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Leicester http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/65/all en Town Meeting Wrap 2015: Leicester http://addisonindependent.com/201503town-meeting-wrap-2015 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">LEICESTER &mdash; Voters in Leicester this week approved town and school budgets and elected a slate of officials in uncontested elections.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28942">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503town-meeting-wrap-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leicester Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:56:13 +0000 Addison Independent 28942 at http://addisonindependent.com Town Meeting Preview 2015: Leicester http://addisonindependent.com/201502town-meeting-preview-2015-leicester <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> LEICESTER &mdash; Leicester residents will start their town meeting at 7 p.m. at the Leicester Meeting House to weigh school and town budgets. At issue is a municipal spending plan of $574,282.88, which represents an increase of $46,785.88 &mdash; or 8 percent &mdash; over the $527,497 spending plan approved last year.</p> <p> The municipal budget is warned in two parts: general expense and highway expenses. The selectboard has asked for $271,947.88 for general expenseswith $201,612.18 to be raised by taxes, and $302,335 for highway expenses with $237,876.09 to be raised by taxes.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28787">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502town-meeting-preview-2015-leicester" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leicester Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:47:29 +0000 Addison Independent 28787 at http://addisonindependent.com Leicester Central students prepare for Global Eco Community Festival http://addisonindependent.com/201501leicester-central-students-prepare-global-eco-community-festival <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28202" style="width: 95px;"><a href="/201501leicester-central-students-prepare-global-eco-community-festival"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/LEICESTER CENTRAL_0211.thumbnail.JPG" alt="LEICESTER CENTRAL_0211.JPG" title="LEICESTER CENTRAL_0211.JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="95" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RENA TAYLOR AND Fraser Pierpont paint landscapes of places around the world in preparation for the Leicester Central School’s Global-Eco Community Festival, which is this Thursday evening. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> LEICESTER &mdash; The fifth- and sixth-graders of Leicester Central School have been working hard on their Global-Eco Community Festival that will take place this Thursday, Jan. 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the school. The public is invited to the event.</p> <p> The Global-Eco Community Festival will highlight the dynamics of cultural and environmental diversity. The festival will help foster a greater awareness and appreciation for the diversity that exists throughout our world.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28186">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501leicester-central-students-prepare-global-eco-community-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leicester Leicester Central School Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:18:36 +0000 Zach Despart 28186 at http://addisonindependent.com Leicester man charged with domestic abuse http://addisonindependent.com/201410leicester-man-charged-domestic-abuse <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">LEICESTER &mdash; A Leicester man on Monday pleaded innocent in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to felony first-degree aggravated domestic assault and other related charges after being accused of severely beating a woman and allegedly preventing her from leaving her home and from contacting authorities on Oct. 11.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26252">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410leicester-man-charged-domestic-abuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leicester Domestic abuse Vermont State Police Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:29:23 +0000 Zach Despart 26252 at http://addisonindependent.com Leicester store to re-open soon http://addisonindependent.com/201409leicester-store-re-open-soon <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Lee J. Kahrs </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">LEICESTER &mdash; Leicester residents will be happy to hear that the only store in town will soon re-open.</span></p> <p> Brothers Peter and Paul Handy of Chittenden County have bought the Leicester General Store, which has been closed since April.</p> <p> The store and gas station, located near Leicester Four Corners, occupied a unique niche, being the only retail establishment on Route 7 between Middlebury Beef Supply and the Jiffy Mart in Brandon.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25634">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409leicester-store-re-open-soon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leicester general store Handy Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:34:56 +0000 Zach Despart 25634 at http://addisonindependent.com Motive for Leicester shooting remains unclear http://addisonindependent.com/201404motive-leicester-shooting-remains-unclear <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-22699" style="width: 74px;"><a href="/201404motive-leicester-shooting-remains-unclear"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Leicester shooting Foley_Timothy _0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Leicester shooting Foley_Timothy .jpg" title="Leicester shooting Foley_Timothy .jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="74" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> POLICE SAY TIMOTHY Foley shot his neighbor and two state troopers April 6. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">LEICESTER &mdash; More than a week after police say Timothy Foley shot his neighbor and two state troopers, the motive for the crime remains unclear.</span></p> <p> According to court documents, Foley did not offer a motive for his actions in interviews conducted by detectives the morning of the shooting.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22700">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201404motive-leicester-shooting-remains-unclear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leicester Daley Duplissis Featured Foley McCoy neighbor shooting troopers Vermont State Police VSP Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:56:40 +0000 Zach Despart 22700 at http://addisonindependent.com Police say Leicester man shot neighbor, two troopers http://addisonindependent.com/201404police-say-leicester-man-shot-neighbor-two-troopers <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-22656" style="width: 74px;"><a href="/201404police-say-leicester-man-shot-neighbor-two-troopers"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Leicester shooting Foley_Timothy .thumbnail.jpg" alt="Leicester shooting Foley_Timothy .jpg" title="Leicester shooting Foley_Timothy .jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="74" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> POLICE SAY TIMOTHY Foley shot his neighbor and two state troopers early Sunday. If convicted of the charges he faces, Foley faces life in prison. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Lee J. Kahrs and Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">LEICESTER &mdash; A Leicester man could face life in prison if he is found guilty of shooting his neighbor and two Vermont State Police troopers in an incident early Sunday morning.</span></p> <p> Timothy Foley, 47, refused to appear at his arraignment in Rutland Superior Court, criminal division, Monday afternoon, and a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf to two charges of attempted murder and two charges of aggravated attempted murder.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22658">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201404police-say-leicester-man-shot-neighbor-two-troopers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leicester Brandon Police Daley Duplissis Featured Foley McCoy shooting shotgun standoff troopers Vermont State Police Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:29:25 +0000 Zach Despart 22658 at http://addisonindependent.com Affidavit details police shootout with suspect http://addisonindependent.com/201404affidavit-details-police-shootout-suspect <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">LEICESTER &mdash; A Vermont State Police affidavit filed in Addison County Superior Court Monday detailed the shootout early Sunday morning between </span><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/?q=201404leicester-man-charged-shooting-his-neighbor-and-two-troopers" style="font-size: 13px;">police and a Leicester man that left two troopers wounded</a><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22589">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201404affidavit-details-police-shootout-suspect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leicester Brandon Police Cappetta Daley Duplissis Foley McCoy shootout Vermont State Police Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:01:20 +0000 Zach Despart 22589 at http://addisonindependent.com UPDATE: Leicester man charged with shooting his neighbor and two troopers http://addisonindependent.com/201404leicester-man-charged-shooting-his-neighbor-and-two-troopers <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-22560" style="width: 81px;"><a href="/201404leicester-man-charged-shooting-his-neighbor-and-two-troopers"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Foley_Timothy.thumbnail.JPG" alt="Foley_Timothy.JPG" title="Foley_Timothy.JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="81" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TIMOTHY FOLEY / Editor&#039;s note: This story was updated Monday morning to include additional information from the Brandon Police Department, and also the identities of the victim and troopers who were shot. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Lee J. Kahrs/Brandon Reporter and John S. McCright/Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> LEICESTER &mdash; A Leicester man will be arraigned on attempted murder charges today after police allege that he went into his neighbor&rsquo;s house and shot him in the head early Sunday morning and later shot two Vermont State Police trooper when they came to talk with him.</p> <p> Brandon police were called to the home of 47-year-old Timothy Foley, the alleged shooter, a few hours before the shooting after Foley reported hearing screaming in the woods. Police at that time were told that Foley allegedly suffers from mental illness and may not have been taking his medication.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22561">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201404leicester-man-charged-shooting-his-neighbor-and-two-troopers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leicester Featured Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:28:32 +0000 John McCright 22561 at http://addisonindependent.com Lake Dunmore ice-out raffle tickets still available http://addisonindependent.com/201403lake-dunmore-ice-out-raffle-tickets-still-available <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">SALISBURY &mdash; The Lake Dunmore/Fern Lake Association welcomes Lord Dunmore back to Brush&rsquo;s Point on Lake Dunmore for the Dunmore Dip Ice Out, an annual fundraiser to help fight the spread of Eurasian milfoil in the lakes.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. 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The control program is coordinated and operated by the Lake Dunmore/Fern Lake Association.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18246">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201308leicester-joins-invasive-species-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leicester Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:27:28 +0000 xian 18246 at http://addisonindependent.com Dunmore, Fern Lake group looks to stay ahead of pesky milfoil http://addisonindependent.com/201307dunmore-fern-lake-step-milfoil-fight <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-18098" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201307dunmore-fern-lake-step-milfoil-fight"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/milfoil7926.thumbnail.jpg" alt="milfoil7926.jpg" title="milfoil7926.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DIVERS WORK IN Lake Dunmore Monday afternoon removing milfoil. The divers pull the invasive species from the bottom of the lake and feed it into a vacuum tube that deposits it for collection onto a pontoon boat. The Lake Dunmore Fern Lake Association is seeking to raise $1.7 million to endow the milfoil eradication program. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> LEICESTER &mdash; Faced with the relentless encroachment of milfoil and unpredictable financial assistance from the state to battle that problem, the Lake Dunmore/Fern Lake Association (LDFLA) is seeking to raise at least $1.725 million to permanently endow the ongoing effort to clear nuisance aquatic weeds from the two bodies of water.</p> <p> &ldquo;This would provide the nucleus of a successful program today, and into the future,&rdquo; LDFLA Treasurer Jay Michael said on Monday of that new campaign, called &ldquo;Lakes Alive &mdash; Now and Forever.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18099">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201307dunmore-fern-lake-step-milfoil-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leicester Featured lakes Leicester Milfoil Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:53:41 +0000 xian 18099 at http://addisonindependent.com West Nile Virus found in Leicester http://addisonindependent.com/201307west-nile-virus-found-leicester <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> BURLINGTON &mdash; The Vermont Department of Health has announced that West Nile virus was detected in mosquitoes collected on July 10 from a trap in Leicester. This is the first detection of West Nile virus this year in Vermont.</p> <p> Eastern equine encephalitis virus has not been detected so far in 2013.</p> <p> West Nile virus is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito, and three people became ill with the infection in 2012.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18093">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201307west-nile-virus-found-leicester" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leicester West Nile Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:43:43 +0000 Luke Whelan 18093 at http://addisonindependent.com Mosquito spraying and fish kill are likely unrelated, state says http://addisonindependent.com/201306mosquito-spraying-and-fish-kill-are-likely-unrelated-state-says <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Lee J. Kahrs </div> </div> </div> <p> LEICESTER &mdash; A fish die-off in Fern Lake earlier this month has gotten some publicity thanks to one resident&rsquo;s theory that mosquito pesticide is to blame, but there is no proof of that, yet.</p> <p> State and local agriculture, fish and wildlife, and mosquito control officials believe the June 4 die-off of several different species of fish in Fern Lake was caused by unusually warm spring weather.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/17655">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201306mosquito-spraying-and-fish-kill-are-likely-unrelated-state-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leicester Fern Lake Thu, 27 Jun 2013 15:17:45 +0000 Devon Vila 17655 at http://addisonindependent.com Returning student learns the value of a high school diploma http://addisonindependent.com/201306returning-student-learns-value-high-school-diploma <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-17498" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201306returning-student-learns-value-high-school-diploma"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/darylstone0793.thumbnail.jpg" alt="darylstone0793.jpg" title="darylstone0793.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LEICESTER RESIDENT DARYLE Stone hit the books after a 14-year hiatus to secure his adult diploma through Middlebury-based Vermont Adult Learning. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> LEICESTER &mdash; Daryle Stone didn&rsquo;t have much use for school &mdash; or at least that&rsquo;s what he thought 14 years ago as an Otter Valley Union High School freshman.</p> <p> He wasn&rsquo;t learning things as easily as his classmates, some of whom teased him for being &ldquo;slow.&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;I&rsquo;m the type of person if you made fun of me, there was a confrontation,&rdquo; Stone, now 28,&nbsp; recalled.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/17499">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201306returning-student-learns-value-high-school-diploma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leicester Featured Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:12:52 +0000 John McCright 17499 at http://addisonindependent.com