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Crowds get a taste of Elizabethan England at First Folio Festival

Posted on February 25, 2016 |
By David Fuchs



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MIDDLEBURY — The First Folio Festival on Feb. 18 transformed Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center for the Arts into a portal to the Elizabethan Era.

An estimated 380 people enjoyed an evening of live Renaissance music from The Penny Lane Consort and the Middlebury Mountain Ayres, a theater production from the Middlebury Actors Workshop, and gallery talks by Professors Timothy Billings and James Berg. Yet, despite the lively program, the real star of the show — locked in a dimly lit, climate-controlled, immovable Plexiglas case — was a book.

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Middlebury milk truck crash investigated

Posted on February 25, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police continue to investigate a Friday afternoon accident in the community’s downtown rotary that led to the capsizing of a tractor-trailer unit carrying 64,000 pounds of milk. Middlebury Fire Chief Dave Shaw said the truck driver claimed the trailer separated from the truck after he was forced to brake suddenly for a vehicle that had entered the rotary at the same time.

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Cole defines Middlebury rail project

Posted on February 22, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Agency of Transportation Secretary Chris Cole vowed to explore a variety of measures — including winter construction and weekend work stoppages — to make the upcoming replacement of Middlebury’s two downtown rail bridges as quick and as painless as possible for local residents and merchants.

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Baser bill seeks boost in homes for new workers

Posted on February 22, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MONTPELIER — A local lawmaker is spearheading an effort to increase affordable housing opportunities for young Vermonters who might otherwise leave to pursue careers in other states where the cost of living is lower.

The proposed law is bill H.702, an initiative led by Rep. Fred Baser, R-Bristol, at the urging of the Addison County Economic Development Corp. (ACEDC). The bill, among other things, calls for the creation of two “workforce housing projects” of at least 12 units each to be built in the state.

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Orwell town clerk passes the torch

Posted on February 22, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



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ORWELL — For the first time in two decades, Orwell residents on Town Meeting Day will elect a town clerk who is not named Susan Ann Arnebold.

Arnebold announced her decision to resign from her post as Orwell town clerk this past November, and on March 1 Orwell voters will elect her successor.

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VUHS students take on a challenge for a good cause

Posted on February 22, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — By the middle of the day on Feb. 6, Vergennes Union High School students Nate Rowell and Max Ratti-Bicknell had completed one two-and-half-hour, 10-kilometer circuit and climbed, crawled or jumped over its five-dozen obstacles at the Polar Bear Challenge at Benson’s Shale Hill Adventure.

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ANeSU students enjoy extra-curriculars

Posted on February 22, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



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BRISTOL — For students in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union, the day is hardly over when the afternoon bell rings. They’re not just participating in sports or getting some extra tutoring from a teacher; rather, in four of the five ANeSU elementary schools, students can be found learning everything from tai chi, to cooking, to making jewelry.

The workshops and classes are part of ANeSU’s Expanded Learning Program (ELP), a series of after-school experiential learning classes held in six-week sessions throughout the school year and the summer.

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Benefits, issues seen as ANwSU merger balloting nears

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — For the third time since 2005, residents of the five communities that make up Addison Northwest Supervisory Union will decide on March 1 if one board, not the current five, should run their four schools.

A yes vote on March 1 (Town Meeting Day) in all five towns would create the Addison Northwest Unified School District and a 12-member board to operate it, effective July 1, 2017, after a year of planning during which the existing ANwSU boards would still call the shots.

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State budget features $68M gap

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — State lawmakers and Gov. Peter Shumlin are trying to resolve a $68 million revenue shortfall in the fiscal year 2017 general fund budget. While state politicians agree on the magnitude of the financial problem, it’s clear that there is far from consensus on how to mop up the red ink.

Rep. Diane Lanpher, D-Vergennes, provided an update on the fiscal year 2017 budget at Monday’s legislative breakfast in Vergennes. Lanpher is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which considers funding requests for state agencies and programs.

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ACSU forum to focus on unification effort

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Independent this Sunday, Feb. 21, will co-sponsor a forum for candidates running for a new, 13-member school board that would represent a unified Addison Central unified school district.

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