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Bourgeault to receive diploma 63 years after leaving school

Posted on May 30, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — By her own count, Betty (McCormick) Bourgeault has attended 27 graduation ceremonies during her 81 years. It comes with the territory when you are a senior member of a large and loving family.

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College Commencement: Graduates urged to nurture connections

Posted on May 30, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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MIDDLEBURY — Unseasonably bad wind and rain on Sunday drove the Middlebury College commencement ceremony indoors for the first time in 21 years. The 557 graduates of the class of 2013 gathered in a packed Nelson Recreation Center to receive their diplomas, in a ceremony that was in turns funny, thought-provoking and emotionally moving.

Overflow spaces around campus live-streamed the ceremony for friends and relatives whom the Nelson space — which could seat only 1,800 of the anticipated 5,000 commencement visitors — could not accommodate.

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Kindergarten teacher took winding road to VUES job

Posted on May 30, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Unlike some longtime educators, Vergennes Union Elementary School kindergarten teacher Donna Ebel did not grow up convinced she wanted to spend her career working with students.

Ebel followed a winding path to the VUES classroom that has been her professional home for the past 21 years and now for just a few days more — she will step down at the end of the school year.

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Halpern and her therapy dog give insight into aging

Posted on May 30, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — She’s been visiting Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center (HPHRC) just about every Tuesday for more than three years, but the senior residents still line up for her arrival, hoping to get some eye contact and a handshake or two. No need for an exchange of words.

Not that the celebrity in question can speak in complete sentences; her vocabulary is confined to the occasional “woof.”

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Vermont Gas reveals pipeline route through Cornwall and Shoreham

Posted on May 27, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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CORNWALL — Vermont Gas Services Inc. on Friday unveiled a natural gas pipeline route through Cornwall that it believes will comply with the community’s town plan and setback requirements while creating taxable infrastructure. Company officials said the pipeline would pour an estimated $240,000 into the municipal coffers during its first year of operation while allowing a limited number of local tie-ins.

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Vergennes nears deal on solar array; Ferrisburgh plan is called off

Posted on May 27, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — While Vergennes nears a deal with Encore Redevelopment for a 150-kilowatt solar array near its city sewer plant, the Burlington firm has told the Ferrisburgh selectboard that further research showed its proposal for a 500-kw array on town-owned land was not feasible.

In Vergennes, aldermen and Encore could sign a deal as soon as this week for an array that could save the city at least $4,000 a year off its power bill for the next two decades.

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Danyow succeeds Rose as new head of the Humane Society

Posted on May 27, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — It was almost six years ago that Jackie Rose became top dog at the Addison County Humane Society (ACHS).

She will leave that position next week with a great sense of accomplishment, having boosted programs and spearheaded a more than $1 million campaign that tripled the size of the ACHS’s Homeward Bound Animal Welfare Center at 236 Boardman St.

“Without a doubt, this has been the most rewarding professional experience I have ever had,” Rose said on Wednesday as she showed the ropes to her successor, Jessica Danyow.

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Middlebury grad to speak about her work in Kabul

Posted on May 27, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — To honor returning volunteer teachers Loren Mejia and David Hamberlin, Friends of SOLA (School of Leadership, Afghanistan) are sponsoring an Awareness Gathering on Tuesday, May 28, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Middlebury’s Ilsley Library. 

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The Lois McClure to begin it’s summer tour

Posted on May 27, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — It’s official: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s schooner Lois McClure is preparing to embark on her 2013 tour. This year’s thematic and interpretive message is “1813: The Shipwrights’ War, and Other Stories.”

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Bears bolder as their numbers rise, contact with humans increases

Posted on May 23, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — It’s often the comic relief segment in a TV wildlife documentary: Curious, affable bear pokes snout into honeycomb; long, pink tongue darts out to scarf up some honey; angry bees send the irrepressible fur ball lumbering back into the woods.

But in most cases, it’s not a laughing matter when a wild, hungry bear strays into civilization.

Just ask Middlebury’s Charles Mraz, who recently experienced the latest in a growing number of local brushes with what Vermont wildlife exerts said is a rapidly growing bear population.

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