parents and Addison Central Supervisory Union Superintendent Peter Burrows, Griffin Schneider pedaled some 30 miles around Addison County to raise awareness for World Bicycle Relief and to encourage other students to consider new ways of getting to school.</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/23729">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201406fifth-grader-raises-cyclying-awareness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison Addison cycling elementary school Featured Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:00:53 +0000 Zach Despart 23729 at http://addisonindependent.com Addison's John Spencer launches bid for Vt. House seat http://addisonindependent.com/201405addisons-john-spencer-launches-bid-vt-house-seat <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23499" style="width: 175px;"><a href="/201405addisons-john-spencer-launches-bid-vt-house-seat"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/John Spencer X 3.thumbnail.jpg" alt="John Spencer X 3.jpg" title="John Spencer X 3.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="175" height="97" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> JOHN SPENCER, A lifelong Addison resident who has served on town government and school boards, will run for one of the two seats in the Vermont House that represent the five towns in northwestern Addison County. 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> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">ADDISON &mdash; A newcomer to statewide politics announced on Monday he would seek one of the two Addison-3 seats in the Vermont House of Representatives, but the novice candidate is no stranger to public service in his hometown of Addison or the greater Vergennes community.</span></p> <p> John Spencer, 66, a Democrat, now leads two panels in his native town, the Addison Development Review Board and the Addison Town Hall Restoration Committee.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23458">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405addisons-john-spencer-launches-bid-vt-house-seat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison Addison campaign 2014 Featured legislature Thu, 22 May 2014 12:48:17 +0000 Zach Despart 23458 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Addison firefighters explain truck replacement http://addisonindependent.com/201404opinion-addison-firefighters-explain-truck-replacement <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> Chris Mulliss et al. </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">As officers of the Addison Volunteer Fire Department, we would like to clarify several items that were reported in the April 17 </span><em style="font-size: 13px;">Addison Independent </em><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">under the headline &ldquo;Addison buys new firetruck.&rdquo; This is also so townspeople do not think the selectboard was stepping outside their bounds.</span></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/22959">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201404opinion-addison-firefighters-explain-truck-replacement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Addison fire truck Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:23:11 +0000 Zach Despart 22959 at http://addisonindependent.com Addison buys a new fire truck http://addisonindependent.com/201404addison-buys-new-fire-truck <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: 20.799999237060547px;">ADDISON &mdash; The Addison selectboard and Addison Volunteer Fire Department executive officers at a special March 19 selectboard meeting at the fire station agreed to buy a new fire truck for the town.</span></p> <p> The new $338,640 truck will replace the department&rsquo;s 1994 truck. According to meeting minutes, the department had $82,000 in its truck fund, and the town will finance the difference with a 15-year, 2.9-percent loan through the National Bank of Middlebury.</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/22769">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201404addison-buys-new-fire-truck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison Addison fire truck real estate Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:18:26 +0000 Zach Despart 22769 at http://addisonindependent.com Addison official denies claims in harassment, discrimination suit http://addisonindependent.com/201403addison-official-denies-claims-harassment-discrimination-suit <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: 20.799999237060547px;">ADDISON &mdash; The chairman of Addison&rsquo;s selectboard denied allegations leveled against the town of Addison, himself and his wife contained in a civil suit that was filed on March 5 in Addison Superior Court by two town residents.</span></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/22272">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201403addison-official-denies-claims-harassment-discrimination-suit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison Addison discrimination graffiti Lesbians selectboard zoning Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:30:17 +0000 Zach Despart 22272 at http://addisonindependent.com Lesbian couple in Addison says the town discriminated http://addisonindependent.com/201403lesbian-couple-addison-says-town-discriminated <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> Laura Krantz </div> </div> </div> <p> <em>This article originally appeared on VTDigger.org</em></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">ADDISON &mdash; Two women have filed a lawsuit alleging the town of Addison and the selectboard chairman unfairly discriminated against them because they are lesbians.</span></p> <p> Attorney David Bond filed the suit on March 5 on behalf of Barbara Supeno and Barbara Ernst in Addison Superior Court, though the court could not provide the documents to the public early this week because the town of Addison had not been served paperwork on the suit.</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/22156">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201403lesbian-couple-addison-says-town-discriminated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison Addison lawsuit Lesbians Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:11:19 +0000 Zach Despart 22156 at http://addisonindependent.com