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Transitional apartments help homeless become independent

Posted on October 14, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — Robyn Yoder had grown weary of living in a troubled home and decided earlier this year that it was time for a change.

“I moved away from my family of struggling addicts. I needed to cleanse my life from that,” she said on Thursday.

So Yoder, 24, and her boyfriend, Josh Gordon, 26, moved from southern Vermont to the Vergennes area, where Gordon was raised.

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Wooden boat expert tells story of boatbuilding in Champlain Valley

Posted on October 14, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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Duck race boosts Mount Abe musical

Posted on October 14, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Friends of the theater program at Mount Abraham Union High School held their ninth annual Duck Race on Saturday, Oct. 5, as a fundraiser for the Bristol school’s fall musical.

A maximum of 500 ducks are sold every year by committed parents and friends of the musical tradition, yielding much-needed financial support for the November theater event that includes over a hundred middle and high school students annually.

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Arctic scenes to be shown at Bristol public library

Posted on October 14, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — The One World Library Project, located at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol, will present “Land of the Midnight Sun: Summer Travels to the Arctic,” on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 7-8:30 p.m. At this free presentation, Charlotte resident Jim Squires will show some of his spectacular images of the Arctic landscape and will talk about the adventure of a lifetime that took him to Norway’s Svalbard Archipelago above the Arctic Circle.

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Halloween 5k to benefit downtown

Posted on October 14, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Ghosts, goblins and ghouls will be on the run at the second annual Halloween Hustle 5K on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 9 a.m. in Bristol.

Runners and walkers are encouraged to participate in costume and are reminded to be sure the chosen disguise is safe for such activity. There will be a prize for the best costume as well as prizes for the top male and female finishers in both the Adult and Junior (12 years old and under) divisions of runners. Walkers are welcome to register and strut their costumes for all to enjoy.

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Addison Otters swim team invites kids to check them out

Posted on October 14, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN/BRISTOL — Coaches of the Addison Otters Swim Team are inviting area youngsters to come learn more about the organization’s program this week.

The Otters will host an information and registration night on Wednesday, Oct. 16, beginning at 6 p.m. at the New Haven firehouse. All youth in grades K-12 are welcome.

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Folklife center to offer video workshop

Posted on October 14, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center will hold a workshop, titled “Crafting Community Video Projects,” on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26. The workshop will give participants the opportunity to create a short multi-media documentary project from start to finish.

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Suicide rocks Mt. Abe community, family points to online bullying

Posted on October 11, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — The suicide of a Mount Abraham Union High School junior this past Wednesday has left the Bristol school and many in the surrounding towns reeling, and the girl’s family is pointing to bullying at school and online as a cause.

Olivia Mae Scott, 16, of New Haven ended her life on Oct. 9 at her family’s home on River Road.

Family members and a family friend point to specific examples of bullying that Olivia endured in the month leading up to her death.

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Tax increase possible in Middlebury with ACSU plan

Posted on October 10, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central Supervisory Union board on Oct. 16 will consider a major change in how it assigns special education and central office expenses to the eight districts within the union, a change that would likely result in a property tax increase for Middlebury residents.

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Vergennes resident to petition city's pipeline support

Posted on October 10, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes resident who last month asked the city council to reconsider its support for the proposed Vermont Gas Systems Addison County pipeline said he would start a petition that will seek to place the issue before Vergennes voters.

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