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Mt. Abe wins Global Excellence award

Posted on July 10, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School has received national recognition for excellence in global education from the student exchange program EF High School Exchange Year. Recently, Principal Andy Kepes was presented with the EF Global Education Excellence Award by Enrique Serrano, an EF High School Exchange Year student from Spain. This award is presented annually to high schools that demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to international understanding and global awareness.

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Storm knocks out power to more than 1,000; noontime Festival show is cancelled

Posted on July 9, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — A summer storm Tuesday night resulted in more than 1,200 Addison County power customers being without electricity as of Wednesday morning.

Green Mountain Power said its crews are working to repair more than 20,000 outages statewide. Damage was most severe in Washington and Addison counties.

Tuesday night’s storm was the second major weather event GMP has responded to this week. The first was a storm over Fourth of July weekend, after which GMP crews restored power to 37,000 clients statewide.

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Profiles: Mainly Metals in Bristol

Posted on July 7, 2014 |
By Weyland Joyner



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BRISTOL — David Durgin is a busy man.

The Bristol resident owns Mainly Metals, a machine and fabrication shop that uses a unique water jet technology to cut materials of all sorts.

“It’s a jet of water with garnet mixed in,” Durgin explains. “The jet is about 1/30,000 of an inch in diameter — the size of a mechanical pencil lead — that comes out around 50,000 pounds per square inch.”

What that adds up to is one extremely precise machine.

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Profiles: Northlands Job Corps in Vergennes

Posted on July 7, 2014 |
By Mary Langworthy



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VERGENNES —  Northlands Job Corps in Vergennes has long been both a significant employer and an educational resource for Addison County residents. This year has been an important one for strengthening the school’s community connection, said Ron Dedrick, the business community liaison and work-based learning coordinator at Job Corps.

Dedrick said he joined the team this year, with the goal of “trying to re-integrate (Job Corps) into the local community.”

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Profiles: Stone Leaf Tea House in Middlebury

Posted on July 7, 2014 |
By Phoebe Lewis



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Profiles: Rory Jackson in Bristol

Posted on July 7, 2014 |
By Weyland Joyner



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BRISTOL — Sitting outside his studio in downtown Bristol, greeting fellow business owners and shoppers, Rory Jackson seems to know everyone in town.

“It can be distracting,” the artist says of his studio’s public location, “but it’s really important to me to have the energy, the interaction with life.”

Jackson, 31, has been working out of this location, on Main Street across from Bristol Bakery, for two years now.

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Middlebury signs on for more solar power

Posted on July 7, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury has agreed to become a consumer of a new, 150-kilowatt solar project that is being planned by the Addison County Relocalization Network (Acorn) Renewable Energy Co-op.

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A.G.’s office files brief in Lathrop gravel pit case

Posted on July 7, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — The office of the Vermont Attorney General on June 23 filed a brief in a Bristol gravel pit case currently before the Vermont Supreme Court, arguing that the Environmental Court has set a dangerous precedent by approving a proposal by Lathrop that had not been vetted by the Act 250 process.

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Cut paper art on exhibit in Vergennes

Posted on July 7, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Nationally exhibited Vermont-based artist Adrienne Ginter will have a solo exhibition at Outerlands Gallery in Vergennes for the month of July.

The exhibition will focus on Ginter’s hand-cut paper works, for which she has gained national acclaim. These incredible pieces have vibrant layers of color, intricate details and exceptional patterning. Ginter will also have watercolors, etchings, mini-paintings and jewelry on display.

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Mount Abe raising funds to build a new composter

Posted on July 7, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — Students at Mount Abraham Union High School are raising funds for a composting system at the school that will allow cafeteria food waste to be used for the school’s community garden.

The new composting system — which student organizers hope to have in place as soon as later this summer — will mean the school will send less solid waste to landfills, and that food waste can instead nourish the 600 pounds of vegetables Mount Abe’s garden produces annually.

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