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Career center invests in new farming facilities

Posted on August 4, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Students enrolled in the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center’s agricultural programs will notice a boost in on-campus amenities when they resume classes this fall.

Career center staff this summer have been moving full steam ahead on construction of a 24-foot-by-34-foot barn at the career center’s North Campus off Mainelli Road in Middlebury that will, among other things, house horses and other livestock that students would otherwise have to travel to area farms to examine and care for.

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Side judge posts draw three write-in candidates

Posted on August 4, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — There were no takers for two Addison County side-judge positions when the candidates’ filing deadline passed on June 12.

Suddenly, three area residents have confirmed they will wage write-in campaigns during the Aug. 26 primary in an effort to get on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot for the pair of four-year terms.

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Monkton to host third meeting on Vermont Gas pipeline

Posted on August 4, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



MONKTON — On Thursday Sen. Chris Bray will host a third meeting between Monkton residents and the Department of Public Service to address issues related to the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project, a pipeline that will run through the town.

While previous meetings have focused on the negotiating tactics used by Vermont Gas Systems to secure land use agreements from three dozen affected landowners in the town, this round of talks will center on possible soil contamination from a disinfectant spray used on Vermont Electric Company power poles.

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Two-car accident closes 22A

Posted on August 4, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT/SHOREHAM— Vermont State Police closed a section of Route 22A in Bridport near the Shoreham town line on Monday evening due to a two-car, head-on crash.

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Sanders pushes for carbon limits

Posted on August 4, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., last week professed his strong support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to limit carbon pollution as a way to slow global warming.

Sanders, who has long been outspoken on the issue of climate change, said he supports the agency’s plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030, using 2005 levels as a benchmark. He testified at one of several EPA public hearings last week.

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Shaw named top fire chief in the state

Posted on July 31, 2014 |
By Mary Langworthy



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MIDDLEBURY — David Shaw devotes hundred of hours every year to the Middlebury Fire Department. It is not just training on the best ways to pour water on a fire. The modern fire department is also called out to rescue people in lakes and rivers, stuck on the ice, and clinging to the sides of a mountain. Plus there is containment and cleanup of hazardous materials.

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Addison, Panton set tax rates

Posted on July 31, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON/PANTON — Taxpayers in Addison and Panton, as expected, are receiving higher bills in 2014 than in 2013, but the increase in Panton is not as dramatic as Addison Northwest Supervisory Union officials had projected.

Selectboards in both towns adopted municipal tax rates — levies to pay for town office and road spending — in July, Addison’s on July 1 and Panton’s on July 22.

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Stampede sets new fundraising record

Posted on July 31, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — Organizers said this year’s Three Day Stampede Toward the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis set a new fundraising record and was a smashing success.

“Every year we outdo ourselves,” event organizer Shawna Sherwin said. “I’m amazed by what this community provides every year.”

The Stampede is an annual giant yard sale, book sale and silent auction to raise money to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. The event raised $133,000 this year, up from the previous record of $125,000, set just last year.

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Middlebury, college ink land swap deal

Posted on July 31, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday unanimously approved an agreement with Middlebury College that formalizes a property swap that will lead to new municipal offices, a new recreation center and a new public park.

Local voters have already endorsed the town-gown deal, which calls for Middlebury to convey its current municipal building/gymnasium property at 94 Main St., along with another parcel at 6 Cross St., to the college.

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Student weaves winning tale

Posted on July 31, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Seven-year-old Joshua Kafumbe of Middlebury wants to be a policeman when he gets older.

But the incoming second-grader at Mary Hogan Elementary School might also consider a career in writing, given his performance in the most recent national Public Broadcasting System’s KIDS Writers Contest.

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