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ID-4 board asked to move Middlebury school vote

Posted on November 20, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Mary Hogan Elementary School officials are discussing a proposal that the annual ID-4 school district budget be decided on Town Meeting Day instead of on the second Wednesday of April, and that residents cast ballots on the spending plan instead of passing judgment with a voice vote.

The ID-4 school board’s decision to consider the changes comes after a pitch by some local citizens and Middlebury officials who believe that a Town Meeting Day vote by Australian ballot would allow more residents to weigh in on annual Mary Hogan Elementary spending.

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HOPE readies its Thanksgiving supplies

Posted on November 20, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) will give out Thanksgiving meal provisions this month to around 400 Addison County low-income families who might otherwise not enjoy a feast on turkey day.

Jeanne Montross, executive director of HOPE, said this week her organization is still accepting donations of such products as small turkeys, fresh apples, stuffing and instant mashed potatoes for the Thanksgiving food boxes it will hand out.

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Clippings: Pro baseball player strikes it rich

Posted on November 19, 2014 |
By John Flowers



News item: Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has signed a contract extension that will pay him $325 million over the next 13 years.

To play baseball for around eight months each year.

I say eight months because the Marlins have as much chance of making the playoffs next year as I have of playing center in the National Basketball Association. And I’m 52 years old and 5 feet, 6 inches tall on a good day.

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Four families homeless after Seymour Street fire in Middlebury

Posted on November 17, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Four Middlebury families were left without housing this past Saturday evening when a fire that authorities believe was caused by a space heater did substantial damage to an apartment building at 36 Seymour St.

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Mullin tops the field in 2014 campaign funding

Posted on November 17, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Some of the candidates in the county’s four contested House districts raised in excess of $9,000 in an effort to get elected this past Nov. 4, according to campaign finance records available online through the Vermont Secretary of State.

Those records, covering campaign expenditures through Nov. 1, show the latest fund-raising totals for the candidates — including the size and origin of the contributions in excess of $100, as well as how many donations they received of less than $100.

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Same-sex marriage rooted in Weybridge

Posted on November 17, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont had the distinction in 2000 of becoming the first state in the union to approve a civil unions law, through which same-sex couples were extended many of the same rights as heterosexual married couples. Nine years later, Vermont became the first state to approve a same-sex marriage law without being required to do so by a court decision.

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Middlebury eyes two-deck structure for more parking

Posted on November 17, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — An organization representing downtown Middlebury property owners is requesting that the town import and install a temporary parking structure to make up for the long-term loss of approximately 50 spaces during replacement of the railroad overpasses on Merchants Row and Main Street.

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Middlebury town office costs to be felt next year

Posted on November 13, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Monday got a look at the first draft of a fiscal year 2016 municipal budget that projects a $430,259 increase over this year, which would translate into a 5.6-cent boost in the town’s tax rate.

Board members stressed that the $10,031,448 spending plan under review is just a departure point, and that the final number will likely shrink before being finalized for the voters to decide at the annual town meeting next March.

But officials acknowledged making significant cuts won’t be easy.

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Ilsley Library eyes its space needs

Posted on November 13, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Ilsley Library Trustee John Freidin on Monday updated the Middlebury selectboard on the library’s ongoing effort to look at its program needs and determine the best way to house them within the Ilsley building on Main Street.

Trustees have formed a committee to tackle to the issue. That panel, headed by Freidin, has circulated a public survey and visited five other libraries that have recently undertaken renovation/expansion projects.

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UD-3 eyes teacher retirements to help balance its budget

Posted on November 13, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The potential retirement next year of more than 10 veteran teachers and a projected drop in the need for special education services are among the reasons why officials of the UD-3 school district believe they might be able to hold the 2015-2016 spending increase to below 2 percent.

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