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July 10th, 2017

Robin Scheu set to retire from county business boosting post

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Robin Scheu has spent the past nine years promoting business growth in the area as executive director of the Addison County Economic Development Corp. (ACEDC).

Now she’s preparing to have some fun.

Scheu, 60, confirmed last week that she will be retiring from the ACEDC in December.

It’s a job she began back in November of 2008 — which was an interesting point in history to be in the business of promoting economic development, Scheu recalled.

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High-tech glasses help blind woman 'see'

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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MIDDLEBURY — Thirty years ago, Louise Wright was told she would become blind. Four years ago, she did lose her sight completely, and began training herself to live as fully as possible in her new world of darkness.

Thanks to a unique piece of technology she recently received, the Middlebury woman is regaining some measure of independence.

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Noted wildlife biologist to give black bear talk in Ripton

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — Ben Kilham, a wildlife biologist based in Lyme N.H., will be giving a slide presentation on black bears  Sunday, July 30, at 7 p.m. at the Ripton United Methodist Church. The presentation will be followed by a questions and answer period.

Kiham’s love of and devotion to black bears has enabled him to study their habits and interact with them for more than two decades. He, his wife Debra and sister Phoebe have accepted orphaned bear cubs into their home and enabled them to successfully return to the wild.

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'Women of Wisdom' helps city nonprofits

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — As its 10th birthday approaches on Aug. 10, the Main Street Vergennes nonprofit Sweet Charity and the group that supports it are enjoying their most productive year.

The charitable venture and other fundraising efforts of the members of Women of Wisdom, all area residents, have seen steadily increasing success in the past few years.

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Bristol police department eyes unionization

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Employees in the Bristol Police Department is considering unionization.

“We have to look at our options,” said Bristol Patrolman Josh Otey. “Most police departments in Vermont have union representation.”

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Tax rates in Waltham and Panton are going down

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON/PANTON/WALTHAM — The June 30 Vermont Department of Taxes release of 2017-2018 school tax rates brought mostly good financial news for owners of residential and commercial property in Addison, Panton and Waltham.

Homestead school tax rates in Addison and Waltham dropped by more than 13 and 10 cents, respectively, while the rate in Panton rose, but by less than a cent, according to a spreadsheet released by the Department of Taxes. See below for exact rates.

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Middlebury eyes benefits from food co-op expansion

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op’s (MNFC) current expansion project could net some state funds to improve a nearby crosswalk and create a covered area for co-op shoppers to park their bikes, Middlebury Town Planner Jennifer Murray told the selectboard at a June 27 meeting.

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ANeSU summer learning program kicks off

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — For its third consecutive summer, the Expanded Learning Program (ELP) at the Addison Northeast school district, is offering a summer program accessible to all 5-town area students who will be entering 1st-7th grade this coming fall.

The summer program began last week, on July 3, and runs through Aug. 4.

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