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September 10th, 2015

Power line questions remain unanswered

Posted on September 10, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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NEW HAVEN — The tidy yellow house in mint condition has stood unsold since first constructed in 2005.

“Within months of when we broke ground, they broke ground,” said contractor Ken Ruddy of Fiddlehead Construction, remembering when VELCO dug in on its 2006 upgrade to the New Haven to West Rutland electric power lines.

For 10 years the yellow cape on Town Hill Road in New Haven has sat, sometimes rented but largely unoccupied, in the shadow of the 90-foot towers that carry VELCO’s 345 kV transmission lines across Addison County.

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New film highlights locals' role in nation's move to same-sex marriage

Posted on September 10, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BURLINGTON — On Saturday evening in Burlington a film made by a former Middlebury resident will make its Vermont premiere, a documentary that, in part, highlights Middlebury’s pivotal role in making same-sex marriage the law of the land.

“The State of Marriage,” written and directed by former Vermont radio journalist Jeffrey Kaufman, brings to life the story of how Middlebury lawyers Beth Robinson and Susan Murray worked with Massachusetts attorney Mary Bonauto to develop a strategy that, according to Kaufman, succeeded on a nationwide basis.

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Ribbon campaign in Bristol is visual cue to think on cancer

Posted on September 10, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Around 40 teal-colored ribbons hanging from lampposts all around the Bristol village center announce that Turn the Towns Teal has come to Bristol. September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and the Turn the Towns Teal campaign aims to save women’s lives by “tealing” towns in all 50 states — and raising awareness of the disease and its symptoms.

Ribbons (biodegradable and made in the USA) stay up for all of September and are then removed.

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Middlebury local option tax yields on rise

Posted on September 10, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury’s local option tax revenues continue to outpace the annual amount needed to retire the community’s debt service for the Cross Street Bridge project, according to municipal officials and information supplied by the Vermont Department of Taxes.

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Future of Bristol-area schools to be discussed at forum

Posted on September 10, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Residents, teachers, students and other community members are invited to an open public forum to discuss the future of the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union’s public schools on Monday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Mount Abraham Union High School cafeteria.

This forum is sponsored by the Friends of the Five Town Schools (FFTS), a new group committed to supporting students, teachers and families to create vibrant schools in the Bristol area and to help give voice to the local community in the school system.

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Ripton town plan addresses solar siting plan

Posted on September 10, 2015 |
By John Flowers



RIPTON — The Ripton Planning Commission is completing a five-year update of the local town plan that among other things proposes a new overlay zone to protect an endangered species of plant, confirms the designation of Old Town Road as a public way and emergency connector in the event of future flooding, and recommends local standards for the siting of future solar projects.

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Parents file lawsuit against Milton school after bullied son takes his own life

Posted on September 10, 2015 |
By By COURTNEY LAMDIN - Milton Independent



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MILTON — A day before the third anniversary of their son’s death, the Preavy family filed a civil lawsuit against Milton School District for failing to protect him from harassment on the football team, the family attorney confirmed last week.

Obtained exclusively by the Milton Independent, the complaint was filed Aug. 27 on behalf of the late Jordan Preavy, one of three confirmed victims of sexual assault and hazing between 2011-12.

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