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April 15th, 2011

Slideshow: The Pied Piper

Posted on April 15, 2011 |
By Trent Campbell



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MARY HOGAN ELEMENTARY School students in Pegasus Theater performed "The Pied Piper" on April 8 at the school. The musical updates the traditional tale of a traveling piper who lures rats away from a town with his hypnotizing tune, and then uses his musical powers on the town's children.

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Staff Blog: Board of Education seeks student member

Posted on April 15, 2011 | Blog Category:
By Andrew Stein



Are you a high school student from the class of 2013? Have you ever wished that the adults making decisions about your education's future would listen more to kids? Have you ever wanted to weigh in on Vermont's educational future?

Well, here's your chance!

The Vermont Board of Education is one of the few state education boards in the country that has a full-voting student member, and they want interested applicants to apply.

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April 14th

Educators: Tests missing the mark

Posted on April 14, 2011 |
By Andrea Suozzo



ADDISON COUNTY — According to the Vermont Department of Education’s late March release of its 2011 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) report, 72 percent of Vermont schools — including 13 of 25 schools in Addison County and Brandon — failed to meet performance targets.

But officials from area supervisory unions say that these benchmarks are missing the point.

“It’s a waste of time,” said John Castle, superintendent of the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union. “I think the whole system should be thrown out.”

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Kayakers challenge Bristol's roaring rapids

Posted on April 14, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



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BRISTOL — Whitewater kayakers from up and down the East Coast and across the border in Canada tore over Bristol’s infamous Bartlett Falls at last Saturday’s New Haven River Festival. Organized by the University of Vermont (UVM) Kayak Club and the Vermont Paddlers Club, the festival hosted 59 paddlers in its third consecutive year, up from 26 last year.

At the heart of the festival was a grueling 1/3-mile race down a technical section of the New Haven River that finished at Bartlett Falls. And, the stakes were high.

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Vergennes to televise May unification forum

Posted on April 14, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



 

VERGENNES — In scheduling a televised public forum in advance of the city’s May 17 revote on Addison Northwest Supervisory Union unification, Vergennes aldermen and an ANwSU representative agreed on Tuesday that the school district should make a full presentation describing what the school governance change would mean.

The forum will be held at 7 p.m. on May 10 in the Vergennes Opera House. It will then be broadcast locally on cable channel 17 on Wednesday, May 11, at 1 and 7 p.m.; on Friday, May 13, at 8 p.m.; and on Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m.

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A traditionalist boils his last sap run of the season

Posted on April 14, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



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NEW HAVEN — The chorus of spring peepers’ early season song marks the end of maple sugaring season. For many sugarmakers across the lower elevations of Addison County’s Champlain Valley, last weekend likely marked this sugar season’s final sap run.

“I’m boiling in the frog run,” bellowed George Crane over the roar of his wood-fire evaporator.

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Middlebury refines fire station plans

Posted on April 14, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — An ad hoc committee studying the prospect of upgrading Middlebury Fire Department facilities is close to deciding on a preferred option that will likely be fielded by voters next Town Meeting Day.

Some members of the town’s fire station study committee delivered that update to the Middlebury selectboard on Monday, along with news that maintaining stations on Seymour Street and in East Middlebury is gaining more support than the notion of erecting a single new facility on Route 7 South.

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Bristol police cut proposed spending by 10.5 percent

Posted on April 14, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



BRISTOL — Voters in the Bristol Police District next month will weigh in a proposed budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year that features a 10.5 percent cut in spending and would require 6.5 percent less money from taxpayers.

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