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Salisbury considers closing state's last unlined landfill

Posted on October 1, 2015 |
By John Flowers



SALISBURY — The Salisbury selectboard will spend the coming months discussing the possibility of closing the municipal landfill in the near future and joining the Addison County Solid Waste Management District (ACSWMD).

Salisbury Selectman Tom Scanlon said he and his colleagues have been carefully reviewing the pros and cons of closing the community’s landfill, the only unlined facility still open in the state.

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Cost of rehab for downtown rail bridges placed at $59 million

Posted on October 1, 2015 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Rehabilitation of the two downtown Middlebury rail bridges would cost an estimated $59 million, a sum that would exceed the projected expense of the current plan to replace those spans with a concrete tunnel. Replacing the Merchants Row and Main Street rail bridges with more elaborate bridges that rise would cost even more.

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From West Africa to slavery in the Deep South to white Vermont, Beck book weaves the tale

Posted on October 1, 2015 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Folklife Center (VFC) founder Jane Beck promised Daisy Turner back in the mid-1980s that she would write a book on Turner’s gripping stories about her family’s odyssey from West Africa, through slavery, to a life of freedom and self sufficiency in the small community of Grafton, Vt.

Now 27 years removed from Daisy Turner’s death at the age of 104, Beck has finally made good on her pledge to her late friend, a master storyteller and the daughter of a slave.

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Team discusses moving bus stop and parking during RR bridge project

Posted on October 1, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A local management team for a rail bridges project in downtown Middlebury heard about and discussed various cost estimates at a Tuesday meeting.

The team also discussed:

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Group proposes new hangar for Middlebury airport

Posted on September 28, 2015 |
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 MIDDLEBURY — Some neighbors of the Middlebury State Airport are concerned about a local group’s proposal to include a “jet fuel delivery system” as part of a 120-foot-by-120-foot airplane hangar project at the state-owned facility.

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St. Stephen's window project casts worship in a new light

Posted on September 28, 2015 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Parishioners at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Middlebury know their Bible — especially chapter one, verse three of the Book of Genesis:

“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”

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WomenSafe nets big grant to battle domestic violence

Posted on September 24, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — WomenSafe has won a $753,166 federal grant that will allow the Middlebury nonprofit to continue its fight against domestic violence and sexual assault in Addison County and neighboring Rochester.

The grant is actually a three-year extension in funding for which WomenSafe first successfully applied through the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Violence Against Women back in 2007. It is money the DOJ has earmarked for rural communities needing help in combatting crimes against women — including dating violence and stalking.

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Middlebury Regional EMS sees leadership changes

Posted on September 24, 2015 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Regional Emergency Medical Services (MREMS) board on Monday elected a new slate of officers, headed by David Pistilli, new chairman of the panel.

Pistilli’s priorities for the nonprofit include planning (and saving resources) for replacement of MREMS’ fleet of ambulances, retiring the organization’s debt and searching for a new executive director.

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Homeless shelter purchases Middlebury building

Posted on September 24, 2015 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The John W. Graham Emergency Shelter is marking its 35th year with a new organizational name and the acquisition of an apartment building in Middlebury offering four affordable apartments for people transitioning from homelessness.

It was in 1980 that the shelter was founded in Vergennes to provide temporary, emergency housing for people with no other place to stay. The organization has since evolved into much more, providing transitional housing, transportation, substance abuse counseling, and help in applying for benefits and finding a job.

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Sheriff adjusts patrol schedules, announces personnel changes

Posted on September 24, 2015 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Area residents will be seeing Addison County Sheriff’s Department (ACSD) patrol officers out in the field earlier and later than they have been accustomed to seeing them. That’s because the department has adopted a new “flex” schedule that will place cruisers on the road as early as 6 a.m. and into the evening hours.

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