Rabbi Murray took Judaism on the road — in mobile sukkah

RABBINICAL STUDENT TAL Braude and Rabbi Binyamin Murray, co-director of Chabad of Middlebury, stand in front of a mobile sukkah that they towed through various Addison County communities this month. The sukkah is a rudimentary three- or four-sided hut, towed by a vehicle, that provides spiritual nourishment and a snack to people during the Jewish holidays. Independent photo/John Flowers

MIDDLEBURY — One can see some interesting vehicles traveling Addison County roads during the fall.

Addison gears up for school closure fight

ADDISON RESIDENTS AND Rural School Alliance members Kelly Wellings (kneeling), Ashley Paquette (in white) and Caetlin Harwood (in cap) painted signs in Addison on Monday morning encouraging town voters to oppose closing Addison Central School. The Addison Northwest School District has proposed closing ACS and the Ferrisburgh Central School to save money. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

ADDISON — On Tuesday, Nov.

Matt Chabot to leave as city manager

VERGENNES CITY MANAGER Matt Chabot gave notice on Oct. 15 that he will leave the position he has held since Aug. 31, 2018. Chabot, then a Vergennes alderman, stepped forward with an extensive managerial résumé after two searches failed to produce a candidate to replace longtime former city manager Mel Hawley. Chabot will return to the private sector. Independent photo/Steve James

VERGENNES — After a little more than a year on the job, Vergennes City Manager Matt Chabot informed the city council on Oct. 15 that he would be stepping down.

Vergennes to launch search for two officials

VERGENNES CITY CLERK/Treasurer Joan Devine will step down on Feb. 28 after more than 38 years. She is the longest serving clerk in Addison County. Vergennes has formed a Succession Planning Committee officials hope can find a replacement for both Devine and City Manager Matt Chabot. Independent photo/Steve James

VERGENNES — The Oct. 15 resignation of Vergennes City Manager Matt Chabot, effective no later than Jan.

Career Center team wins $10,000 grant from Lemelson-MIT Program

BUILDING ON THE success of previous classes, Hannaford Career Center students Sam Klingensmith (left), Roza Stewart and Adin Girard, along with their classmates Ileigh Aube and Eben Clifford (not pictured), will spend the year helping develop a meter to measure maple sap flow. Their project was recently chosen for a $10,000 InvenTeams grant from the Lemelson-MIT Program. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

MIDDLEBURY — After years of development by successive student teams at the Patricia A.


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