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September 17th, 2015

Victor Nuovo: Plato, justice and perfecting the soul

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the first of a series of essays or reflections about “The Republic,” a book written two and a half millennia ago by the great philosopher Plato.

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10th Kelly Brush Ride fundraiser a success, raises over $350,000

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — More than 700 riders, together with over 100 volunteers and over 1,000 supporters, raised over $350,000 (and still increasing) at the 10th Annual Kelly Brush Century Ride this past Saturday.

The annual rolling fundraiser procures money to purchase adaptive sports equipment for people with spinal cord injuries and safety equipment for alpine ski race programs.

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Aldermen won't seek party status on solar array

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council last week reached a consensus not to seek, at least for now, intervener status before the Public Service Board on a 500-kilowatt solar array that is proposed for a site behind the Comfort Hill Kennel near the Ferrisburgh town line.

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Act 46 school consolidation law brings new budget challenges

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Area school directors will face some additional challenges this fall as they try to craft fiscal year 2017 budgets that meet new per-pupil spending guidelines prescribed by Act 46, the state’s new education reform law.

Act 46, passed during the 2015 legislative session, offers financial incentives to supervisory unions that agree to establish a single, consolidated K-12 school district that would be governed by a single board. But the law also calls for per-pupil spending caps during a two-year transition toward full implementation of Act 46.

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City council to appoint new member

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — At their Sept. 8 meeting, Vergennes aldermen discussed a proposal to put a 500-kilowatt array on a Comfort Hill property (see story here) and discussed a number of other issues.

On those issues, city council members:

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Lake clean-up deal targets farms; Agency to expand ag rules, practices

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By Michelle Monroe and Gaen Murphree



CHAMPLAIN VALLEY — A landmark agreement between Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross and the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) puts Addison County farmers on alert that all Vermont farms within the entire Lake Champlain watershed must get on board with the new, more stringent requirements to reduce phosphorus runoff into Lake Champlain — not just those within the most heavily polluted Missisquoi basin.

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Vergennes zoning laws being updated, feedback sought

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes residents will have a chance to weigh in on a proposed update to the city’s zoning laws at a Monday, Sept. 28, public hearing to be hosted by the Vergennes Planning Commission.

Planners hope after that hearing to pass their proposal to the city council, which would also have to hold at least one hearing before it adopted the update. An eight-page overview of the changes may be found at vergennes.org under “City News.”

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VSAC offering workshops on how to pay for college

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY/BRANDON — Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will offer free workshops at local high schools to help families plan how to pay for college and training after high school.

The presentations, which normally run 90 minutes to 2 hours, provide students and their parents with information on financial aid and other resources available to pay for college. Time is allotted for questions.

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