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BINGHAM MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY School students Morgan Jenne, left, Jackson Jacobs, Shawn Woodhouse, Lachlan Sears, Aven Frankovic and Ronan Young work together last Thursday to identify valuable assets on a map of Cornwall for a community mapping project at the school last week. Below right, Jens Hilke, a conservation biologist with the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife, checks in with Cornwall School students. Independent photos/Trent Campbell
10/10/2016
CORNWALL — Being a kid is great, but it can also be a bummer. Grown-ups are always telling you what to do. “Do your homework.” “Eat your Brussels sprouts.” Yuck. But children at the Bingham Memorial Elementary School in Cornwall this past Thursday got a chance to tell adults what to do — specifically as it relates to the future development of their town. The students participated in a state-sanctioned “community values mapping project” — the first school in Vermont to do so — that will give them input into how Cornwall identifies, protects and nurtures its most valued resources, ranging from...
10/10/2016
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend. The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers. Are you an online subscriber? Click to login. Click here to learn more about our subscription options. If you have a print subscription, you can now add an online subscription at no additional charge! Just email us with your name and mailing address to set it up...

FRED KNIFFIN
10/10/2016
MIDDLEBURY — It was in March that Dr. Fred Kniffin agreed to assume what was then the unenviable hot seat as Porter Medical Center’s interim CEO. Porter employees and the greater community were up in arms about recent layoffs, financial problems, physician defections and the controversial tenure of Lynn Boggs, who had just resigned. What a difference seven months can make. Kniffin, during his brief stint as Porter’s top executive, has helped stop the proverbial bleeding at Porter medical Center. The organization recently won state approval for a very conservative fiscal year 2017 budget....

A 1970 Chevy Chevelle owned by Josh Munson of Williston went home with the Best in Show trophy at the Better L8 Than Never car show held in Bristol Sept. 25. Photos courtesy of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce.
10/10/2016
BRISTOL — Classic car owners were in for a treat at the 12th annual Better L8 Than Never car show, held on Sept. 25 in Bristol. The event is co-hosted by the Addison County Chamber of Commerce and the Snake Mountain Cruisers, a Vermont classic car club based in New Haven. Perhaps it was the warm weather and clear skies, or else just the draw of the slick lines and careful care of some of the nicest classic cars in the area, The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers. Are you an online subscriber? Click to login. Click here to learn more about our subscription...
10/10/2016
MIDDLEBURY — All Addison County farmers, local food producers and the general public are invited to attend the Addison County Candidates Forum on Food and Farm Policy. Hosted by ACORN, Tandem and Middlebury College, the Forum will take place on Oct. 19, from 7-9 p.m. at Middlebury College’s Kirk Alumni Center. The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers. Are you an online subscriber? Click to login. Click here to learn more about our subscription options. If you have a print subscription, you can now add an online subscription at no additional charge! Just email us...
10/10/2016
BRISTOL — The Early Education Program of Addison Northeast Supervisory Union will hold its developmental screenings on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Children in the five-town area will have the opportunity to play in an early childhood classroom using art materials, blocks, puzzles and imaginative play materials. Parents can share information about their child with the Early Ed staff and learn more about their child’s communication, social, play and motor skills. The screening is free and will take about one hour. The screening will be located at Bristol Elementary School in the Early Education...
10/10/2016
MIDDLEBURY — On Oct. 10-18, the Addison Repertory theater’s acting class will be touring local elementary schools, sharing their own original children’s show. This year’s show, titled “Beans, Bags, and Bravery,” is a compilation of classic children’s stories retold through dramatic movement. “Beans, Bags, and Bravery” is performed by A.R.T. actors dressed in black with limited props, costumes and dialogue. Directed by Steve Small and produced by Penelope Wade, this year’s show is a three part production consisting of classic and contemporary stories: “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Where the Wild...
10/10/2016
BRANDON —“The Man Who Laughs” (1928), a silent drama featuring a disfigured man forced to wear an insane grin all his life, will be screened with live music on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at Brandon Town Hall.  The film will be accompanied live by silent film musician Jeff Rapsis. The screening is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted to help support the town hall’s ongoing renovation and restoration. The screening is sponsored by Omya, Inc. The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers. Are you an online subscriber? Click to login. Click here to learn...
10/10/2016
BRISTOL — Waitsfield Champlain Valley Telecom is teaming up with the Bristol Recreation Department to host a Children’s Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 28, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Holley Hall. Everyone is encouraged to wear costumes! There will be music, activities and refreshments, including pizza and healthy snacks. The event is free and open to children of all ages. The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers. Are you an online subscriber? Click to login. Click here to learn more about our subscription options. If you have a print subscription, you can now add...
10/10/2016
BRISTOL — Fall has “officially” arrived and winter won’t be far behind and with it the struggles that many of our neighbors have in meeting the additional costs associated with cold weather. With that in mind, the second annual 5-Town Fire Department Food Drive is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon. In 2015, the drive collected over 5,000 pounds of food and $700 in cash donations. The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers. Are you an online subscriber? Click to login. Click here to learn more about our subscription options. If you have a print...

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