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Vt. Supreme Court rules for Vermont Gas in Geprags Park case

Posted on September 26, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



MONTPELIER — In a Sept. 22 ruling, the Vermont Supreme Court upheld the Public Utilities Commission’s authorization of Vermont Gas Systems to install a section of the Addison Natural Gas Project through Hinesburg’s Geprags Park.

The 41-mile natural gas pipeline runs from Colchester to Middlebury and has been in operation since last April.

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2018 Farm Bill debate is under way

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BURLINGTON — Hearings, discussions and debates are well underway for the 2018 Farm Bill, the massive legislation that drives federal farm and food policy — effectively touching almost every person in Vermont.

“Now is the time. The nuts and bolts of putting this bill together is very much happening as we speak,” said Tom Berry, Sen. Patrick Leahy’s Vermont-based advisor on agricultural and natural resource issues.

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Mount Abe still seeking schoolboard members

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — When members of the Mount Abraham Union High School board gathered on Aug. 22 with the intent to vote on a proposed $35 million bond to renovate the school, the meeting had to be cancelled. The board lacked a quorum.

One week later the board met, with nine members present, and the proposal passed. But the delay put an exclamation point on a community concern: getting residents to serve on what is a lame-duck school board.

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Mount Abe still seeking schoolboard members

Posted on September 22, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — When members of the Mount Abraham Union High School board gathered on Aug. 22 with the intent to vote on a proposed $35 million bond to renovate the school, the meeting had to be cancelled. The board lacked a quorum.

One week later the board met, with nine members present, and the proposal passed. But the delay put an exclamation point on a community concern: getting residents to serve on what is a lame-duck school board.

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Scarlet color highlights county's apple harvest

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — Midway through the 2017 harvest, Addison County apple growers are expecting a good to average season with one area orchardist calling it a “bumper crop.”

 This year’s crop has been blessed and hampered with early rains and some spots of hail. Temperatures in the 80s and 90s the past few weeks have orchardists hoping the hot streak ends so apples can be picked before they over-ripen and drop.

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First generation college students break ground at Middlebury

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY—Eighteen-year-old Clara Loftis, of West Palm Beach, Fla., has just completed her first day at Middlebury College. She’s excited about the two classes she took today, intermediate Spanish and a first year seminar. And she’s looking forward to starting psychology and chemistry tomorrow.

“It was good. I’m definitely feeling Middlebury is the place for me,” she said.

It’s not just the first day of college for Loftis, it is the first day anyone in her family has attended college.

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Swamps, cemeteries and river access; New Haven catalogs its town-owned properties

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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NEW HAVEN — The New Haven Town Lands committee has submitted its first series of recommendations and is continuing its work of identifying, visiting, evaluating and making recommendations on town properties.

The committee addresses a need long identified in New Haven, said Tim Bouton, co-chair of the committee, a New Haven fence viewer and town agent and a planner with the Addison County Regional Planning Commission.

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Monkton blasting prompts call for another pipeline investigation

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



MONKTON — Monkton resident Kristin Lyons is asking the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to investigate a blasting incident that affected her Monkton property in June 2016. Bristol attorney Jim Dumont filed the request with the PUC on Sept. 13.

Lyons says an investigation is necessary to hold the company accountable for not adhering to agreements set out in the Certificate of Public Good (CPG) authorizing construction of the Addison Natural Gas Project, the pipeline that is bringing natural gas from Colchester to Middlebury.

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Bristol hires Waitsfield's Capels as its new town administrator

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
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BRISTOL — After six and a half months of searching, Bristol has a new town administrator. Valerie Capels, Waitsfield town administrator since 2006, will take over that role in the Bristol town office on Oct. 2.

“I am attracted to Bristol because it has a reputation for good local government, engaged citizens, and a strong sense of place,” Capels said. “I am also excited for the opportunity to work for a larger community that offers a wide range of services.”

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Keeping the heat on global warming; Interfaith Climate Action Network melds prayer and activism

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — When President Donald Trump announced the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement this summer, Addison County’s Interfaith Climate Action Network (ICAN) took action. The group held a vigil on the Middlebury town green and has continued to hold weekly vigils every Saturday.

Now, as climate experts weigh in on the ways that global warming added even more destructive power to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the group is looking for even more ways to engage.

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