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VTrans confirms a delay for Middlebury rail bridges project

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MONTPELIER — Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) officials on Thursday confirmed that a $40 million  project to replace Middlebury’s two downtown rail bridges will not start this fall, as previously promised. State officials are now targeting September for the release of a revised construction timetable for work expected to envelope downtown Middlebury for the better part of two years.

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Ferrisburgh closer on VGL deal

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The town of Ferrisburgh and the Massachusetts companies proposing the $650 million, 400-megawatt Vermont Green Line (VGL) — Anbaric Transmission and National Grid — could strike a deal at any time to pay the town for hosting about 5.5 miles of underground power cable between Lake Champlain and on Route 7, according to the head of the committee dealing with the VGL firms on the town’s behalf

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Locals play role in historic convention

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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PHILADELPHIA — The second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week saw an emotional moment for Vermonters as erstwhile presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders pledged his own support for Democratic Hillary Clinton.

Vermont delegate Diane Lanpher of Vergennes, who was caught by a television camera giving Sanders a hug before his big endorsement, was standing in the heart of Vermont delegation on the convention floor.

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Young moms to bring their gripping stories to Town Hall Theater

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Her words cut a fiery path across an ivory page.

They tell a tale of a survival, of a whirlwind childhood molded from domestic chaos.

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Meet the chef: Talmage Jestice of Storm Cafe

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Sam Hartley



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While it’s true that culinary schools like the New England Culinary Institute (NECI) produce great chefs who can manage complex recipes, those great chefs know that sometimes a simpler recipe works just as well as a difficult one. Case in point: executive chef Talmage Jestice of The Storm Café in Middlebury.

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Transportation in rural Vermont proves difficult for the disabled

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



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MIDDLEBURY — Anyone without a car in Vermont knows that getting around can be tricky, but one summer resident has felt this pain more than most.

Dana Abant came to Middlebury College from New York City this summer to learn French and has a challenge: Abant is blind, and hasn’t been able to find a suitable method of getting around town.

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Bristol, USDA agree on water system loan

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Bristol officials will pursue a deal with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a combined total of $1.1 million in loans to cover a major improvement and expansion of town water system infrastructure in the western part of the village.

Local selectboard members had hoped the USDA would provide 45 percent of the $1.1 million in the form of a grant, but ultimately reasoned that a loan of 2.25 percent — in the absence of a grant — is a better deal than Bristol could have negotiated with a bank.

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Film festival announces opening night feature

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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We're all getting excited for the 2nd Annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival starting Aug. 25, and one of the big questions is what film will open the festival. Well, now we know. MNFF announced that its opening night film will be the feature documentary Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith. The film will screen on Thursday, August 25, at 7 p.m. at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater. Director Jesse Nesser will speak with MNFF Artistic Director Jay Craven following the screening. 

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The Turkey tail fungus was named for its appearance

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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During my walks through the woods these days, I am often accompanied by curious children. These children, who are my own, notice many things that I often do not, and they are filled with questions. Who made that track? Why does this grow here? What kind of mushroom is that? With fledgling naturalists — including one who wants to grow up to be a mycologist, an entomologist or a zoologist, depending on the day — it’s nice to have a few things in the woods I can identify easily at any time of year. Enter Trametes versicolor, the turkey tail fungus.

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Eight child care programs receive funds from VCLF

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF) has announced the 2016 Building Bright Spaces for Bright Futures Fund (BBSFBFF) grants, with a total of $57,600 awarded to eight Vermont child care programs.  The 2016 grantees are:

• Children’s Early Learning Space, Waterbury

• Kiddie Garden, Swanton

• Little Dipper’s Doodle Children’s Center, St. Johnsbury

• Little Lambs of Orchard Valley Waldorf School, East Montpelier

• Mountain Village School, Stowe

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