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Local United Way to create new endowment fund

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — You do the same thing for 50 years and you can get into a rut.

Unless you’re the United Way of Addison County (UWAC), which is marking its 50th birthday with a new fund drive, some new program priorities and a new philanthropic game plan for the next half-century.

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Bristol hires Waitsfield's Capels as its new town administrator

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — After six and a half months of searching, Bristol has a new town administrator. Valerie Capels, Waitsfield town administrator since 2006, will take over that role in the Bristol town office on Oct. 2.

“I am attracted to Bristol because it has a reputation for good local government, engaged citizens, and a strong sense of place,” Capels said. “I am also excited for the opportunity to work for a larger community that offers a wide range of services.”

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Rokeby Museum head still digging into Vermont history as she readies for retirement

Posted on September 11, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — After a 22-year tenure highlighted by the addition of a 5,000-square-foot visitor center, Rokeby Museum Executive Director Jane Williamson will step down at the end of 2017 from a job that she admittedly was not at first sure she wanted.

Williamson, a 68-year-old Burlington resident and small-town Minnesota native, was a dedicated Rokeby volunteer long before becoming its leader.

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College welcomes one of its largest first-year classes

Posted on September 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The fall semester at Middlebury College will open on Monday, Sept. 11, with 638 new first-year students on campus — one of the largest incoming classes in history. The college’s total expected enrollment, including undergraduates studying abroad, will be 2,753 students.

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It's all in a day's work for a Vermont State Police trooper

Posted on September 11, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — The invitation to ride along with a Vermont State Police trooper got a little intimidating after reading the requisite consent form. The passenger — in this case, a reporter — shouldn’t rule out the possibility of being whisked at a high rate of speed to a crime scene and the risk of injury, and yes, even death.

This scribe swallowed even harder when VSP Sgt. Blake Cushing of the New Haven barracks recommended close scrutiny of the location of the cruiser’s radio in case the trooper were incapacitated and needed backup.

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Pioneering organic wheat grower reflects on the farming life

Posted on September 11, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRIDPORT — Pioneering organic wheat farmer Ben Gleason is making plans to lay aside his plow. The 73-year-old Bridport resident is working with the Vermont Land Trust to conserve his farm’s 75 acres and conduct a nationwide search for a new farmer interested in Gleason’s farm and flour business.

“I was gonna farm until I died,” said Gleason. Instead he’s decided just to find new owners.

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Bandaloop dancers go vertical when they return to Middlebury this weekend

Posted on September 11, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Ever seen vertical performance? BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography, and the art of climbing to turn the dance floor on its side. BANDALOOP returns to Middlebury to kick off the 25th anniversary season of the Mahaney Center for the Arts, with public performances at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16.

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Northlands Job Corps director out after less than a year

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The head of the Northlands Job Corps Center in Vergennes has been replaced after less than a year on the job.

An official of the company that operates the federally funded job training center confirmed in an email to Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley last week that center director Shirma Ferguson has been replaced by an interim director.

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Lakeside towns seek power-line tax revenues

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Four Addison County communities have joined a legal effort to compel developers of the proposed New England Clean Power Link (NECPL) to pay municipal property taxes on the entire electric power transmission line — including the segment located on the bed of Lake Champlain off their respective shorelines.

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College, Middlebury-area schools form partnership on world study

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College and the Addison Central School District (ACSD) have forged a new partnership through which their respective students will gain knowledge and build career foundations through the International Baccalaureate program.

This past October the ACSD board unanimously agreed to begin a three-year process to become a district of IB World Schools. If successful, the Middlebury-area school district will become one of fewer than 10 IB World Districts in the United States.

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