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ANESU voters reject $36 million Mount Abe building bond

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Addison Northeast Supervisory Union residents on Thursday rejected a $36.6 million renovation plan for Mount Abraham Union High School by a 1,261 to 1,168 tally.

The close, 93-vote margin of defeat has provided project proponents with a silver lining sense that a third vote could be the charm for getting five-town residents to endorse major repairs to their almost 50-year-old secondary school building.

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Addison County among hardest hit by last week's storm

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — As of Friday night Green Mountain Power was expecting to have service restored to all but a handful of its Addison County customers, even though 400 homes, businesses and farms were still making do without electricity at about 10 a.m.

GMP spokesperson Dorothy Schnure said the company was focusing on Addison County on Friday because only another roughly 200 of its customers elsewhere in Vermont still lacked power after Monday morning’s major windstorm turned off electricity to more than 118,000 GMP customers and snapped 100 power poles in half.

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Local farmers, Congressman Welch share farm priorities

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — “It’s a mess in Washington,” Congressman Peter Welch told a group of Champlain Valley specialty crop farmers who gathered in Middlebury last week to share their wish lists for the 2018 farm bill. But, despite the dysfunction in much of the nation’s capital,  the Vermont Democrat said there is still hope because there tends to be bipartisan support to “get a decent farm bill.”

Key to building that support, he said, is first gathering specific concerns and recommendations from constituents.

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Japanese students visit career center as part of cultural exchange

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Fifteen high school students from Tottori, Japan, visited the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center this past Tuesday as part of a youth cultural and environmental exchange program. Japanese students learned about the trapper boat-building unit of the Architecture and Engineering program and visited the Agricultural program.

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Meet the baker: Caroline Corrente from Haymaker Bun Co. in Middlebury

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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What’s your favorite food? Do you prefer savories like bacon, mac n cheese or pizza, or maybe you like sweets like creme brulé, brownies or bananas Foster? For Caroline Corrente its cinnamon buns.

“Cinnamon buns are my absolute favorite,” she said in a recent interview. “But it’s really upsetting when you order one and it’s too dry, bready or dense.”

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Discussion on Vermont's energy future reignites talk of renewable energy and carbon tax debate

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont has made great strides in boosting its renewable energy portfolio during the past decade, and should now consider a carbon tax to encourage consumers to move away from fossil fuels and generate funds to help low-income residents make their homes more weather tight.

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Just another day in a year of strange weather

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — Those who wonder if this past Monday morning’s freak windstorm was unusual or just the latest extreme weather in Addison County this year have good reason to do so.

Consider the following:

•  The average temperature in October in Burlington through Oct. 30, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), was 58.6 degrees — 10.5 degrees warmer than typical and about 2 degrees warmer than the previous record for the month.

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Wind knocks out power to thousands: Storm makes record impact on state

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy and John S. McCright



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ADDISON COUNTY — Roughly one-third of Vermonters at least temporarily lost power due to the house-shaking, tree-felling windstorm late Sunday and early Monday as wind gusts around the county reached 80 mph, and winds topping 100 mph were reported on the state’s highest peaks.

The gale resulted in more outages across Vermont than any storm in history, including Tropical Storm Irene and the l998 ice storm, according to Green Mountain Power.

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The King's Singers: Back by popular demand

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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The last time the King’s Singers — a London-based, all-male a cappella sextet — came to Middlebury, they were a hit. Actually, that’s an understatement.

The 2015 concert was scheduled to take place in Robison Hall, but it quickly sold out and was moved to Mead Chapel, where it earned a standing ovation from the crowd. Audience members requested a repeat, and after two years of organizing, spearheaded by Middlebury’s Performing Arts Series Director Allison Coyne Carroll, the King’s Singers are coming back.

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Personal ties connect locals to Salem Witch Trials; 'Crucible' puts our history in the spotlight

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Three-hundred-twenty-five years ago, in a farm village now just a three-and-a-half-hour drive away, 14 women and five men were hanged and one man pressed to death with stones over accusations of witchcraft.

The incident has long captured the imagination of writers, artists and observers of human nature, so much so that in many ways it is still with us today.

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