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Candidates disclose campaign finances; Hardy, Newton have raised the most

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — First-time state Senate candidate Ruth Hardy is thus far the big leader in campaign fund raising in the lead up to the November general elections. Records on file with the Vermont Secretary of State’s Office show the East Middlebury Democrat had raised $12,722 as of July 15, the latest campaign finance filing deadline for major party candidates who had raised or spent more than $500 since March 15.

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Route 17 bridge to open in time for fair

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Rachel Cohen



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NEW HAVEN — The rebuild of the Route 17 bridge over Otter Creek in New Haven will be complete before Addison County Fair and Field Days opens on Aug. 7, according to the Vermont Agency of Transportation’s project manager.

VTrans Project Manager Carolyn Carlson said the rebuilt bridge will be open to vehicles by Aug. 3, allowing normal traffic flow to resume before the county’s nearby popular annual fair.

Construction began on Route 17’s Bridge 8, which passes over Otter Creek between Weybridge and New Haven, in early June. 

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Horror flick has Middlebury College connections

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Alexander Draper is comfortable in a classroom, but he thrives in a pressure cooker.

So after bidding his graduating students goodbye this past May, Draper — an associate professor of theater at Middlebury College — screamed over to the macabre set of his latest acting assignment: A feature-length horror movie called “The Witch in the Window” that will have its world premier on Monday, July 23, at Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival.

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Local author's graphic novel transports us through time

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Nick Garber



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MIDDLEBURY — It’s an experience we all know well: listening to a song and being instantly transported back in time to the first place we heard it.

Well, mentally, at least.

For Middlebury writer Jeremy Holt, the concept of music as time travel was powerful enough for him to make it literal through fiction. In his new graphic novel, “Skip to the End,” Holt explores the phenomenon through the eyes of a former rock star, now-drug addict, for whom “revisiting the past is the only way to move forward.”

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Middlebury College making plans for staff reductions

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Nick Garber



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College administrators have begun implementing a program to reevaluate faculty and staff positions across the institution — a process that, once completed at the end of the next academic year, could result in significant cuts to the college’s workforce.

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Ferrisburgh home taxes rise by 4 percent

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday, July 10, adopted 2018-2019 tax rates that will increase property taxes for homeowners by 4 percent and for owners of commercial and rental property or second homes by 5.7 percent.

Higher town spending is pushing the municipal portion of the rate up for the first time in several years, by 3.04 cents, or 11.5 percent, to 29.52 cents per $100 of assessed property value.

The homestead school tax rate that applies to homeowners is increasing by 4.29 cents, or 3.69 percent, to $1.6007.

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Old Farts Club holds court daily in Bristol

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Nick Garber



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BRISTOL — Take a look inside the window of Cubbers restaurant on Main Street in Bristol around 8 o’clock any morning, and you’ll bear witness to a display case of local history.

But this is no still-life diorama. It’s the real-life, venerated “Old Farts Club,” holding court at Cubbers as they’ve been doing nearly every day for the past 15-odd years.

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Lincoln school wall becomes a canvas for artists

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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LINCOLN — Though the Muses will have plenty of chances over the coming year to descend upon the Lincoln Community School, the art that is now emerging there will require more than inspiration; it will require hundreds of hours of sweat and labor.

That and about 30,000 pieces of tile, glass and stone.

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Stroll public gardens, old and new, in Manchester

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Judith Irven



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Strolling around a lovely garden is the quintessential way to spend a leisurely afternoon in high summer. And here in Vermont one can find plenty of marvelous gardens open to the public. For instance Manchester alone is home to two great gardens that are situated just four miles apart.

Furthermore these two gardens, which were created exactly 100 years apart, also allow us to experience first-hand how garden fashions have evolved over the past century.

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Middlebury eyes plan for growth on Route 7

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Planning Commission is preparing to study a key stretch of Route 7 South in an effort to give local officials, residents and property owners a better sense of how that area could be developed in a way that would attract economic development without creating sprawl.

Middlebury Town Planner Jennifer Murray is calling it a “Route 7 corridor master plan,” which will focus on a specific portion of that major, north-south artery.

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