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October 26th, 2015

Community Forum: Order vs. chaos in the Middle East

Posted on October 26, 2015 |
By Haviland Smith



This week’s writer is Haviland Smith,a retired CIA station chief who served in eastern and western Europe and the Middle East, as executive assistant in the director’s office and as chief of the counterterrorism staff. He lives in Williston.

Our military involvement in the Middle East began with Operation Desert Shield in 1990. At the end of that invasion, we did the only intelligent thing we have done in that area: We withdrew without ending Saddam Hussein’s rule in Iraq.

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October 25th

Public invited to discuss ANwSU unification

Posted on October 25, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Act 46 Study Committee is inviting residents of the five union towns to an Oct. 28 forum to learn more and ask questions about potential ANwSU unification under Vermont’s new education law, Act 46.

Act 46 created more incentives than were available when ANwSU previously considered unification, and also for the first time created penalties for those that do not do so in a timely manner.

The forum on this coming Wednesday will run from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Vergennes Union High School library.

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October 23rd

County trash district keeps fees stable for next year

Posted on October 23, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Solid Waste Management District (ACSWMD) officials have drafted a 2016 spending plan of $2,818,754 that would require no increase in the current $123-per-ton tipping fee for trash, and would keep level the rates it charges for receiving household hazardous waste and recyclables handled at its transfer station off Route 7 South in Middlebury.

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Group seeks donations to improve Holley Hall acoustics

Posted on October 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — People in the five-town area who care about good music, theater and community have kicked off “Let’s Hear It for Holley Hall,” a local campaign to improve the acoustics in Bristol’s Holley Hall.

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Monkton seeks new member for Mt. Abe school board

Posted on October 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — The Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School Board is seeking a Monkton resident interested in serving on the 13-member school board as the result of a recent vacancy.

After seven years of service, longtime Mount Abe board member Shawna Sherwin submitted her letter of resignation to ANeSU board chair Dawn Griswold on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

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October 22nd

GMP plans one of its biggest projects for northern Panton

Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



PANTON — Green Mountain Power is proposing to install and operate an $11 million, 4.99-megawatt solar farm in Panton. The project would be more than twice the size of the largest existing Addison County arrays and is also as large as any such venture GMP is proposing in Vermont.

The site proposed is 40 acres of a 327-acre parcel that is part of Panton’s largest dairy operation, the Vorsteveld Farm. The site lies in the town’s north end, between Panton Road and the Ferrisburgh town line, east of Jersey Street and west of Slang Creek.

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Mt. Abe vice chair resigns from school board

Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School board Vice Chair Shawna Sherwin announced her resignation from the MAUHS board, with a letter to Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Board Chair Dawn Griswold, dated Oct. 20.

Sherwin’s is the third school board resignation for ANeSU this fall and the fourth since summer, and came the same day as the ANeSU Executive Committee OK’d a separation agreement with embattled Superintendent David Adams.

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Key city nonprofit on rebound with new home, new hire

Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — In late 2014, the 15-year-old organization that is charged with overseeing the well-being of downtown Vergennes had to lay off its only employee, a part-time executive director, because it was out of money.

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