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ACSD seeking feedback from parents

Posted on February 20, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District (ACSD) is reaching out to its students and their families, asking how the district could open up better lines of communication to make sure all stakeholders are better informed about goings-on and educational programming.

To that end, the district is administering a survey to parents and students asking them if they feel adequately informed through current ACSD outreach, of if they think improvements are in order.

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Former Shoreham farmer picked to fill vacated House position

Posted on February 16, 2017 |
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SHOREHAM — Longtime Shoreham resident and former farmer Terry Norris this week replaced former Addison-Rutland House Rep. Alyson Eastman, I-Orwell. Norris, who was appointed by Gov. Phil Scott on Monday and sworn in at a Statehouse ceremony on Tuesday, now represents Shoreham, Whiting, Orwell and Benson in the Vermont House.

Eastman, who was re-elected to her second term last November, resigned from the post in late December after Scott picked her to serve as his deputy secretary of agriculture.

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Donahue resigns from Middlebury selectboard

Posted on February 16, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Citing increased professional and family responsibilities, Middlebury Selectwoman Donna Donahue confirmed on Tuesday she will resign from her post, effective March 8.

The Middlebury selectboard will now solicit interest from local residents interested in serving out the one year left on Donahue’s original, three-year term.

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The man who captured county on video is ready to retire

Posted on February 16, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Dick Thodal has spent that past 28 years behind a video camera, giving area residents a chance to star in their own talk shows, comedy segments, cultural programs and political theater — all broadcast on Middlebury Community Television (MCTV) Channel 15.

Now Thodal, 69, will soon get a chance to headline his own reality show: His much-deserved retirement, and there won’t be any cameras rolling.

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Middlebury police probing phony $100 bills

Posted on February 16, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police believe they have pinpointed the source of some phony $100 bills passed at three local businesses on Feb. 10.

Middlebury Police Sgt. Mike Christopher said the bills in question are of the same size and coloring of a real $100 banknote, but are clearly marked as being non-negotiable. The words “For motion picture use only,” in capital letters, appear to the right of the depiction of Benjamin Franklin, as well as across the top of the back of the note.

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Agencies work together on end-of-life care issues

Posted on February 13, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — It has indeed been a fruitful winter for the development of services for terminally ill patients and their families.

First, in January, Porter Medical Center officials announced that Dr. Diana Barnard was joining the fold to lead the hospital’s palliative care programming.

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'Kiss the Cook' buys local kitchenware store

Posted on February 13, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Sammy Barnes and Greg Alexander have been willing to hand over the keys to their business if they believe new ownership can take it to the next level.

And they have found that potential in the folks at Burlington’s “Kiss the Cook,” who this week are slated to close on a deal to buy Otter Creek Kitchenware and Electronics on Middlebury’s Merchants Row, the business Barnes and Alexander launched in 2014.

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Area lawmakers pan Scott's education funding plan

Posted on February 9, 2017 |
By John Flowers



BRIDPORT — Local legislators on Monday criticized Gov. Phil Scott’s proposal that school districts budget the same amount of spending for fiscal year 2018 as they are for this year, saying such a move would unfairly restrict local budget planners and could run counter to a 20-year-old Vermont Supreme Court ruling on education funding.

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Community forum on President's Muslim ban to be held this Sunday

Posted on February 9, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — This Sunday, Feb. 12, Middlebury’s religious community will hold a public discussion on the impacts of President Donald Trump’s recent executive order restricting citizens and refugees from seven Muslim countries from entering the United States.

Organized by the Rev. Andy Nagy-Benson of the Congregational Church of Middlebury and Emily Joselson of Havurah, the Addison County Jewish Community, the event will feature a panel of local residents who are Muslim.

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American odyssey: Starksboro couple driving to Brazil, raising money for Open Door Clinic

Posted on February 9, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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STARKSBORO — Christiane Kokubo has seen many Hispanic people, most of them migrant workers, visit the Open Door Clinic (ODC) in Middlebury to receive free health care services. Kokubo, a communications specialist with ODC, never ceases to be touched by the stories of perseverance and isolation that these migrant workers convey to her while receiving vital medical attention.

Kokubo is currently viewing the migrant workers’ story from a decidedly different angle.

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