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Middlebury property tax rate rises 4 percent

Posted on August 17, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Most Middlebury homeowners are seeing their property tax rates rise almost 4 percent this year.

Taxpayers in the shire town this past Friday owed their first installment of their fiscal year 2016 property taxes, which were based on a new residential rate of $2.8251 per $100 in property value.

The new residential property tax rate is 10.8 cents more than the previous rate of $2.7175, an increase of 3.96 percent.

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Field Days 2015 called the 'best ever''

Posted on August 13, 2015 |
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NEW HAVEN — Buoyed by great weather, improved amenities and a veritable smorgasbord of exhibits, displays, food and carnival rides, organizers of Addison County Fair and Field Days hailed the 2015 edition of the annual event as the best ever.

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Transportation secretary pans notion of railroad bypass

Posted on August 13, 2015 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Transportation Secretary Sue Minter on Tuesday took the air out of a trial balloon some Middlebury residents had been floating about a potential rail bypass around the downtown, but said the Agency of Transportation (VTrans) was prepared to make some concessions to the community to replace two key rail bridges that she warned have been deteriorating for at least the past 25 years.

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New Middlebury municipal building and town gym take shape

Posted on August 13, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Fifteen months ago, Middlebury’s municipal building and recreation facility projects were simply controversial lines on paper. It took a second public vote of 880 to 714 in May of 2014 to affirm the $6.5 million undertaking, which had stirred up more intense debate than the town had seen since a controversial Price Chopper Supermarket proposal two decades earlier.

Fast forward to this past Monday.

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World War II veteran took aim at Nazis

Posted on August 13, 2015 |
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MIDDLEBURY — We should all have a nickname like Nathan Zuses.

The World War II veteran goes by “Zues,” pronounced the same as “Zeus,” the mythical Greek God of the sky, lightning, thunder, law, order and justice.

Seventy years ago, Zues, as he likes to be known, was toting a 50-caliber machine gun through the Ardennes region in Belgium as part of a U.S. Army anti-aircraft unit fighting in the Battle of the Bulge.

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Open Door Clinic ends rides for migrant workers

Posted on August 10, 2015 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Faced with mounting administrative demands on its small staff, the Open Door Clinic (ODC) in Middlebury on July 31 stopped coordinating rides for migrant workers to get to their medical appointments.

It’s a move that some fear might limit health care access for a population that currently labors in the shadows.

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Trio seeking seat on Cornwall selectboard

Posted on August 10, 2015 |
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CORNWALL — Three Cornwall residents have expressed an interest in filling a vacancy on their town selectboard that was created by the sudden death last month of incumbent Dave Sears.

Sears died following complications from a stroke on July 11, at age 56. He was widely known as a longtime broadcaster of Middlebury Union High School varsity football and Middlebury College sports. But he was also a very civic-minded individual who had served for 35 years on the local fire department, and five years on the Cornwall selectboard.

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Building, parking garage pitched for downtown Middlebury parcel

Posted on August 6, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — A coalition of Addison County businesspeople has emerged as the only group still in the running to develop Middlebury’s so-called “Economic Development Initiative (EDI)” property, one of the last remaining parcels available to build upon in the downtown.

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New Carol's coffee shop planned for New Haven site

Posted on August 5, 2015 |
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NEW HAVEN — In early 2008, John Melanson wasn’t sure if Carol’s Hungry Mind Café would last out the year.

But times have indeed changed for the “little coffee shop that could” at 24 Merchants Row in Middlebury.

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Local website created to help fight opiate addiction

Posted on August 3, 2015 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Bob Donnis of Bristol knows how a solid drug-addiction recovery program can benefit a patient; he saw one work for a relative.

Hoping to see additional success stories, Donnis and other members of the Addison County Opiate Treatment Committee recently hailed the launch of a new website that will give people the information they need to steer away from drug abuse, or get help if they are already in the throes of addiction.

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