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No contested races on Monkton ballot

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



MONKTON — There will be no contested races in Monkton on Town Meeting Day.

On the selectboard, Selectman Roger Parker is running again for a three-year seat, and incumbent Henry Boisse is running again for a two-year seat.

All candidates for the Monkton Central School board are also unchallenged incumbents. Robert Radler is up for a three-year term; and both Marikate Kelley and Sarah Rougier are running again for one-year terms.

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Monkton Central School's Gagner honored for innovative teaching

Posted on February 8, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MONKTON — Kate La Riviere Gagner, a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher at Monkton Central School, has received two honors for her innovative science and design technology teaching practices. Gagner was selected for a Winter 2016 Engineering is Elementary Teacher Scholarship, or EiE, from Boston’s Museum of Science, and as a VITA-Learn IGNITE Educator.

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Pipeline protesters halt eminent domain appraisal in Monkton

Posted on January 29, 2016 |
By Mike Polahamus of VTDigger.org



MONKTON — Bearing banners and singing songs, several dozen protesters blocked an expected appraisal Thursday at Monkton resident Claire Broughton’s property, where Vermont Gas Systems is seeking to lay a natural gas pipeline over her objections.

The protesters waited in a cold wind for about an hour before hearing via Broughton’s lawyer that state officials had called off the visit. He said officials deemed the situation too “menacing.”

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ANeSU working toward district unity

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



MONKTON — Residents of the five towns in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union could vote on a plan to unify governance and budgeting across the district’s six schools by Town Meeting Day 2017, or possibly as soon as next November’s elections.

That was the message from a member of the ANeSU Act 46 Study Committee in a report she gave to the Monkton Central School Board this past Thursday evening.

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Lazo joins Greentree Real Estate

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MONKTON — Greentree Real Estate of Monkton welcomes Orion Lazo as its newest licensed real estate agent. Lazo joined Greentree at the end of 2015 and has been a licensed Realtor for a year.

Lazo moved to Vermont from Colorado in 2013 and says he fell in love with the natural beauty and tightknit community of the Green Mountain State. He holds a B.S. in psychology from University of Vermont. He taught adaptive skiing at Vail from 2007 until 2013.

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Vermont Gas proceeds with final hearings for Phase I pipeline

Posted on January 4, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



MONKTON — Three landowners now stand between Vermont Gas Systems and the 164 property easements it needs to proceed with Phase I of the Addison County pipeline project — if, that is, the Public Service Board decides in Vermont Gas’s favor when it issues a decision in its reexamination of the project’s 2013 Certificate of Public Good.

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Monkton students donate over 1,300 food items

Posted on December 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MONKTON — The fifth- and sixth-grade Student Council at Monkton Central School announces the results of their very successful Holiday Food Drive. The school community collected 1,318 non-perishable food items in just six school days.

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Tari Shattuck grant helps kids remain calm and focused

Posted on December 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MONKTON — The Tari Shattuck Education Foundation has provided a generous grant to support students’ social-emotional learning at Monkton Central School. With their funding, Monkton Central School was able to purchase Hoberman spheres or “breathing balls” for every classroom, related arts room, and other rooms throughout the school, for the purpose of encouraging students to use “belly breathing” as a way to calm their bodies and refocus their attention.

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Monkton man wins Silver Feather for wildlife work

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MONKTON/MIDDLEBURY — The Otter Creek Audubon Society (OCAS) Board of Directors has awarded Chris Slesar of Monkton the organization’s 2015 Silver Feather award.

At its annual dinner last month, the OCAS bestowed the award on Slesar “in honor of notable devotion, dedication and untiring effort on behalf of the preservation and appreciation of the birds, other wildlife, and natural communities of Addison County,” according to the OCAS.

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Boy Scouts still have trees, wreaths

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — If you still need to get a Christmas tree or want to get a nice wreath for the holidays, Monkton Boy Scout Troop 525 will be selling trees and wreaths at the Monkton Friends Methodist Church each weekend before Christmas. The Scouts will be at the church on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Prices of the trees, coming from Craftsbury, are $35 each.

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