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December 29th

Middlebury officials look to the future of downtown

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury selectboard members at a Tuesday evening meeting considered the future of downtown and next year’s municipal budget.

Board members approved Middlebury Planning and Zoning Director Jennifer Murray’s proposed grant application for funding from the Better Connections Grant Program for development of a “downtown master plan.”

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Scott to fill spot left by Rep. Eastman; applicants sought for Orwell House seat

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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ORWELL — In addition to the task of naming a new Addison County state’s attorney (see related story), Governor-elect Phil Scott during his first month on the job will be asked to fill a House seat being vacated by Orwell independent Alyson Eastman, who has agreed to serve as Scott’s deputy secretary of agriculture.

Eastman’s independent status will give Scott even more flexibility in selecting her successor for the Addison-Rutland House seat that represents Orwell, Shoreham, Whiting and Benson.

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City hopes to map sewer system

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Dec. 20 agreed to apply for a $50,000 grant to help map the city’s aging sewer and stormwater system, a task that City Manager Mel Hawley said is important to help the city fix the system’s overflow problems.

Vergennes has been operating for years under “Combined Sewer Overflow” (or CSO) orders from Vermont Agency of Natural Resources to stop its sewer system from overflowing into Otter Creek.

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Middlebury Christmas tree pick-up slated for Jan. 7

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Christmas trees in the town of Middlebury will be collected Saturday, Jan. 7, beginning at 8 a.m.

Trees for pickup should be put out Friday near the roadside and be visible. The trees will be recycled so trees that have any metal on them will not be picked up.

Wreaths should either be disposed of with regular trash or taken apart completely, removing all metal, and composted or recycled with the transfer station’s leaf and yard waste program.

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State of Vermont offering rebates toward replacing wood stoves

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) and the Agency of Natural Resources Division of Air Quality and Climate have teamed up to help Vermonters who currently heat with wood to get new cleaner burning stoves installed.

The wood stove change-out program provides an incentive payment of up to $1,500 toward the price of a new cord wood or wood pellet stove if an old non EPA-certified wood stove (approximately pre-1988) is taken out of service.

The goals of the wood stove change-out program are to:

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Sweet Charity receives $250 donation

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Each year the committee members of the Vergennes Day Race choose a recipient to receive a donation from their race proceeds. For 2016, the Sweet Charity store located at 141 A on Main St. in Vergennes was the recipient of a $250 donation. Sweet Charity is a local nonprofit that is managed by the Women of Wisdom, which helps empower women and children in need in the local community. For more information on this great local nonprofit, go to www.sweetcharityvt.com.

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J. M. Tyree to read and discuss recent book at Ilsley

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Author J.M. Tyree will read from and discuss his book “Vanishing Streets: Journeys in London” on Jan. 26 at Middlebury College.

The book is billed as an illustrated travelogue of the peripheries of “the world’s most visited city.” As he wanders through London, Tyree stumbles into the ghosts of Alfred Hitchcock, Graham Greene, the pioneers of the British Free Cinema Movement and more.

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Benefit bluegrass concert on tap in Orwell

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — The Fried Dough Boys — musicians Colin McCaffrey, Dono Scrabner and Freeman Corey — will bring an eclectic mix of music from traditional, old country, bluegrass, and folk to the Orwell Town Hall on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Orwell Free Library, and refreshments will be provided. Tickets are $10/adult; $8/senior; and $5/children.

McCaffrey, a multi instrumentalist, singer and songwriter; Scrabner, a superb guitarist; and Corey, with his own musical fiddle style, bring a wide range of hot and sweet music to Vermont.

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