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A fond farewell to a crumbling old friend, workers say goodbye to municipal building

Posted on March 28, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Generations of Middlebury municipal workers have yearned for an upgrade from the dank, dreary and deficient offices in which they have toiled for the past 60 years.

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Middlebury mom takes fitness to a whole other level

Posted on March 28, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — For most people, regular exercise is one key to quality of life.

For Amy Buxton, exercise is a way of life — and she’s preparing to showcase the benefits of her labors in competitions throughout the state and beyond.

Buxton, a 38-year-old mother of three, recently took part in her first fitness competition and plans on entering many more.

“I’m hooked,” the Middlebury resident said during a recent interview. “I’m going to keep going.”

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Monkton Democrat enters race for Bristol-area House seat

Posted on March 24, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MONKTON — Monkton selectboard Chairman Stephen Pilcher on Saturday officially launched his campaign to win one of the two seats in the Addison-4 Vermont House district, which represents the communities of Bristol, Monkton, Starksboro and Lincoln.

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College gets feedback on concepts for its new town park

Posted on March 24, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Almost 50 Middlebury residents on Monday gathered to look at and make suggestions on preliminary plans for a park to be created later this year by Middlebury College on the site of the town’s soon-to-be-demolished former municipal building and gym.

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Porter Medical Center is 'profitable,' but difficult financial decisions loom

Posted on March 24, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Less than a week before it convenes its annual meeting on March 30, Porter Medical Center has pushed the proverbial reset button on its top executive position and on a new compensation plan for providers. PMC officials are also searching for more stability in the institution’s operating budget, which each year is thrown a financial life preserver through a federal drug subsidy program.

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Steam keeps rising in sugarshacks as maple season surprises

Posted on March 24, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — From the back roads of Lincoln, high in the Green Mountain National Forest, to the plowed-earth fields of Orwell sweeping close to Lake Champlain, the steam is rising from Addison County sugarhouses and many sugarmakers are working the midnight hours to boil down this year’s sweet crop of maple syrup.

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Blazing the way: Monkton farm couple pioneers cheesemaking niche

Posted on March 24, 2016 |
By Emilie Munson



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In the cold Vermont darkness, Marjorie Susman and Marian Pollack slide into endlessly pocketed Carhartt pants and tall muck boots. It is February, and though the snow is gone, the earth is hard when they step out of their small farmhouse. Their breath hangs in faint wisps before disappearing in the early morning air. It is 5:30 a.m.

Pollack, 68, heads to the barn to milk their six Jersey cows, Clover, Hershey, Kudo, Pookah, Slinky and Bounty. Her boxy body moves briskly, gray shorn hair standing on end.

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Porter Medical Center CEO resigns after doctors pass 'no-confidence' vote

Posted on March 21, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — After nine months on the job, Porter Medical Center Board President and CEO Lynn Boggs resigned on Friday afternoon, following a notice to the Porter Medical Center board and administration that the Medical Staff had met Tuesday night and had issued a vote of “no-confidence” in Boggs.

Upon receiving the medical staff’s announcement on Friday morning and Boggs’ resignation later that day, the board appointed Dr. Fred Kniffin to serve as acting president and CEO.

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Vermont Green Line tests move to Middlebury

Posted on March 21, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A group planning to bring hydro and wind power from upstate New York via cable under Lake Champlain and into the New England grid are sizing up Middlebury’s industrial park as a potential site for a high-voltage converter station in case a site in New Haven falls through.

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St. Mary's School in Middlebury to close

Posted on March 21, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Hit by the same trend of declining enrollment that is sapping public school districts throughout Vermont, St. Mary’s Catholic School in Middlebury will officially close its doors on June 15, the final day of classes.

Father William Beaudin, pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, confirmed the imminent closing of the school during an interview on Friday morning. He had previously shared the news with school parents, faculty and St. Mary’s parishioners.

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