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Gaucher touts list of successful prospects in Middlebury business recruiting

Posted on September 29, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Jamie Gaucher, director of the Middlebury Office of Business Development & Innovation, said he fields inquiries from an average of seven to 10 prospects each month exploring Addison County’s shire town as a possible place to lay down roots.

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Middlebury to buy new ladder truck for fire department

Posted on September 29, 2016 |
By John Flowers



Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday unanimously endorsed the fire department’s proposed purchase of a new ladder truck — along with related tools, radio technology and other equipment — for a total of $866,471 from a Wyoming-based vendor.

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Middlebury business outreach at crossroads as development fund up for renewal

Posted on September 29, 2016 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Almost four years into its five-year trial, the Middlebury Business Development Fund (MBDF) is struggling to achieve its goal of bringing substantial new businesses and jobs to town, in spite of the efforts of its energetic executive director.

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County bags major grant to steer youth away from drugs & alcohol

Posted on September 26, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A new grant will direct more than $600,000 to Addison County over the next five years for programs aimed at preventing local teens and young adults from abusing alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs.

After years of fighting the opiate epidemic in Vermont at the point where people need help cleaning up, one local leader charged with spending the new grant money is happy to open a new front in the battle.

“Let’s really (attack) the root causes,” said Kate McGowan, executive director of the United Way of Addison County.

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United Way sets $650,000 fundraising goal

Posted on September 22, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The United Way of Addison County (UWAC) has historically enlisted a lot of local movers-and-shakers to head up its annual fund drives. This year’s team is also formidable, and comes with a special blessing.

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MS is striking Vermont particularly hard

Posted on September 22, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The causes of multiple sclerosis (MS) remain somewhat of a mystery, but research is producing new treatments and medications that are allowing patients to maintain better quality of life.

“Everyone has their own version of it,” said Dr. Andrew Solomon, a UVM Medical Center neurologist and director of institution’s Multiple Sclerosis Center. “It’s a combination of genetics and environmental triggers. There have been hundreds of genes that have been associated with MS.”

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'Brutal disease' changes a family: Nienows face multiple sclerosis

Posted on September 22, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Mike Nienow thought the persistent pain in his left leg was simply the result of a bad pair of clogs, the footwear of choice for culinary school students at the Patricia Hannaford Career Center.

“It started with the back of my knee; I felt some weird pressure,” Nienow recalled.

But being a bullet-proof 17-year-old with a busy school schedule and social life, he didn’t think too much of it at first.

Then the pain became persistent enough that he switched to a new pair of shoes.

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Bright idea: Kiernan pairs solar arrays and bees

Posted on September 19, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Mike Kiernan has for years been concerned about the perplexing plunge in the number of pollinating creatures throughout the world.

Now the accomplished Porter Medical Center physician has made a commitment to “bee” part of the solution to a problem that is threatening the world’s ecosystems and food supply.

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Local teens win international Lego movie competition

Posted on September 19, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Sixteen-year-old Jack Nop has always been a huge fan of Lego toys and stop-motion film classics like “Wallace & Gromit” and “James & the Giant Peach.”

He decided to combine his two passions a few years ago under the banner of NopFilms to produce several stop-motion Lego videos that have become a fixture on YouTube. Jack’s older brother, Jake, and friend Peter Dickerson also collaborated on the fun filmmaking — which this week paid some big dividends.

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Middlebury Fire Department wants to buy a new ladder truck

Posted on September 19, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury fire officials will receive proposals this week from three companies in the running to build the department’s new ladder truck — the most costly, sophisticated and arguably most important piece of apparatus in the town’s fleet.

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