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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_user::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/user/views_handler_field_user.inc on line 50.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_query::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_query.inc on line 181.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 136.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images::pre_render() should be compatible with views_handler_field::pre_render($values) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/image/contrib/image_attach/image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images.inc on line 112.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area.inc on line 81.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area_text::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area_text.inc on line 121.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.

Vergennes-Panton water plant needs $5.2 million upgrade

By ANDY KIRKALDY

PANTON — The Vergennes-Panton Water District board has in hand a report saying that its 37-year-old Panton plant needs at least $5.2 million of repairs and upgrades, and estimates that paying off a bond to fund that work could mean a hike of $306 a year for a typical residential customer.

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Exhibit brings new life to old photos

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By KATHRYN FLAGG

MIDDLEBURY — Madeleine Terry makes her art in a room with no windows, where her canvases are the unadorned white walls of a bedroom in downtown Middlebury.

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College to trim workforce by 100 over three years

By JOHN FLOWERS

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College has instituted a hiring freeze and plans to shave, through attrition, 100 staff positions from its workforce within the next three years.

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State road funds on the way to towns — minus 15%

By ANDY KIRKALDY

MONTPELIER — State highway funds that Vermont towns had been expecting to head their way last month will be released late this week. But late last week legislators dealing with Vermont’s fiscal crisis cut 15 percent, or $925,000, from the $6.2 million total.

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Ferrisburgh petition may not stop McDonald's

By ANDY KIRKALDY

FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh selectmen have a preliminary legal opinion that a recent petition to change zoning along parts of Route 7 cannot block a Champlain Oil Co. (COCO) proposal for a truck stop with a McDonald’s Restaurant, Jiffy Mart and fuel pumps.

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Leicester, Whiting regroup after school merger falls through

By KATHRYN FLAGG

BRANDON — In the wake of a Sudbury vote that derailed plans for a Leicester/Sudbury/Whiting community school, parents and school officials from Leicester and Whiting are heading back to the drawing board to chart courses for their respective schools.

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Middlebury hydro project stalls over water rights debate

By JOHN FLOWERS

MIDDLEBURY — The developers of a proposed small-scale hydroelectric operation at the base of the Otter Creek Falls in Middlebury have secured a federal OK to ramp up planning for the project, but that planning has apparently hit a snag at the local level.

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ACSU schools keep budgets tight

By JOHN FLOWERS

MIDDLEBURY — Proposed 2009-2010 spending plans for six of the Addison Central Supervisory Union’s (ACSU) seven elementary schools are on target for increases of less than 2.4 percent, thanks to what administrators are calling some conservative budgeting and a one-time accounting change for busing services.

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Afghan woman sheds light on her homeland

By KATHRYN FLAGG

BRISTOL — Shabana Basij-Rasikh was six years old when the Taliban took power in her native Afghanistan, banning women and girls from attending school or obtaining an education.

So, soon after, Shabana became “Shaban,” dressing as a boy in order to attend a secret school where one teacher covertly tutored 140 girls.

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Sudbury scuttles school merger with Leicester, Whiting

By KATHRYN FLAGG

SUDBURY — Plans for the Leicester/Sudbury/Whiting community school fizzled on Saturday when Sudbury residents narrowly defeated a measure for planning funds by a vote of 66-60.

The measure, which voters initially knocked down 54-44 on Nov. 10, would have contributed $7,000 to the tri-town effort to draw up plans for the potential school.

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