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Clippings: Uncle Pete was strong to the end

Posted on August 25, 2016 |
By John Flowers



Listening to my in-laws talk about Uncle Pete Hansen’s various feats of strength, he might just as well have been Paul Bunyan. For example, there was the true story about Pete lowering my brother-in-law Bill — then his plumbing assistant — down into a well by his ankles. And Bill is a solid 6-foot, 3-inches tall.

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Johnson ready to hit the road

Posted on August 22, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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CORNWALL — Stu Johnson recalled his late father’s reaction when he was first elected Cornwall’s road commissioner more than two decades ago.

“He told me, ‘Who would’ve thought all those years in the sandbox would be your on-the-job training,’” Johnson said.

As Johnson spoke he was smiling and removing some of the old toy trucks he had displayed in the no-frills office that had for years served as his home away from home — the Cornwall town garage off South Bingham Street.

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Cornwall school nets a 'windfall'

Posted on August 22, 2016 |
By John Flowers



CORNWALL — A Cornwall resident’s generosity is resulting in an unexpected and very literal “windfall” for the Bingham Memorial School.

The resident, Cynthia Haynie, is donating a 10kW wind turbine to the school, an amenity expected to trim the elementary school’s annual electricity bill by up to $1,500 while providing a hands-on tool for students to learn about renewable energy.

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Middlebury readies for its annual close-up

Posted on August 22, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The second annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF) will begin rolling this Thursday, Aug. 25, with a four-day extravaganza for the senses, headlined by the screening of 77 films produced by some of the country’s budding cinematographic talents (see related story).

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Festival to include talks with 94-year-old judge, authors

Posted on August 22, 2016 |
By John Flowers



Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival Producer Lloyd Komesar and MNFF Artistic Director Jay Craven are anticipating many highlights during the four-day festival, Aug. 25-28.

Among those high note events will be:

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Orwell likely to vote again on school governance plan

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



ORWELL — After rejecting the notion twice this year, Orwell voters are likely to get a third opportunity to weigh in on a proposal to merge their school governance with that of five nearby Rutland County communities.

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Porter Medical Center affiliation draws support

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center officials will spend the next few months determining whether the county’s health care hub should remain independent or pursue affiliation with the University of Vermont Health Network (UVMHN). And some key PMC stakeholders and health care industry observers indicated this week that they are already leaning toward supporting affiliation.

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Local Vermont State Police commander is promoted, will move on

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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NEW HAVEN — Michael Manley’s eventful career with the Vermont State Police is taking yet another twist. Lieutenant Manley, 38, is stepping down as commander of the VSP’s New Haven barracks in order to step up as a newly promoted captain who will oversee the agency’s New Haven, Rutland, Shaftsbury, Royalton and Westminster barracks.

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VTrans responds to bridge concerns

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



EAST MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) officials on Aug. 9 vowed to win back Middlebury officials’ trust following what have been a series of delays in launching the $40 million replacement of the Main Street and Merchants Row rail bridges in the heart of the downtown.

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What is UVM Health Network?

Posted on August 15, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center officials late last week identified the University of Vermont Health Network (UVMHN) as their choice for affiliation, if the Porter Medical community opts to eschew independence for a partnership with another health care organization. Here are some details about UVMHN, culled from the organization’s website, www.uvmhealth.org:

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