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College leads in a new kind of scholarship: video essays

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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MIDDLEBURY — Is criticism ever art? Can academic analysis move a person with the kind of appeal to emotion that art does?

Videographic criticism, a relatively new kind of scholarship that relies as much on the aesthetic as it does on the analytical, is being produced at Middlebury College. A National Endowment for the Humanities grant funded a workshop this month where film and media scholars are learning how to produce cutting edge videographic criticism.

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No shortage of fireworks this July 4

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Independence Day is a time to celebrate the birth of our nation. For many, the best way to do that is to watch some fireworks. Here is a listing of some places to see fireworks in the area in the coming week, displays start at dusk, weather pending:

Thursday, June 29

Middlebury College athletic fields behind the Mahaney Center for the Arts, in conjunction with the Sheldon Museum’s 25th annual Pops Concert.

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ACSD schools ratify two-year teacher contract, but a financial penalty looms

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District (ACSD) board and local teachers have ratified a new, two-year labor agreement that includes a 3-percent annual increase in new money for salaries, extends the length of the school day, and requires educators to take on a greater share of their health insurance premiums.

But some ACSD negotiators are now wishing they had waited a little longer before finalizing the new pact.

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Advocates brainstorm solutions for affordable housing problem

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Filling Addison County’s affordable housing void will require a lot more public and private investment, better tenant-landlord relationships and some new, creative initiatives — such as the “HomeShare” program that matches people in need of shelter with seniors needing help with household chores.

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Bench in city park dedicated to Vietnam veterans

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Seth Warner — Rhoda Farrand Chapter of the DAR has been an active partner with the Vietnam War Commemoration Committee for the past three years. This spring, the group purchased a park bench to dedicate local Vietnam veterans. A plaque attached by the chapter thanks and honors Vietnam veterans for their service. The bench has been placed in MacDonough Park in Vergennes, in a shady spot with a view of the falls.

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Middlebury summer to feature movies and music in the park

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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MIDDLEBURY — For the second consecutive year, the Better Middlebury Partnership (BMP) has teamed up with the Middlebury Community Music Center to host a summer music series on Wednesday nights in downtown Middlebury. In addition to the concerts that have been offered in the past, the free event series, now called Midd Summer Music & Movies, will include four outdoor film screenings.

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Lincoln store owner knows her customers

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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LINCOLN — If one were to spend a day observing the clientele of the Lincoln General Store, here’s what they may see: In the morning, a group of eight men who gather there almost every day to discuss woodworking techniques, or the area’s best sheet metal provider. At lunchtime, perhaps a cyclist, stopping for a quick bite to eat as they brave the Six Gaps. And in the late afternoon, school children, hurrying off the bus and into the store, charging a snack to their parents’ account and making their way to soccer practice.

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ACSD board balks at moving sixth grade to middle school

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District board on Monday decided it will not move 6th grade instruction into Middlebury Union Middle School beginning next fall.

A majority of the panel agreed with Superintendent Peter Burrows’ opinion that such a move would be imprudent at a time when the ACSD is still adjusting to the major changes of consolidated governance and the transition to an International Baccalaureate Program.

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MUHS alum's new company uses 3-D technology to preserve healthy ears

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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MIDDLEBURY — Your ears are as distinctive as your fingerprints: That’s the essence of Murmur, a new Silicon Valley company founded by Cornwall native Jordan Sax.

Using three-dimensional scanners, that consist of lasers and cameras, and 3-D printers, Murmur creates custom hearing-protection products that contour to the exact shape of individual ear canals.

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From cyberspace to city space; Online local-foods business to get Vergennes storefront

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — In an era when many brick-and-mortar businesses are trying to create an Internet presence, a year-old Vergennes venture is working to reverse that trend — with help from an online fundraising site.

City couple Mona and Jon Sullivan has been operating their online local-food business, Provisionary, out of a 400-square-foot space at 7 South Maple St., just off Main Street.

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