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Immigration advocates protest new policing policy

Posted on December 18, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



PITTSFORD — Immigration advocates are protesting the Vermont Criminal Justice Council’s updated language in a state law designed to encourage fair policing.

But the chairman of the VCJC says those same advocates were involved in the updating process and are smearing the council. The VCJC has said the language in the Fair and Impartial Policing Policy must be changed in order to comply with tighter federal immigration rules or risk losing grant funding.

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Grant to fund opiate education in Bristol-area grade schools

Posted on December 18, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A federal grant will be used to “HELP” students in Bristol-area schools learn about and fight opiate addiction.

The $15,000 Regional Prevention Partnership grant, which flows through the Vermont Department of Health to the United Way of Addison County, will enhance UWAC’s “HELP” initiative.

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Local United Way searching for a new leader: McGowan steps down after 14 years

Posted on December 18, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — United Way of Addison County Executive Director Kate McGowan has helped the leaders of a lot of local nonprofits strategize on funding and delivering charitable services to the people who need them most.

After 14 years spent improving human services in Addison County, McGowan now wants to help nonprofits on a statewide scale. On Thursday she announced that she’s resigning from her position to become interim director of the Center for New Leadership, or CNL, which is run out of the Marlboro College Graduate School in Brattleboro.

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Doug Anderson — meet the man in the spotlight at Town Hall Theater

Posted on December 18, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Take a snapshot of Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater today, and what do you see? A glamorous but comfortable 232-seat community space that hosts approximately 165 performances every year. Acts range from dog shows to films, local theater to professional operas, and everything in between. The theater and its staff are funded by a comfortable revenue stream supported by ticket sales and donations.

Get the picture? It’s a booming success.

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The Outside Story: A walk in the woods — following plants that follow stream beds

Posted on December 18, 2017 |
By Susan Shea



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I followed a stream downhill through the woods as it coursed through a small ravine. At the base of the hill, just before the brook entered a wetland, a patch of unusual-looking plants was growing amongst moss on a decaying tree root that spanned the stream. They were round and flat with lobed edges, and only the size of a dime. A couple of other patches grew nearby. Here the plants had branched out from their round bases, extending flat green ribbons across the damp soil.

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Middlebury-area school board on path to level-funded budget; teachers brace for layoffs

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District (ACSD) board on Monday agreed to pursue a level-funded budget for member-schools for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year, a move that would require more than $1.9 million in cuts and a potential reduction of 14 teaching positions, 18 paraprofessionals, a principal’s post and a central office worker.

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Middlebury motel to get sweet makeover

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Finding a piece of candy on your hotel bed is always a nice surprise.

Future guests at the Greystone Motel at 1395 Route 7 South in Middlebury will not only get the pillow chocolate, but also licorice, chewing gum or lemon drops, depending on the room in which they stay.

So pack some extra toothpaste, because Brad and Blanca Jenne, longtime owners of Middlebury Sweets, are closing in on a deal to buy the Greystone Motel and make it the new home of “Vermont’s largest candy store.”

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Area hunters bag a record number of deer in 2017

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — A wildly successful December muzzleloader season helped hunters in 2017 set a record for deer weighed in a calendar year in Addison County. At least this is the best since 2005, when Vermont wildlife officials banned shooting spikehorn bucks during November’s 16-day rifle season, the most popular Vermont deer hunting season.

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Meet the chef: Gurdip Singh from Taste of India in Middlebury

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Chefs who really know what they’re doing make it look effortless. They move calmly over the oven flames, stirring and shaking pans with sizzling veggies, searing meats and bubbling sauces. They grab spices — add a dash here and a pinch there. There are no timers and no recipe books; they’ve got the flavorings and cook-times down to a perfect science.

Wait. That can’t be true. Everyone must need a recipe — at least at the very beginning — right?!

Wrong.

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Night Fires returns for 35th annual performance, celebrates light at the darkest time of the year

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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