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Middlebury eyes options for replacing downtown RR bridges

Posted on June 6, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — An engineering firm within the next few weeks will recommend a “preferred” method of dealing with Middlebury’s two deteriorating downtown railroad overpasses, a project that will be selected from a list of six options ranging from doing nothing to replacing the spans with a concrete tunnel at a cost of around $17.4 million.

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Bristol Elementary principal search continues

Posted on June 6, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — Though the Bristol Elementary School board had initially hoped to announce a candidate for interim principal by May 20, that deadline has been extended by several weeks, according to Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Superintendent David Adams.

Current BES Principal Catrina DiNapoli announced last month that she would take on the role of director of curriculum and professional development at the ANeSU district office during the 2013-2014 academic year, filling in for Nancy Cornell who is taking a one-year leave of absence.

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Learn about archaeology at historic Orwell site

Posted on June 6, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Vermont historian and attorney Paul Gillies will offer a special program at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell on Saturday, June 8, at 2 p.m. His topic will be “Relics and Souvenirs: Lay Archaeologists and the Uncovering of Vermont.” This is the annual Robert J. Maguire lecture sponsored by the Mount Independence Coalition, the official friends group for the site.

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Conley has overseen many changes in his short tenure at ACSU

Posted on June 6, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central Supervisory Union School Board set some guarded expectations for Gail Conley when they lured him out of retirement in 2011 for what was expected to be a one-year stint as superintendent: Help the seven-town district stay the course during a tumultuous period marked by two lawsuits, a fractured administrative office and negotiations for a new teachers’ contract.

It’s safe to say Conley greatly exceeded most school board members’ expectations.

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Economic pressures push ambulance service to expand

Posted on June 6, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Three years after moving into its new, 11,860-square-foot headquarters off South Street, the Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association (MVAA) is now ready to expand its billing, dispatching and education outreach services. A major goal is to generate more revenues to stay financially solvent in the face of a still-tough economy and health care reform efforts that could present new budget challenges for all of Vermont’s emergency response organizations.

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Longtime VUES educator to step down — but return

Posted on June 6, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — After 49 years of teaching, 44 of those either full- or part-time at Vergennes Union Elementary School, Marilyn Woods will retire this month at the age of 72.

Well, sort of.  

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Keewaydin seeking ecology camp funds

Posted on June 6, 2013 |
By John Flowers



SALISBURY — Boosters of the Keewaydin Environmental Education Center (KEEC) have begun raising money in an effort to maximize the number of area students able to attend the camp each year.

Based in Salisbury along Lake Dunmore, KEEC “offers hands-on, experiential learning” in environmental studies. Drawing from the natural surroundings, KEEC leaders incorporate history, science, math, language arts, geology and physical education into a series of investigations that integrate with the school curriculums.

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Aldermen talk budget; eye solar deal, lighting of falls

Posted on June 6, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — At their May 28 meeting, Vergennes aldermen began consideration of a proposed city spending plan for next year.

In other business, aldermen:

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Sheldon Museum educates the public on dairy history

Posted on June 6, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — June is Dairy Month, and to celebrate, the Sheldon Museum will present a series of entertaining programs the weekend of June 14. The festivities are taking place in conjunction with the Sheldon’s current exhibit, “From Dairy to Doorstep: Milk Delivery in New England.”

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Orb Weaver Farm joins Vermont Land Trust

Posted on June 6, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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MONKTON — Marjorie Susman and Marian Pollack, owners of Orb Weaver Farm, are legends in the Vermont cheese world. Soon after buying their first Jerseys in 1981, they quickly realized they needed to do something different to survive in the dairy business. Before long, they decided to make cheese and they haven’t looked back.

Fifteen generations of cows later, their farmhouse cheeses continually win national and international awards.

Susman and Pollack recently conserved 102 acres of their Monkton farm with the Vermont Land Trust.

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