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ADDISON — The Addison County Economic Development Corp. (ACEDC) has loaned a combined total of $50,000 in state funds to two businesses hurt by last October’s closure of the Champlain Bridge, and officials hope many more qualifying enterprises step forward to claim some help.
MIDDLEBURY — Classical music enthusiasts in Addison County can sit back, relax and enjoy the show: The music of Schumann, Chopin, Beethoven and Bach will be back on the air next week after a two-and-a-half-year dearth of classical music on the region’s radio waves.
ADDISON COUNTY — When Kathryn Kramer began teaching English to migrant farm laborers in Vermont, she quickly realized that everything she’d learned about English as a second language (ESL) needed to be revamped for working with Vermont’s population of Spanish-speaking farmworkers, most of whom work in the dairy industry.
Generic lessons about recent trips to the movie theater and going out to eat just didn’t make sense, Kramer realized.
I recently read several sources stating that Alaska has decided to ban felt-soled wading shoes from all statewide waters. That’s right, felt: the traditional, ubiquitous, all-natural fabric made from pressed woolen fibers. Alaska is not banning something toxic, or a product made from oil drilled in the Gulf of Mexico, or the skins of some endangered species, but good old-fashioned woolen felt.
VERGENNES — The No. 7 Vergennes Union High School baseball team lost its first-round Division II playoff game to visiting No. 10 Milton on Wednesday evening in heartbreaking and controversial fashion. The score was 3-1 in 10 innings after umpires on consecutive plays in the bottom of the eighth inning twice waved off apparent winning Commodore runs and called a runner out at the plate on another debated call.
(Many other local teams also saw action; see scores below.)
MIDDLEBURY — Only six months ago, the owner of Vermont Organic Fiber Co. (VOF) had high hopes of landing grant money that he said would have allowed him to expand operations and double his seven-person work force.
But last week saw VOF President Matthew Mole instead liquidating assets from the small Seymour Street-based enterprise he founded in 2000. Mole cited the recent recession and his inability to land critical economic development grants as the main reasons for his decision to close the wholesale supplier of yarns and fabrics made with certified organic wool.
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