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September 17th, 2015

Poem: Sea of White Apple Blossoms

Posted on September 17, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Gary Margolis



Sea of White Apple Blossoms

With all this presidential hopeful fear

of uninvited immigrants, I’m happy

to be standing in line at customer

 

service, behind a Jamaican man, wiring

home money to his family on the island.

Seeing his smooth hands, the apple-picking

 

kind, a stem between his teeth, his Jamaican

toothpick. He and his friends wear their famous

knitted pullover hats, in this fall time

 

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Food co-op winning more fans; Middlebury store studies expansion

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op (MNFC) is studying the possibility of once again expanding its store — perhaps by as much as 50 percent — onto property it owns to the west of its store at 1 Washington St.

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Brandon-area schools face consolidation vote in 2016

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union has its Act 46 school consolidation committee in place, and if Superintendent Jeanne Collins has her way, there could be a public vote on the issue this March.

The Legislature last spring passed Act 46, which requires all supervisory unions and school districts to assess and decide what school governance structure they want to move to. The choices are:

• Accelerated merger with one-time study grant and tax incentives.

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Manure pit sparking notification questions

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — The newly built satellite manure pit on Ferrisburgh’s Middlebrook Road continues to spark debate about not only how it was permitted, but also the larger question of how dairy farmers’ increasing use of satellite pits should be regulated.

The single biggest point of contention is whether neighbors of proposed pits should be notified before ground is broken.

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Middlebury trail run returns this Sunday

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury’s “emerald necklace” will see some more visitors than usual this Sunday with the return of the annual TAM Trek. The Sept. 20 run around the entire multi-use trail enters its 12th year with new distances on new portions of the trail.

In past years, the run on the Trail Around Middlebury, popularly called the TAM, consisted of four different distances and started near Middlebury College. This year, the Trek starts at one of the trail’s northern sections, at Wright Park at the northern end of Seymour Street Extension.

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Victor Nuovo: Plato, justice and perfecting the soul

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the first of a series of essays or reflections about “The Republic,” a book written two and a half millennia ago by the great philosopher Plato.

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10th Kelly Brush Ride fundraiser a success, raises over $350,000

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — More than 700 riders, together with over 100 volunteers and over 1,000 supporters, raised over $350,000 (and still increasing) at the 10th Annual Kelly Brush Century Ride this past Saturday.

The annual rolling fundraiser procures money to purchase adaptive sports equipment for people with spinal cord injuries and safety equipment for alpine ski race programs.

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Aldermen won't seek party status on solar array

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council last week reached a consensus not to seek, at least for now, intervener status before the Public Service Board on a 500-kilowatt solar array that is proposed for a site behind the Comfort Hill Kennel near the Ferrisburgh town line.

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