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Panel pitches poverty solutions, including hotel fee to raise funds

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — Rachel can’t seem to catch a break.

With Thanksgiving approaching, Rachel (not her real name) is around a month into her second stint at the John W. Graham Emergency Homeless Shelter in Vergennes.

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Orwell to field school unification vote for a third time

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By John Flowers



ORWELL — Orwell residents next March will be asked for a third time to merge their school governance with that of five nearby Rutland County towns to form a new Slate Valley Unified Union School District.

Voters in Orwell have already rejected such a move twice this year.

But this time around the new unified school district would be able to take shape even without Orwell’s participation under a “modified” union school district permitted under Vermont’s Act 46.

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Wooden Wonders: Sheldon Museum showcases Vermont's old-time toys

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Look at a child’s holiday wish list this year and you’ll be hard-pressed to find an item that doesn’t need batteries or isn’t endowed with electronic circuitry. If it doesn’t whir, ring, text, conjure explosions, rack up points or play movies, it’s probably not going to find its way under a Christmas tree.

It hasn’t always been that way.

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VTrans unveils Middlebury RR bridge plan

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Area residents packed the Town Hall Theater on Thursday for a preview of a coming attraction that will have a four-year run in downtown Middlebury that will make everyone cheer when it shuts down.

Ironic performance art?

No.

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New Middlebury dog park nears funding goal

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Organizers of a new Middlebury dog park are in the stretch drive to raise the final $3,000 it will take to pay for the fencing that will encircle the roughly two-acre property adjacent to the Porter Medical Center campus. Boosters would like to see construction begin on the park before the snow flies, though they will not begin work until they have the entire $15,000 fence budget in hand.

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New Middlebury gym gets mostly thumbs up as new polling place

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY —  Prior to Nov. 8, some Middlebury residents had raised concerns about how voters would adjust to the new polling place at the town’s recreation facility at 151 Creek Road.

With the General Election now squarely in the rearview mirror, town officials said they have received mostly positive reviews from local voters, who for the first time in many years — perhaps ever — cast ballots in a venue outside of the core village area.

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Middlebury town officials to answer bridges filing

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — State and federal transportation authorities are targeting mid-December for their formal response to an 18-page complaint letter filed on Oct. 31 by opponents of the looming downtown Middlebury rail bridges project.

In the meantime, officials promised planning for the estimated $40 million undertaking will proceed.

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Donations sought for county food shelves

Posted on November 14, 2016 |
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MIDDLEBURY — While state and national political candidates early this week were promising a chicken in every pot, volunteers at Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) were gathering turkeys and other food to make sure area low-income residents will have enough to eat for Thanksgiving and beyond.

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Compost is heating up at Middlebury business

Posted on November 14, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Folks at the Foster Brothers Farm in Middlebury have been innovators in recycling and green energy for years, whether it be embracing manure-to-energy technology or producing organic manure composts like its popular “Moo Doo.”

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Incumbent Senators Ayer, Bray earn new terms

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — Residents of Addison County, Huntington and Buel’s Gore turned out at the polls in hefty numbers on Tuesday to return their two incumbent Democratic senators to office, Claire Ayer and Christopher Bray.

District voters again made Ayer their top choice. The Addison resident easily won her eighth consecutive two-year term with 11,985 tallies, compared to 9,543 for New Haven’s Bray, who earned his third straight term.

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