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December 9th

Storage facility hopes to fill role in developing local food systems

Posted on December 9, 2010 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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SHOREHAM — A cold warehouse is hardly the image that comes to mind as the heart of a local foods movement.

But that is what the owners of Vermont Refrigerated Storage and members of the Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN) envision for the 35,000-square-foot cold storage facility in Shoreham.

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Kicking the habit: Throat pain convinces smoker to make a lifestyle change

Posted on December 9, 2010 |
By Tamara Hilmes



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Editor’s note: This article is part of a three-part series on Addison County residents who have sought help from the Quit Tobacco Program at Porter Hospital in order to kick their cigarette habits.

MIDDLEBURY — Fifty-five-year-old Suzanne Gagnon has been smoking for 30 years. She picked up her first cigarette when she was just 20 years old, and soon she was smoking two or more packs a day.

For the past five years, ever since she was diagnosed and treated for laryngitis, Gagnon has battled with her addiction.

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UD-3 OKs budget with $300K in spending cuts

Posted on December 9, 2010 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Voters in the Addison Central Supervisory Union’s seven towns will be asked on Town Meeting Day to support a 2011-2012 spending plan of $15,643,007, which represents a 2.03-percent decrease in spending compared to this year.

The decrease allows UD-3 — which includes the combined budgets of Middlebury Union Middle School and High School — to meet the state’s “Challenges for Change” directive.

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Shoreham voters reject town office building options

Posted on December 9, 2010 |
By John Flowers



SHOREHAM — A majority of Shoreham voters on Tuesday decided to take a pass on two different options for building new town offices, instead electing to do “none of the above.”

That decision volleys the town-office-expansion issue onto the desk of the selectboard, which will spend the coming months deciding whether to fashion a project more modest than the $556,000 and $1,070,000 plans, both of which failed to garner enough support on Tuesday.

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Lincoln to put forth bond vote

Posted on December 9, 2010 |
By Tamara Hilmes



LINCOLN — After the Vermont education commissioner in September rejected the Lincoln Community School board’s $3.7 million bond proposal to pay for infrastructure improvements, the Building Committee returned to the drawing board. On Monday evening the board approved a scaled-back, $2 million version of the original proposal.

The bond will go to a vote on Jan. 18, and a public information meeting on Jan. 11, for discussion between the board and Lincoln residents, whose taxes will increase for the next 20 years if the bond is approved.

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Editorial: Did Obama cave or score?

Posted on December 9, 2010 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Did President Barack Obama cave in to Republican leaders when he didn’t need to? Would it not have been better for Democrats to let the tax cuts expire on Dec. 31 — along with unemployment insurance for 2 million jobless Americans — and then watch to see if House Republicans would continue to push tax cuts for millionaires, while the unemployed went hungry and tens of millions of middle-class Americans contemplate tax increases?

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Teen making a run at U.S. luge team

Posted on December 9, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



NEW HAVEN — For 13-year-old Elijah Pedriani there’s nothing like the rush of the icy track, the rapid turns, the way everything else around him blurs together as he speeds by.

Ever since the New Haven teen returned from a one-week screening camp at the USA Luge headquarters in Lake Placid, N.Y., a few weeks ago, Pedriani has been itching to get back on the ice.

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'Night Fires' to be rekindled

Posted on December 9, 2010 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Abigail Nessen Bengsen, 27, recalled with glee her long involvement with “Night Fires,” a winter solstice celebration in which since 1982 local performers had pierced the year’s darkest night with a creative cornucopia of music, dance, poems and stories from throughout the world.

“My family was involved before I was born,” Bengsen said. “I grew up in it.”

But Night Fires went dark in 2007 when its creator, Lincoln’s Marianne Lust, needed a break from the arduous tasks of staging what was then a traveling performance.

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