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Monkton Democrat enters race for Bristol-area House seat

Posted on March 24, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MONKTON — Monkton selectboard Chairman Stephen Pilcher on Saturday officially launched his campaign to win one of the two seats in the Addison-4 Vermont House district, which represents the communities of Bristol, Monkton, Starksboro and Lincoln.

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Blazing the way: Monkton farm couple pioneers cheesemaking niche

Posted on March 24, 2016 |
By Emilie Munson



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In the cold Vermont darkness, Marjorie Susman and Marian Pollack slide into endlessly pocketed Carhartt pants and tall muck boots. It is February, and though the snow is gone, the earth is hard when they step out of their small farmhouse. Their breath hangs in faint wisps before disappearing in the early morning air. It is 5:30 a.m.

Pollack, 68, heads to the barn to milk their six Jersey cows, Clover, Hershey, Kudo, Pookah, Slinky and Bounty. Her boxy body moves briskly, gray shorn hair standing on end.

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Monkton film company releases its first feature-length movie

Posted on March 21, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



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MONKTON — Jonnie and Jennifer Corcoran developed a passion for film when they were growing up. Their mother wrote, directed, shot and edited 8mm and 16mm films, as well as plays. She introduced her children to Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Mister Magoo and, as they grew up in Italy, to the pantheon of iconic Italian filmmakers. 

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Supreme Court nixes Monkton gravel pit

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



MONKTON — The Vermont Supreme Court called “case closed” on a proposed blasting and gravel crushing operation in Monkton that’s been in dispute since first proposed in early 2012.

The court last month ruled in favor of the town of Monkton against Allan and Michael Brisson, of Brisson Stone LLC, and reaffirmed an earlier decision by the Environment Court to deny Brisson Stone’s application.

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2016 Monkton Town Meeting Wrap Up

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — One of the first actions at Monkton’s Saturday town meeting was to nominate an acting town moderator from the floor. Longtime town moderator Ken Wheeling, who’s served as moderator for more than 30 years and as zoning administrator for more than 40, could not be at town meeting as the result of a Feb. 18 car accident that still had him hospitalized last Saturday. Deputy Secretary of Education Bill Talbott accepted the nomination and moderated the meeting in Wheeling’s place.

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2016 Monkton Town Meeting Preview

Posted on February 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — For the first time, Monkton will hold its annual town meeting on the Saturday preceding Town Meeting Day rather than on the first Tuesday in March. Monkton townspeople will convene for the town meeting on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Monkton Central School at 10 a.m.

The Monkton Annual School Meeting will be even earlier. Monkton folks are invited to the Central School on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. for that event.

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Monkton Boy Scouts plan benefit spaghetti dinner

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — The Monkton Boy Scouts will hold their annual Eric Davis Memorial Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, March 5, from 5-7 p.m. at Monkton Central School. The silent auction closes at 6:30 p.m.

The menu includes regular and gluten-free spaghetti with meat, sausage and vegetarian sauces, as well as tossed green salad, freshly made bread products, homemade desserts and beverages.

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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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