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Our main phone line is down, use an alternate number

Posted on July 24, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



Due to the storm last night the main phone number at the Addison Independent office in Middlebury stopped working. If you call 802-388-4944 the phone will ring, but when the folks in the office pick up the line the call is immediately disconnected.

We have alerted FairPoint Communications, who said they would fix the line today.

In the meantime, we are in the office today, Thursday, July 24, and would like to receive your call. Please dial our alternate phone number: 802-388-4945.

Thanks for your perseverance.

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New VSAC report documents state higher education trends

Posted on July 24, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont high school seniors with at least one college-educated parent are more likely to attend college than classmates who would be first-generation college students, a new report by the Vermont Student Assistant Corp. found.

A biannual survey by VSAC of a majority of the state’s high school seniors — including those in Addison County — revealed an “aspiration gap” between those who would be first- and second-generation college students.

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Pipeline opponents ask Public Service Board to reopen proceedings

Posted on July 24, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



ADDISON COUNTY — Opponents of the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project have asked the Vermont Public Service Board to reexamine its approval of Phase I of the pipeline, while the Department of Public Service asked the Board not to delay construction of the project.

Three residents who live in towns affected by the pipeline, which would run from Colchester to Middlebury and Vergennes, on July 21 petitioned the Board to investigate the reasons behind a 40 percent project cost increase announced by Vermont Gas Systems earlier this month, and take appropriate action.

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Books in mailbox can inspire kids about reading

Posted on July 21, 2014 |
By Christy Lynn



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Imagine this: A child who is eager to explore, learn and grow is signed up for a program where every month he or she receives a package in the mail from a nice lady in Nashville containing a brand new book.

For free.

Impossible? Not quite.

Imagination Library is the name of this very charity that country music legend Dolly Parton established back in 1996 to help foster a love for reading among young children in East Tennessee.

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Vermont Gas stands by Phase II pipeline cost estimate

Posted on July 21, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



ADDISON COUNTY — Weeks after announcing a hefty cost jump for Phase I of the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Pipeline project, Vermont Gas Systems on Thursday said it wouldn’t amend cost projections the company submitted to the Public Service Board for Phase II of the project that would extend the pipeline from Middlebury to the International Paper plant in Ticonderoga, N.Y.

 “We don’t have any plans to do that,” company spokesman Steve Wark said.

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Ways of Seeing: Someday, Vermont may act more Swedish

Posted on July 17, 2014 |
By Rebecca Kneale Gould



This month’s column is a live dispatch from the vast archipelago that lies east of Stockholm. In particular, I am writing from the northernmost island, Arlhoma, where travel is by boat, foot or bicycle. What brought me to Stockholm was an opportunity to visit my old friend, Annica, who lived with my family as an exchange student and whom I haven’t seen in 32 years.

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Views from the vet: Cows need access to shade, water

Posted on July 17, 2014 |
By Joe Klopfenstein



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We’ve all enjoyed a very nice stretch of weather, particularly special after our long, cold winter. On the farm, the days are spent cutting, drying and baling hay, chopping and piling grass haylage and

monitoring cornfields. While farmers are busy in the fields, farm animals are basking in the summer sun with the rest of us.

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Landowner, Vermont Gas at odds over easement

Posted on July 14, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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ST. GEORGE — A St. George landowner who lives along the route for Phase 1 of the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas project is at odds with Vermont Gas Systems over how much the company should pay to build the natural gas pipeline across his land.

Philip Beliveau is in the process of subdividing his 58-acre parcel into 19 parcels for a housing development, but Vermont Gas has assessed the value of his property as a singular parcel, and offered an easement payout based on that sum.

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Alleged burglar Raymond Ritchie fights his plea agreement

Posted on July 10, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — 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.

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Storm knocks out power to more than 1,000; noontime Festival show is cancelled

Posted on July 9, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — A summer storm Tuesday night resulted in more than 1,200 Addison County power customers being without electricity as of Wednesday morning.

Green Mountain Power said its crews are working to repair more than 20,000 outages statewide. Damage was most severe in Washington and Addison counties.

Tuesday night’s storm was the second major weather event GMP has responded to this week. The first was a storm over Fourth of July weekend, after which GMP crews restored power to 37,000 clients statewide.

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