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July 16th, 2018

Middlebury tax rate rises slightly

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on July 10 approved a new residential property tax rate of $2.8414 per $100 in assessed value, representing  a 3.5-cent (1.27 percent) increase compared to the previous rate of $2.8059.

News is not as good for the owners of non-residential property in the community, however.

The board also approved a non-residential property tax rate of $2.8481, which amounts to a 10.7-cent (3.9 percent) increase compared to the current rate of $2.74.

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Accusations fly in exchange between dog rescuer, town

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The dispute involving the town of Ferrisburgh, Sand Road dog rescuer Sheila McGregor and her neighbors shows no sign of an easy resolution and has included accusations of trespassing.

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Ferrisburgh selectboard talks tree-cutting, depot

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard updated ongoing disputes on Arnold Bay Road and Tuppers Crossing at its July 10 meeting.

The issue of the extensive tree cutting along the east side of Arnold Bay Road done in April 2017 by a company working for the Vorsteveld Farm has been a regular selectboard agenda item.  

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Shoreham solar project ready to move forward

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — A local, community–owned solar photovoltaic project, under development by the Acorn Renewable Energy Co-op of Middlebury since 2015, is moving forward again.

The proposed project, Acorn Energy Solar 2 (AES2), is a 150 kW solar array occupying just over 1 acre of land at 869 Watch Point Road in Shoreham. Consisting of 612 solar panels rated at 340 Watts each, the group net metered project is expected to generate about 249,000 kW annually, enough electricity to power about 30 to 40 homes.

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Movie review: Damsel

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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Damsel— Running Time:  1:53 — Rating:  R

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Middlebury's Carillon Series rings in 33 years this summer

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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The beautiful sounds of ringing bells will fill the air again this summer, as the 33rd annual Middlebury College Carillon Series treats audiences to free performances in and around Mead Memorial Chapel. Each year, musicians from around the world come to Middlebury to perform in the chapel’s soaring tower, high above the college campus.

This year’s series began on Friday, July 6 with a performance by Sergei Gratchev, Carillonneur for the Middlebury Russian School and City Carillonneur in Hulst, Netherlands.

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Seniors find fulfillment volunteering at Hospice

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Nick Garber



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MIDDLEBURY — You’d be forgiven for assuming that hospice care volunteering — the work of caring for the dying in their final weeks and months of life — is a somewhat dreary activity.

But according to those who practice it, this kind of volunteer work can prove to be a surprisingly rewarding, and deeply clarifying experience — especially as volunteers experience changes in their own lives.

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