Addison


A MAN WEARING a black knit cap and sporting a distinctive moustache was caught by surveillance camera during a burglary at the West Addison General Store early Sunday morning.
02/19/2020
ADDISON — Vermont State Police are trying to find the burglars who broke into West Addison General Store — WAGS — this past Sunday morning. At around 4 a.m. on Feb. 16, several motion alarms at WAGS alerted state police of an intruder. When troopers got there, they found that someone had forced their way into the story via the front bay window. Their initial investigation indicated that at least two people entered the business and stole an undetermined amount of cigarettes and beer. The subjects quickly departed the area in an older green Subaru, possibly a Legacy or Outback. This incident is...

AMY KITTREDGE AND George Eisenhardt are both running for the Addison Northwest School District board.
02/10/2020
ADDISON — Voters in the town of Addison will choose between two local residents — George Eisenhardt and Amy Kittredge — to represent them on the Addison Northwest School District board. The election on March 3 will fill the seat now held by George Lawrence, who announced last month that he would not seek reelection. The two Addison residents are among seven people running for five seats on the ANWSD board on Town Meeting Day. In addition to the two running for one Addison spot, two women are running for one seat representing Vergennes, two are running for two seats in Ferrisburgh and the...
02/10/2020
ADDISON — The following real estate sales were recorded in Addison in the final six months of 2019: •  June 26: Timothy and Rebecca Lindenmeyr to Elizabeth Masson, home on 34.2 acres at 2931 Lake St., $460,000. •  July 3: Daniel and Pamela Bedard to Mary Greene, home at 526 Nortontown Road on 10.1 acres, $190,000. •  July 1: Gail and Rheal Gevry to Merrigan Trust, 64 acres of land at 775 Mountain Road, $35,000. •  July 26: John and Linda Carrigan to Armstrong Trust, seasonal home at 16 Fisher Point South, $300,000. •  Aug. 7: Tyler and Kaci Pierce to Brian and Rosanne Bishop, home on 10.1...
02/03/2020
ADDISON — The Addison selectboard on Thursday adopted 2020-2021 administrative and highway budgets for voter approval on Town Meeting Day that would together increase town spending from the current year by about 4%, or about $47,500, to $1,157,841. That figure does not include about $57,000 of charitable requests that residents will vote on individually. It does include separately warned proposals to spend $774,037 on town roads and $383,804 on the rest of Addison’s government functions. The tax impact of the spending increases will be offset by fund balances in both the highway budget ($33,...
01/30/2020
ADDISON — The stories of Vermont naval history and commercial shipping have been well documented by generations of historians. However, the traditions of small boat building from throughout our state have remained untold. The Addison Town Historical Society plans to remedy that  when they host “From Skiffs to Sail Ferries: The Story of Vermont's Small Boat Traditions” on Sunday, Feb. 23. The bulk of the state’s historic boatbuilding traditions involve Vermonters building their own boats, whether for pleasure or commercial use. The historical record illuminating this subject resides today...
12/12/2019
VERGENNES — Faced with rising costs that would result in a tax penalty imposed by the state if nothing is done, the Addison Northwest School District board on Monday discussed three budget options for next year. One would make no substantial changes in the configuration of the three elementary and one high school (“Do Nothing”), one would repurpose Addison Central School and send Addison kids to another building, and one would make cuts to the “Do Nothing” budget. At the Dec. 9 meeting the board ended by asking if a fourth path might be possible — a hybrid of two existing proposals. The...
11/18/2019
The long awaited democratic decision of the school closure vote is officially behind us, and the communities have spoken! Both Addison and Ferrisburgh voted in the majority for keeping their schools intact. With a 50 percent voter turnout in both towns, and a 75 percent opposed vote in Addison and an 85 percent opposed vote in Ferrisburgh, it’s safe to say that each town has the same vision for their schools. Yet, the fate of Addison Central School (ACS) still sits in the hands of the school board. One of the reasons provided by the ANWSD School Board (the Board) for proposed school closures...

ORGANIZERS OPPOSED TO closing Addison Central School put up this sign not far from the Addison Town Clerk’s Office on Tuesday. Voters overwhelmingly defeated elementary school closure proposals in Addison and Ferrisburgh. Independent photo/Steve James
11/07/2019
ADDISON & FERRISBURGH — On Tuesday voters in Addison and Ferrisburgh, by large margins, rejected the Addison Northwest School District’s proposal to close Addison Central School (ACS) and Ferrisburgh Central School (FCS) on June 30, 2020. In Addison the tally was 373 opposed and 123 in favor. In Ferrisburgh: 884 opposed–160 in favor. Voter turnout was 46 percent in Addison and 45 percent in Ferrisburgh. “Our towns have spoken through (this) vote — both strongly opposed to closing Addison’s and Ferrisburgh’s schools,” wrote Addison resident Ashley Paquette in an email on behalf of Addison’...
11/04/2019
ADDISON — In a letter mailed to town residents on Oct. 31, the Addison selectboard has outlined a number of questions and concerns about the Addison Northwest School District’s proposal to close Addison Central School next year. “We believe the school district is rushing us into voting to close our school before the town and residents have had an opportunity to weigh all the facts and participate in the decision-making about this issue,” the letter says. The ANWSD serves Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham, and oversees four schools — Addison Central School (ACS), Ferrisburgh...
11/04/2019
I have been disappointed with the recent coverage of the issue of school closure in Addison and Ferrisburgh. It has emphasized the drama surrounding the issue, and has not provided the complete picture for the community to have a productive discussion. I also understand the frustration about a lack of communication from the school board. I think the way this has been covered has only served to exacerbate this issue. While I, as a student of the Addison Northwest School District, believe that the alternatives to school closure would do more harm to the students then the closure of Addison and...

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