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Free dental clinic in Addison County hits its stride

Posted on November 22, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Around 17 months into its run, the Open Door Clinic’s dental program is serving a lot of patients with a bare-bones budget, thanks to the help of many area dentists who are donating their services for free.

Clinic officials did a lot of preliminary planning for the dental program in 2015 and hired dental hygienist Heidi Considine to begin seeing patients in April of 2016.

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Sheldon Museum's Holiday Open House set for Dec. 2 & 3

Posted on November 22, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Sheldon Museum is bursting with creativity and excitement this holiday season. The museum will hold its Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 3, from noon to 4 p.m. Highlights of the open house including the operating train layout, miniature Christmas tree display, festive topiaries and the exhibit “Draw Me a Story – Tell Me a Tale” that celebrates the imagination of 20 esteemed contemporary Vermont children’s book artists/authors.

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Second film in racial justice series considers marriage

Posted on November 22, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — “Seeing Color/Seeking Justice, A Racial Identities/Racial Justice Film Series” presented by Middlebury Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is now gearing up for the second film in the series, “Loving.”

Screenings will take place at 4 and 7 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Marquis Theater. This film tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, the plaintiffs in the 1967 Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage.

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Water main breaks affect industrial park; Middlebury eyes potential $1 million fix

Posted on November 22, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury voters next fall could be asked to approve a bond issue of more than $1 million to replace a deteriorating water main that serves several of the community’s largest water users in the community’s industrial park.

At issue is an 8-inch ductile iron water main pipe that feeds multiple connections off Exchange Street, including the Agri-Mark/Cabot cheese plant, Vermont Hard Cider, Otter Creek Brewing and the many health care providers within Catamount Park.

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Organizers put a lid on Middlebury's Chili Fest: Town instead will offer 'Winter Fest'

Posted on November 22, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Organizers of Middlebury’s annual late winter Chili Fest have decided to temporarily suspend the spicy culinary convergence, citing a shrinking downtown footprint and burnout experienced by some of the regular entrants.

Instead, the Better Middlebury Partnership (BMP) will replace Chili Fest with an inaugural “Winter Fest,” to be held at the Middlebury Recreation Park on Feb. 24, 2018. Plans also call for a community block party to be held in the downtown next April, according to BMP Marketing Director Karen Duguay.

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Fundraiser aims to help victims of hurricanes in Virgin Islands

Posted on November 22, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Mary O’Shea and her husband were fortunate enough to have built a small house on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. They were also fortunate that the home sustained minimal damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which ravaged many Caribbean islands earlier this fall.

Most of the people in the Virgin Islands, a U.S. territory, were not so lucky.

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Middlebury Police Log: Police investigate cash stolen from deli

Posted on November 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police were informed on Nov. 16 that an unspecified amount of cash had been stolen from Noonie’s Deli. The matter remains under investigation.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Helped Rutland police locate a person in the Middlebury area on Nov. 13.

•  Assisted the Vermont Department for Families and Children in finding a young girl who had left her home without permission on Nov. 13.

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Middlebury officials to review downtown tax: Some merchants concerned with levy

Posted on November 20, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard has unanimously approved a seven-year renewal of the community’s Downtown Improvement District (DID), though officials said they’re open to adopting a new revenue source for funding the associated upgrades to public property within that special zone.

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New venture to turn manure and food waste into energy

Posted on November 20, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — A Salisbury farm will soon be turning on-site cow manure and Addison County food waste into renewable energy that will push Middlebury College’s campus beyond its goal of carbon neutrality.

The Goodrich Farm will host a Farm Powered-brand anaerobic digester that will, on a daily basis, process 100 tons of manure from the 900-cow farm off Shard Villa Road and 165 tons of organic food waste per day from some of the Middlebury area’s biggest organizations, including the Agri-Mark/Cabot cheese making plant in Middlebury.

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Middlebury denies AquaViTea's tax break request

Posted on November 20, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard has declined Aqua ViTea’s request for a five-year suspension of its municipal property tax levy, a reduction that would have totaled around $92,400.

The reason: The popular kombucha-manufacturer’s request was judged by the town’s Tax Stabilization Task Force to be more of an abatement pitch than something that could’ve been accommodated through a municipal tax stabilization policy that is currently up for revisions.

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