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November 30th, 2017

City shelter, others help new mom to get fresh start

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — At just three weeks old, tiny Hunter holds the distinction of being the youngest resident of the John W. Graham Emergency Shelter in Vergennes.

He doesn’t realize he and his 28-year-old mom, Sammie, don’t have a home of their own.

But Sammie plans to change all that, and she’s getting a big lift from John Graham Housing & Services (JGHS), the nonprofit that runs the Vergennes shelter and five multi-unit apartment buildings in the county.

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McKibben's new fable a witty tour de force on the allure of resistance

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — Using humor and wit in his debut novel, “Radio Free Vermont,” environmentalist and Ripton resident Bill McKibben pens a rollicking tale of resistance and political activism through the antics of a handful of Vermont characters whose capers start small then snowball into a full-blown movement to secede from the union — not focused on clever hijinks, but based on “facts, data, ideas.”

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Right-wing activist James O'Keefe targets Middlebury and free speech

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — This past winter ended with a visit to the Middlebury College campus from author and conservative idol Charles Murray that ended in Murray and two college officials being jostled by a group of protesters sending Professor Alison Stanger to the emergency room.

This winter could start with a visit to town of an even more polarizing figure.

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Fixed costs affecting Middlebury town budget

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard is beginning its review of a draft fiscal year 2019 municipal budget that, if left unchanged, would add 2.16 cents to the current local tax rate of 98.2 cents.

But it’s a spending plan that could look different when it’s put before Middlebury voters on Town Meeting Day in March, as selectboard members could recommend both subtractions and additions before agreeing to a final budget proposal by Jan. 23, when it is expected to be finalized.

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Community input, brainstorming focus of Mt. Abe facilities meeting

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Close to 60 five-town residents gathered at Monday night’s meeting of the reinstated Mount Abraham Renovation Committee. It was overwhelmingly the largest draw of residents on the subject of what to do with the 49-year-old facility that houses Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School.

Although no final decisions were made — the evening was devoted to public input and collective brainstorming — there was one insistent takeaway for those who participated in the three hours of discussion:

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Otter Valley students create Moosalamoo Museum

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — Students in the Moosalamoo Center program at Otter Valley Union High School have taken presentational learning to whole new level.

Students this month unveiled their Moosalamoo Museum, which closed Nov. 21.

The Moosalamoo Outdoor Education Program began at OV in 2005 and offers 10th-12th-grade students interested in the outdoors a chance to learn about ecology by doing. It’s called experiential learning, and it links traditional academics with real-life applications in the outdoors.

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GMP electric rates expected to rise by 5 percent

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Mike Polahamus of VTDigger.org



VERMONT — Green Mountain Power’s electric rates are slated to rise by 5 percent in 2018 if the Public Utility Commission approves a deal the state’s largest utility reached this month with the Vermont Department of Public Service.

The deal incorporates approximately $18 million due to GMP customers as a result of terms the company agreed to when it purchased Central Vermont Public Service Corp. in 2012.

The proposed 5 percent rate increase is somewhat lower than it would have been without that sum, said Kristin Carlson, a GMP vice president.

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State nets $18.9 million for heating aid

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Vermont’s Congressional Delegation recently secured $18.9 million dollars in federal funding for the Low-Income Heating Assistance Program. These funds will help 20,000 Vermont households keep warm this winter. Low-income households across Vermont can expect to receive an average of $879 to assist with winter heating costs.

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