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Middlebury survey: Views on business climate vary

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Economic Health Task Force has been poring over the results of a recent community survey in anticipation of recommending a new town strategy for local business growth.

The 11-member task force — made up of town officials and business leaders — began meeting in March in anticipation of delivering its recommendations to the selectboard by the end of this month. The selectboard formed the new panel after its decision to pull the plug on the Middlebury Business Development Fund (MBDF).

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Peterson selected as interim head of Hannaford Career Center

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Longtime Woodstock Union Middle School Principal Dana Peterson has tentatively agreed to a two-year contract to serve as interim superintendent of the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center.

His interim status could evolve into a permanent gig, according to Jason Larocque, chairman of the PHCC board that on June 1 selected Peterson from among three candidates vying for a position that Lynn Coale has held for the past 15 years.

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Culinary trio to open Coriander Restaurant in Middlebury

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — To say that both Dave Laferriere-Hall and Dustin Simmons know their way around a kitchen would be an understatement.

Each has spent better than a decade toiling in restaurants throughout the state, ranging from pizza joints to fine dining establishments. Their paths crossed around two years ago at Fire & Ice Restaurant in Middlebury, where Laferriere-Hall works as a sous chef and Simmons as a line cook.

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State police omit breath test results from DUI reports: Media concerned about new policy

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont State Police press releases related to drunken driving cases no longer include results of the preliminary breath test (PBT) for drivers who submit to that test after they are stopped.

That decision is based on a directive from key Vermont Department of Public Safety officials, including Commissioner Tom Anderson, who assert — among other things — that making PBT results public prior to a drunken driving suspect’s arraignment might affect his or her ability to get a fair trial.

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Police puppy ready to grow into patrol job: Neila becomes Officer Austin's new partner

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Police Department’s newest recruit isn’t striking fear in the hearts of would-be criminals — at least not yet.

At 12 weeks old, weighing around 20 pounds and eager to give out kisses, Officer Neila is melting her share of hearts as she prepares to grow into the role of Middlebury PD’s new police dog.

Toward the end of this year, she’ll be helping Middlebury police take a bite out of crime.

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Bernie Sanders takes aim at budget, health care and Trump record

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., warned that a Republican-backed health care plan could result in closure of many small, rural hospitals like Middlebury’s Porter Medical Center, and he reiterated his intent to fight against President Donald Trump’s health insurance and budget priorities.

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New era launched for local market and deli: Middlebury couple buying Sama's cafe

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
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By JOHN FLOWERS

MIDDLEBURY — Lifelong Middlebury-area residents Adam Shafer and Jennifer Stocker have spent the past few decades working for other folks.

Now they get a chance to work for themselves.

The husband-and-wife team on June 1 officially established “Shafer’s Market & Deli” at 54 College St., most recently the home of Sama’s Café. They will spend the coming weeks putting their own signature on the eatery and store, to include a more diverse menu and expanded hours.

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Orwell honors its veterans: New town monument pays tribute to soldiers of three wars

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
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ORWELL — Memorial Day parades are good at providing a yearly reminder of the tremendous sacrifices that have been made by men and women in the armed forces.

Unfortunately, the spotlight on those sacrifices tends to dim when the marching bands have played their final tunes and the confetti has been cleared from the parade routes.

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Downtown Middlebury bus stop to be moving

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources’ downtown Middlebury bus stop will soon move from Merchants Row to South Pleasant Street, but riders shouldn’t grow too accustomed to the new spot — the stop will again be on the move this fall.

It’s all in anticipation of work to replace Middlebury’s two downtown rail bridges.

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Ilsley to test waters for fundraising

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — At last Tuesday’s meeting, members of the Middlebury selectboard unanimously approved the Ilsley Library Board’s request to search for a fundraising consultant to help determine the potential success of community fund drive for a proposed expansion/renovation of the library building on Main Street.

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