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February 14th, 2019

College offers buyouts to 80 employees

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



MIDDLEBURY — This past Friday, Feb. 8, Middlebury College distributed applications to 80 staff members for formal separation packages that include incentives for them to leave their positions.

The voluntary buyouts are the result of a workforce planning process that the college initiated in June 2018, with the goal of reducing the college’s roughly $10.6 million annual operating deficit. In a Feb. 8 statement, college officials said they expect about 50 full- and part-time staff members at its Middlebury campus to take advantage of the program.

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Jen Kravitz to lead Mary Hogan Elementary

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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CORNWALL — Bingham Memorial School Principal Jen Kravitz will step down from her post at the end of this academic year in order to become top administrator of Middlebury’s Mary Hogan Elementary.

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Decaying water pipes plague Mount Abe

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School’s aging innards continue to occupy school district officials with emergency repairs.

In January, several square feet of ceramic tile fell off the walls of the downstairs boys’ shower room, the result of leaky water pipes. Testing came back negative for asbestos, but positive for mold.

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Andrew Noethiger will immerse you in a soundscape — with gongs

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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MIDDLEBURY — Usually if someone falls asleep within 90 seconds at your performance, you might be embarrassed. But not Andrew Noethiger.

“If someone’s snoring, I’m doing my job,” he said in an interview last month.

So what exactly does he do that he’s happy when his audience not only dozes off, but is so relaxed that they share their unencumbered cacophony?

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UPDATED: Police find body of missing ice fisherman

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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ORWELL — A search begun Monday night for a man who went missing while ice fishing on Lake Champlain near Orwell, came to a tragic end Wednesday afternoon when Vermont State Police found a body in the water that they suspected was him.

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Midnight fire damages home in rural Middlebury

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Fire Chief Dave Shaw cited “improper disposal of wood ash” as the cause of a fire that damaged a home at Lower Plains Road shortly after midnight on Sunday, Feb. 10.

It was at around 12:10 a.m. that Middlebury firefighters were toned out to a reported structure fire — with possible entrapment — at 37 Lower Plains Road.

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Addison selectboard race: veteran vs. incumbent

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON — The only contested race on a Town Meeting Day ballot in northwestern Addison County pits a two-term incumbent selectman vs. a former selectman who served two terms in the 1990s.

The incumbent is Peter Briggs, 28, a farmer who joined the board in 2015 and is well known for running credible, if ultimately unsuccessful, races as a Republican candidate for the Vermont Senate and the Addison-3 House district that includes Addison.

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Nonprofits devise plan to assist the homeless

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A coalition of Addison County nonprofits is looking for around 2 acres of available land near downtown Middlebury on which to establish 10-15 dwellings for homeless people through a concept known as “Middlebury Shares,” which would invite area nonprofits and businesses to sponsor individual units.

The overarching goal, according to a game plan drafted by participating agencies:

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