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Shelter extends service into summer to meet high demand

Posted on April 29, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — It used to be the Charter House Coalition’s (CHC) warming shelter at 27 North Pleasant St. would close its doors when the calendar read late-April and the thermometer climbed into the 60s.

Not this year.

In response to growing demand, the CHC has decided to keep the shelter open, through at least the summer months, for up to 16 individuals with no other housing options. The much-respected nonprofit is still busy raising the estimated $62,000 it will take to keep the shelter operating well beyond its customary shut-down date of April 22.

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Matthew Brankman named principal of Bridport school

Posted on April 29, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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BRIDPORT — Matthew Brankman couldn’t help but chuckle at the perfectly reasonable question he was asked during his recent interview for the Bridport Central School principalship:

“Will you be able to handle living in rural Vermont?”

When you currently live in a community of around 1,200 and your resumé includes seven years teaching to tiny groups of children in the Alaskan bush, it’s pretty safe to say Matt Brankman won’t feel isolated in rural Vermont.

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Middlebury seeks help in saving MCTV funding

Posted on April 29, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard has asked for the Vermont Congressional delegation’s support in halting the Federal Communications Commission’s effort to defund Public, Educational, Government (PEG) access television.

As reported by the Independent in January, the FCC is pitching a new rule that could significantly affect local cable access stations’ revenues to a point where some might have to pare back services significantly, or even close down.

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Welch: Trump should face obstruction of justice probe

Posted on April 25, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Peter Welch called for Congressional hearings on specific findings in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections. But the Vermont Democrat stopped short of endorsing impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump for allegedly trying to obstruct the investigation.

Welch, Vermont’s lone U.S. House representative, shared his views on the Mueller report — and what might come next — during a Tuesday phone interview with the Addison Independent.

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Local motorcyclist rides to honor veterans

Posted on April 25, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — George Brewer puts a lot of miles on his trusty 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle. There’s nothing quite like the freedom one feels cruising in the open air, drinking in the countryside amid the controlled growl of a well-tuned engine, he believes.

But six years ago, motorcycling took on a new, deeper meaning for Brewer.

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Pratt's Store marks its 50th year serving Bridport

Posted on April 25, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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BRIDPORT — When Bridport folks are missing key ingredients for a meal, a do-it-yourself project or a party, they utter the same refrain: “I can get that at Pratt’s; they have everything.”

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New panel to draft law banning plastic bags

Posted on April 25, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard will appoint a five-member committee to draft a local ordinance banning single-use plastic bags used in retail transactions.

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Neat Repeats moving to new Rt. 7 location

Posted on April 25, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Neat Repeats Resale Shop will soon move from its longtime home at 3 Bakery Lane in downtown Middlebury into a more spacious building at 1428 Route 7 South. Pending the signing of a lease, Neat Repeats officials plan to open in the new location during the first week of June.

The 1428 Route 7 South spot was recently vacated by Quilters’ Corner at Middlebury Sew-N-Vac, which in January set up shop a mile or two north in The Centre shopping plaza in a space next to Supercuts.

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How many schools do we need? ACSD considers the future

Posted on April 22, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Almost 100 Addison Central School District residents turned out at an April 17 forum in Middlebury to help shape a long-range plan for the district’s many buildings. The plan could ultimately recommend closure of one or more schools within the ACSD in order to reflect declining enrollment and the rising costs of public education.

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HOPE joins countywide effort to feed children during school breaks

Posted on April 22, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) is joining a countywide effort to make sure children from low-income homes don’t go hungry this summer, when they no longer have access to school meals.

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