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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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Middlebury OKs rail deal again — with opposition

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday affirmed two key agreements with the Vermont Agency of Transportation governing the looming $40 million replacement of two downtown bridges, and also agreed to hire an independent engineer to review the project plans to make sure they are sound.

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Middlebury selectboard eyeing increase in infrastructure spending

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury municipal officials have spent the past several years diligently pinching pennies when it comes to the town’s property tax rate, but they will soon consider a sizable increase in investments in the town’s equipment, buildings and infrastructure.

The Middlebury Infrastructure Committee on Thursday agreed to recommend a fiscal year 2018 capital improvement budget of $948,418, representing an increase of $78,000 — or about a penny on the municipal tax rate — compared to this year.

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Big band benefit to help feed, house the homeless

Posted on December 12, 2016 |
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MIDDLEBURY / VERGENNES — Leaders of the non-profit Charter House Coalition (CHC) are counting on the sounds of Glenn Miller, Count Basie and other big band legends to inspire donations to feed and shelter the homeless this winter.

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Vergennes-area teachers discuss new contract

Posted on December 8, 2016 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest Teachers’ Association on Dec. 19 will present a salary counter-proposal to Vergennes-area school officials in an ongoing effort to forge a new labor contract for district educators.

It is the first negotiation since the five towns in the Addison Northwest school district voted last spring to consolidate governance and budgeting for the district’s four schools under the terms of Act 46.

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Single budget presented for all schools in Middlebury area

Posted on December 8, 2016 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District board on Monday began sailing into uncharted waters, launching what will be a month-long effort to devise a first-ever, global spending plan for the district’s nine schools for fiscal year 2018.

ACSD officials got a glimpse of their starting point: An estimate of $35,769,346 in spending to cover the combined needs of Middlebury Union middle and high schools, along with the elementary schools in Bridport, Cornwall, Middlebury, Ripton, Salisbury, Shoreham and Weybridge.

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