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Proposed UD-3 spending plan reflects a 1-percent increase

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The UD-3 school board on Tuesday got its first look at a draft budget that calls for a 1-percent increase in spending for Middlebury Union middle and high schools during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Addison Central Supervisory Union Superintendent Peter Burrows said the spending plan would also place the district $93,845 clear of a state mandate that UD-3 hold itself to no more than a 0.71-pecent increase in per-pupil spending for fiscal year 2017.

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Middlebury grad's business is up and rolling

Posted on December 2, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Matt George had mapped out a tentative plan for his life that included earning a bachelor’s degree in biology, then proceeding to medical school en route to becoming a physician.

But the 25-year-old’s career plans took an unanticipated detour during his four years at Middlebury College. Instead of preparing for a life of patients, stethoscopes and scalpels, George is now cruising at the helm of one of the nation’s hottest transportation services, a company called Bridj.

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New hangar would serve entrepreneur

Posted on December 2, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury will soon receive an application for an approximately 14,000-square-foot hangar at the Middlebury State Airport that would house an airplane and helicopter to be used by one of the country’s most renowned entrepreneurs.

It is a project that, if permitted, would also produce a new amenity for pilots landing at the local airport: Instrument approach equipment that would facilitate safe approaches to the landing strip during inclement weather.

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ACSU report portrays benefits, costs for school governance consolidation

Posted on November 30, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Agency of Education on Dec. 15 will evaluate the Addison Central Supervisory Union’s plan to consolidate into a single school district. A nod from the agency and Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe would pave the way for ACSU residents to vote on the proposed merger on Town Meeting Day next March 1.

The 11-member Addison Central Supervisory Union Charter Committee last week finalized the 19-page final report and proposed “articles of agreement” that outlines the consolidation plan for the Middlebury-area schools.

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College alumns turn out the tables

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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CORNWALL — Dena Greenman and Doug Clarner seemed poised to follow some conventional career paths when they graduated from Middlebury College in 1994. Greenman, who majored in literature, wanted to become a teacher. Clarner, who focused on economics, readied himself for employment in the world of finance.

But it’s not unusual for people to flip life’s script and audition for a dramatically different professional role.

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Shoreham sets Dec. 2 vote on new municipal truck

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By John Flowers



SHOREHAM — Shoreham voters on Dec. 2 will be asked to approve a five-year loan to fund a new, $177,901 truck for the community’s road department.

Local officials will explain the proposed purchase at a special meeting, slated for Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. in the town offices. Residents will then vote on the issue the next day, by Australian ballot, between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., also at the town offices.

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Education Secretary urges action on Act 46 school consolidation law

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe on Monday praised the Addison Central Supervisory Union for pursuing school governance consolidation under Act 46, and warned that districts that do not follow the same path may not survive in this era of declining enrollment and soaring education expenses.

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Historic church gets preliminary OK to build an addition

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Congregational Church of Middlebury recently passed another major hurdle in its quest to build an 8,023-square-foot addition onto the north side of its historic place of worship at 27 North Pleasant St.

The Middlebury Development Review Board (DRB) has now given its OK to the project, pending resolution of a few parking and setback issues.

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Middlebury considers building bocce courts and pavilion

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department officials are seeking donations and grants to build two bocce courts and a related pavilion on town recreation park land, just west of the warming hut.

Project supporters point to bocce as a popular, low-impact sport that is easy to learn and could appeal to all generations, from children to seniors. Middlebury resident Eric McFerran — a longtime bocce enthusiast — approached Parks & Recreation Director Terri Arnold several months ago about establishing some local courts for the sport.

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Vermont Gas pipeline nears easement goal

Posted on November 23, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MONKTON — Vermont Gas officials on Thursday said the company has reached land easement agreements with 160 of the 164 affected property owners along the Addison Natural Gas Project corridor, and noted that eminent domain proceedings are still pending against the four landowners who have declined to sign deals.

“We are really close to having agreements with everyone,” Vermont Gas CEO Don Rendall said during a phone interview. “We’re still talking to most of the remaining four.”

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