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Lt. Gov Scott discusses issues in re-election bid

Posted on October 9, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Lt. Gov. Phil Scott has won a few races during his lifetime, primarily as a stock car driver at the Thunder Road SpeedBowl. But the Berlin Republican is currently focused on winning a different kind of race — for re-election as lieutenant governor against Progressive Dean Corren of Burlington.

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Kids become 'makers' in electronics club

Posted on October 9, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLBURY — Zach Bechhoeffer is only 18, but he can already lay claim to being a visionary of sorts. It was in 2011 when Bechhoeffer, then a Middlebury Union High School freshman, called for creation of an electronics club at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center.

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Middlebury putting 'charge' into Mill Street parking lot

Posted on October 9, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Finding a parking space in downtown Middlebury can be a challenge during business hours.

But town officials are arguing there’s adequate parking; you just need to know where to look. And not enough people are looking at the municipal lot on Mill Street in the Frog Hollow district, where only 30 percent of the 66 spaces are typically occupied, according to a 2012 parking study.

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Retirement complex to install new solar array

Posted on October 6, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Residence at Otter Creek may soon feature a 150kW solar array that could defray around 25 percent of the retirement community’s annual energy bill.

Bullrock Corp. — former owners of The Residence (then known as The Lodge at Otter Creek) — proposed installing a solar array consisting of roughly 700 panels on a total of 35 racks dispersed on one acre of land located at 57 Star Point Drive, adjacent to the retirement community off Middle Road in Middlebury.

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Trash district forecasts hike in recycling handling costs

Posted on October 6, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Solid Waste Management District board next month will consider a proposed 2015 budget that would maintain the same $123-per-ton tipping fee for trash, while requiring an increase in rates for clean wood and single-stream recyclables dropped off by commercial haulers at the district’s Middlebury transfer station.

The draft spending plan of $2,627,262 would also pay for a new public outreach staffer to educate area school students and other groups about solid waste and recycling programs.

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Changes in recycling loom thanks to Vt.'s Act 148

Posted on October 6, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont’s Act 148, to be phased in during the next six years, will force some big changes in how material is recycled in the Green Mountain State.

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Group urges change to aid young women in workforce

Posted on October 2, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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NEW HAVEN — Women have made some strides during the past 50 years in matching their male counterparts’ pay and advancement in the workplace.

But a statewide advocacy organization is maintaining that Vermont women’s quest for economic independence and job opportunities is an ongoing saga, and it’s time to change the story.

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Corren takes aim at Phil Scott in race for lieutenant governor

Posted on October 2, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Some of the state’s political pundits are claiming next month’s General Election ballot provides little chance for upsets or even tight races.

Burlington Progressive Dean Corren wants to prove the pundits wrong. The Middlebury College graduate (class of 1976) is stumping for votes in hopes of unseating incumbent Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, R-Berlin, whom the Addison Independent will also interview for an upcoming issue of the paper.

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Century-old church gets colorful facelife

Posted on October 2, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — For more than 110 years, the majestic St. Mary’s Church has stood as a spiritual beacon at the base of the College Street ascent into the heart of the Middlebury College campus. Those who travel past the church can’t help but admire its regal stone facades and its vibrant, stained glass windows.

But what passersby haven’t seen during the past month are a litany of repairs being performed inside the church, mostly plasterwork and painting that when completed will restore the building’s expansive worship hall to its former glory.

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Shoreham infant battles rare cancer

Posted on October 2, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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SHOREHAM — Madi Wheeler is only two months old but already engaged in the fight of her life.

The Shoreham infant has been diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, or RMS, a very rare form of cancer of the connective tissues. It can also be found attached to muscle tissue, entwined around the intestines, but most commonly in areas lacking skeletal muscle.

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