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High schools collaborate on substance abuse, bullying programs

Posted on April 4, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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VERGENNES — It’s rare that scores of Mount Abraham students fill the bleachers of the Vergennes Union High School gym for something other than a basketball game.

But last Friday, hundreds of students from both high schools sat in the same set of bleachers in the VUHS gym to hear a presentation on substance abuse by motivational speaker Kevin Brooks, followed by student-led discussion forums. Meanwhile back in Bristol, students from the Vergennes and Mount Abraham middle schools gathered for workshops on bullying.

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Timetable set for new downtown Middlebury bridges

Posted on April 1, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Engineers are plowing head-on into planning for the replacement of the Merchants Row and Main Street railroad overpasses, a project they said would be accomplished with unprecedented rapidity and with what they hope will be minimal disruption to local businesses.

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Rep. Welch looks for stability in student loan rates

Posted on April 1, 2013 |
By Lee Kahrs



RUTLAND — Just listening to these working parents pursuing college degrees is exhausting.

Ava Pehm, 42, of Pittsford is a single mother to two kids, ages 10 and 13. She is pursuing a degree in administrative management from the Community College of Vermont in Rutland and works part-time.

Greg Lambert, 36, of Rutland is a single father to a seven-year-old boy and is a recent cancer survivor pursuing a degree in environmental science at CCV.

Niki Twohig of Rutland has two-year-old twin boys, and splits her time between school and work.

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Mount Abe celebrates French culture and cuisine

Posted on April 1, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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BRISTOL — The location may have been rural Vermont, but the ambiance was entirely French at the Mount Abraham Union High School cafeteria last Thursday. French music piped in through the speakers, crisp, white tablecloths dressed up the cafeteria, and students gathered to converse in French over a gourmet meal prepared by chef Bill Snell of New Haven’s Tourterelle restaurant.

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Police dog to get bulletproof vest

Posted on April 1, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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NEW HAVEN — K9 Vincent of the Vermont State Police New Haven Barracks will be receiving his bullet- and stab-proof vest thanks to a nationwide Groupon event. K9 Vincent is a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois assigned to handler Senior Trooper Justin Busby. K9 Vincent is certified in narcotics detection and patrol techniques for the Vermont State Police.

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Home Improvement: Homeowners get solar panel options

Posted on April 1, 2013 |
By XIAN CHIANG-WAREN and JOHN S. McCRIGHT



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ADDISON COUNTY — Spring is in the air, the days are getting longer and for some homes and businesses, the increased sun exposure may mean more than starting gardens, wearing shorts and slathering on SPF-65.

A growing number of homeowners around Addison County are considering putting photovoltaic solar panels on their rooftops or in their yards, which until recently constituted a substantial up-front investment — from $10,000 to $100,000, depending on the size of the home and the location.

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Weatherization bill faces hurdles, funding still up in the air

Posted on March 28, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont House has moved along a bill that promotes the weatherization of citizens’ homes, but it remains unclear whether lawmakers will be able to assemble the necessary funding to help pay for the initiative.

The House last week voted 109-27 in favor of sending bill H.520 along to the Senate. That bill sets the state on a path to weatherize 80,000 Vermont homes by the year 2020, acknowledging that many abodes are porous and are losing costly heating resources to the outdoors.

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City Council eyes $1.45 million bond for new city police HQ

Posted on March 28, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen moved close on Tuesday to setting a May vote on a $1.45 million bond to pay for a 4,611-square-foot North Main Street police station.

That plan would remove more than 1,300 square feet — a drive-in evidence processing area, offices for the force’s sergeant and detective, and fitness and intake/dispatch rooms — from the proposed $1.85 million, 5,940-square-foot station that Vergennes voters defeated on Town Meeting Day, 302-292. It would remain on the same site.

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Bridport students test their culinary mettle as 'Iron Chefs'

Posted on March 28, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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BRIDPORT — Eighteen Bridport Central School students were duking it out in their gym last Thursday, and we aren’t talking about an impromptu boxing tournament.

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Homeless women work together to serve Vermont troops

Posted on March 28, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The residents of the John Graham Emergency Shelter in Vergennes know what it’s like to be without a home.

Maybe that’s why it didn’t take long for the shelter’s newly formed women’s group to zero in on the men and women who are serving in the military far away from their homes as the subject for a community service project.

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