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ACSD budget reflects school tax decreases

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The latest draft of the first-ever global budget for Addison Central School District (ACSD) schools indicates education property tax rates for the seven member-communities could drop next year between 3 cents (in Middlebury) to 27 cents (in Weybridge).

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Christmas reinforces family, love

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By John Flowers



People have every right to be thankful on Thanksgiving.

But for me, Christmas is the pinnacle of holiday blessings.

Maybe it’s because I am fortunate to be married into a large, wonderful family. If Norman Rockwell were still alive, he’d bring his easel to the Heffernan home in Bristol to record four generations of a salt-of-the-Earth family breaking bread, opening presents and catching up on the latest news.

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Porter follows 'Blueprint for Health' for success

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center leaders said they are “all-in” on a major shift in the way health care is delivered in the state, a shift designed to cure patients in a cheaper, more effective and more holistic way.

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Orwell's Eastman to join Scott's cabinet as deputy ag secretary

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MONTPELIER — Governor-elect Phil Scott on Wednesday announced the appointment of Addison-Rutland Rep. Alyson Eastman, I-Orwell, as the new deputy secretary of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture.

Her appointment means that Scott will need to appoint a replacement to serve out the two-year term to which Eastman was re-elected last month. Eastman ran unopposed for the seat that represents Orwell, Shoreham, Whiting and Benson.

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Middlebury rail project delayed again

Posted on December 19, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A four-year, $40 million overhaul of Middlebury’s two downtown rail bridges will be delayed for at least another year, in light of a decision by state and federal transportation authorities to submit the project to an Environmental Assessment.

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Weybridge solar plan draws major opposition

Posted on December 19, 2016 |
By John Flowers



WEYBRIDGE — Developers of a 4.99-megawatt solar farm proposal for Weybridge invited neighbors to a Dec. 14 forum to get a sense of how the project might be received.

A vast majority of the 40 townspeople who showed up at the gathering at their local elementary school didn’t mince their words. They don’t want it, fearing that the solar farm — which would be one of the biggest in the state and the first ever pitched in Weybridge — would affect their views and property values.

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Middlebury rail bridges project delayed for at least a year

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By John Flowers



UPDATED with comment from attorney Jim Dumont.

MIDDLEBURY — A four-year, $40 million overhaul of Middlebury’s two downtown rail bridges will be delayed for at least another year, in light of a decision by state and federal transportation authorities to submit the project to an Environmental Assessment.

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Loan could create a beverage hub in Middlebury

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury town officials on Tuesday agreed to float kombucha brewer Aqua ViTea a $125,000 loan to upgrade its Pond Lane headquarters with new equipment.

The hope is that the company could someday share the equipment with other small beverage companies seeking to get their start in the beverage industry, and in the process build the town’s reputation as a beverage hub.

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Home Health & Hospice: Filling a void for 48 years

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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NEW HAVEN — It was 48 years ago that a group of concerned Addison County residents saw a void in local health care system. There was a lack of professional community care services for patients wanting to heal away from the hospital — where stays were often lengthy for post-surgery monitoring.

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Hirsute officers raise funds for Camp Ta-Kum-Ta

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The face of Addison County’s law enforcement community will be more recognizable this week after having been shorn of a month’s worth of whiskers — all grown for the benefit of a camp that helps very sick children.

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