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Mount Abe graduates look back, move forward

Posted on June 16, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School on Saturday graduated 110 seniors into a world in which they will experience a variety of emotions, including jubilation, trepidation, exultation and consternation. Commencement speaker Ken Marcelle added one more to the list: fear. But he urged the newly minted graduates to face that emotion head-on and defeat it.

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MUHS grads urged to embrace community

Posted on June 16, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Amid smiles, hugs, bouquets, thunderous cheers and applause from family and well-wishers, and the familiar strains of Edward Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance,” the 146 members of the Middlebury Union High School class of 2016 officially received their high school diplomas on Saturday.

The commencement ceremony at the Memorial Sports Center also featured wise words from top administrators, plus three insightful and humor-laced speeches from peers, before the newly minted graduates were launched into the world.

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Bristol residents want safer walk to creemee stand

Posted on June 16, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Getting creemees at the Village Creeme Stand is almost synonymous with summer in Bristol.

But crossing busy West Street to get to that Dreamy Creeme cookie sandwich or classic kiddie-size vanilla-and-chocolate-twist cone with rainbow sprinkles has become a concern for many, given that the destination is among Bristol’s top summer kid magnets.

“The town is working with creemee stand owner Tom Wallace to find a solution that works,” said Town Administrator Therese Kirby.

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Well-known PE teacher set to write a new chapter

Posted on June 16, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Jacque McNamara’s life is unfolding in a pattern similar to the contours of the Green Mountains she loves to climb.

A lot of peaks and some valleys.

And while she retired last week from a lengthy teaching career at Mary Hogan Elementary School, she’s not done climbing.

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Pocock Rocks returning to Bristol this weekend

Posted on June 16, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



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BRISTOL — Join friends old and new in downtown Bristol this Saturday as Main Street is turned into a showcase for Vermont’s funkiest tunes, food, drinks and fun at the seventh Pocock Rocks Music Festival and Street Fair.

After a hiatus last year, Pocock Rocks is back from 3 to 8 p.m. and open to all who want to kick off the summer with style and a little groove. Local bands will be rocking all day with back-to-back performances on two stages at either end of the street.

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Area high schools celebrate graduations for class of 2016

Posted on June 16, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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All four local high schools held commencement ceremonies this past weekend. Click below, for stories on Middlebury Union High School, Mount Abe Union High School, Otter Valley Union High School, or Vergennes Union High School.

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Lake Dunmore and Fern Lake closed for herbicide treatment

Posted on June 14, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



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SALISBURY / LEICESTER — There will be no swimming at Branbury State Park, or anywhere on Lake Dunmore and Fern Lake, this Wednesday and Thursday because a herbicide will be pumped into the water to kill invasive aquatic plants.

The Lake Dunmore Fern Lake Association is treating the two bodies of water with herbicides called Renovate OTF and Renovate 3 (active ingredient triclopyr) to help get rid of Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum, EWM). The application of the herbicide is slated for Wednesday.

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New Addison Central school board to hold first meeting next week

Posted on June 14, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe on June 22 will bring to order the first-ever meeting of the newly created Addison Central School District Board.

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Wrestling champ raised $2,400 for Lions charity

Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School junior Brandon Cousino recently handed a $2,402 check to the Vergennes Lions Club, some of it his own money, most of it community donations, and all of it based on his state championship wrestling season at 182 pounds this past winter.

Cousino, a 17-year-old Ferrisburgh resident, recruited a half-dozen businesses in the Vergennes area and elsewhere in the county plus several family members to donate to the Lions’ charitable initiatives, with the amounts depending on how well Cousino fared on the mat.

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Bristol fire chief earns firefighter award

Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — The Vermont American Legion has named Bristol Fire Chief Brett LaRose the 2016 Firefighter of the Year.

“I’m honored. It’s unexpected. And I’m just truly honored that my peers thought enough of me and my efforts to submit my name for this award,” said LaRose. “I think of all the qualified candidates whose names must have been submitted to be recipients of this award, and the fact that they selected my name it just kind of takes me back.”

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