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April 2nd, 2007

Whiting / Sudbury school merger plans

April 2, 2007

By MEGAN JAMES

WHITING/SUDBURY — With a new principal on board and a district vote tentatively scheduled for December, school directors in Sudbury and Whiting this week will kick off a series of monthly public meetings to iron out the merger of the two elementary schools.

The monthly meetings will convene alternately at each town’s school, with the first scheduled for Monday, April 2, at 6 p.m. in Whiting. Monday’s meeting will focus on governance, and later meetings will focus on transportation, financing, staffing and facilities.

“What do you do with a building?” Sudbury School Board Chair Steve Roberts asked. “Who owns the building? Does it stay with the towns or not? Or what if Sudbury already spent a lot of money on their sewer system and then Whiting needs a $50,000 system? Would we pay for those kinds of things?”

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March 29th

City and Northlands still at odds

March 29, 2007

By ANDY KIRKALDY

VERGENNES — As the Vergennes City Council discussed on Tuesday how city police and Northlands Job Corps officials should work together, aldermen also turned to the simmering issue of compensation for Vergennes for hosting the 280-student federal job-training program.

From 1979 until 2004 Vergennes was paid an amount equal to about 10 percent of its operating budget for hosting Northlands on the state-owned campus that once housed the Weeks School. That funding was promised the city in the original agreement between state, federal and city officials in which Northlands was founded.

But in 1999 federal officials claimed such payments were illegal taxation. Although Congress passed a bill to cover continued payments for five more years, state and federal officials have since refused to pay any more, despite the city’s ability to produce the written promise of funding.

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Design board rejects Bristol memorial

March 29, 2007

By CYRUS LEVESQUE

BRISTOL — At a selectboard meeting on Monday, Bristol’s Design Review Commission (DRC) recommended rejecting the plans for the veterans’ memorial proposed by the American Legion for the corner of the Bristol town green. In response, the selectboard approved some changes to the design but kept most of the plan unchanged.

The architects who developed the plan said that part of the negative response was because of a misunderstanding of how it would look. “Some of the points just needed some clarification … The notion of this embedded position which got included in the newspaper was not the idea at all,” said Tommy Thompson of Twenty 4D Architects, referring to a possible confusion about what the memorial would actually look like.

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Sexuality with disabilities

March 29, 2007

By MEGAN JAMES

MIDDLEBURY — There are a lot of things Randy Lizotte wishes he had known about sex before moving out of his parents’ house three years ago. The 26-year-old president of Speak Up Addison County, a self-advocacy group organized by area residents with developmental disabilities, said he was 20 years old when his father gave him “the talk.”

“My dad’s a man of few words, short and to the point,” he said. “It wasn’t scary, it was just kind of awkward that late in my life.”

Lizotte has developmental disabilities, but when he moved into an apartment in Middlebury, he was physically fully developed. It didn’t take him long to leap into his first serious romantic relationship.

Everything he knew about dating and his body, he had pieced together from things his friends told him. So he learned the basics on the fly and did the best he could. Now he wants to make sure others are more prepared than he was.

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March 26th

Mary Hogan budget termed maintenance

March 26, 2007

By JOHN FLOWERS

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents on April 11 will vote on a proposed 2007-2008 Mary Hogan Elementary School spending plan that offers no new programs and reflects an inflationary increase in spending.

ID-4 school directors have OK’d a draft budget of $5,482,885, which represents a 2.73-percent increase compared to this year’s Mary Hogan Elementary spending plan of $5,337,045.

“It’s pretty much a maintenance budget,” said Principal Bonnie Bourne. “There are no new initiatives.”

It’s a spending plan that reflects roughly the same number of staff (around 65) delivering services to what officials believe will be a level — or slightly higher — number of students next year. Mary Hogan currently serves 389 children in grades kindergarten through 6.

“We worked hard to keep the increase (in spending) as low as possible,” Bourne said.

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Discount food chain eyes Middlebury

March 26, 2007

By JOHN FLOWERS

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury South Village (MSV) development off Court Street could soon host a 17,000-square-foot Aldi discount food store.

Developers Jeffry Glassberg and Steve Reid confirmed on Friday they have signed a purchase and sales agreement with Aldi, through which the company would buy two lots within the 30-acre project. Aldi would build its new store on one of the lots, while setting aside the other lot for landscaping and parking — though that site could potentially be developed at a later date.

Friday saw Glassberg, Reid and Aldi Director of Real Estate David S. Wolf meet with Middlebury officials and local business leaders to explain the food store’s history and tentative plans. If all goes well, Aldi will submit a building application to the town as soon as this spring or summer, according to Wolf.

“Our goal today is to introduce the (project concept), and Aldi, and listen,” Glassberg said. “We want to hear from folks what they think.”

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March 22nd

Farm viability bill scheduled for action

March 22, 2007

By JOHN FLOWERS

VERGENNES — The Vermont House is scheduled to take action late this week on legislation aimed at boosting the economic viability of area farms, including initiatives that would make it easier for farmers to butcher their poultry and get their products into restaurants and schools.

The House Agriculture Committee on March 16 passed the so-called “farm viability bill” — also known as the farm omnibus bill. The main goals of the bill, according to House leaders, are to foster the development of a diversified agricultural sector; maintain the state’s prominence as a major milk producer in the region; and ensure the continued stewardship of the land with respect for the environment.

It was the second major piece of legislation passed out of the House Agriculture Committee this session. The first was the “farm aid bill,” passed in February, which included $3.2 million in emergency state assistance for cash-strapped farmers struggling to make ends meet until the spring planting season.

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Audet retiring from post on college board

March 22, 2007

By JOHN FLOWERS

ORWELL — Mike Audet wasn’t expecting much of a response in 1982 when he sent a letter to state officials recommending ways to improve his alma mater, Vermont Technical College.

Little did he know that his letter would soon lead to a face-to-face meeting with then-Gov. Richard Snelling, followed by a 24-year stint on the Vermont State Colleges (VSC) board of trustees. There, he would recommend — and help oversee — many improvements to a state college system that has grown immeasurably during Audet’s tenure.

“I’ve always been grateful to Gov. Snelling for appointing a farmer,” said Audet, who with his brother, Tom, has run the Ledge Haven Farm in Orwell for the past 35 years.

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