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Guest Editorial: Study ranks Vt. as a stingy place. Are we really?

Posted on September 3, 2012 |
By Emerson Lynn



Vermonters give an average of 2.8 percent of their discretionary income to charity, making us one of the stingiest states in the union, according to a national study conducted by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Our cellar-dwelling neighbors are close by. New Hampshire is the stingiest at 2.5 percent, and the rest of New England fills in the bottom six positions nationally. 

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Local pitchers win professional horseshoe tourney

Posted on September 3, 2012 |
By John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — Several county residents, competing with top players from up and down the East Coast, claimed division titles when the professional horseshoe pitching tour came to Middlebury last week.

Bristol’s Brian Simmons won the top prize of about $1,000 by winning the Division 1 40-foot competition in the Green Mountain Challenge. Debra Brown was champion in the Division 1 30-foot category.

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Sports schedule

Posted on September 3, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



SCHEDULE

Football

9/7 Mt. Abe at Woodstock .................  7 p.m.

9/7 MUHS at Essex ...........................  7 p.m.

9/8 Lyndon at OV ...............................  1 p.m.

Field Hockey

9/5 S. Burlington at MUHS .................  4 p.m.

9/5 OV at Burr & Burton .....................  4 p.m.

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Vermont native acts out his California life on stage

Posted on September 3, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Some playwrights can spend months in dank libraries or other exotic places researching script material for stage performances.

But Middlebury native Mike Sommers has fashioned a 90-minute, one-man play just by drinking in the sights from the stoop of his house in West Oakland, Calif.

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Local firefighters earn honors

Posted on September 3, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BENNINGTON — County firefighters won three of the 10 major statewide awards handed out at the Vermont State Firefighters Association’s annual convention, which was hosted by the Bennington Fire Department on Aug. 17, 18 and 19.

Two were members of the Bristol Fire Department.

Justin Jackman was named the Emergency Maintenance Technician of the Year.

Cadet Will Elwell earned the distinction of Junior Firefighter of the Year.

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Finger retires, Ramsay takes over as Middlebury town manager

Posted on September 3, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Town Manager Bill Finger stepped down from his job on Friday, Aug. 31, and was succeeded by Assistant Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay.

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East Middlebury residents critical of proposed flood zone

Posted on September 3, 2012 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard is seeking some changes in a proposed zoning designation for an area along the Middlebury River following an outcry from East Middlebury residents who contend the new zone will limit development and hurt their property values.

The planning commission began working on the proposed zoning amendments in 2010, following a Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) review by the town’s administration of its flood hazard area regulations under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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Vt. Hard Cider to delay expansion

Posted on September 3, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Hard Cider Company late last week announced it will delay the start of construction on a new $24 million cidery until 2013.

The company had hoped to begin construction of an 87,005-square-foot bottling plant on Exchange Street in Middlebury this summer but officials said the permitting, engineering, design and bidding process has taken longer than expected.

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