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College students teach area youth about the brain

Posted on December 7, 2015 |
By Lisa Bernardin



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MIDDLEBURY — The recent “Discover the Brain! A Day of Neuroscience for High School Students” event at Middlebury College’s Bicentennial Hall was a wonderful event. Twenty-plus high school students and teachers from seven high schools in Addison and Chittenden counties attended. It is one of the few events — another being the annual Vermont Brain Bee at the University of Vermont — currently focusing on neuroscience education in Vermont.

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Night Fires will pull you out of the dark

Posted on December 7, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Night Fires are being lit once more. Performance dates are Friday-Sunday, Dec. 18-20, at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. Shows are at 8 p.m. on Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 4 p.m. on Sunday. Pre-show singing begins approximately 20 minutes before the show.

This year Theatre Group, Ltd., which has been performing pageant-like celebrations with music and dance at the time of the winter solstice for over 35 years, tells its version of an ancient and familiar tale.

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Environmental court says Shoreham whiskey maker must follow Act 250 rules

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By John Flowers



SHOREHAM — A Vermont Environmental Court judge has rejected WhistlePig LLC’s longstanding assertion that it should be considered an agricultural enterprise and thereby entitled to an exemption from Act 250 regulations governing the production and storage of its rye whiskey at its farm off Quiet Valley Road in Shoreham.

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Sheriff pitches services to Ferrisburgh

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Two weeks after Vergennes officials met with the Ferrisburgh selectboard to discuss providing city police service to the town, on Tuesday Addison County Sheriff Don Keeler told the board he believed his department could do the same job for less money.

Keeler also said he wished the board had contacted him previously to clear up its questions about his department’s performance in speed control and willingness to work nights.

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Around 60 rally in Middlebury for climate change action

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Between 55 and 60 people rallied at Triangle Park in downtown Middlebury on Saturday in advance of a big international summit on climate change to make Vermonters’ voices heard.

A mix of people from very young to long in the tooth held signs asking for such things as “Climate Justice Now” and reminding negotiators in Paris that the whole world — including Middlebury, Vt. — was watching and demanding results. They came from as far away as Montpelier, Waitsfield and Charlotte.

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Middlebury grad's business is up and rolling

Posted on December 2, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Matt George had mapped out a tentative plan for his life that included earning a bachelor’s degree in biology, then proceeding to medical school en route to becoming a physician.

But the 25-year-old’s career plans took an unanticipated detour during his four years at Middlebury College. Instead of preparing for a life of patients, stethoscopes and scalpels, George is now cruising at the helm of one of the nation’s hottest transportation services, a company called Bridj.

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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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