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Area police to receive Narcan for overdoses

Posted on July 21, 2016 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury police officers will soon be trained to administer Narcan to people they might encounter who are overdosing on opioids. Vergennes police are looking for resources to implement the same kind of program.

Emergency responders have successfully used Narcan to bring back, in some cases from the brink of death, folks suffering from the effects of a drug overdose.

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Salisbury voters decide to keep gun ordinance

Posted on July 21, 2016 |
By John Flowers



SALISBURY — Salisbury residents on Tuesday voted 92 to 61 against repealing a new firearms ordinance intended to promote safety in the most populous parts of town.

The new law, unanimously endorsed by the Salisbury selectboard back on April 26 — prohibits “the firing or discharge of a firearm … within a safety zone of 200 feet from any residence, building or camper in the High Density Residential/Village Center (HDR district), or the Lakeshore District Areas.”

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Ex-diplomat seeks governor's office

Posted on July 21, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Former Democratic state Sen. Peter Galbraith of Townsend is perhaps best known for the role he played as a diplomat on the international stage during much of the 1990s. As the U.S. Ambassador to Croatia, Galbraith helped negotiate an end to the Slavic nation’s war for independence.

Though he still likes to globetrot, Galbraith, 65, wants to use his networking skills closer to home, as governor of the state of Vermont.

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Bristol-area residents react to ANeSU Act 46 report

Posted on July 21, 2016 |
By John Flowers



LINCOLN — More than 50 people turned out at the Lincoln Community School on Monday to react to a new report detailing how the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union could switch to a new governance structure in which one board would govern all ANeSU schools under a single K-12 budget.

After almost two hours of discussion, participants left members of the ANeSU Act 46 Study Committee that crafted that plan with a lot of questions to answer during the months leading up to a scheduled Nov. 8 referendum on the unification proposal.

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Salisbury gun law is upheld

Posted on July 20, 2016 |
By John Flowers



SALISBURY — Salisbury residents on Tuesday voted 92 to 61 against repealing a new firearms ordinance intended to promote safety in the most populous parts of town.

The new law, unanimously endorsed by the Salisbury selectboard back on April 26 — prohibits “the firing or discharge of a firearm … within a safety zone of 200 feet from any residence, building or camper in the High Density Residential/Village Center (HDR district), or the Lakeshore District Areas.”

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Petition triggers balloting on Salisbury law limiting gun use

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



SALISBURY — A new law endorsed by the Salisbury selectboard that aims to reduce the odds of accidental shootings in town has backfired in the opinion of some local residents.

They are seeking to repeal the ordinance through a townwide vote on Tuesday, July 19, because they believe the measure might restrict hunting within the community and perhaps even affect their right to own guns.

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Middlebury's tax rate goes down

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Receiving a property tax bill is never fun. But Middlebury residents who opened their fiscal year 2017 property tax bills last week found reason to smile a little bit, upon learning they will be paying a little less than they did last year.

Thanks to some slightly larger-than-expected growth in the town’s grand list and some tight school budgets, residential property taxpayers will be assessed at a rate of $2.786 per $100 in property value, representing a 3.9-cent decrease from last year’s rate of $2.8251.

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Middlebury officials backing downtown master plan

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on July 12 agreed to support the planning commission’s quest for a grant to help create a master plan for downtown Middlebury. It’s a document that supporters believe would lead to more careful and structured growth in an area of the community that has seen a lot of change recently, and is being sized up for more.

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Secrets of the time capsule to be revealed next week

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday, July 26, will open the time capsule recently found in the old municipal gym. And the ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the new municipal building might include a person who was present when the mystery box was first secreted in the southeast cornerstone of the gym back in 1939.

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New Haven Democrat seeks write-in votes for local House seat

Posted on July 14, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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NEW HAVEN — Taborri Bruhl had figured the highlight of his summer might be co-leading an educational trip to Spain with students from Rutland High School, where he teaches economics.

But a brief phone call from Addison County Democrats has shaken up his summer plans — and perhaps his professional life for years to come.

With a nudge from his party colleagues, Bruhl has decided to belatedly enter the race for the Addison-5 House seat that represents the towns of Bridport, New Haven and Weybridge. He will face veteran Rep. Harvey Smith, R-New Haven.

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