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Editorial: Say it ain't so! OK, it isn't. Our newspaper is not shrinking

Posted on September 24, 2012 |
By Angelo Lynn



This past Thursday our readers were shocked to see our regular broadsheet edition shrunk down to a tabloid size. While the general layout looked familiar — with six beefy front page stories, great photos and teasers for inside stories — the photos were slightly distorted and it had an odd look that many readers couldn’t quite put their fingers on.

But readers did notice the smaller type size; and they let us know about it!

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City officially cuts ties to local nativity scene

Posted on September 24, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — At their regular meeting last Tuesday, aldermen discussed signage at Vergennes’ oldest cemetery, the addition of a Police Explorers program for youths interested in police work, and the need — or lack thereof — for a city conservation commission.

In other business, aldermen:

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Town government organization to honor Bill Finger

Posted on September 24, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont League of Cities and Towns, at its annual Town Fair in Essex Junction on Oct. 5, will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to recently retired Middlebury Town Manager Bill Finger.

This award is presented to a municipal official or employee who has dedicated his or her career to serving local government within his or her own community and through service on a statewide level on boards or commissions or the VLCT.

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Planners balk at need for city conservation panel

Posted on September 24, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen at their Sept. 18 meeting accepted a recommendation from the city’s planning commission that Vergennes does not need to create a conservation commission.

Specifically, planners suggested that aldermen not place an article on the city meeting ballot asking residents to approve a conservation commission, and aldermen agreed.

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Middlebury man takes over as new MALT leader

Posted on September 24, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT) has welcomed Carl Robinson as its new executive director.

Originally from Arizona, Robinson and his family have called Middlebury their home for the past seven years. Prior to moving to Vermont, he received his B.S. in Parks and Recreation Management with an emphasis in Outdoor Education from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

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Porter Hospital tightens fiscal year '13 budget

Posted on September 24, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — After state regulators recently OK’d Porter Medical Center’s proposed fiscal year 2013 budget with conditions, Porter officials said the hospital will meet the state’s request to cut $465,930 from its $69 million spending plan, and it will do it in a manner that does not affect direct patient services.

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Bristol eyes future of prominent gravel pit

Posted on September 24, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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BRISTOL — Renewed concern over the sharply angled slope of the gravel extraction sites near Mount Abraham Union High School has led to some community questions on one of Bristol’s most contentious issues — gravel pits — that could lead to discussion on how to reclaim the site.

Bristol resident David Brynn recently initiated some conversation on the subject with a letter to the editor published in the Addison Independent and with posts on a social media site.

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Changes afoot for historic city burial ground

Posted on September 24, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen are asking neighbors and other parties interested in the city’s oldest cemetery to help create a new sign for the historic burial ground, for which the city assumed maintenance responsibilities this year.

An older sign now identifies it as “Vergennes First Cemetery,” and the site, at the end of Mountain View Lane, is commonly known as the First Cemetery or as the Old Cemetery.

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