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October 6th, 2016

Vermont officials unveil 'all-payer' health care proposal

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Erin Mansfield Vt. Digger



MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin and a team of health care officials last week announced they have a draft agreement with the federal government to overhaul Vermont’s health care payment system.

The payment reform being proposed is called an all-payer model, and Vermont would be the first state to set up the system. Under the model, Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurance companies would pay doctors monthly fees for taking care of patients instead of pay for individual services.

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Kathi Apgar is finalist for Educator of the Year

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BURLINGTON — A New Haven woman is one of two finalists for the second annual Early Educator Of The Year Award that will be bestowed by the Permanent Fund For Vermont’s Children.

New Haven’s Kathi Apgar of the Y Early Childhood Program at the UVM Medical Center in Winooski is a finalist along with Jackie Reno of The Family Room in Burlington.

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Lyndon, Johnson colleges merge

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Tiffany Danitz Pache of Vt. Digger



Lyndon and Johnson state colleges will become one institution with two campuses in an effort to avert financial disaster at the small, tuition-dependent schools, the Vermont State Colleges trustees decided last week.

The freshman class of 2018 will be the first to attend the new, not-yet-named institution.

The board, on Sept. 29,  agreed unanimously with Chancellor Jeb Spaulding’s unification plan.

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Coffeehouse to sell Monkton flags

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MONKTON — All are welcome to attend the “October Happenings” at the Russell Memorial Library in Monkton Ridge.

On Saturday, Oct. 15, there will be a special visitor to the library — a llama will visit from 10-11 a.m.! Come see this special guest with your family and hear a llama story.

On Friday, Oct. 28, there will be a “Special Pumpkin Story Hour” from 10-11 a.m. Join the celebration of pumpkins at this special seasonal event.

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ACTR announces new schedule

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



Middlebury — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) will launch an improved Shuttle Bus schedule on Wednesday, Oct. 12. The upgrades were named as top priorities by riders and supported by an efficiency study that looked at unmet community needs and under-performing areas. Highlights from the new schedule include:

•  More midday service on the Tri-Town Shuttle bus between Middlebury, Bristol and Vergennes routes.

•  Modified Middlebury Route 7 south bus in the morning to better accommodate school drop-offs.

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Maple Landmark to offer factory tours

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Maple Landmark Woodcraft will be offering free factory tours on Friday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in conjunction with National Manufacturing Day. The goal of National Manufacturing Day is to showcase the rewarding, highly skilled jobs available in American manufacturing.

Did you know that every $1 spent in manufacturing actually adds $1.40 to the U.S. economy? And having local manufacturing is a boon to the local economy as well. Many of you know Maple Landmark Woodcraft has been part of the Middlebury landscape for two decades.

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Reserve your spot at the CVAA First Friday Meal

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Join CVAA for their First Friday Meal at the Middlebury VFW on Friday, Oct. 7. Arrive after 11 a.m. for an autumn dinner with hand carved ham, mashed sweet potatoes with marshmallows, green beans, green leaf salad with choice of dressing, dinner roll and pumpkin pie with cream for dessert. Certified organic regular and decaf coffee provided by Vermont Coffee Company. Suggested donation $4, advance reservations required. Call CVAA at 865-0360 ext. 1070 to reserve. For more information about CVAA, visit www.cvaa.org.

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Literacy program rewards readers with bikes

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Greater Vergennes Rotary Club in partnership with the Bixby Memorial Free Library celebrates with the 2016 winners of the “Booked for Bikes” program. “Booked for Bikes” is a joint literacy program designed to empower children ages 5-15 to read books during the summer months.

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