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Group asks legislators to downsize $52M Middlebury rail bridges plan

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Opponents of a $52 million plan to replace two downtown Middlebury rail bridges are asking legislators and Gov. Phil Scott to postpone the project and support further research into a less costly solution they believe could bring less disruption to Addison County’s shire town.

State officials this week confirmed the House and Senate Transportation Committees will accept public testimony during the coming weeks as they review plans to replace Middlebury’s Main Street and Merchants Row bridges over the railroad with a massive concrete tunnel.

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Middlebury College seeking to even its fiscal keel, eliminate operating deficit

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College’s endowment has grown to an estimated $1.2 billion, according to David Provost, who joined the college as its executive vice president for finance and administration a year ago. And in a few years annual interest from that endowment should allow the college to better pursue goals that will directly benefit students, such as increasing financial aid and improving already well known language, environmental and international schools.

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County home sales seeing an upward trend

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — After years of stagnation, the region’s real estate market has in more recent years shown signs of life, according both to statistics and longtime Vergennes real estate appraiser Bill Benton, also Middlebury’s town assessor.

According to data provided by Benton, in the past three years — and especially in 2017 — the number of homes sold in Addison County has increased annually, as has the median sales price (defined as the most common price at which homes sell, not the average).

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‘Diva Man and Friends’ to perform in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By Karl Lindholm



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On the occasion of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, François Clemmons will present “Diva Man and Friends: A Special Concert in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.” at 4 p.m. this Monday, Jan. 15, at the Champlain Valley Unitarian-Universalist Society in Middlebury.

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100-year-old still logging volunteer hours at Porter Hospital

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — This Saturday, Jan. 13, Mary Baker will celebrate her 100th birthday, a magnificent and rare milestone that most can only dream of achieving. And while most other members of that exclusive club lead understandably sedentary lifestyles, Mrs. Baker hates to sit still.

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Up to 20 teachers and aides could be cut in Bristol-area schools

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Bristol-area voters on March 6 will field their first-ever unified budget covering all Addison Northeast schools.

The proposed 2018-2019 spending plan now under consideration calls for elimination of 20 full-time-equivalent staff positions — including six full-time teachers — in order to achieve the $1,177,814 in reductions needed to meet the Mount Abraham Unified School District (MAUSD) board’s austerity guidelines.

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ANWSD eyes level-funded budget with staffing cuts

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District board on Wednesday leaned toward adopting a level-funded $21.1 million spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

It’s a budget that ANWSD officials said would mean elementary school and support staff personnel cuts, but would also maintain educational programming and limit a property tax increase to less than the 9.4 cents expected statewide.

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1 year, 3 cyclists, 12,000 miles: Bristol speaker to tell stories from bike journey from South America

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Three friends recently returned from a 12,000-mile bike ride from the tip of South America to Vermont, a road trip that took them nearly a year. Although it was an epic journey, their goal was to see just how small the world really is by finding connections with the people they met along the way.

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Local author Katherine Arden delivers second book in her series

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Katherine Arden returns to the Vermont Book Shop to read, discuss and sign “The Girl in the Tower,” Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m. This is the second book in Middlebury alum Arden’s trilogy that began with the acclaimed debut novel “The Bear and the Nightingale.”

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College Museum of Art acquires new 'Master' piece

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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The Museum of Art at Middlebury College recently acquired an elegant 17th-century still-life painting by a newly discovered woman artist who lived and worked in Rome in the mid-1600s.

Signed by Anna Stanchi in 1643 and acquired at auction by the college in 2017, the painting represents the museum’s first “Old Master” painting created by a woman. The term refers to the trained artists, or so-called “Old Masters,” who worked in Europe prior to the 1800s and belonged to an artists’ guild.

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