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United Way boosts its 2013 fundraising goal

Posted on September 23, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The United Way of Addison County will kick off its 2013 campaign to raise $725,000 with its customary “Days of Caring” this Thursday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 28. It is an event that has thus far attracted 675 community volunteers who will perform dozens of helpful jobs for the various local nonprofit agencies that receive financial support through the UWAC.

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Shoreland law hearing draws big crowd in Middlebury

Posted on September 23, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Legislature’s ongoing effort to draft a new law regulating development on shoreland lots continues to draw concern from Addison County residents, some of whom fear new regulations will emerge that will affect their property rights.

“This is a taking of property without due process… ” said one of more than 150 people who showed up at a public hearing convened in Middlebury on Thursday by the Shoreland Protection Commission.

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Weybridge to decide use of embezzlement settlement funds

Posted on September 23, 2013 |
By John Flowers



WEYBRIDGE — Weybridge residents will gather at their local school this Wednesday, Sept. 25, to decide what to do with an insurance settlement of nearly half a million dollars stemming from an embezzlement case involving former Town Clerk Karen Brisson.

It was on July 18 that U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss sentenced Brisson to two years in jail, along with paying restitution, following her guilty plea to having embezzled funds from the town’s coffers over a period of at least six years.

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Thursday event planned to build community with film and history

Posted on September 23, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School on Thursday evening will host a first-of-its-kind summit that will screen two short documentary films about life in Addison County in the past and present, as well as feature historical presentations by Mount Abe students.

Faculty organizers of the Addison County Community Summit hope it will provide an opportunity for local people across generations to make new connections with each other and strengthen community ties.

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Ilsley Library to host workshop for students writing college essays

Posted on September 23, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Strategies for College (SFC) will offer a free workshop called “Writing a Winning College Essay” on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Ilsley Library in Middlebury. The workshop is for high school juniors and seniors who are planning to go on to college and who are seeking help beginning, drafting or editing their college essays.

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Bristol residents decry loss of South Street bridge

Posted on September 23, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — Residents of homes just south of Bristol village are complaining about the long detour they have to take to get to town, as a condemned bridge on South Street is slowly torn down.

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Learn more about local history through lively programs

Posted on September 23, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL/WEST ADDISON — Two Vermont State Historic Sites in Addison County are offering history programs on the weekend of Sept. 28 and 29.

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Middlebury middle and high schools welcome new teachers, students

Posted on September 23, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Students entering Middlebury Union Middle and High schools for the first time are not alone. Both schools have each welcomed several new teachers to begin the 2013-14 academic year.

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MUMS enters the 2013-14 academic year with a smaller student population and a lot of new faces among its teaching staff.

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Brandon community promoter Bette Moffett dead at 89

Posted on September 23, 2013 |
By Lee Kahrs



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BRANDON — A light has gone out in Brandon.

Community lover, friend and local treasure Bette Moffett died at home on Sept. 11 at the age of 89.

Bette inhabited the idea of community spirit. Her love of Brandon and its residents was boundless, as evidenced by her tireless efforts to support, enhance and promote the place she called home since 1968.

A Service of Celebration to honor her life with music and memories was scheduled held at the Brandon Inn on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m.

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Brandon chef recieves top Vermont honors

Posted on September 23, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Chef Robert Barral, executive chef/owner of Café Provence in Brandon, has been selected as Chef of the Year by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. The award was bestowed at the Vermont Chamber Hospitality Gala, held at the Mountain Top Inn and Resort on Sept. 10 in Chittenden.

Barral is originally from the Montpelier area in France. He has been the executive chef in some of the finest kitchens in the world, including the Four Seasons in Boston, the New England Culinary Institute and Café Provence, which he opened in 2004.

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