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Middlebury homeless shelter to add daytime hours

Posted on May 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Outdoor temperatures in Vermont are on the rise, but members of Middlebury’s Charter House Coalition (CHC) are laying the groundwork for expanded service at the nonprofit’s warming shelter to make sure area homeless people will be able to stay safe and out of the elements throughout the year.

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Weybridge eyed for natural gas service; meeting Tuesday

Posted on May 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



WEYBRIDGE — The Weybridge selectboard this Tuesday, May 17, will hold a public meeting to seek residents’ feedback on a Vermont Gas plan to provide natural gas to residents living on portions of a half-dozen roads in town.

Vermont Gas is in the process of planning — and in some areas, already installing — gas service lines to customers in the Middlebury area as part of its Addison Natural Gas Project. That project features an extension of the natural gas pipeline from Colchester to Middlebury and Vergennes.

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UPDATED: House Speaker Shap Smith running for lieutenant governor

Posted on May 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont House Speaker Shap Smith is seeking Vermont’s second-highest constitutional office.

The 50-year-old Morrisville Democrat confirmed his bid for lieutenant governor on Tuesday during a far ranging interview at the Addison Independent.

“I do believe there are a lot of opportunities in the lieutenant governor’s race to make a difference,” Smith said. “I believe that office could be used even more effectively to convene people on the big issues of the day.”

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Gym classes more than fun and games: PE teacher Paquette retiring after 40 years

Posted on May 16, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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CORNWALL — Fran Paquette has a favorite saying:

“A ‘Thank you’ goes a long way.”

And when the final bell rings this June to signal summer vacation for the Addison Central Supervisory Union elementary schools, Paquette will have earned a hearty “thank you,” having capped 40 years teaching physical education to generations of Middlebury-area students.

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Vermonters flocking to chicks; know the basics of backyard fowl

Posted on May 16, 2016 |
By Christy Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — Backyard chickens are pushing do-it-yourselfers to a whole new level.

In Vermont, we live amidst people who pride themselves on being able to paint their own home, fix their own toilet, file their own taxes and grow their own vegetables. Perhaps it’s a natural progression (or return to a trend) that people here would want to keep their own chickens, too.

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Mongolia film earns major recognition

Posted on May 16, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — A lot of people think filmmaking involves shoots in exotic locations with a pampered cast and crew.

Middlebury’s Sas Carey and Fred Thodal will quickly set them straight.

The two friends spent three weeks in a frigid province of northern Mongolia last summer shooting a documentary on nomadic reindeer herders taking their animals for their annual migration to even colder climes. The filmmakers roughed it, riding assorted quadrupeds through the frigid landscape, overnighting in tents while powering their equipment with a solar panel.

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Lawmakers praise medical leave bill, budget resolution in low-key legislature

Posted on May 12, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The 2016 session of the Vermont Legislature could be remembered just as much for what lawmakers didn’t do, as for what they accomplished, according to a sampling of Addison  County legislators.

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Date set for vote on governance of Bristol-area schools

Posted on May 12, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Residents in the Bristol-area towns in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union will vote on whether to institute a unified union governance structure that would put all schools in the district under one school board and one budget.

The ANeSU Act 46 committee announced last Friday that it will hold a vote on a unified union school governance structure for the five-town area.

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Lincoln town office moves to temporary new home

Posted on May 12, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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LINCOLN — “It’s like having new roommates,” said Lincoln Town Clerk Sally Ober as she looked around the town office’s snug new home-away-from-home in the Lincoln Library one day last week.

Ober, Lincoln Treasurer Lisa Truchon, Lister David Harrison and Zoning Administrator Bob Hall are tucked in, desk to desk, around the library’s Community Room for the next six months while Lincoln constructs a new town office.

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Dunne outlines formula for economic recovery

Posted on May 12, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Hartland Democrat and gubernatorial candidate Matt Dunne is pitching an economic recovery plan that he said would nurture growing businesses, create new jobs, weatherize aging apartment buildings and reduce the state’s carbon footprint, all at the same time.

Dunne shared his plan, and positions on other issues ranging from solar siting to health care, during a far-ranging interview at the Addison Independent on Thursday, May 5.

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