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Major housing development pitched for Cornwall

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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CORNWALL — The Cornwall Development Review Board on March 1 will take its first look at a proposed 21-unit subdivision slated for a portion of a 167-acre parcel located directly northeast of the intersection of Route 74 and North Bingham Street.

Cornwall residents Churchill Franklin and Matt Bonner are spearheading the so-called “West Cornwall Hamlet,” which shapes up to be one of the largest the DRB has ever fielded.

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As population ages, local agencies figure out how to feed area seniors

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — According to 2016 data provided by the Vermont nonprofit Age Well, 19.9 percent of Addison County residents — nearly one in every five — are age 65 years or older. That’s up from 13.4 percent in 2011.

As Addison County’s elderly population continues to grow, so does the strain on the organizations charged with making sure that demographic does not go hungry.

That was the message delivered last week by a variety of human services providers who make up the Hunger Council of Addison County.

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Lincoln's Forlenza to run for Vt. House

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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LINCOLN — Paul Forlenza has spent the past several years supporting and recruiting Addison County Democrats to run for county and statewide offices.

The longtime Lincoln resident is now ready to place his own name on an election ballot.

Forlenza, former chairman of the Addison County Democratic Committee, confirmed last week he’ll run for one of the two seats representing the Addison-4 district in the Vermont House.

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New Middlebury fire truck is ready to roll

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — So a guy down the street gets a sweet new ride, neighbors gather around and toss down a couple of beers while gazing admiringly — no, lovingly — at all that gleaming chrome and tantalizing torque nestled under the popped hood.

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K-9 finds missing Middlebury woman

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Police Department’s newest — and only — four-legged recruit is proving her worth, Chief Tom Hanley said.

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Leader who transformed Middlebury Rec. Dept. lands a new job

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Terri Arnold’s love for Vermont and her eagerness to take on a challenge were what motivated her to take the helm of the Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department in late 2012.

A little more than five years later, Arnold, 60, has placed the department on a solid foundation in a brand new recreation facility.

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Community Barn Ventures helps new businesses hit their stride

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Stacey Rainey and Mary Cullinane made their reputations working in major urban areas working for corporate colossi like Microsoft Corp.

Now the two colleagues and friends have become business partners, using their big-time knowledge for smaller — but no less important — enterprises in rural Addison County.

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Budget for Bristol-area schools reflects 1% spending hike, 16 fewer employees

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Five-town voters on March 6 will cast ballots on a 2018-2019 public school spending plan for Addison Northeast that would result in a 1 percent increase in equalized per-pupil spending and spur some significant staffing changes within the newly created Mount Abraham Unified School District (MAUSD).

The proposed MAUSD budget reflects $24,746,279 in education spending to operate Mount Abraham Union middle and high schools; the elementary schools in Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro; and the Addison Northeast central office.

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Fuentes-George makes it a competitive Middlebury selectboard race

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Lindsey Fuentes-George has always believed government works best when many diverse voices of the community are represented in its actions.

With that in mind, Fuentes-George has decided to run for one of the two spots up for grabs on the Middlebury selectboard on March 6. Fuentes-George, 38, hopes to represent the voices of local parents, East Middlebury residents and families struggling to make ends meet.

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Lawmakers mull reductions in special education spending

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
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BRISTOL — Revamping the way Vermont pays for its public schools once again took center stage at Monday’s legislative breakfast at the Bristol American Legion Hall, and local lawmakers are specifically focused this session on reducing special education expenses.

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