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June 8th, 2015

Mount Abe, Bristol Elementary budgets deserve support

Posted on June 8, 2015 |
By Allison Sturtevant



Please vote YES for the operating budgets for Mount Abraham Union High and Bristol Elementary schools.

I have been present at almost all of the BES, Mt. Abe, and supervisory union boards and executive committee meetings since Feb. 9. I have heard the difficult conversations between the boards and community members. I have personally dissected and analyzed the budgets in great detail.

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VUHS spending plan is still unaffordable to some

Posted on June 8, 2015 |
By Elizabeth Armstrong



With all the claimed cuts in the Vergennes Union High School budget, why am I paying more taxes?

I am still insisting that a cost of $10,000 per student is fair. Vermont is the highest rate charged per student for education.

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Rotary Club's patriotism lauded

Posted on June 8, 2015 |
By Steve Nardell



Thank you!

A very big thank you to members of the Middlebury Rotary.

With so many visitors to the town of Middlebury over Memorial Day Weekend, the sights of the flags, well … impressive.

Middlebury is truly a special place to live. As a veteran, I’m proud to call it my community.

Steve Nardell, Middlebury

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Student of the Week 2014 - 2015 Wrap Up

Posted on June 8, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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.

Congratulations to all the 2014 - 2015 Students of the Week. Below are their plans for after high school. 

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June 5th

June 4th

VUHS spending proposal $211,000 less than in March; vote is Tuesday

Posted on June 4, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The third vote this year on a Vergennes Union High School spending plan will be held on Tuesday in each of the five Addison Northwest Supervisory Union towns.

The VUHS board has proposed a $10,258,933 budget for the 2015-2016 school year that is $211,000 lower than the plan defeated on Town Meeting Day and $55,000 less than the proposal that more narrowly lost on May 5.

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Mount Abe offers lower tax rates in third try to get budget passed

Posted on June 4, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — If voters in the five towns of the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union approve of the latest spending proposal for Mount Abraham Union High School, residents in those towns will see the high school portion of their education property tax rates go down, according to district officials.

The vote on the proposed $13,947,738 spending plan for fiscal year 2015-2016 will take place Tuesday, June 9, in Bristol, Monkton, Starksboro, Lincoln and New Haven. The proposal reflects a 1.02 percent decrease compared to the current spending plan.

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Middlebury College President Ron Liebowitz reflects on town-gown legacy

Posted on June 4, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College President Ron Liebowitz hopes to be recalled as someone who during his 11 years in office worked to fortify the institution’s relationship with the town of Middlebury — not only through financial contributions to many community projects, but also by helping to redefine the tenor of town-gown conversations.

Liebowitz — who will soon make way for incoming President Laurie Patton — took some time on Monday to chat about the legacy he will leave, specifically as it pertains to town-gown affairs.

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