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January 11th, 2018

Group asks legislators to downsize $52M Middlebury rail bridges plan

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Opponents of a $52 million plan to replace two downtown Middlebury rail bridges are asking legislators and Gov. Phil Scott to postpone the project and support further research into a less costly solution they believe could bring less disruption to Addison County’s shire town.

State officials this week confirmed the House and Senate Transportation Committees will accept public testimony during the coming weeks as they review plans to replace Middlebury’s Main Street and Merchants Row bridges over the railroad with a massive concrete tunnel.

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Middlebury College seeking to even its fiscal keel, eliminate operating deficit

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College’s endowment has grown to an estimated $1.2 billion, according to David Provost, who joined the college as its executive vice president for finance and administration a year ago. And in a few years annual interest from that endowment should allow the college to better pursue goals that will directly benefit students, such as increasing financial aid and improving already well known language, environmental and international schools.

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County home sales seeing an upward trend

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — After years of stagnation, the region’s real estate market has in more recent years shown signs of life, according both to statistics and longtime Vergennes real estate appraiser Bill Benton, also Middlebury’s town assessor.

According to data provided by Benton, in the past three years — and especially in 2017 — the number of homes sold in Addison County has increased annually, as has the median sales price (defined as the most common price at which homes sell, not the average).

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‘Diva Man and Friends’ to perform in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By Karl Lindholm



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On the occasion of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, François Clemmons will present “Diva Man and Friends: A Special Concert in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.” at 4 p.m. this Monday, Jan. 15, at the Champlain Valley Unitarian-Universalist Society in Middlebury.

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100-year-old still logging volunteer hours at Porter Hospital

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — This Saturday, Jan. 13, Mary Baker will celebrate her 100th birthday, a magnificent and rare milestone that most can only dream of achieving. And while most other members of that exclusive club lead understandably sedentary lifestyles, Mrs. Baker hates to sit still.

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John Graham Shelter and Housing Services gets new co-directors

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — John Graham Housing and Services has fresh leadership in the new year, with Peter Kellerman and Kate Schirmer-Smith becoming co-directors Jan. 1.

Longtime executive director Elizabeth Ready stepped aside but remains in the role of chief financial officer.

John Graham Housing and Services provides shelter, housing, services, and prevention and intervention at five sites throughout Addison County. Its flagship emergency homeless shelter is in Vergennes.

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Vergennes City Council preps for new manager as Hawley plans retirement

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday began discussing how it will go about replacing City Manager Mel Hawley, who has been talking for the better part of a year about retiring some time in 2018.

Mayor Michael Daniels said he and council members agreed to reach out to the city’s department heads to gather interview questions, and that he will go online to research appropriate questions.

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Salisbury seeks funds for town hall work

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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SALISBURY — Salisbury residents on Town Meeting Day will be asked to start a savings account to fund future repairs to their town hall in hopes of getting the historic structure capable of hosting larger community functions.

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