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Middlebury Selectman Farhad Khan to run for first three-year term

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — While one Middlebury selectboard veteran will not run for re-election on Town Meeting Day, the panel’s newest member says he will seek voter approval to stay for three more years.

Selectman Farhad Khan on Tuesday said he will run for the post to which he was appointed last March. Selectwoman Susan Shashok confirmed she won’t run (See story, Page 1A).

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Middlebury considering another use for local option tax

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard in March will ask voters, among other things, to apply $57,000 of the community’s local option tax surplus to the fiscal year 2019 capital improvements budget.

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Auto parts store to set up shop on Exchange Street in Middlebury

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
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MIDDLBEURY — The former home of Whirlie’s World at 1232 Exchange St. in Middlebury will soon be occupied by a Fisher Auto Parts store that is tentatively scheduled to open next month.

The Middlebury Development Review Board recently paved the way for the new store by authorizing a change in use at the 1232 Exchange St. location from “indoor recreation” to “retail.”

Once open, the store will sell a variety of auto parts and accessories on both a retail and wholesale basis.

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Middlebury food co-op unveils expanded store

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op (MNFC) sells hundreds of wholesome, organic products.

But its customers are positively thrilled with the store’s latest offering, which can’t even be consumed.

It’s more space.

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Middlebury to prepare plan for its public forests

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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Editor's note: This story has been updated; the workshop to explore uses for town forests was moved from Jan. 15 to Jan. 29.

MIDDLEBURY — A group of area mountain biking enthusiasts, municipal officials and environmentalists are seeking input for a comprehensive recreation and stewardship plan for a large swath of Middlebury’s publicly owned forestland.

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Area police officers grow beards to give kids respite from cancer

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Police Department’s second annual “Deer Camp Beard’s for Kids with Cancer” campaign has raised more than $2,200 for programming at Camp Ta-Kum-Ta.

Middlebury police Officer Darrin Hinterneder once again coordinated the effort, which included participation from other Addison County law enforcement agencies, including the Addison County Sheriff’s Department.

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Middlebury patrolman builds a 'Sweet' career

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Police Officer Donnie Sweet’s beard is still fairly brown. And while his bullet-proof vest provides some padding, it doesn’t add quite enough girth for him to be mistaken for Santa Claus.

Still, the loquacious lawman epitomized the true spirit of giving among the younger officers on Christmas Day when he worked a double shift. Sweet’s kids are all grown, so the 31-year veteran of the department decided to help cover that coveted day on the calendar so greener folks on the force could share the holiday with their kids.

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Board to consider lower $29.5M fix for Mount Abe

Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School Board will meet early next month to consider a leaner, $29.5 million budget for an MAUHS renovation plan that would be put to five-town voters on Town Meeting Day in March.

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State funding news 'shrinks' ACSD school budget problem to $1.3M

Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Public school officials often lament the unpredictability of Vermont’s education funding system. It is not unusual for state aid information to be released in dribs and drabs, sometimes right up to the point at which school districts must finalize their budgets for Town Meeting Day votes.

This year has been no different. But a batch of state aid information received on Dec. 17 buoyed the spirits of Addison Central School District directors, who learned the Vermont Agency of Education has agreed to increase the ACSD student count by 53.

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MUHS student takes traditional American music to Japan

Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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CORNWALL — Romy Munkres enjoys marching to her own tune, which last month led her from her native Addison County to the Japanese prefecture of Tottori. There, she and four other Vermont youths spent nine days performing traditional American music for their Japanese peers at a major art festival.

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