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Local option taxes yielding big surplus: Middlebury to decide uses for $1 million

Posted on April 10, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials will ask local residents this year for help in solving a pleasant dilemma:

What to do with almost $1 million in surplus funds generated thus far by Middlebury’s local option taxes.

It was on Town Meeting Day in 2008 that Middlebury residents authorized a 30-year, $16 million bond to fund the Cross Street Bridge project, the centerpiece of which is the span linking Main Street to Court Street over the Otter Creek.

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Salisbury biogas-to-energy plan scuttled

Posted on April 10, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Integrated Energy Solutions (EIS) has pulled the plug on a project that would have extracted energy from cow manure and sent it through a pipeline from Salisbury to Middlebury College.

Dan Smith, president of EIS, confirmed the news during a recent phone interview. He declined to discuss specific reasons for scuttling the already permitted project, but indicated financing has been a major obstacle.

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Human Powered Parade to roll through Bristol

Posted on April 10, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — For bike advocate and youth leader Melanie Kessler using human-powered transportation is all about joy.

To celebrate that exuberance and to empower others to create their own human power, the 38-year-old Bristol resident is organizing the first annual Human Powered Parade and Celebration, which will be held May 20 in Bristol.

Kessler describes it as a “possibility parade for all things that roll petroleum free.”

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Addison County restaurants win highest honors at tourism summit

Posted on April 10, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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STOWE — Two Addison County restaurants were given top honors at Vermont’s annual Tourism Summit, held last week in Stowe. Ian Huizenga of the Bar Antidote and Hired Hand Brewing Company in Vergennes was named Top Chef, and Middlebury’s Two Brothers Tavern was named 2017 Restaurateur of the Year.

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Sports Illustrated journalist to give first-hand account of Olympics

Posted on April 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY— Veteran Sports Illustrated journalist Alex Wolff will examine the recent history of the World Olympic Games on April 19, at 7:30 p.m. In “Five-Ring Circus: Why We Can’t Live With the Olympics — or Without Them,” Wolff will address the risks and rewards of the Olympic Games, and reflect on covering 10 of them, summer and winter, over 36 years with Sports Illustrated.

The talk, at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society at 2 Duane Court, Middlebury, is free and open to the public.

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Vermont Green Line rekindles interest in Ferrisburgh

Posted on April 10, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — After about a year and a half of silence, financial talks might be ready to resume between the town of Ferrisburgh and the Massachusetts companies — Anbaric Transmission and National Grid — proposing a $650 million, 400-megawatt power line that in part would run underground along Ferrisburgh roads.

The companies, now doing business as Green Line Infrastructure Alliance, filed in October an application with the Vermont Public Service Board to run the 60-mile power line from Beekmantown, N.Y., to New Haven.

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Vermont's electronic inspections system may yield safer cars

Posted on April 10, 2017 |
By John S. McCright



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VERMONT — If you have to get your car inspected this spring to show it meets state safety standards, you’ll likely have to pay a few more dollars for the service than you did last year. But at least you’ll have an assurance that your vehicle and all of the others on Vermont roads might be a little safer.

That’s because the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) this spring rolled out a new, electronic system for performing vehicle inspections.

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Editorial: GOP faces risks if Supreme Court swings too far right

Posted on April 10, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Swinging the Supreme Court to a conservative majority is an honor that solely belongs to Sen. Majority Mitch McConnell. He is the man who led the Republican charge to deny Judge Merrick Garland, a moderate judge based on his past jurisprudence. President Barrack Obama nominated Garland because he reflected mainstream views — not liberal or radical, not ultra conservative, but views the vast majority of Americans could embrace — even most Republicans.

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