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Addison County celebrates Week of the Young Child

Posted on April 20, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont is honoring its youngest learners during the Week of the Young Child, April 12-18. This nationwide event is sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children.

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Districts offer publicly funded preschool

Posted on April 20, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



Addison Northeast, Addison Central and Addison Northwest supervisory unions — which cover 17 towns in the Bristol, Middlebury and Vergennes areas — all will support some sort of publicly funded preschool programs in 2015-2016.

What is publicly funded preschool?

Publicly funded preschool is defined as 10 hours per week (35 weeks per year, September-June) of developmentally appropriate early learning experiences based on Vermont’s Early Learning Standards.

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Carbon tax and solar arrays spur debate

Posted on April 20, 2015 |
By John Flowers



WEYBRIDGE — At the legislative breakfast at the Congregational Church of Weybridge on April 13, lawmakers and citizens in attendance discussed energy topics facing Vermont, including the usefulness of a carbon tax and the spread of solar arrays.

The notion of a carbon tax to discourage the use of fossil fuels and create more capital for individuals, businesses and the state to invest in renewable energy. The Legislature has been discussing some carbon tax bills, but they have not been gaining much traction at the Statehouse.

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Bike ride to aid Boe scholarship fund

Posted on April 20, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central Supervisory Union is organizing a “Kelly Boe Memorial Bike Ride” on Monday, May 4, at 4 p.m., to provide seed money for a scholarship fund in honor of Boe, a Middlebury resident who was killed after being struck by a car while cycling in Weybridge on April 14.

The ride is being spearheaded by ACSU Superintendent Peter Burrows, an avid cyclist.

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Pets bring joy to local workplaces and increase productivity

Posted on April 20, 2015 |
By Christy Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — Animal lovers will often describe time spent around their beloved pets as therapeutic, calming, uplifting and stress-relieving.

For folks that leave their pets at home during the workday, there’s often a sense of hurry when leaving the office so as to give a friendly hello to that familiar face that’s waiting to greet one at the door.

Increasingly, however, workplaces are opening their doors and their policies to pets at work and are seeing some positive results.

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Sex offender ordered to stay away from county women

Posted on April 20, 2015 |
By Mike Donohue of the Burlington Free Press



MIDDLEBURY — A two-judge panel has ordered convicted sex offender Richard Laws, 49, to stay away from two Addison County women for at least the next 12 months.

Acting Family Court Judge Barry Peterson and Assistant Judge Irene Poole heard statements from the two women during separate hearings on Wednesday about their desire to have no contact with Laws, who was released from prison last Thursday.

He had completed serving a 23-year sentence for the rape and brutal beating of a woman in Waitsfield in 1992.

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Springtime upkeep planned for the Long Trail

Posted on April 16, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



VERMONT — At 273 miles long, Vermont’s Long Trail stretches the length of the Green Mountain State. As with the Middlebury Area Land Trust's Trail Around Middlebury, this historic hiking trail depends heavily on the work of volunteers to keep it maintained.

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Students of the Week - April 13, 2015

Posted on April 16, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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.

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Lawmakers at odds over health care reform funding

Posted on April 16, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Local lawmakers and area health care providers will be closely monitoring the progress of a $20 million tax package designed to further Vermont’s health care reform effort.

Part of that $20 million in revenues — derived from taxes on sugar-sweetened and diet beverages, tobacco products and dietary supplements — would be used to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates to doctors and other service providers, some of whom are struggling to remain solvent.

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Cat socializing helps ease pets through trauma

Posted on April 16, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



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MIDDLEBURY — Sitting cross-legged on the floor in one of the “Meet and Greet” rooms at Homeward Bound: The Humane Society of Addison County, Victoria Blewer entertained one of the center’s newest arrivals at the humane society’s Boardman Street headquarters: a muscular, jet-black male cat named Nero.

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