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Middlebury local option tax yields on rise

Posted on September 10, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury’s local option tax revenues continue to outpace the annual amount needed to retire the community’s debt service for the Cross Street Bridge project, according to municipal officials and information supplied by the Vermont Department of Taxes.

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Ripton town plan addresses solar siting plan

Posted on September 10, 2015 |
By John Flowers



RIPTON — The Ripton Planning Commission is completing a five-year update of the local town plan that among other things proposes a new overlay zone to protect an endangered species of plant, confirms the designation of Old Town Road as a public way and emergency connector in the event of future flooding, and recommends local standards for the siting of future solar projects.

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Dog Lake Trading Co. offers some fetching wares

Posted on September 10, 2015 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Dorothea Langevin and Cindy Strate have spent the past few years on the road marketing their artistic creations together at various shows throughout the state.

The two Addison County women have now laid down some retail roots close to home, in downtown Middlebury, with their new store called the Dog Lake Trading Co. at 9 Frog Hollow Alley.

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ACTR bus company cruises past 2 million mark in riders

Posted on September 4, 2015 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) has just eclipsed the 2 millionth rider mark, a substantial achievement for a non-profit organization that got its start 23 years ago coordinating individual rides for transportation-challenged residents.

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Cornwall picks Kemp to replace Dave Sears as selectman

Posted on September 4, 2015 |
By John Flowers



CORNWALL — Brian Kemp will serve the balance of late Cornwall Selectman Dave Sears’ term until Town Meeting Day next March.

Cornwall selectboard members picked Kemp at their Sept. 1 meeting, according to Cornwall Town Clerk Sue Johnson. Resident Frank Broughton had also been in the running to fill the seat.

Kemp is the manager of Mountain Meadows Farm, an organic beef operation in Sudbury. He is also president of the Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition

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Special education offering faces big changes at same time that it receives big kudos

Posted on September 3, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — You’ll have to excuse educators with the county’s Diversified Occupations (D.O.) program if they are a little perplexed these days.

On the one hand, the Vermont Public Broadcasting Service has just hailed D.O. as one of four exemplary “champions” of education in Vermont for 2015, an honor that will include an award and a televised tribute during the month of September.

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Film festival draws raves in its debut

Posted on September 3, 2015 |
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MIDDLEBURY — If the first-ever Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF) were to be judged by the rating scale coined by the late movie critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, it would certainly earn “two thumbs up.”

Way up.

The festival, which ran last Thursday through Sunday, exceeded expectations for attendance, film submissions and the enthusiasm with which it was embraced and supported by the community, according to MNFF founder and board President Lloyd Komesar, who on Monday was already thinking ahead to next year’s edition.

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ACSU outlines its educational road map for the next five years

Posted on September 3, 2015 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Addison Central Supervisory Union (ACSU) officials on Tuesday unveiled a first-ever strategic plan for Middlebury-area schools, a document that outlines expectations for student achievement during the next five years along with measurement standards to see if the plan’s goals have been met.

“It’s not just about student test scores,” ACSU Superintendent Peter Burrows said of the plan and the future of the educational system.

“It’s about the whole student.”

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Winners of the film festival's VTeddy Awards announced

Posted on September 3, 2015 |
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MIDDLEBURY — At Sunday’s closing ceremonies for the first annual Middlebury New Middlebury Filmmakers Festival judges presented the VTeddy Awards for films judged to have been the best in the show. Vermont Teddy Bear Co., a major sponsor of MNFF, provided specially designed bear awards for the winners.

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Solar array rules up for review in Cornwall

Posted on August 31, 2015 |
By John Flowers



CORNWALL — Cornwall residents on Thursday will get a chance to weigh in on a proposed bylaw that could give the community some control over future solar arrays pitched in town.

The Vermont Public Service Board has permitting authority over renewable energy proposals in the state. While town officials and neighbors can provide feedback to the PSB on specific solar, wind and hydro projects, such proposals do not have to undergo local permitting review.

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