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Middlebury selectmen endorse natural gas pipeline

Posted on May 16, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A majority of the Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday threw its enthusiastic support behind the proposed extension of a natural gas pipeline into town, citing the need for a cheaper fuel source to both reduce residents’ heating bills and boost local businesses.

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County sees increase in sexting cases

Posted on May 16, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — Cell phones can serve as a vital public safety link between a child and a parent.

But as some Addison County families are learning, cell phones can also be used as a tool for producing and sending naked images from one teen to another, photos that once out of the sender’s hands can cause them torment in school and come back to haunt them later in life.

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Preserving a legacy: Group seeks to restore old Quarry Hill School

Posted on May 16, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — It’s been 59 years since classes were in session at the former Quarry Hill School on Case Street, but if you listen really closely, you can almost make out the echoes of the daily roll call bouncing off the now-bare plaster walls in that single room.

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Woodchuck Cider kicks off $30M project

Posted on May 13, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury and Vermont Hard Cider  Co. officials gathered on Friday, May 10, for a groundbreaking ceremony at the Exchange Street site of the company’s new, state-of-the-art cidery, slated for completion by next spring.

The $30 million, 100,000-square-foot project is being built less than a mile from the current Middlebury facility on Pond Lane, which will continue to produce the company’s very popular Woodchuck Hard Cider. A post-and-beam barn will also welcome visitors to Woodchuck, with a gift shop, tastings and tours.

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'End of Life Choices' bill clears Senate thanks to Ayer

Posted on May 9, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Sen. Claire Ayer, D-Addison, was working with other state officials early this week to draft compromise language for an “End of Life Choices” bill she believes can pass muster with House and Senate members before the end of this session.

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Corrigan fancies a break from teaching after 25 years at Mary Hogan School

Posted on May 9, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Longtime Mary Hogan Elementary School teacher Anne Corrigan has spent the past 40 years telling young people about interesting people, places and things.

Now she wants to see some of those people, places and things for herself.

With that in mind, Corrigan has decided to end her teaching career after 25 years at the Mary Hogan School.

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Young parents document their lives in a new exhibit

Posted on May 9, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Krista Sargent had lost part of her soul.

She reclaimed it with the help of others — and through a special poem that came from her heart.

“I am from the smell of Nana’s cookies baked all the time, hugs from Nana, whose long-gone porcelain dolls I remember as if they were mine,” the Vergennes resident writes.

“I am from being raped three times and living homeless in California, from doing drugs and learning better.”

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Durasol snags $720K award to buy Geiger building

Posted on May 6, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) has awarded $720,000 in financing to KE Durasol Awnings Inc. to aid the company in its $1.8 million purchase of the former Geiger building at 38 Pond Lane, a Middlebury property the company has leased since 2009.

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ACSU makes $100,000 payout, settles lawsuit by ex-employee

Posted on May 6, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central Supervisory Union board on Wednesday settled a lawsuit filed by its former business manager, thereby averting a jury trial that was slated to begin on Monday, May 6.

The settlement, forged through several hours of mediation between officials representing the ACSU and plaintiff Sharon Stearns, calls for the district to pay her $100,000 in what her attorney, Norman Watts, referenced as “lost compensation and other damages.”

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Cornwall's Donavan excels on world stage in triathlon

Posted on May 6, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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CORNWALL — A little motion picture called “Iron Man 3” opened this past weekend.

Addison County has its own Ironman, whom you won’t be able to find at the movie theaters. This Ironman can swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 and then run a full, 26.2-mile marathon in one day — then go home and put her three kids to bed while holding down a full-time administrative job.

And she does it without a metal suit or computer-generated imagery.

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