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December 14th

Middlebury-area school board on path to level-funded budget; teachers brace for layoffs

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District (ACSD) board on Monday agreed to pursue a level-funded budget for member-schools for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year, a move that would require more than $1.9 million in cuts and a potential reduction of 14 teaching positions, 18 paraprofessionals, a principal’s post and a central office worker.

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United Way renews call for donations

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — United Way of Addison County (UWAC) officials are renewing requests for support of two concurrent fund drives aimed at helping people get food, shelter, counseling and other services that are currently beyond their reach.

UWAC in September launched its 2017 fundraising campaign, through which it hopes to raise $650,000 to benefit local nonprofits helping Addison County residents in need.

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Area religious institutions to host special holiday services; see a schedule here

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — A number of Addison County-area churches have set their schedules for special Christmas events and services.

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St. Mary’s Church will hold a Christmas Eve Mass on Sunday, Dec. 24, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Christmas Day Mass on Monday, Dec. 25, will be at 10 a.m.

St. Thomas & Grace Episcopal Church will hold a Christmas Eve service Sunday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. at Grace Church in Forest Dale.

Lifebridge Christian Church will hold its Christmas Eve service on Sunday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m.

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Weekend fire in Monkton claims home but no lives

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By John S. McCright and John S. McCright



MONKTON — A couple in Monkton were rousted out of their beds in the middle of the night this past Saturday by a fire that claimed their home but not their lives.

“What saved them was the smoke alarms; that’s what woke them up — that and the CO2 detectors,” Monkton Fire Chief David Layn said of the fire at the home of Rob Durand and Lisa Gorham at 151 Cat Tail Lane.

Layn described the blaze as a chimney fire that broke though into the structure’s attic. The house was a total loss.

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Join the Audubon Christmas Bird Count this weekend

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERMONT — This holiday season marks the 118th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, a favorite tradition among Vermont’s birding community. The counts are conducted from Dec. 14 to Jan. 5 each year.

Even novice birdwatchers can participate because every event is led by an experienced birder. Organizers and participants include birders and biologists from Audubon Vermont, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, and many other groups.

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OVUU board advises against merger of Neshobe, Lothrop schools

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The Otter Valley Unified Union School Board’s Finance Committee has recommended that the district abandon the idea of merging the Neshobe and Lothrop elementary schools.

Rutland Northeast Superintendent Jeanne Collins said in an interview Monday that the committee made its recommendation at a regular meeting on Dec. 6.

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Middlebury motel to get sweet makeover

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Finding a piece of candy on your hotel bed is always a nice surprise.

Future guests at the Greystone Motel at 1395 Route 7 South in Middlebury will not only get the pillow chocolate, but also licorice, chewing gum or lemon drops, depending on the room in which they stay.

So pack some extra toothpaste, because Brad and Blanca Jenne, longtime owners of Middlebury Sweets, are closing in on a deal to buy the Greystone Motel and make it the new home of “Vermont’s largest candy store.”

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RNESU reaches contract agreement: Negotiations with paras, drivers conclude over a year after impasse

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Both sides approved the terms of a long-awaited contract for Rutland Northeast paraeducators and bus drivers last week.

The Rutland Northeast Paraprofessional and Bus Driver’s Association membership voted to approve the terms at a meeting on Dec. 4, and the Rutland Northeast and Otter Valley Unified Union School Boards approved the contract on Dec. 5.

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