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Middlebury selectboard eyeing increase in infrastructure spending

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury municipal officials have spent the past several years diligently pinching pennies when it comes to the town’s property tax rate, but they will soon consider a sizable increase in investments in the town’s equipment, buildings and infrastructure.

The Middlebury Infrastructure Committee on Thursday agreed to recommend a fiscal year 2018 capital improvement budget of $948,418, representing an increase of $78,000 — or about a penny on the municipal tax rate — compared to this year.

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MUHS wrestler will compete Down Under

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School wrestler Dustin Davio has been selected to compete in the 29th annual Down Under Sports Tournament in Australia next summer. Davio is junior who wrestles at 138 pounds for the Tigers.

Last winter as a sophomore, Davio finished sixth in the Vermont State Meet wrestling at 132 pounds. His coach, Ethan Raymond, says Davio has even greater drive and maturity this season.

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Model trains run at the Sheldon Museum station

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBUY — For the 25th year, the Henry Sheldon Museum of Middlebury hosts its annual holiday model train exhibit, which delights visitors of all ages. Volunteer engineers will operate the three levels of trains beginning Tuesday, Nov. 29. To confirm hours that the trains are operative, call the museum at 802-388-2117 or visit the Museum’s website at www.henrysheldonmuseum.org.

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Public invited to take part in 'Messiah Sing' this Sunday

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Congregational Church will once again host the area’s annual “Messiah Sing” this Sunday. Jeff Rehbach, conductor of the Middlebury College Community Chorus, leads the sing-along of this famous work by George Frederic Handel for choir and orchestra.

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Elderly man killed in Middlebury fire Wednesday

Posted on December 14, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



MIDDLEBURY — A 96-year-old man lost his life in a fire at his home on Murdock Court in Middlebury on Wednesday evening.

The Middlebury Fire Department received a call reporting a fire at 7 Murdock Court — off Weybridge Street — at a little past 7:30 p.m. The call came from a family member who came home and found the house filled with smoke. He informed authorities that the man may be inside.

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Meet the baker: Abigail Wentz from Middlebury Inn and Carol's

Posted on December 12, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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MIDDLEBURY — If Marilyn Monroe were a hipster, she just might be Abigail Wentz ? the baker at Carol’s Hungry Mind Cafe and Middlebury Inn. Instead of Monroe’s signature beauty mark, Wentz rocks a piercing. In place of golden curls, Wentz caps her head with a loose toque. The two share similar alabaster skin, but Wentz has colored hers with thoughtful ink, right down to her knuckles that read “HAND WORK.”

Though Wentz chooses layers of cotton and colorful tights over fur and floor length dresses, she has placed Monroe squarely on a pedestal.

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Susan Raber Bray: On exhibit at Edgewater Gallery

Posted on December 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — When you see one of Susan Raber Bray’s sculptures on display at Edgewater Gallery, it instantly grabs your attention. The effortlessness of her forms paradoxes the meticulous technique used to create them. Her primitive animals and their rustic appearance act as a vessel for the viewer to connect with their own personal memories and emotions prompted by the pieces.

Susan has perfected her forms over years of working hard at her craft. Her successful career however, started from a unique introduction into the world of pottery.

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Middlebury Union High School honor roll

Posted on December 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The following Middlebury Union High School students have been recognized for academic achievement during the first quarter of the 2016-2017 school year.

GRADE 9

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Police ask for help with toy drive

Posted on December 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL / MIDDLEBURY — The Bristol Police Department is teaming up with the Middlebury Police Department for their annual holiday toy drive. Anyone wishing to donate toys can deliver them to either department over the next couple of weeks.

The toys will be delivered by uniformed officers on Christmas Day to children and families throughout Addison County.

The police departments of Middlebury and Bristol invite local residents to join them in delivering a positive Christmas experience to families and children in need throughout our communities.

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Big growth and a big vision are powering start-up educational software firm

Posted on December 12, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — A little more than a year ago, the SchoolHack Solutions had just one official employee and it was beta testing its personalized learning software with three schools in Vermont.

Today the Middlebury company boasts nine employees and its “LiFT” software has been adopted by 20 Vermont schools and a growing number nationwide.

And just recently the Vermont Economic Development Authority awarded the startup $350,000 in working capital through a low-interest loan.

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