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$100,000 in challenge grants given in Porter Medical Center campaign

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Two major and anonymous financial commitments totaling $100,000 have been committed to Porter Medical Center in the form of “challenge grants” intended to encourage others to support the upcoming “People for Porter” annual campaign.

Through these challenge grants, every donation made to Porter between Sept. 15 and Dec. 31 will be matched on a 2-1 basis by these donors according to Porter Vice President for Development Ron Hallman.

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Emerson Barks & On Trails: Authors discuss their works

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



The Vermont Book Shop is hosting two authors for readings and book-signings this week. Kids bring your parents this Saturday, to hear Vermont author/illustrator Liza Woodruff read her brand-new picture book, Emerson Barks in a special Saturday storytime, at 10:30 a.m. There will be activities and treats. Ideal for ages 4-8 \ good thing it's free!

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Bristol business park proposal taking shape

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Bristol’s quest to build a business park took a major leap forward Monday when backers of such a park unveiled their prototype to be located on a Stoney Hill parcel behind the new fire station.

For many this vision to put a business park in Bristol and bring scores of permanent jobs to town began when the town purchased the 30 acres on Stoney Hill for $1 in 1999.

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Ferrisburgh board, workers at odds with town treasurer

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The work of a Ferrisburgh official has come under scrutiny and opened the question of whether the 19th century form of small town government is appropriate to Addison County’s third-largest municipality.

Ferrisburgh town workers have recently told the Ferrisburgh selectboard they are not happy with the performance of Town Treasurer Garrit Smits, alleging that Smits is working too few hours to do his job, leaving his co-workers to perform his work and subjecting the town to late fees.

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Sanders fires up Middlebury crowd

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — In a 20-minute appearance at a Labor Day rally on Middlebury’s town green, Bernie Sanders whipped up the roughly 300 supportive spectators with one of the U.S. senator’s classic orations.

The Vermont Independent exhorted the crowd to become involved in the political process in order to reverse national trends in income inequality and to advocate for action on climate change, national health care, campaign finance reform and free college tuition.

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Stuff the Bus drive brings school supplies to county students

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — This year the staff at the United Way of Addison County hosted a back-to-school donation drive known as ‘Stuff the Bus!’ The donation drive was held by placing school buses and volunteers  for collecting supplies at three different locations around Addison County: Vergennes, Bristol and Middlebury.

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Applications available for Bristol-area arts funding

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — 5-Town Friends of the Arts is now accepting grant applications for its fall round of community grants.

The Community Grants program helps to fund experiences and events in the fine arts, performing arts, history and other cultural experiences to enrich the lives of people living in Monkton, New Haven, Bristol, Lincoln and Starksboro.

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Yoga in Vergennes: Moving the community together

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By By Emma Cotton



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VERGENNES — Vergennes’s newest yoga and exercise studio is a shared space in more ways than one.

The studio, which sits on the second floor of an apartment building on Main Street that overlooks Vergennes City Park, has been owned under several managers throughout the years. It was handed over to co-founders Rebeccah Brinton and Jamie Smith in January.

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Harper wants to build sustainable economy at business park

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphee



BRISTOL — “It’s not just going to be another business park,” said Stoney Hill Properties developer Kevin Harper. “We want something unique.”

Harper introduced a preliminary plan for his proposed business park at Monday's Bristol selectboard meeting.

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Rep. Jewett honored for his efforts on DUI law

Posted on September 4, 2016 |
By John Flowers



RIPTON — The national organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving, known as MADD, is honoring Rep. Willem Jewett of Ripton as its “2016 Vermont Legislator of the Year” for his support of a new state law that expands the required use of ignition interlock devices for people convicted of driving under the influence.

Jewett, a Democrat, was the lead sponsor of bill H.560, which was ultimately passed as part of Vermont’s 2016-2017 transportation bill.

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