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Despite the left’s criticism of President Barack Obama on several fronts, credit should be given where it’s due. Specifically, his call to impose an income tax on the super rich, popularly called the millionaire’s tax; his decision to pull troops out of Iraq by the end of the year; and the way he handled the crisis in Libya.
ADDISON COUNTY — Social service agencies are alerting area residents that there is still time to apply for federal assistance if they were affected by Tropical Storm Irene. And they say those who are unsure if they qualify for financial assistance should file now and let the agencies decide later if aid is forthcoming.
“It’s possible that insurance will not cover the damage,” said Beth Diamond, regional resource specialist with Vermont 2-1-1, a project of the Vermont United Ways. “Renters should still file.
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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents in March will be asked to tax themselves an extra $72,000 annually — a penny on the tax rate — for the next five years in order to help finance a new economic development director’s (EDD) position designed to bring new, good paying jobs to town.
ADDISON COUNTY — To the 150 animals squeezed into a space meant for 60 at the Addison County Humane Society, Wyatt Vincent is the cat’s meow.
For more than a month, the Vergennes resident has busied his paws building massive hay-bale animals around Addison County to raise awareness for the humane society’s “Homeward Bound Campaign.”
MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center (PMC) will close its popular and innovative palliative care medical practice at the end of this month, citing the recent resignation of one of the two physicians in the practice and an inability to put together a new business model to continue the service with a smaller workforce.
ADDISON COUNTY — According to 2010 U.S. Census data, Addison County’s population grew by just 2.3 percent in the past decade, from 35,974 to 36,821.
But within that overall modest trend, there were surprising numbers. Leicester and Monkton boasted the biggest percentage growth and Middlebury had the largest number of new residents. This while Goshen, Hancock, Starksboro and Vergennes all posted noteworthy declines in population.
MIDDLEBURY — On Monday afternoon, the booths in a back room in Proctor Dining Hall at Middlebury College were filled with couples pairing off, chatting, and switching tables.
It looked like speed dating, but the couples included Shaw’s Supermarket managers with local pesto makers, and small food producers with area school foodservice coordinators. The nearly 30 people gathered in the small room were participating in the Addison County Relocalization Network’s second Matchmaker event.