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Board gives solar farm a green light

Posted on October 13, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday unanimously agreed to lease an acre of town property to a nonprofit group to use to house a small solar farm for the next 25 years.

The lease was struck with a local group called “Acorn Energy One Solar LLC” for an acre of land located north and a little west of the Middlebury police station off Lucius Shaw Lane.

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Shire town will mark 250th birthday with fireworks, fun

Posted on October 13, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Children will take center stage during two days of festivities this fall as Addison County’s shire town marks its 250th birthday with some epic games, drama and fireworks.

It was back on Nov. 4 of 1761 that Middlebury was chartered by colonial Gov. Benning Wentworth. The charter was awarded to John Evarts and 62 others. The town added a college and grew by leaps and bounds during the ensuing two-and-a-half centuries, to a point where more than 8,400 residents and students now call Middlebury their home.

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On the Radio: John Flowers on WDEV, 10/11

Posted on October 11, 2011 | Blog Category:
By John Flowers



Senior reporter John Flowers makes a weekly Tuesday radio appearance on Morning News Service, a program on Waterbury-based WDEV, 96.1 FM. He wraps up recent Addison County news for listeners across Vermont.

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Group resumes crusade for death-with-dignity law

Posted on October 10, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Nancy Niedzielski’s husband, Randy, was 55 when he was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2000. He died six years later after a great deal of suffering and after making a final request of his wife: Help their home state of Washington pass a law to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives.

“He didn’t want anyone else to suffer like he did,” Niedzielski said.

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Oscar-nominated film to premiere at Middlebury's Town Hall Theater

Posted on October 10, 2011 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Sara Nesson was a student at the University of Vermont during the late 1990s when she developed an interest in the stories of Iraq War veterans living in Burlington.

That experience led her to Robynn Murray, a teenager from upstate New York who joined the U.S. Army in 2003 as an enthusiastic recruit and returned from a tour in Iraq at age 20 fighting a personal war against the ravages of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Route 30 bike path seen as model for VTrans partnerships

Posted on October 10, 2011 |
By John Flowers



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CORNWALL — Route 30 has always been a popular road for cyclists and joggers wanting to mix exercise with an appreciation of breathtaking vistas. But the narrowness of the road and the speed of the vehicles that travel it long made it a risky recreational proposition for people on two feet or two wheels.

Not anymore.

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Weybridge captures its 250 years of history in a documentary

Posted on October 10, 2011 |
By John Flowers



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WEYBRIDGE — Weybridge residents on Friday will celebrate their town’s 250th birthday with dessert and a sweet new movie chronicling their community’s history through vintage photos and testimonials from some of their most venerable neighbors.

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Bridport man sentenced in accidental shooting case

Posted on October 6, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A Bridport man on Monday accepted a plea deal from the county prosecutor that calls for him to perform 80 hours of community service and pay almost $14,000 in medical expenses incurred by a man he accidentally shot while target practicing at his Bridport home more than a year ago.

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Vermont Gas project can tap rate revenues

Posted on October 6, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) has given Vermont Gas Systems (VGS) permission to use some of its ratepayer revenue to help bankroll a planned expansion of the utility’s gas pipeline into Addison County by 2015.

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MUHS to add Rochester athletes

Posted on October 6, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The UD-3 board on Tuesday agreed to offer up to two slots on the Middlebury Union High School girls’ varsity basketball roster to players from flood-ravaged Rochester, but learned it will not be able to offer a combined Nordic ski team with Mount Abraham Union High School.

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