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Middlebury's Byerly chosen to lead Lafayette Collge

Posted on February 4, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Alison R. Byerly, former Middlebury provost and a member of the faculty at the college for 24 years, has been named the 17th president of Lafayette College in Easton, Pa.

A nationally recognized scholar, Byerly is one of the nation’s most prominent thought leaders on the role of technology in higher education today. She will take office on July 1, 2013, as the first woman president of Lafayette, which was founded in 1826.

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Bill Benton and April Jin vie to be next Vergennes mayor

Posted on January 31, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes voters will pick a new mayor in March, as Mayor Michael Daniels made good on his pledge made early in 2012 not to seek re-election for a fourth term.

City residents will also decide a four-way race for three city council seats among three incumbents and a former two-term alderman.

The marquee race for mayor will pit incumbent Alderman Bill Benton against former mayor and Alderwoman April Jin.

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Five run for three spots on Middlebury selectboard

Posted on January 31, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury voters on Town Meeting Day will decide a five-way race for three spots on their selectboard.

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Robert Frost letters unveiled, show great poet's thoughts on religion

Posted on January 31, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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BUFFALO, N.Y. — On the 50th anniversary of Robert Frost’s death on Jan. 29, a rare collection of private artifacts that include religious musings during his time in Vermont and shed light on the great poet’s personal beliefs will be made available to the public for the first time.

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Some area residents nervous after a rash of home burglaries

Posted on January 31, 2013 |
By John S. McCright



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Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on the increase of burglaries in Addison County. The second part will focus on the state police’s new crime fighting tool.

ADDISON COUNTY — A Weybridge homeowner left her residence for an hour and locked every door in the house. She’d heard about area break-ins and her family was taking precautions.

“We were really locking our doors for the first time after 25 years in Vermont,” she recalled.

“We got hit anyway.”

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Homeowner: They can't steal the memories

Posted on January 31, 2013 |
By Bill Brooks



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Editor’s note: The writer of this story is one of many Addison County residents who has recently experienced a home break-in and the theft of precious family heirlooms of great sentimental value.

By BILL BROOKS

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Bixby seeks more funding from towns as its endowment dwindles

Posted on January 28, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Facing a fiscal crisis that Bixby Free Memorial Library board members believe could bankrupt the Vergennes fixture in a few short years, those board members this winter approached the five communities the library serves seeking a major boost in the support it receives within town budgets.

Bixby board members said they understood why responses from local selectboards were mixed when the Bixby initially asked for an increase in support from $13.66 per resident to about $24.

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Vt. Gas to move pipeline back to VELCO route

Posted on January 28, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



MONKTON — After weeks of heated dispute between Vermont Gas Systems and Monkton town officials over the path of a proposed natural gas pipeline, the parties involved may be nearing a compromise — though not all residents are satisfied.

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Documentary film reveals struggles of migrant dairy farm workers

Posted on January 28, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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ADDISON COUNTY — “Hide,” a new documentary film made by two Middlebury College students, takes viewers behind the scenes of Addison County’s picturesque landscape. It follows eight anonymous migrant workers laboring unseen in unnamed Vermont dairy farms and exposes the struggles of their daily lives, for the first time, to larger audiences.

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City library is reaching out with more hours and youth programs

Posted on January 28, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — While the Bixby Free Memorial Library board works with the five communities the Vergennes institution serves to ensure the Bixby’s financial future (see related story), its librarians and director say they are trying to make sure the library will continue to be an important part of residents’ lives.

Director Jane Spencer said steps have already been taken, including hiring new head librarian MacKenzie Ross, moving former head librarian Rachel Plant to the position of children’s librarian, and juggling staff hours.

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