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February 14th, 2019

Addison selectboard race: veteran vs. incumbent

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON — The only contested race on a Town Meeting Day ballot in northwestern Addison County pits a two-term incumbent selectman vs. a former selectman who served two terms in the 1990s.

The incumbent is Peter Briggs, 28, a farmer who joined the board in 2015 and is well known for running credible, if ultimately unsuccessful, races as a Republican candidate for the Vermont Senate and the Addison-3 House district that includes Addison.

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Nonprofits devise plan to assist the homeless

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A coalition of Addison County nonprofits is looking for around 2 acres of available land near downtown Middlebury on which to establish 10-15 dwellings for homeless people through a concept known as “Middlebury Shares,” which would invite area nonprofits and businesses to sponsor individual units.

The overarching goal, according to a game plan drafted by participating agencies:

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By the way for Feb. 14

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



Reminder: The Addison County Solid Waste Management District’s Repair Fair will be held in the Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury today, Thursday, Feb. 14, from 4-8 p.m. The Repair Fair is a free, family-friendly event that empowers people to repair broken and damaged belongings instead of throwing them away. Bring your bikes, clothing, jewelry, eyeglasses, furniture, appliances and more to be fixed for free. Refreshments and kids activities provided. More information can be found online at: bit.ly/2ApqBia.

 

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Panton town hall cupola choice in budget

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



PANTON — Panton residents face a March 5 choice about their town hall, one that is embedded within the proposed town budget.

The budget, which for the first time ever cannot be amended from the floor of Panton Town Meeting, includes a line item for an annual $4,140 payment for an aluminum cupola, not a more expensive wooden cupola that some residents have favored at past town meetings.

The budget also cuts last year’s $38,775 line item for the Town Hall Restoration Fund back to $15,000.

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Vermont Folklife Center nets grant for education effort

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



GRAFTON — The Vermont Folklife Center was among 12 organizations that received a total of $59,000 in funding from the Windham Foundation, recognizing and investing in their ability to positively impact the lives of rural Vermonters.

The Vermont Folklife Center, which is based Middlebury, won the grant for its Discovering Community Education Program, specifically for the component interviewing Vermont public school students about their experiences and narratives of changes under the school consolidation law Act 46.

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Bill to extend 2,700-mile trail through Addison County

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



In a rare bipartisan accomplishment, the U.S. Senate this week voted 92-8 to pass the Natural Resources Management Act, one of the largest land preservation acts passed in the past couple of decades. In Vermont, the legislation includes funding to complete a 40-mile section of trail through Addison County that would link the North County Scenic Trail to the Long Trail and on to the Appalachian Trail.

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Staged reading series heats up with 'Love and Sex'

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Just in case your Valentine’s Day is a little bland, the Cutting Edge Staged Reading Series promises to heat things up with “The Mystery of Love and Sex” by Bathsheba Doran this Sunday. This show kicks off the series’ 2019 season. 

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Artists light up Jackson Gallery

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Emerging from the darkness of a chilly winter and in anticipation of the warmth and renewal of spring, the Jackson Gallery presents “The Light Show,” an exhibit of unique lamps and lanterns created by Vermont artists. Among the group are Clay Mohrman, Kristian Brevik, York Hill Pottery artisans Elizabeth Saslaw and Susan Kuehnl, and Cindi Duff. The exhibit features artful and surprising choices of design and materials to decorate each source of illumination.

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