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City to revote ANwSU school unification

Posted on March 24, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes residents — and quite possibly those in Addison — will be going to the polls for a sixth time to decide the fate of proposed one-board governance for the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union. If the Unified Union proposal survives either one or two revotes, it would be the first significant consolidation move in Vermont.

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CSAC braces for big budget cuts

Posted on March 24, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Counseling Service of Addison County (CSAC) has instituted a hiring freeze and could resort to layoffs depending on the severity of mental health program cuts lawmakers are considering for the fiscal year 2012 state budget.

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Big winter snow promises sweet nectar of spring

Posted on March 24, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



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ADDISON COUNTY — What’s the big difference between this year’s maple sugar season and last year’s?

The snow.

A burden to some and a blessing to others, local sugarmakers say this winter’s massive snowfall is setting the tone for the year’s sugar season.

“It’s just been a struggle,” said Bill Heffernan of Heffernan Family Sugarworks in Starksboro about tapping 9,500 trees beginning on Feb. 16. “It’s tough in three to four feet of snow.”

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Starksboro music teacher implicated in child porn case

Posted on March 24, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



STARKSBORO — Elementary school teacher, private guitar tutor and local musician Will J. Parini, 28, of Starksboro was arrested last Thursday, March 17, on a federal charge for one count of distributing child pornography. The arrest came exactly one week after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) executed a court-authorized search warrant for Parini’s Route 116 home in Starksboro.

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Forum focus at college is Japan's future

Posted on March 24, 2011 |
By Andrea Suozzo



MIDDLEBURY — As Japan struggles to rebuild following the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami, people across the world are following closely the aftermath — and its implications for nuclear power worldwide.

A Monday panel discussion at Middlebury College brought in experts from the faculty to address a wide range of topics — cultural and anthropological, historic and scientific.

Kyoko Davis, a professor of Japanese studies, led off the event, speaking to the four dozen people who had gathered to hear experts speak on the issue.

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Middlebury revisits plan for new municipal offices

Posted on March 24, 2011 |
By John Flowers



 

MIDDLEBURY — Local officials here would like to mark the 100th birthday of the Middlebury municipal office building by putting together a plan to destroy the porous structure and replace it with something more utilitarian and energy efficient.

It was on Nov. 5, 2002, that residents voted 1,443-1,334 against a $6 million plan for a new, 13,982-square-foot, two-story municipal office/police building that would have been attached to a renovated municipal gym at the intersection of College and South Main streets.

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County legislators talk ag policy

Posted on March 24, 2011 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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BRIDPORT — Although the Legislature is primarily occupied with bigger state budget and health care bills, several lawmakers joined farmers and other interested people to discuss agriculture issues that affect the county at the annual ag legislative luncheon at the Bridport Community Hall on Monday.

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Bridport, Ripton will look for new principals

Posted on March 24, 2011 |
By John Flowers



 

BRIDPORT — School directors in Bridport and Ripton are looking for new principals to fill impending leadership vacancies in their respective elementary schools.

Bridport Central Principal Georgette Childs and Marta Beede, leader of Ripton Elementary School, recently confirmed they will be stepping down at the end of this academic year.

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Sewer problem halts Brandon health center

Posted on March 24, 2011 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



 

BRANDON — The Neshobe Family Practice medical building on the site of the former Brandon Training School had to shut down last week after a sewer problem followed by a water problem.

Brandon Town Manager Keith Arlund said he was alerted on March 10 that a lateral sewer line to the building adjacent to the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union offices was compromised after a clean-out box came apart.

When public works crews were working to fix the sewer line, they discovered a leaking water main, Arlund said.

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Overspending error leads to ANeSU fiscal revamp

Posted on March 21, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



 

BRISTOL — After a $241,000 deficit emerged in the Mount Abraham Union High School books six months after the close of the 2010 fiscal year last June 30, administrators are taking steps to ensure that such a large deficit doesn’t occur again.

By redistributing responsibilities, replacing personnel and bringing in outside consultants, Addison Northeast Supervisory Union administrators hope to reduce future deficits. But, in the face of tighter budgets, this task will prove challenging, according to ANeSU Superintendent Evelyn Howard.

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