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May 2nd, 2016
ADDISON COUNTY — Last year more than 21,000 Vermonters in all 255 municipalities helped to pick up more than 200 tons of trash statewide for the 2015 Green Up Day.
In Addison County, volunteers from Addison through Whiting helped pick up more than 20 tons of trash, including 302 tires; 29 computers, CD players and televisions; 10 appliances; three propane cylinders and one oil filter, according to the Addison County Solid Waste Management District’s trash tally.
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Adult Learning, at 282 Boardman St. in Middlebury, is offering three free classes for adults. Two of the classes teach computer basics, and one is for people who are learning the English language.
The classes are:
MIDDLEBURY — The Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center Guidance Department is now accepting scholarship applications from graduating PAHCC seniors who have a demonstrated commitment to career and community and who plan to pursue further education after graduating. This scholarship provides $1,000 per year for up to four years of higher education.
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.
MIDDLEBURY — Norwich University Assistant Professor of English Sean Prentiss will read from and sign “Finding Abbey: The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave” at the Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury on Thursday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m.
When the great environmental writer Edward Abbey died in 1989, four of his friends buried him secretly in a hidden desert spot that no one would ever find. The final resting place of the Thoreau of the American West remains unknown and has become part of American folklore.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College last week announced that its board of trustees has approved an increase of 4.7 percent, or $2,871, for annual undergraduate tuition, room and board charges for the 2016-2017 academic year.
The increase will bring the cost for a year at Middlebury College to $63,917, including $49,648 for tuition and $14,269 for room and board. An additional mandatory student activity fee will increase by $5 to $415.
LINCOLN — United States citizens’ rights and responsibilities and how people can affect positive change in their communities provide the framework for an original musical theater production, “A Glance at the Lincoln 5/6 Year,” by Lincoln Community School fifth- and sixth-graders. The Friday, May 6, production marks the culmination of a year-long study integrating the humanities and science.
MONKTON — The Addison Northeast Supervisory Union’s Act 46 Study Committee is studying the benefits and challenges of complying with the law that encourages towns in supervisory unions to merge administration of their schools under a single budget that is overseen by one board.
The committee is seeking feedback from everyone in the five-town area. Committee members are specifically asking for community input on the benefits and challenges to help them weigh priorities and consider how to structure a possible union.