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February 15th

Guest editorial: Vt.'s female reps don't have a voice in education policy?

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Emerson Lynn



Vermont’s teachers feel picked upon by the decision makers in Montpelier and according to a Vermont NEA-commissioned study released last week, they think the reason is gender-based. Almost three-quarters of the teachers in Vermont are women and their fates are being determined by men who cannot empathize with their needs.

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Scoreboard and Sports Schedule for Feb. 15

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



SCOREBOARD

Girls’ Hockey

2/14 Rutland vs. MUHS............................ 3-0

Boys’ Hockey

2/12 MUHS vs. Rutland............................ 3-0

2/14 MUHS vs. Rice................................. 8-0

Girls’ Basketball

2/12 Milton vs. VUHS........................... 49-32

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February 12th

Bristol to vote on 1.5 percent town spending increase

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



BRISTOL — At the annual town meeting next month, Bristol voters will be asked to approve a fiscal year 2019 municipal spending plan that represents an increase of 1.5 percent to $2,609,402, and would require a projected increase of 2.7 percent in the municipal tax rate.

While the budget warned by the selectboard would make small changes in the big-ticket highway and general fund spending items, the biggest shifts would be in spending on the recreation department (down 10.3 percent) and voter appropriations (up 11.7 percent).

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Vermont Gas officials to explain their plans for Bristol pipeline

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard will host a special meeting on Monday evening to consider how, or whether, it should encourage distribution of natural gas in town.

The meeting will be held upstairs at Holley Hall beginning at 6 p.m. on Feb. 12.

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Fed up with city council, Mayor Daniels says he won't be a 'puppet' and quits

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — In an unexpected and unprecedented move, two-time Vergennes Mayor Michael Daniels resigned on Thursday, alleging in a statement a poor working relationship with the Vergennes City Council and citing a disagreement with council members on how a recent complaint against city hall employees was handled.

“I was told right at the beginning by several council members that we are all equal; stop running out in front and work with the council. I will no longer be a puppet,” read one sentence in Daniels’ statement.

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Leader who transformed Middlebury Rec. Dept. lands a new job

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Terri Arnold’s love for Vermont and her eagerness to take on a challenge were what motivated her to take the helm of the Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department in late 2012.

A little more than five years later, Arnold, 60, has placed the department on a solid foundation in a brand new recreation facility.

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Meet the Chef: Jeff Silver of The Lobby

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Chefs can be a particular lot, with specific preferences and particular methods to getting their culinary creations just so. But the relatively new chef at The Lobby in Middlebury is quite the opposite.

“There’s no ego in my food,” chef Jeff Silver said in an interview last week. “What matters is that customers enjoy it and want to come back for more. The sustainability of the restaurant is the most important thing.”

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Lincoln resident Forlenza confirms Vt. House bid

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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LINCOLN — Paul Forlenza, a 22-year resident of Lincoln and a Democrat, last week announced his candidacy for state representative. He is seeking to represent the Addison-4 House District, covering Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton and Starksboro.

The two-seat district is currently represented by Democrat David Sharpe and Republican Fred Baser.

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