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Granville seeks to transform historic school house into a community center

Posted on August 1, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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GRANVILLE — Some students these days bellyache about an hour’s worth of homework at the end of a school day.
 
While 84-year-old Bill Parrish didn’t walk uphill both ways to school during non-stop blizzards, he certainly had more chores to do than homework at the former Granville school house on Post Office Hill Road. 
 

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Area rivers enjoy good health; but RiverWatch group continues vigilance

Posted on August 1, 2013 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Record rainfall this spring and summer has swelled area waterways but has not swept in appreciably higher levels of bacteria or phosphorous, according to preliminary testing results compiled by the Addison County Riverwatch Collaborative (ACRC).

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Mosquito expert – Is the worst yet to come?

Posted on July 29, 2013 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — An unusually wet, hot and humid summer has been miserable for humans but a veritable utopia for mosquitoes, which have been multiplying in vast numbers in many areas of Addison County.

“This is going to be one of the worst (mosquito) years we’ve had in a while,” state Entomologist Alan Graham said on Thursday.

“They have been very abundant, because of the rain.”

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State softens emergency housing rules for homeless

Posted on July 29, 2013 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Local human services advocates last week hailed a decision by state officials to substantially temper a series of temporary rules that would have barred a large segment of the state’s homeless population from accessing emergency stays in motel rooms.

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Shoreham picks Ross to lead elemenatery school

Posted on July 29, 2013 |
By John Flowers



SHOREHAM — James Ross, a longtime physical education teacher in Ridgewood Public Schools in Ridgewood, N.J., will lead the Shoreham Elementary School for at least the next year.

Shoreham school directors offered the job to Ross after interviewing him and another finalist, Geoffrey Lawrence, on July 18. His hiring became official on Thursday after Addison Central Supervisory Union administrators confirmed that he had signed off on the appointment.

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Middlebury seeks help designing new town office

Posted on July 25, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middle­bury selectboard on Aug. 13 is scheduled to pick a design-build company to help draw up plans for a new municipal building and gym, a project that could be put to the voters as soon as this November.

Board members on Tuesday agreed to establish the five-person committee to evaluate four design-build teams that are in the running for the contract. The teams are DEW Construction Corp. and Freeman French Freeman, Inc.; Engleberth Construction and Wiemann Lamphere Architects; ReArch Co. and Vermont Integrated Architecture; and Bread Loaf Corp.

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HOPE seeking new tenants

Posted on July 25, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The local human services agency Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) is trying to recruit some new tenants to generate the necessary rent to help pay off and maintain the organization’s John V. Craven Community Services Center off Boardman Street in Middlebury.

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Dunmore, Fern Lake group looks to stay ahead of pesky milfoil

Posted on July 25, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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LEICESTER — Faced with the relentless encroachment of milfoil and unpredictable financial assistance from the state to battle that problem, the Lake Dunmore/Fern Lake Association (LDFLA) is seeking to raise at least $1.725 million to permanently endow the ongoing effort to clear nuisance aquatic weeds from the two bodies of water.

“This would provide the nucleus of a successful program today, and into the future,” LDFLA Treasurer Jay Michael said on Monday of that new campaign, called “Lakes Alive — Now and Forever.”

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Middlebury seeks Exchange St. pathway

Posted on July 25, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middle­bury selectboard on Tuesday unanimously agreed to apply for almost $160,000 in state grants to build the first two 600-foot segments of a bike and pedestrian pathway on Exchange Street.

Officials are seeking money for the first 1,200 feet of pathway, extending from the Exchange Street/Elm Street intersection to the driveway of MacIntyre Services. If successful with this application, the town would apply for a future grant to complete the third and final segment — from MacIntyre Services to the Exchange Street/Route 7 intersection.

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Clippings: Aging brings quirky benefits

Posted on July 25, 2013 |
By John Flowers



It seems like only yesterday that my grandmother drove me down to the federal offices in Portland, Maine, to get my Social Security card. This American kid — who had lived abroad for several years — was finally “legal” to get a job, sock away some retirement benefits, and perhaps get drafted into the military.

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