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Lake cleanup to result in tax increases

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By John Flowers



WEYBRIDGE — Addison County lawmakers on Monday converged on the Weybridge Congregational Church to continue a debate that has been reverberating in the Statehouse: How to pay the state’s share of the estimated $2.3 billion cost of cleaning up Lake Champlain and its tributaries.

The discussion centered on Act 64, aka the Clean Water Act, a massive cleanup effort that involves municipal sewer plants, farmers, and the many impermeable surfaces — including roads and parking lots — over which water can travel on its way to the lake.

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Natural gas now flowing into Middlebury

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Gas on Wednesday, April 12, officially turned on the spigot to its 41-mile Addison Natural Gas Project pipeline, sending its product to an initial four corporate users in Middlebury’s Industrial Park.

The launch comes after more than six years of planning, protests and a still-pending case before the Vermont Supreme Court through which the plaintiffs are challenging the legality of Vermont Gas’s move to bury its pipeline under Hinesburg’s Geprags Park.

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Historic Shoreham Inn gets new owners: Young couple plans to add new touches

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
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SHOREHAM — Andrew and Elizabeth Done have called many places home during the past 25 years: Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Louisiana.

Now, they believe they have found a more permanent destination — as the new owners of the historic Shoreham Inn, where they plan to continue a long tradition of hospitality.

“This was a great opportunity to do something we have always wanted to do,” Andrew said on Monday while Elizabeth was making pies — one of her specialties — in the kitchen.

“This really made sense.”

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Vt. Gas pipeline begins delivering fuel to Middlebury today

Posted on April 12, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Gas on Wednesday, April 12, officially turned on the spigot to its 41-mile Addison Natural Gas Project pipeline, sending its product to an initial four corporate users in Middlebury’s Industrial Park.

The launch comes after more than six years of planning, protests and a still-pending case before the Vermont Supreme Court through which the plaintiffs are challenging the legality of Vermont Gas’s move to bury its pipeline under Hinesburg’s Geprags Park.

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Local option taxes yielding big surplus: Middlebury to decide uses for $1 million

Posted on April 10, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials will ask local residents this year for help in solving a pleasant dilemma:

What to do with almost $1 million in surplus funds generated thus far by Middlebury’s local option taxes.

It was on Town Meeting Day in 2008 that Middlebury residents authorized a 30-year, $16 million bond to fund the Cross Street Bridge project, the centerpiece of which is the span linking Main Street to Court Street over the Otter Creek.

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Salisbury biogas-to-energy plan scuttled

Posted on April 10, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Integrated Energy Solutions (EIS) has pulled the plug on a project that would have extracted energy from cow manure and sent it through a pipeline from Salisbury to Middlebury College.

Dan Smith, president of EIS, confirmed the news during a recent phone interview. He declined to discuss specific reasons for scuttling the already permitted project, but indicated financing has been a major obstacle.

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Judge Sessions to explain judicial thinking on Thursday

Posted on April 10, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — U.S. District Court Judge William K. Sessions III will hold court in Middlebury on Thursday, April 13 — not to rule on any cases, but to give Addison County residents a sense of what goes into a jurist’s decision-making process on matters related to free speech.

The longtime Cornwall resident and Middlebury College alum’s talk, titled “Constitutional Law: The First Amendment, a Judicial Perspective,” will begin at 7 p.m. at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society meeting hall at 2 Duane Court.

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Porter Medical Center planning for new growth on campus

Posted on April 6, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center officials are back to work planning for future growth on the PMC campus during the next five years. The four-month effort will culminate in a facilities master plan that will be anchored by a new medical office building.

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Battell Block to undergo major renovations

Posted on April 6, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The new owner of the Battell Block will soon begin major interior renovations to downtown Middlebury’s anchor property, work that will largely focus on the residential portion of the 68,000-square-foot complex at the corner of Merchants Row and Main Street.

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ACSD considers moving 6th-grade to MUMS

Posted on April 3, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District board is expected to vote this June on whether to expand Middlebury Union Middle School to include grades 6-8 beginning in the fall of 2018. It’s a move some district officials believe would allow teachers to more effectively deliver International Baccalaureate Program instruction.

Currently, sixth-graders in the ACSD are taught in elementary schools in the district-member communities of Bridport, Cornwall, Middlebury, Ripton, Salisbury, Shoreham and Weybridge. MUMS serves children in grades 7 and 8.

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