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St. Stephen's church invests in final resting places

Posted on February 28, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church is marketing space within its historic building in an effort to raise money for sorely need repairs.

The future tenants won’t take up much room. They won’t be seen, heard, nor will they even draw breath.

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Mary Johnson's Saunders to retire after long childcare career

Posted on February 28, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — It’s Monday morning at Middlebury’s Mary Johnson Children’s Center (MJCC), and the ambiance is like Grand Central Station.

Staff are busy ushering a group of children outdoors for playtime.

Others are helping kids pick up well-used toys and books.

The intoxicating odor of a home-cooked meal wafts from the kitchen, signaling lunchtime is not far away.

Each scene is enveloped in a cacophony of young voices, some registering astounding decibel levels.

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Vergennes' Kyra Bradford plays the victim in a new indie thriller

Posted on February 28, 2019 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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VERGENNES — There is nothing nice about “Garrow” — an independent thriller/noir-style feature film based on the true events of Robert Garrow’s life. Nope, nothing at all. And there’s nothing nice about the role Vergennes actor Kyra Bradford plays either.

Fair warning: “Kyra doesn’t make it out of the movie alive,” said her mom, Sasha Bradford; who likes to set clear expectations for anyone interested in coming to the Vermont premiere at the Middlebury Marquis Theater on March 6.

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Residents to vote on $2.9M bond for OVUUSD

Posted on February 25, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



BRANDON — Voters in the Otter Valley Unified Union School District rejected a $5.5 million bond proposal back in November, and next week they will consider a proposal of about half that amount.

Residents of the OVUU towns of Brandon, Goshen, Leicester, Pittsford, Sudbury and Whiting will go to the polls on March 5 to decide the fate of a $2.93 million safety, security and operations improvements bond.

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New funding devoted to job creation in Addison County

Posted on February 25, 2019 |
By John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy was joined by a phalanx of local, state and regional economic development officials at the Middlebury Town Offices on Thursday to announce a major expansion of a federal program designed to spur business grown in rural areas, including Addison County.

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Effort to ban plastic bags gains steam

Posted on February 25, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Supporters of a proposal to ban single-use plastic bags for retail transactions in Middlebury are ramping up their lobbying, and sewing, efforts as a critical town vote on the issue nears.

Middlebury voters on March 5 will decide whether to encourage their selectboard to draft an ordinance that would prevent local retailers from offering customers single-use plastic bags to carry out their purchases.

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New BBQ deli opens in East Middlebury

Posted on February 25, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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EAST MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury area’s latest culinary offering is breathing new life into the longtime East Middlebury site of the Down Home Deli & Market, which for those with long memories was before then Betourney’s Market.

Chef Paul Dow, 42, opened Paul’s Deli & BBQ at 51 Ossie Road on Feb. 11 after buying the Down Home building this past fall.

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Dancers perform on 'Sacred Earth' at the MAC

Posted on February 25, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Hailed by the New York Times as “providing some of the most transcendent experiences that dance has to offer,” Ragamala Dance Company brings the stunning work “Sacred Earth” to the Mahaney Arts Center’s Dance Theatre on Feb. 28 and March 1.

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5-Town schools seek budget hike

Posted on February 21, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



BRISTOL — Voters in Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro will be asked to approve a 6.6 percent increase in spending in the 5-Towns school district, or face district staff cuts.

Proposed spending for the Mount Abraham Unified School District (MAUSD) is $30,950,235 for fiscal year 2019–2020. The budget reflects $17,730 in spending per equalized pupil, an increase of 8.2 percent.

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Merchants Row closure in 2020 to last an additional three weeks

Posted on February 21, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Downtown Middlebury business owners, residents and shoppers are readying for a 10-week shutdown of both Merchants Row and Main Street during the summer of 2020 in order to accommodate the heaviest construction on a new tunnel to replace two aging rail bridges.

It’s been billed as a “tear-off-the-Band Aid” approach to get the most intensive work done as quickly as possible on the $72 million project.

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