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Legislative forum to tackle elder issues

Posted on October 21, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Retired Teachers Association (ACRTA), the Community of Vermont Elders (COVE) and the Lodge at Otter Creek will host an Addison County legislative forum on elder issues on Monday, Oct. 28, from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Otter Creek in Middlebury.

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On a whim, a Lincoln man finds his passion

Posted on October 21, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



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LINCOLN — Chris Nelson isn’t an artist. He’s not a carpenter, either. Really, he’s just a guy who likes to carve wood.

You can see his work in front of the Jerusalem Corners Country Store in Starksboro. There’s an eagle, a few bears and a full-size man, each intricately carved from a single piece of wood.

Not bad for a guy who’s only been carving wood since May.

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Student's sheep helps with MUMS geometry class

Posted on October 21, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Eighth-grader Jared Bushey’s ram, Moon, recently visited Middlebury Union Middle School to take part in a geometry lesson. Bushey demonstrated his understanding of geometry concepts using shearing tools and strategies for shearing and showing his ram.

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Vermont 4-Hers do well at Eastern States sheep show

Posted on October 21, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Eleven Vermont 4-H sheep club members were selected to represent the state at the regional 4-H sheep show, Sept. 27-29, at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass. This is the largest delegation sent by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H in recent years.

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Vergennes school competes in annual youth rowing race

Posted on October 21, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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BURLINGTON — Twenty-one crews from local high and middle schools, as well as from Maine and Massachusetts, met on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Burlington Community Boathouse for Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s annual youth rowing race. Vergennes Union High School took first place in the novice four-oar division.

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Expired drugs pick-up in Brandon is Oct. 26

Posted on October 21, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — The Brandon Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its seventh opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. People can bring their medications for disposal to the Brandon Police Department on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The police department is at 301 Forest Dale Road in Brandon. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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Schools seek to combat bullying

Posted on October 17, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



ADDISON COUNTY/BRANDON — In the wake of the suicide last week of Mount Abraham student Olivia Scott, which family said was at least in part due to online bullying that the 16-year-old endured, school administrators, counselors and health professionals are stressing the importance of anti-bullying curricula in local schools.

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Ferrisburgh considering wood heating for school

Posted on October 17, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh Central School officials in the months to come will consider whether to invest in a new boiler that would burn either wood chips or pellets and could save the school money in its heating bills.

According to an Oct. 8 presentation at an FCS board meeting by a Renewable Energy Resources company representative, a wood chip boiler could pay for itself in as few as four years and a wood pellet unit in as few as nine years, depending upon among other things the price of fuel oil.

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Barber shop to be trimmed by rail project

Posted on October 17, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — An upcoming project to replace Middlebury’s two downtown railroad overpasses with a concrete tunnel is likely to result in Bud’s Barber Shop — a local institution — being trimmed from its longtime location at 44 Merchants Row.

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Meal site offers safe place to reflect

Posted on October 17, 2013 |
By Cate Costley



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Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series that highlights the people and programs of the Charter House Coalition, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing basic food and housing to people in need in and around Middlebury. Cate Costley, a junior at Middlebury College, worked this past summer with the coalition. Through this work she had the chance to connect and converse with individuals who receive assistance through the coalition’s programs.

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