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Real estate market still strong; prices rising in some areas

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — According to data provided by local real estate experts, this summer’s home sales overall in Addison County have remained on par with the solid performance of 2017, while prices have begun to rise and properties are selling faster.

A major factor in the higher prices and quicker sales is tighter supply, experts said: There are fewer homes on the market in 2018 than in 2017, and competition for desirable properties appears to be having an effect.

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Orwell readies for Act 46 showdown; school could face forced merger

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By John Flowers



ORWELL — Orwell School directors will meet with the Vermont Board of Education on Wednesday, Aug. 15, in what could be the community’s last opportunity to argue against the proposed merger of the independent school with the recently created Slate Valley Modified Unified Union School District (SVMUUSD).

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Peter Bevere seeks county prosecutor job

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Attorney Peter Bevere has already prosecuted cases in Chittenden and Rutland counties.

Now he wants to perform that job closer to his Middlebury home. So Bevere, 44, has decided to challenge incumbent Addison County State’s Attorney Dennis Wygmans this November. Bevere recently filed his nomination papers to run as an independent against Wygmans, a Democrat.

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Local couple prepares for Muslim pilgrimage

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Farhad Khan has spent a half-century dreaming about a trip designed to fortify his religious faith and cleanse his spirit.

The Middlebury resident’s dream is about to come true.

Farhad and his wife, Amtul, on Aug. 11 will join 16 other members of the Vermont Islamic Society (VIS) in a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It’s called the “Hajj,” a religious obligation that every adult Muslim must fulfill at least once in their lifetime, if they are physically able and have the resources to do so.

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Biologist: Humans are cause of bear problems

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Nick Garber



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MIDDLEBURY — Bears aren’t the problem — you are.

This was the gist of the presentation given Wednesday evening by Forrest Hammond, a bear biologist for Vermont Fish & Wildlife, to a crowd of locals concerned by the spate of recent bear sightings around the area. About 70 people crowded the Middlebury Town Offices for the talk, which covered the biology and behavior of the Eastern black bears that call Addison County home — and what we can do to mitigate their encroachment into our backyards.

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Governor Scott picks Dan French as new education secretary

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Lola Duffort of VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott has named Dan French, a veteran Vermont schools superintendent, to be the state’s next education secretary.

Scott has made cost-containment his hallmark education priority, and during a press conference Thursday announcing French’s appointment, he reiterated the need to create an education system that’s “sustainable and affordable for taxpayers.”

French, he said, was “the right person with the right experience at the right time.”

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Barre teen who penned Make-A-Wish book to give Middlebury reading

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Rachel Cohen



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MIDDLEBURY — The captain of boat warned Jamie Heath that they might not see any sea turtles. Initially disappointed, as the sea creatures were her inspiration to choose Hawaii as her destination in the first place, she kept her head down and searched among the coral.

“If you see a sea turtle, call ‘Jamie,’” the captain announced.

Only a little while later someone yelled her name. She stuck her head beneath the water’s surface to find the turtles swimming beneath her.

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Independents have until Aug. 9 to file

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — Anyone wishing to run for office in Vermont as an independent has until this Thursday to file their nomination papers.

Independent candidates must file a statement of nomination (also known as a petition), consent of candidate form, and financial disclosure forms with the Office of the Secretary of State in order to be placed on the ballot in the general election. Independent candidates for Justice of the Peace file with the town clerk.

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