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Cohousing group in Bristol ready for pioneering purchasers

Posted on December 2, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Twenty-one years ago, Jim Mendell and Peg Kamens founded the Common Ground Center, a three-season retreat and recreation center that since 2004 has been located in Starksboro. Now the husband and wife team want to take many of the center’s ideas about diversity, cooperative decision-making and community, and create a new way of living year round with a “cohousing” project in the heart of Bristol.

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ACSU report portrays benefits, costs for school governance consolidation

Posted on November 30, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Agency of Education on Dec. 15 will evaluate the Addison Central Supervisory Union’s plan to consolidate into a single school district. A nod from the agency and Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe would pave the way for ACSU residents to vote on the proposed merger on Town Meeting Day next March 1.

The 11-member Addison Central Supervisory Union Charter Committee last week finalized the 19-page final report and proposed “articles of agreement” that outlines the consolidation plan for the Middlebury-area schools.

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Plank Road resident to drivers: Slow down!

Posted on November 30, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — After hearing from a Plank Road resident whose wife had been hurt in an accident on that road in the southeastern corner of Ferrisburgh, the town selectboard said at its Nov. 17 meeting it would take steps to make a stretch of Plank Road safer, probably in cooperation with neighboring towns.

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Fresh new Bristol business inaugurates 'Salad Day'

Posted on November 30, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — For caterer Susan Pratt, salads are art. And the amazing flavor combinations and dazzling colors that a salad can bring together are as inspiring as any painter’s canvas.

“Anything can be an inspiration for a salad,” said Pratt. “Even oddball things.”

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Event reminds Vermonters of their connections to the landscape

Posted on November 30, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Agricultural literacy means that ordinary consumers “actually know where milk comes from, that it’s from the teats of a cow,” said Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross.

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Education Secretary urges action on Act 46 school consolidation law

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe on Monday praised the Addison Central Supervisory Union for pursuing school governance consolidation under Act 46, and warned that districts that do not follow the same path may not survive in this era of declining enrollment and soaring education expenses.

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Historic church gets preliminary OK to build an addition

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Congregational Church of Middlebury recently passed another major hurdle in its quest to build an 8,023-square-foot addition onto the north side of its historic place of worship at 27 North Pleasant St.

The Middlebury Development Review Board (DRB) has now given its OK to the project, pending resolution of a few parking and setback issues.

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Apple 'Heaven' in the sugar shack, orchard boils cider into syrup

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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Editor’s note: Reporter Gaen Murphree covers the agriculture beat for this newspaper. In this new monthly column, she’ll be looking at an Addison County agricultural product up close and personal.

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Middlebury considers building bocce courts and pavilion

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department officials are seeking donations and grants to build two bocce courts and a related pavilion on town recreation park land, just west of the warming hut.

Project supporters point to bocce as a popular, low-impact sport that is easy to learn and could appeal to all generations, from children to seniors. Middlebury resident Eric McFerran — a longtime bocce enthusiast — approached Parks & Recreation Director Terri Arnold several months ago about establishing some local courts for the sport.

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Farmers confronted by new rules to help clean Lake Champlain

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — More than 100 farmers and interested community members packed the American Legion Hall in Middlebury Nov. 19 to hear the Agency of Agriculture explain new farming rules designed to help clean up Lake Champlain.

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