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VUHS board eyes budget that would lower the tax impact

Posted on May 13, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board on Monday agreed to submit a to-be-announced lower dollar amount for a third budget vote and to pick June 9 as the vote date.

The board will wait until a May 28 meeting to make final a new spending plan for the June 9 vote, one that will be held on the same day as a third Mount Abraham Union High School budget vote.

Board members on Monday said they hope to adopt a VUHS budget that will lower the projected tax impacts in Addison Northwest Supervisory towns by several cents.

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Middlebury plans survey on proposed change in town budet vote

Posted on May 13, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard wants to get community feedback before deciding whether to have a referendum on deciding future municipal budgets by Australian ballot.

It was a few weeks ago that former Selectman Craig Bingham asked the selectboard to consider a switch to Australian ballot for deciding the town budget. That spending plan has historically been decided from the floor at the annual gathering on the first Monday in March. That meeting draws an average of around 200 people out of Middlebury’s total checklist of 4,671 registered voters.

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1935 murder victims buried; mystery persists

Posted on May 13, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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EAST MIDDLEBURY — It was a brisk day last fall when Walt Ducharme stood at the side of a freshly dug grave at the Prospect Cemetery in East Middlebury. The mortal remains of three people were at last given a final resting place after reposing in nondescript boxes in an office cabinet for 80 years.

But with eternal rest does not always come closure.

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Cancer takes Bristol youth; help sought for family

Posted on May 13, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — The pain is inconceivable.

While other moms throughout the nation were being celebrated by their children this past Sunday, Mother’s Day, Katie Gorton was pressing her ear to her 15-year-old son Jacob’s chest to hear his heart beat for the last time.

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Quest for safer bike routes leads Vermonter to Quebec

Posted on May 13, 2015 |
By Randy Kritkausky



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As bicycling season begins and as we attempt to process two recent biking fatalities, the question of how to make Vermont a safer and more enjoyable place to bike looms large.

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Students of the Week - May 11, 2015

Posted on May 11, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.

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Schoen named MIT program coordinator

Posted on May 10, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Community Athletics Foundation (ACAF) has hired Ken Schoen as a part-time program coordinator for Middlebury Indoor Tennis. He will oversee current programs and will lead efforts to expand programming for youth and others in the community.

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Middlebury attorney picked for institute

Posted on May 10, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The American Law Institute (ALI) recently announced that Emily J. Joselson of Middlebury, a partner at Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP, is one of 83 newly elected members joining outstanding judges, lawyers, and law professors from 28 states and the District of Columbia.

The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and otherwise improve the law.

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Senate considers new solar siting rules

Posted on May 10, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MONTPELIER — The Senate Natural Resources & Energy Committee has passed out a bill that would among other things set up minimum setback requirements for solar energy projects and require the Vermont Public Service Board to ensure the projects comply with screening requirements that would be established by host communities.

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Vote to change opera house lease seen as plus

Posted on May 10, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes residents this past Tuesday, by a 4-1 margin, backed adding a first-floor room to the Vergennes Opera House’s lease in City Hall.

By a 359-89 tally on May 5, voters gave the Vergennes City Council permission to amend the 2003 lease the Friends of the Vergennes Opera House Inc. signed with the city to include “the so-called ticket booth.” That vote was held in conjunction with the second vote on a Vergennes Union High School budget proposal.

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