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American odyssey: Starksboro couple driving to Brazil, raising money for Open Door Clinic

Posted on February 9, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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STARKSBORO — Christiane Kokubo has seen many Hispanic people, most of them migrant workers, visit the Open Door Clinic (ODC) in Middlebury to receive free health care services. Kokubo, a communications specialist with ODC, never ceases to be touched by the stories of perseverance and isolation that these migrant workers convey to her while receiving vital medical attention.

Kokubo is currently viewing the migrant workers’ story from a decidedly different angle.

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Governor Scott close to naming new Orwell-area house rep

Posted on February 9, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott is conducting a second round of interviews this week with prospective candidates for the vacant Addison-Rutland House seat, in the wake of what his spokesperson said has been a dearth of candidates for the position representing Orwell, Shoreham, Whiting and Benson.

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Few contested elections in Middlebury-area towns

Posted on February 6, 2017 |
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ADDISON COUNTY — Except in Bridport and Weybridge there will be few election-related issues to draw Middlebury-area voters to their polling places on Town Meeting Day, March 7.

Candidates for local school boards, selectboards and other municipal offices had until Jan. 30 to file nomination papers with their town clerks. A survey of town clerks in the Addison Central School District communities of Bridport, Cornwall, Middlebury, Ripton, Salisbury, Shoreham and Weybridge reveals:

•  There will be no school board races of any kind.

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Prof. Nuovo helps un-'Locke' philosopher's writings

Posted on February 6, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Victor Nuovo withdrew from his professorial duties at Middlebury College 23 years ago, but he has packed enough educational and intellectual activity in his golden years to fill a second résumé.

At an age when a lot of retirees would be happy to make it onto the golf course every once in a while, Nuovo, 85, has been playing his “back nine” in the storied halls of Oxford University, researching, compiling and editing books on the great 17th-century philosopher John Locke.

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Local police chiefs contest racial bias report

Posted on February 2, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — Police officials in Addison County said a newly released report alleging the presence of racially biased policing in Vermont provides an inaccurate and unfair portrayal of their respective departments, and is based on traffic-stop data that has been skewed to arrive at a conclusion.

The report, titled “Driving While Black and Brown in Vermont,” was authored by Prof. Stephanie Seguino of the University of Vermont Economic Department, and Nancy Brooks, a visiting associate professor at Cornell University.

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Middlebury readies plan to upgrade its library: More space and repairs on the docket

Posted on February 2, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — After three years of public surveys, studies, brainstorming and tours of other facilities, the Ilsley Library Building Committee is closing in on a preferred plan and cost estimate for renovating and expanding Middlebury’s historic public library.

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Kniffin, Brumsted cite advantages for Porter Hospital/UVM affiliation

Posted on January 30, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — University of Vermont Medical Center CEO Dr. John Brumsted took UVM Health Network’s ongoing courtship of Porter Hospital directly to area residents on Thursday, saying such a marriage would improve services for the Addison County community.

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Local heroes receive citations: Police, citizens lauded for actions

Posted on January 30, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Two local police officers and three citizens took a much-deserved bow on Monday for heroic actions they took during two recent disasters — one a home fire on Murdock Court, the other a small airplane crash near the Middlebury State Airport. Middlebury Police Chief Tom Hanley conferred honors on the five individuals at the Middlebury selectboard meeting.

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Career center budget plan reflects spending decrease

Posted on January 30, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Patricia Hannaford Career Center directors are proposing a 2017-2018 spending plan of $3,482,549 to deliver vocational and technical education to students in 17 Addison County towns.

That is a spending level that essentially preserves existing programs and represents a 1.39-percent decrease in spending compared to this year.

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Burlington-based engineering firm to lead inspection of rail bridges project area

Posted on January 30, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — At a Tuesday meeting, the Middlebury selectboard received an update from community Liaison Jim Gish on plans to replace the Main Street and Merchants Row rail bridges.

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