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Mount Abe district rolls out its strategic plan

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



BRISTOL — The new logo adopted by the Mount Abraham Unified School District contains a subtle but significant inversion of the graphics. The blue M, yellow A and pink D are set against a white background, but the U and the S are themselves white, set against a green background.

The effect makes prominent the word “Us.”

Look for it. You’re about to see it everywhere.

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Porter's new leader an 'idea man,' makes connections

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Dr. Seleem Choudhury has never been afraid to roll up his sleeves and participate in all aspects of health care.

So it should have come as little surprise to Porter Medical Center employees to see their new president keying in sales on the hospital cafeteria’s cash register last Thursday morning. And that was after the much-credentialed Choudhury had used a very large knife to perform surgery on the cafeteria’s fruit selection.

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Smaller towns rally behind their schools as ACSD weighs future

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Addison Central School District (ACSD) directors on Monday heard more pleas from area residents opposed to the notion of school consolidations. And board members served notice that any decision to close one or more of the district’s seven elementary schools won’t come this year.

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VUHS senior's love of mechanics pays off in Vt. victory

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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WEST ADDISON — Vergennes Union High School senior and Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center Automotive Technology student Holden Clark came by his passion for working on vehicles naturally.

Clark’s father, Kyle Clark, is a shop foreman for Munson Earth Moving in Williston, in charge of keeping a fleet of trucks and construction vehicles running.

Kyle Clark also liked to tinker at their West Addison home. Holden Clark, now 17 and ready to head off in the fall to the University of Northwestern Ohio’s automotive and diesel program, followed suit.

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Home: Yurt inspires Bristol couple to build unique round house

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — One of the most striking things about Mary and Gary Smith’s round house in Bristol is the way the elements lead into one another, providing an open, continuous feel.

“There’s a flow, a constant energy that’s inviting you,” Gary said.

To Mary, it feels like a hug.

“It’s a satisfying place to live, very nurturing,” she said.

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Ferrisburgh debates whether sheriff or Vergennes police will patrol its roads

Posted on May 13, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — It’s an issue that has drawn dozens of residents to Ferrisburgh selectboard meetings, including a dozen at the May 7 gathering.

Board members say they have also received a number of emails and phone calls, with opinions evenly split about what is a $15,000-a-year decision.

“We’ve heard from community members in many different ways,” Chairman Rick Ebel told residents at last week’s meeting.

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Watch for ticks as you enjoy the great outdoors

Posted on May 13, 2019 |
By Dr. Natasha Withers



By NATASHA WITHERS, D.O. — Medical Director of Primary Care Services, Porter Medical Center

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Midd Kid mentors aid local high school students with post-grad goals

Posted on May 13, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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MIDDLEBURY — To get a sense of the pressure high school students and educators must feel about college prep, one needs only examine the methodology behind U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 rankings of the best high schools in the nation. “College readiness” is the single greatest factor in determining a school’s score, accounting for three times as much weight as “graduation rate.”

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New leader takes reins at Bristol’s Hub Teen Center

Posted on May 13, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — Taylor Welch just landed a dream job, and the Bristol Hub Teen Center just landed a new director with training in psychology and art.

Harry Potter fans will also be pleased to learn that Welch, 25, has Quidditch experience.

“I played Quidditch at UVM and I’ve asked some of my former teammates if they’d be willing to come down and give a workshop,” she said.

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City loan to help Vergennes brewer get its beers out to the masses

Posted on May 13, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council last week approved a $25,000 loan from a city fund to Barnumtown Distributors, a new entity that will partner with Bar Antidote and Hired Hand Brewery to help those businesses complete their expansion into the building they rent at the corner of Green and School streets.

Specifically, Barnumtown Distributors will meet Vermont’s legal requirement for producers of beer, wine or spirits to contract with a distributor to bring those products to third parties for sale.

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