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Tax report: Unification would save ANeSU towns money

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — School district unification could save taxpayers in the five Addison Northeast Supervisory Union towns close to $2.5 million in property taxes over five years, according to a report just released by district officials.

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New Haven road crew restructure raises eyebrows

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



NEW HAVEN — At a hastily called meeting late last month, the New Haven selectboard voted to restructure its highway department and terminated the positions of road foreman and highway assistant, effective immediately.

The quick action has left a key town department understaffed during the busy summer construction season and with no clear route for public input into the department restructuring. At the same time, some question whether the board acted legally by holding much of that July 27 meeting in secret session.

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College museum interns curate local landscapes

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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MIDDLEBURY — Matthew Gillis held a ruler up to the wall, meticulously marking a line that he and his fellow interns would later use to hang up the photographs in their art exhibition. If the line were to be even slightly crooked, the photograph would hang clearly at an angle unacceptable to the team.

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UPDATE: Three Democrats vie in Bristol-area contests

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By John Flowers



Editor's note: Originally, the wrong story was posted under this headline; the correct story appears below. We apologize for the error.

BRISTOL — Three Bristol-area Democrats will be whittled down to two on Aug. 9 in the race to see who will represent the Addison-4 district in the Vermont House.

Addison-4 features two seats representing the towns of Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton and Starksboro.

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Expansion makes Otter Creek in Middlebury largest brewery in Vermont

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By Sam Hartley



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MIDDLEBURY — Otter Creek Brewery cut the ribbon on its brand new 8,000-square-foot, 120-barrel brew house this past Thursday, making the Middlebury brewery the largest beer maker, by volume, in Vermont. 

“This is the story of why Vermont has one of the lowest unemployment rates in America,” said Gov. Peter Shumlin, who spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony. “We have a diversified economy and creative people like Otter Creek that have extraordinary products which set the world standard for microbrewed beer.”

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New ANWSD board starts process of unification

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



VERGENNES — The recently unified Addison Northwest School District held its first official meeting last week at the Vergennes Union High School in the form of a four-hour training session and retreat. 

ANWSD board members representing public schools in Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham were elected March 1, and the unified school district and board became official in April after no one filed a petition to reconsider the vote.  

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Father of Field Days Lucien Paquette to celebrate his 100th birthday

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



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NEW HAVEN — Lucien Paquette sat back in a wooden chair at his kitchen table last week and laughed. He was telling a story about a phone conversation he’d recently had with a doctor who asked him for his birth date.

“Eight, fourteen, sixteen,” Paquette had responded.

The doctor was puzzled, and not amused.

“I had to specify, it was 1916,” Paquette said, chuckling about the confusion.

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Porter brings new doctors on board

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center (PMC) officials have announced the hiring of four new health care providers to further bolster a medical staff that had seen some defections earlier this year in wake of turbulent times at the county’s hospital and its 12 affiliated physicians’ practices.

And in other PMC news, Porter spokesman Ron Hallman said he expects to be able to share, within the “next several weeks,” some details about PMC’s potential affiliation with a larger medical institution.

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Old Bristol firehouse is available

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphee



BRISTOL — The town of Bristol is soliciting Requests for Proposal from parties interested in purchasing and renovating the town’s 1897 firehouse at 32 North St.

The fire department moved into its new fire station on West Street at the beginning of July, leaving the beautiful old building on North Street vacant.

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Lange to speak on importance of maple syrup

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — Maple is a powerful component to Vermont identity, and the Monkton Museum and Historical Society next week will host a presentation that explores this topic.

Champlain College Professor Michael Lange will give a talk titled “The Many Meanings of Maple” on Monday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Monkton Fire Station. In the presentation, Lange will examine the many meanings of maple sugaring. 

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