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ACORN Guide to Local Food & Farms 2017

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Fire depts. seek new ways to fill up rosters

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County firefighters have joined a statewide effort to develop a much shorter certification process for aspiring volunteer firefighters, figuring the current requirement of more than 200 training hours is one of several factors that have been thwarting recruitment efforts.

Area fire chiefs also vowed to organize a “job fair” to reach potential volunteers in an effort to fill the dwindling ranks of local fire departments.

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Holley Hall kiosk project triggers debate in Bristol

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — An Eagle Scout project to construct an information kiosk in front of Holley Hall in downtown Bristol has drawn both praise and criticism, often from the same quarters.

The project also shows the disconnect that can occur when selectboard priorities and processes leave some townsfolk wondering how or where to weigh in on an issue of community importance.

When Eagle Scout hopeful Victor Hinojosa presented his kiosk proposal to the Bristol selectboard at its April 17 meeting, board members quickly approved the proposal.

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Migrant workers share their stories at Middlebury forum

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Area residents this past Sunday got a rare glimpse into the lives of two Addison County migrant farm workers who shared their thoughts and experiences as part of a community forum at the Congregational Church of Middlebury.

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Connor Homes begins rebirth on Pond Lane: Seeks purchase of Good Point building

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Connor Homes founder Mike Connor said he’s putting the final touches on a financial package that would allow him to re-establish his home-construction business in the Good Point Recycling building in Middlebury’s industrial park.

He has already moved members of his administrative team into offices within the 50,000-square-foot facility, and he plans to buy the building in the next two months and potentially expand in the near future.

On Tuesday the building was getting some repairs in anticipation of a property transfer.

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Behind the scenes with composer Jorge Martin

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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Middlebury composer Jorge Martín, 57, has traveled around the country presenting productions of his various works, including “Before Night Falls.” It is an opera based on the memoir of Reinaldo Arenas, a Cuban writer who rebelled against the Castro regime. Martín himself was born in Cuba, and he moved to the U.S. when he was a young boy. He recently returned from Miami, where “Before Night Falls” was presented at the Florida Grand Opera, and talked with the Addison Independent's Emma Cotton about his work.

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Ferrisburgh board talks to farmers about tree cutting in right of way

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday met with farmers Hans and Gerard Vorsteveld about their extensive tree cutting in the town right-of-way along Arnold Bay Road, work that Board Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence termed as “massive,” and was described in the meeting agenda as “excessive.”

In all, Lawrence said, 200 trees with a trunk diameter of more than 10 inches were cut down, and stumps remain.

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Ferrisburgh charter vote on tap

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh’s town-wide vote on a proposed town charter will be held next Thursday, May 11, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Ferrisburgh’s Route 7 town office building.

That two-page charter, if approved on May 11 and then adopted as required by the Vermont Legislature, would most notably change the town clerk and treasurer’s positions from elected posts to positions filled by selectboard appointment.

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