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Folklife Center switching gears, expanding

Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center (VFC) is putting in motion a strategy to embrace new technology and export its archives, exhibits and programming well beyond the confines of Addison County’s shire town. This will most immediately become obvious as it rents out a portion of its spacious 88 Main St. headquarter.

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Candidates disclose campaign finances; Hardy, Newton have raised the most

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
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ADDISON COUNTY — First-time state Senate candidate Ruth Hardy is thus far the big leader in campaign fund raising in the lead up to the November general elections. Records on file with the Vermont Secretary of State’s Office show the East Middlebury Democrat had raised $12,722 as of July 15, the latest campaign finance filing deadline for major party candidates who had raised or spent more than $500 since March 15.

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Horror flick has Middlebury College connections

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Alexander Draper is comfortable in a classroom, but he thrives in a pressure cooker.

So after bidding his graduating students goodbye this past May, Draper — an associate professor of theater at Middlebury College — screamed over to the macabre set of his latest acting assignment: A feature-length horror movie called “The Witch in the Window” that will have its world premier on Monday, July 23, at Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival.

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Former deputy Holmes eyes return as county's new sheriff

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County High Bailiff Ron Holmes has the power to arrest the sheriff if such an action were ever warranted.

He’s never been called upon to do so.

And now, with Sheriff Don Keeler preparing to retire at year’s end, Holmes is involved in a three-man race to lead the department on which he served as a deputy for 25 years.

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Effort to site local food hub progresses

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Economic Development Corp. (ACEDC) has joined a growing effort to create a local food hub at which small-scale producers could process, store and market their wares. And the effort is gaining momentum, as organizers will be touring two potential food hub locations and have applied for grants to study the potential  creation, participation level and economic impact of an Addison County food hub.

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Middlebury tax rate rises slightly

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on July 10 approved a new residential property tax rate of $2.8414 per $100 in assessed value, representing  a 3.5-cent (1.27 percent) increase compared to the previous rate of $2.8059.

News is not as good for the owners of non-residential property in the community, however.

The board also approved a non-residential property tax rate of $2.8481, which amounts to a 10.7-cent (3.9 percent) increase compared to the current rate of $2.74.

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Middlebury eyes plan for growth on Route 7

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Planning Commission is preparing to study a key stretch of Route 7 South in an effort to give local officials, residents and property owners a better sense of how that area could be developed in a way that would attract economic development without creating sprawl.

Middlebury Town Planner Jennifer Murray is calling it a “Route 7 corridor master plan,” which will focus on a specific portion of that major, north-south artery.

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New makery plans series of events for innovators

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Organizers of a new Middlebury makers’ space at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center have scheduled three separate events this summer at which aspiring inventors will sample equipment and materials the “makery” will offer when it officially opens this fall.

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Middlebury OKs new water and sewer rates

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury water users will see an increase in their rates this fiscal year, while some residents will see their wastewater bill go down.

The Middlebury selectboard unanimously endorsed new fiscal year 2019 water and sewer rates on June 26. Fiscal year 2019 started on July 1 and ends on June 30, 2019.

A typical residential/commercial water user can expect to see their quarterly bill to rise by $8.22, based on consumption of 9,300 gallons during that three-month period, according to estimates prepared by town officials.

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Shoreham seeks ideas for 312-acre 'Farnham' parcel

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
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SHOREHAM — Shoreham officials are seeking their fellow residents’ input on how to use a 312-acre piece of town-owned land in and near the village that could accommodate a variety of uses, including affordable housing, a nature trail and/or a small commercial development.

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