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Hancock robbery trial deadlocked

Posted on February 10, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The trial of a Middlebury man in connection with the Aug. 19, 2009, armed robbery of a Hancock convenience store ended in a hung jury in Addison County District Court on Feb. 4.

Addison County State’s Attorney David Fenster said he is weighing options in what to do next with the case involving Adam Racine, 23, who had been charged in connection with the robbery of JD’s Quick Stop Convenience Store on Route 100 in Hancock.

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Turningpoint center seeks donations for wheelchair lift

Posted on February 10, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — For almost five years, the Turningpoint Center of Addison County has given a big lift to people recovering from a litany of substance and behavioral addictions.

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After 37 years, Monkton clerk prepares to retire

Posted on February 3, 2011 |
By John Flowers



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MONKTON — Longtime Monkton residents will notice a conspicuous omission on their Town Meeting Day ballot this year.

For the first time since 1973, Carmelita Burritt will not be running for town clerk. It will indeed be the end of an era in Monkton and the beginning of a new one, as Sharon Gomez is likely to become the community’s first new town clerk since the Nixon administration.

“It’s more and more work,” a smiling Burritt said on Monday. “I’m tired out.”

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Big birthday in store for 10 towns

Posted on February 3, 2011 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Ten Addison County towns will soon mark an auspicious birthday that will require a lot of candles and the collective breath of many residents to blow out.

The towns of Shoreham, Bridport, Addison, Leicester, Middlebury, New Haven, Cornwall, Panton, Salisbury and Weybridge will this year all commemorate the 250th anniversary of receiving charters from Benning Wentworth, the first royal governor of New Hampshire, in 1761.

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Omya rail spur work could begin in 2013

Posted on February 3, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Railway officials on Monday confirmed plans to acquire private and public land along the corridor of a proposed 3.3-mile-long rail spur that would link the Omya quarry off Foote Street in Middlebury with the main line west of Otter Creek. They hope to start building the project during the spring of 2013.

To that end, Vermont Rail has formed a new entity, “Otter Creek Railroad,” to take the lead on a project estimated to cost upwards of $30 million and last two construction seasons.

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Schools meet spending targets

Posted on February 3, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Residents in six of the Addison Central Supervisory Union’s (ACSU) seven member towns will vote this March on proposed 2011-2012 elementary school budgets that proposed lower spending than this year’s.

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Clippings: Discipline all about earning potential

Posted on February 3, 2011 |
By John Flowers



It’s become an almost daily occurrence.

My wife, Dottie, and I will be watching the news or a major sporting event on television and a commentator will reveal a major transgression by a politician or athlete who somehow survives the scandal to legislate or play another day.

Dottie’s response: “It’s all about the money.”

I used to scoff at that saying, but a couple of recent cases are proving Dottie 100-percent correct.

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Group prepares for Champlain Bridge blowout

Posted on January 31, 2011 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON — The new Champlain Bridge isn’t due to be unveiled for another eight months, but a group of citizens from both sides of the lake is already planning a two-day inaugural extravaganza they hope will serve the added purpose of getting tourists and shoppers reacquainted with the region.

The celebration is being organized by the Lake Champlain Bridge Community (LCBC), a group that will spend the coming months brainstorming ideas and raising funds for a fitting opening tribute for the $70 million span.

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Mary Hogan Kidspace eyed for replacement

Posted on January 31, 2011 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents will be asked this spring to launch a multi-year makeover of Mary Hogan Elementary School’s playground facilities, including replacement of the popular Kidspace apparatus.

Residents at the annual ID-4 school district meeting in April will be asked to earmark up to $10,000 in education reserve money for Middlebury-based LandWorks to design a new playground plan for the recreation spaces along the northern and eastern borders of the Mary Hogan building.

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Three in running for Middlebury selectboard

Posted on January 27, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A three-way race for two selectboard spots will spice up an otherwise tame local election ballot in Middlebury on March 1.

Eric Murray, 49, of East Middlebury will oppose incumbent Selectmen Dean George and Craig Bingham in the race for two three-year terms on the board. Monday, Jan. 24, was the deadline for candidates for municipal and school offices to file their nomination papers to get on the March 1 Town Meeting Day ballot.

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