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January 30th

Career center budget plan reflects spending decrease

Posted on January 30, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Patricia Hannaford Career Center directors are proposing a 2017-2018 spending plan of $3,482,549 to deliver vocational and technical education to students in 17 Addison County towns.

That is a spending level that essentially preserves existing programs and represents a 1.39-percent decrease in spending compared to this year.

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City council sets priorities for downtown and basin areas

Posted on January 30, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council at last Tuesday’s meeting reviewed potential next steps outlined by the task force charged with creating the Vergennes Downtown-Basin Master Plan.

Mayor Bill Benton had asked group members individually to respond to him with what they thought should be the city’s highest priorities to improve the city’s downtown and basin areas for residents’ use and to attract and serve visitors. He presented their answers in a memo to the council.

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Efficiency Vermont to zero in on Vergennes

Posted on January 30, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes has been selected for an intensive six-month visit by Efficiency Vermont that will offer businesses, homeowners and commercial property owners the chance to learn more about how to save money and energy.

City Manager Mel Hawley told the city council at its Jan. 24 meeting about the initiative, which is the result of a successful application filed by the Vergennes Partnership.

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Burlington-based engineering firm to lead inspection of rail bridges project area

Posted on January 30, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — At a Tuesday meeting, the Middlebury selectboard received an update from community Liaison Jim Gish on plans to replace the Main Street and Merchants Row rail bridges.

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Dog license fee lowered in Middlebury

Posted on January 30, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — At the urging of Town Clerk Ann Webster, Middlebury selectboard members on Tuesday reduced Middlebury’s dog license fees by $5.

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Basin Harbor Club is installing new docks

Posted on January 30, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Basin Harbor Club is making a major change to its Lake Champlain waterfront — replacing its combination of moorings and old cement and floating docks with new, modern floating docks to better accommodate boaters who want to tie up and stay overnight at the resort and enjoy its offerings.

The work, expected to be completed in time for the May opening of the club’s 131st season, is being done by another noted Ferrisburgh concern: Dock Doctors, headquartered on Route 7.

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Crosswalk flags installed at five separate locations in Little City

Posted on January 30, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — City council members heard from Alderman Mark Koenig at a Jan. 24 meeting that the council’s Pedestrian Task Force, charged with making recommendations to the council for improved downtown pedestrian and biking safety, would be meeting on Feb. 1. In the meantime, City Manger Mel Hawley said Koenig has installed homemade pedestrian flags at five crosswalks and that they are being used: In some cases he sees all the flags on one side of the road.

“Maybe we need more of them,” Hawley said.

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ACTR and Randolph bus companies seek to join forces

Posted on January 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Two local transportation companies — one that serves Addison County and the other that serves the Orange County and North Windsor County — are looking to merge.

Middlebury-based Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) was called in by the Vermont Agency of Transportation to help Randolph-based Stagecoach Transportation Services (STSI) in January 2014 when STSI’s executive director stepped down

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