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Mount Abe school board launches campaign to pass a budget

Posted on June 1, 2015 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School directors are launching a public information campaign in hopes of winning voter support for a newly revised, 2015-2016 budget that reflects a 1.02 percent decrease compared to the current spending plan.

Addison Northeast Supervisory Union voters will field the proposed budget of $13,947,738 on Tuesday, June 9. It represents the school board’s third attempt to devise a spending plan that can pass muster with residents of the five-town area, which includes Bristol, Monkton, Starksboro, Lincoln and New Haven.

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City manager warns: Vergennes budget may be a challenge

Posted on June 1, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on May 26 got their first look at a preliminary 2015-2016 general fund budget, and City Manager Mel Hawley said he told council members the adoption process might challenge them this year.

“There’s work to be done,” Hawley said in a phone interview later in the week.

Hawley presented a first budget draft that called for $2,213,085 in spending, an amount that if aldermen adopted it by their June 30 deadline would mean a spending increase of about $125,000, or 6 percent.

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Retiring Ferrisburgh Central teacher was there at the start

Posted on June 1, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — When Barbara Bolduc first entered Ferrisburgh Central School she wore a hard hat, and she was 6 years old. That was 61 years ago.

Bolduc had walked over with the rest of Doris Chamberlain’s students from the nearby one-room schoolhouse on Route 7. That school later served Ferrisburgh for decades as its town office, and when the pupils visited Ferrisburgh Central School they were touring a construction site.

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Local businesses help Habitat create home for a family

Posted on June 1, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Karen Holbrook was making her regular commute from Bridport to her job in Middlebury several months ago when she heard something on the radio that would change her life.

It was a news spot from Habitat for Humanity of Addison County (HHAC) seeking applicants for a new home that would soon be available in the South Ridge subdivision off Middle Road in Middlebury.

She was excited, but a little apprehensive.

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Bottoms up! Bristol mixologist named Vt. Bartender of the Year

Posted on June 1, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — For years, Martha Mack viewed bartending as a hobby. During summers while she was in college and graduate school, Mack would return to her native Bristol to tend bar and wait tables at her parents’ eatery, Mary’s Restaurant at the Inn at Baldwin Creek.

Mack, 30, has no formal education in mixology, but enjoys experimenting with new flavors and concoctions behind the bar.

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Changes eyed for Route 7 intersection by MUHS

Posted on June 1, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury is exploring alternatives and will recommend improvements to the intersection at Charles Avenue, Court Street and Monroe Street with the goal of improving mobility and safety for personal vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles and public transit.

Town officials invite the public to an initial information meeting on the issue this Wednesday, June 3, at 7 p.m. in the Middlebury Union High School cafeteria.

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Saturday workshop to teach people how to maintain shade trees

Posted on June 1, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — There will be a Shade Tree Giveaway and Tree Planting and Care Workshop this Saturday, June 6, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Middlebury Union Middle School.

Attendees will learn how big trees benefit our community and how to take care of our young and old trees. They also will participate in a hands-on tree planting demonstration. Fifteen free shade trees — including burr oak, elm, red maple, sycamore and swamp white oak — will be raffled off to attendees.

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Students release the trout they nurtured from egg to fry

Posted on June 1, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Though the academic year is winding down for schools across Vermont, 23 local schools — including Mary Hogan Elementary in Middlebury — are ramping up efforts toward a new beginning, one that will give life to thousands of trout fry to be released into Vermont waters.

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Color and whimsy inhabit work of 77-year-old artist

Posted on June 1, 2015 |
By Christy Lynn



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“The secret is you have to keep your head going,” says 77-year-old Maxine Davis, a retired psychologist from Ferrisburgh who now spends much of her time making art. “You have to keep doing things, going after things, being curious.”

Davis’ art medium is glass, although she has experimented over the years with painting, fiber arts and other crafts. She has a home studio that her husband (who will be 90 years old this summer) built as a small addition to the house initially and then extended as Maxine’s passion grew.

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Workshop to offer advice on applying to college

Posted on June 1, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College will offer its free annual College Counseling Workshop, sponsored by the college’s admissions office, on Friday, June 5, from 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at McCardell Bicentennial Hall on Bicentennial Way off of College Street (Route 125).

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