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July 11th, 2019

Middlebury water/sewer rates on the rise

Posted on July 11, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The average municipal water and sewer user in Middlebury will pay a combined total of $700 for those services this fiscal year, a bump of more than 6.5 percent, or $43, compared to last year, according to figures supplied by the town.

At issue are fiscal year 2020 water and sewer rates recently endorsed by the Middlebury selectboard, rates that are likely to rise further in the coming years as the community takes stock in its aging infrastructure — specifically, water and sewer mains.

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New hemp plants sprout up in emerging local market

Posted on July 11, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



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PITTSFORD — “Our secret’s out,” grinned Sam Markowski as he surveyed a dirt field full of different farm equipment. “We’re growing hemp up here in Pittsford.”

A close relative of the marijuana plant, hemp looks and smells just like it, but is absent the mind-altering chemicals found in its biological cousin. Hemp also has a wide variety of uses, most notably of late as the main ingredient in products made with CBD (shorthand for the chemical compound “cannabidiol”).

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Local families provide a bridge for foreign students

Posted on July 11, 2019 |
By Nora Peachin



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MIDDLEBURY — Every fall semester, the Great Hall is decked out with decorations and numbered stations for the big host family reveal. International students and local families meet on campus to discover their matches.

Participants in the Friends of International Students (FIS) Host Program have been anxiously awaiting this morning ever since they filled out questionnaires weeks earlier, detailing their expectations and hopes for their host experiences.

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Jodi Covey settles in as parking 'ambassador'

Posted on July 11, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Monikers like “meter maid” and “parking cop” are thankfully exiting the law enforcement lexicon.

Jodi Covey has a more elegant and diplomatic term for describing her role of directing people to parking spaces and local services, while ticketing vehicles that overstay their welcome:

“Parking ambassador.”

Though she says “parking enforcement officer” will do just fine.

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By the way for Jul. 11

Posted on July 11, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



The American Legion Department of Vermont convened its 100th Annual Department Convention on June 27 to 29 in South Burlington and elected a variety of officers for fiscal year 2020. Among them was Ronald LaRose of Post 19 in Bristol, who was elected Department Commander. Jeremy Revell, Squadron 19 in Bristol, was elected Senior Vice Commander of Sons of The American Legion.

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Vermont gave ICE license information

Posted on July 11, 2019 |
By Xander Landen of VTDigger.org



VERMONT — In 2013, Vermont became one of the few states in the nation to offer driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. Six years later, it is one of two states to have allowed federal immigration authorities to search its photographic database of drivers.

Vermont and Utah have used facial recognition technology to run searches for U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement, known as ICE, according to documents compiled by Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy and Technology. Vermont stopped the practice in 2017.

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RiseVT grants offered to promote healthy communities

Posted on July 11, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Have an idea for a program designed to promote good health among residents in your community? You have until Aug. 1 to apply for grants ranging from $500 to $1,500 to help get your program off the ground.

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Cyanobacteria blooms can pose risk in lakes

Posted on July 11, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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VERMONT — Warm weather is a welcome sign of summer, but it also creates ideal conditions for cyanobacteria to grow in Vermont waters. Cyanobacteria (sometimes referred to as blue-green algae) are tiny microorganisms. In large numbers they sometimes form blooms on the water’s surface and wash up along shorelines — and can produce toxins harmful to humans and animals.

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