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June 28th

City council gets creative, holds tax hike to 2.5 cents

Posted on June 28, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After debate and a strong plea for more office help from City Clerk Joan Devine, the Vergennes City Council on Tuesday settled on a new budget and a 2.5-cent increase in the municipal tax rate to 83.5 cents.

That change will translate to $25 in additional taxes per $100,000 of assessed value on city property.

Devine and Assistant Clerk Melissa Wright said on Wednesday they expect to hear from the Agency of Education and the Department of Taxation early next week about the city’s final school tax rates.

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Porter programs help residents quit tobacco products

Posted on June 28, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Randy Bigelow in 1981 began smoking fancy Turkish cigarettes to get into the good graces of a young woman who enjoyed the same brand. He would move on from that romantic interest and consequently her expensive brand of cigarettes. He switched to less costly Marlboros.

Cheaper, but equally deadly and addictive. Early this past winter, Bigelow was smoking between three and four packs of cigarettes per day. Health consequences aside, the nasty habit was costing him around $150 per week.

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Longtime Middlebury assessor to step down

Posted on June 28, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Point to a house on a map of Middlebury and town Assessor Bill Benton can probably tell you not only how much the structure is worth, but approximately when it was built. He’s gathered that kind of encyclopedic knowledge by being smart and passionate about a job he’s held for three decades.

Well, Middlebury is going to have to nurture another property valuation encyclopedia.

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State budget battle resolved, shutdown averted

Posted on June 28, 2018 |
By Xander Landen of VTDigger.org



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MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott will let the Legislature’s third attempt at a budget bill become law, he announced Monday night, ending a weeks-long impasse over state spending and the looming threat of a government shutdown.

Scott’s decision to break the budget stalemate assures that Vermont will have a spending package in place by July 1 — the budget deadline for the next fiscal year — and ends the legislative game of chicken that has played out during a special session that began last month.

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Middlebury plants seeds for downtown block party

Posted on June 28, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — In addition to supporting a local tax holiday during the peak of construction during the downtown rail bridge replacement (click here to read that story), the Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday also backed a plan aimed at giving a bump to local merchants by bring more green downtown.

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First animated feature film to screen in Brandon

Posted on June 28, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Cinematic fantasy fans often cite Walt Disney’s “Snow White” (1937) as the first full-length animated feature film. But more than a decade earlier, German filmmaker Lotte Reiniger produced “The Adventures of Prince Achmed” (1926), a feature-length animated fantasy that thrilled audiences worldwide. The film will be shown with live accompaniment at the Brandon Town Hall at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 30.

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Bristol parade spotlights musicals

Posted on June 28, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



BRISTOL — A week before Bristol’s annual Fourth of July parade the hills are alive with the sound of music.

And sawing and hammering and painting.

Inspired by this year’s parade theme — Broadway musicals — several area groups are hard at work creating parade floats.

This year’s participants include both veterans and first-timers.

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