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New health center aims to broaden care

Posted on June 28, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



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BRISTOL — Since 2005, the Bristol-based health care advocacy group Five Town Health Alliance, or 5THA, has sought to provide broader and cheaper primary care to Addison County residents.

Beginning next week, the organization will take its biggest stride yet in accomplishing this goal, as it teams up with Mountain Health Center to create a new non-profit health center in Bristol.

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Town hall concept gets nod

Posted on June 28, 2012 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday unanimously endorsed the concept of removing the current municipal building at the intersection of College and South Main streets and replacing it with a more efficient structure that will include town offices and a community center.

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Bristol selectboard OKs changes to town plan

Posted on June 28, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard has finished reviewing the new draft of the town plan, made its alterations, and is sending the document back to the planning commission for one last glance.

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ACTR nets $100K college grant

Posted on June 28, 2012 |
By Addison Independent Staff



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College recently awarded Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) a $100,000 grant. These funds are a contribution toward the 20 percent local matching requirements of a $2.85 million federal grant previously awarded to ACTR for the construction of its Community Transportation Center, which will be located off of Creek Road next to the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) maintenance facility.

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Ilsley hosts Iron Chef contest for area students

Posted on June 28, 2012 |
By Lauren Davidson



MIDDLEBURY ¾ The basement of the Ilsley Public Library was filled on Friday night with the enthusiasm of middle school and high school students and a colorful spread of foods ranging from chocolate to fruit pizza as about 20 teens were competing to win the title of “Iron Chef.”

The two-hour event was hosted by the Teen Advisory Group and funded by the library to promote teen after-hours special events.

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Billings to showcase images of Ripton through 62 years of photographs

Posted on June 28, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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RIPTON — Hilda Billings has viewed her hometown of Ripton through a very special lens for the past 92 years.

Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English held its first summer session in 1920, the year Billings was born. She has seen devastating floods rip through her community, including the big one back in 1927. And Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Frost made a point visiting her once a year at her home, which doubled as the Ripton Post Office.

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Festival on-the-Green nearly ready for this year's entertainment

Posted on June 28, 2012 |
By Lauren Davidson



MIDDLEBURY — For over three decades, the Festival on-the-Green has provided a week’s worth of free family-friendly entertainment for Addison County residents.

The community event, which will hold its 34th annual run of three shows a day on the Middlebury green from July 8-14, does not have an admissions fee, but it does carry high costs.

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VUHS to discuss potential $5M upgrade

Posted on June 28, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



NOTE: This story has been updated to correct the date of the VUHS board meeting.

VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board hopes to hear from the public on Monday, July 9, its opinions on a bond that could be floated as soon as November and might approach $5 million if all elements now being discussed are included.

In the past six weeks, according to Addison Northwest Supervisory Union business manager Kathy Cannon, school officials have begun leaning toward asking for two elements that were in early May less likely.

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Aldermen support partnership, opera house

Posted on June 28, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Tuesday approved the first increase in the municipal portion of the city tax rate since 2008, a 2-cent hike that will bring it to about 62.3 cents for the 2012-2013 fiscal year that begins on July 1.

Addison Northwest Supervisory Union officials and City Manager Mel Hawley expect the city’s residential school rate to drop by a little bit less than a penny, meaning the overall residential property rate in Vergennes should rise by a little more than a penny.

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Russian and Vermont journalists compare notes

Posted on June 28, 2012 |
By Kaitlyn Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY ­­–– Questions asked in Russian peppered the air in the conference room in the Addison Independent offices this Tuesday as a delegation of five Russian journalists from the Open World program asked about journalistic practices in the U.S., finances and government accountability.

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