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Bristol decides contested races

Posted on March 3, 2011 |
By John Flowers



 

BRISTOL — Bristol residents at their annual meeting on Monday approved all of the money items on their warning then went to the polls on Tuesday to OK their elementary school budget by a 479 to 256 tally and decide a handful of contested elections.

Tuesday’s elections saw incumbent Selectman John “Peeker” Heffernan top challenger John Moyers, 467 to 279, for a two-year seat on the board.

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Weather, underwater debris delay Champlain Bridge work

Posted on February 28, 2011 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON — The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has agreed to give Flatiron Construction a 65-day schedule adjustment in which to complete the new Champlain Bridge in view of harsh winter weather and underwater debris that have hampered work progress.

But officials said on Friday they are confident that Flatiron will still be able to get the new bridge completed by the previously targeted deadline of Oct. 9, and the NYSDOT is considering marshalling additional equipment at added expense to help expedite work.

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Farmers Diner closes, lack of demand cited

Posted on February 28, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Farmers Diner ended an almost two-year run in Middlebury on Feb. 14 after the owners determined there was not enough customer traffic to keep the eatery afloat any longer.

“It was totally an economic decision,” said Farmers Diner founder Tod Murphy. “There was just not enough business to keep us open.”

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Shumlin outlines health care plan

Posted on February 24, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Gov. Peter Shumlin told Porter Medical Center officials on Tuesday to be patient in weathering what he believes will be a short-term financial storm en route to a new, single-payer health care system he said will bring long-term success and financial sustainability to the industry.

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Hospital tax draws lawmakers' eyes

Posted on February 24, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Local health care providers on Monday continued to warn lawmakers that their industry could soon be in critical condition if the state tries to balance its budget on the backs of hospitals and the medical community.

The subject of health care reform once again dominated discussion at the weekly Addison County Legislative Breakfast, held this week at the Middlebury Legion hall. Porter Hospital officials turned out in force to weigh in on state budget discussions and health care reform efforts under way in Montpelier.

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College to sell former courthouse to tech incubator

Posted on February 24, 2011 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College will sell the former Addison County Courthouse at 5 Court St. to the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies. The organization, known as VCET, will use a portion of the building as a local headquarters to further its mission of helping entrepreneurs establish new high-tech businesses in the state.

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Pig-kissing nets $6K for Platt Library

Posted on February 24, 2011 |
By John Flowers



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SHOREHAM — Shoreham Inn co-owners Molly and Dominic Francis were the big “winners” in a pig kissing contest that raised more than $6,000 for the town’s Platt Memorial Library.

The “Pig Kissin’” competition saw seven local celebrities vie for the dubious honor of kissing a piglet, aka Runty the Porker, at a public gathering last Saturday. Voters cast their ballots with dollar bills, with the largest sum sealing the victory with a kiss for Runty.

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Shoreham youth back from epic sea voyage

Posted on February 24, 2011 |
By John Flowers



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SHOREHAM — It’s understandable if Shoreham’s Nick Balfour is having a tougher time than usual adjusting to the spate of cold, snowy weather in Vermont this winter.

That’s because only a short time ago, the 22-year-old was among a group of 27 college students sailing the balmy equatorial Pacific on a six-week-long scientific odyssey during which, among other things, they gained a better understanding of the effects of climate change on vital marine nutrients.

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Human Services Agency moving to new building

Posted on February 24, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A new 17,000-square-foot building in the Middlebury South Village (MSV) development off Court Street is on track to be finished by the end of March, at which time it will be occupied by the Vermont Agency of Human Services’ Addison County offices that are currently based at 700 Exchange St.

“Things have gone incredibly smoothly,” MSV managing owner Jeff Glassberg said of the project, which broke ground just last September.

“We are ahead of schedule.”

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Mary Hogan School board OKs increased budget

Posted on February 21, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury voters on April 13 will vote on a 2011-2012 Mary Hogan Elementary School spending plan of $5,899,867, which represents a 2.22-percent increase compared to this year.

It is a budget that maintains current staffing levels, does not add any new programs and recognizes an enrollment increase of 10 students (for a total of 400), according to Mary Hogan Elementary Co-Principal Tom Buzzell.

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