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Middlebury officials approve new Habitat for Humanity homes

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Development Review Board (DRB) has given final approval to a Habitat for Humanity of Addison County plan to build two affordable homes on property at 51 Seymour St.

Ashley Cadwell, Habitat’s Building Committee leader, said the first of the two homes should be completed by next summer, with the second ready for occupancy by the spring of 2020. Plans call for a two-bedroom home containing around 900 square feet and a three-bedroom home with about 1,100 square feet.

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New owners signal a new era at Ripton Country Store

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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RIPTON — Folks making their daily visit to the Ripton Country Store are getting some “change” for the first time in 42 years.

Stepping across the rustic threshold is still akin to breaching a time portal leading to an early 20th century general store, where you got your mail and your food staples, crowded onto a maze of shelves.

Need help? The friendly store shopkeepers provided personal attention and knew you by name.

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Blue Spruce Motel owners get new cleanup order

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Development Review Board (DRB) has ordered the owners of the Blue Spruce Motel property to clean up the burnt building remnants from the site at 2428 Route 7 South, thus echoing a directive issued by Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay back in September.

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Homeless shelter sees increasing demand

Posted on November 21, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Charter House Coalition (CHC) is raising $550,000 for major improvements to its warming shelter at 27 North Pleasant St. that will allow the homeless to better access to beds and food at the Middlebury facility, which is already seeing large numbers of clients.

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Hospital, nonprofit launch a community health effort

Posted on November 21, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Michele Butler Gilbert has spent more than two decades as a personal fitness trainer, helping her Middlebury-area clients adopt effective exercise and dietary habits.

She’s now the motivator-in-chief for all Addison County residents — particularly the young and elderly — to adopt healthy lifestyles aimed at reducing their chances of needing extensive medical care in the future.

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Upgrades loom for Middlebury parks; public input sought

Posted on November 21, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury-area residents have two more opportunities to comment on proposed re-designs of Triangle Park and a new public gathering spot at the former Lazarus Department Store location off Printer’s Alley.

The meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Middlebury selectboard’s regularly scheduled meeting, and on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Both meetings are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the Middlebury municipal building at 77 Main St. 

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MUHS student publishes a novel for young readers

Posted on November 21, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Sixteen-year-old Joseph Findlay has always loved writing.

The Middlebury resident developed an affinity for the craft as a second-grader. He’d write stories for the fun of it, building a plot around his characters only to leave them hanging in mid-adventure after having suddenly moved on to another project.

Children can have short attention spans.

But at the tender age of 14, Findlay decided it was finally time to give one of his literary dramas a denouement.

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'Sleep Out' will raise money to battle homelessness

Posted on November 19, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Hale and hearty supporters of John Graham Housing and Services (JGHS) will keep their annual camp-out appointment at the Otter Creek Falls in Dec. 1, a frigid outing that will raise money to battle homelessness while giving participants a taste of the hardship a growing number of Vermonters are experiencing on a regular basis.

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Goshen native Nick Stewart joins Middlebury police

Posted on November 19, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Nick Stewart has already had a lot of adventures and career twists for a man of 35. His ambition and wanderlust have taken him from his hometown of Goshen, to the frothy Atlantic coast of Maine, to the tropical paradise of Hawaii, before returning to his beloved Green Mountain State two years ago.

The one constant in his career has been a love for working with people. And he’s doing a lot of that right now in Middlebury, as the town’s newest police officer.

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Prosecutor to lose three key staffers

Posted on November 15, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Two deputy prosecutors and a victims’ advocate will soon be leaving the Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office to pursue other career opportunities.

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