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Winter road salt more costly and in shorter supply

Posted on November 26, 2014 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — A dramatic spike in the price of salt has some Addison County public works officials vowing to be a lot more judicious in how the substance is applied to roads this winter.

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Local groups join to help homeless at sleep-out

Posted on November 26, 2014 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — It is not unusual for people to stop at Middlebury’s Otter Creek Falls and linger for a while to drink in its scenic beauty.

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Local couple brings energy to 'MUD Talks'

Posted on November 26, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Andy and Lisa Mitchell are a creative couple who know how to put on a show. But until lately, their homespun series of special events have been by invitation only and at venues kept under close wraps.

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Seniors urged to be proactive about end-of-life planning

Posted on November 24, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — These were difficult times for Frank “Sandy” Rose and his family. His longtime spouse, Anne, had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s two years prior, and it was heartbreaking to see her memory and physical well-being fade.

“She got progressively worse,” recalled Rose, who now lives at the Residence at Otter Creek in Middlebury.

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Local advocates ready for heating aid requests

Posted on November 24, 2014 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — With the thermometer now consistently dipping below the freezing mark, Addison County residents of limited means have been firing up their furnaces and wood stoves with the hope that they won’t run out of fuel before the end of the winter. And various state and local organizations are offering programs to make sure frigid temperatures don’t claim any victims during the frigid months ahead.

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Middlebury church goes 'green' with pellet boiler system

Posted on November 24, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — It was around 1904 that the late Col. Silas Ilsley — the Civil War veteran whose name graces Middlebury’s Ilsley Public Library — pledged $75,000 to erect the resplendent Memorial Baptist Church building that stands proudly at 97 South Pleasant St.

More than a century later, congregation members have invested two-and-a-half times the church’s original construction price in order to endow it with a pellet boiler system aimed at reducing the structure’s fuel consumption and its carbon footprint for many years to come.

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Winning $2.45 million lottery ticket purchased in East Middlebury

Posted on November 21, 2014 |
By John Flowers



EAST MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Lottery Commission officials on Friday morning were still waiting to hear from the lucky person who purchased the winning lottery ticket at Middlebury Beef Supply for a Megabucks jackpot of $2.45 million that was announced on Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Whomever won Wednesday’s jackpot will have the option of receiving the $2.45 million (before taxes) prize spread out over 25 years, or in a lump sum amounting to roughly $1.28 million (again, before taxes).

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ID-4 board asked to move Middlebury school vote

Posted on November 20, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Mary Hogan Elementary School officials are discussing a proposal that the annual ID-4 school district budget be decided on Town Meeting Day instead of on the second Wednesday of April, and that residents cast ballots on the spending plan instead of passing judgment with a voice vote.

The ID-4 school board’s decision to consider the changes comes after a pitch by some local citizens and Middlebury officials who believe that a Town Meeting Day vote by Australian ballot would allow more residents to weigh in on annual Mary Hogan Elementary spending.

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HOPE readies its Thanksgiving supplies

Posted on November 20, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) will give out Thanksgiving meal provisions this month to around 400 Addison County low-income families who might otherwise not enjoy a feast on turkey day.

Jeanne Montross, executive director of HOPE, said this week her organization is still accepting donations of such products as small turkeys, fresh apples, stuffing and instant mashed potatoes for the Thanksgiving food boxes it will hand out.

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Clippings: Pro baseball player strikes it rich

Posted on November 19, 2014 |
By John Flowers



News item: Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has signed a contract extension that will pay him $325 million over the next 13 years.

To play baseball for around eight months each year.

I say eight months because the Marlins have as much chance of making the playoffs next year as I have of playing center in the National Basketball Association. And I’m 52 years old and 5 feet, 6 inches tall on a good day.

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