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Hospital budget back in the black

Posted on September 19, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Green Mountain Care Board has OK’d Porter Hospital’s request for a fiscal year 2014 budget of $69,809,477.

That spending requires a 1.4-percent increase in net revenues and a 6-percent bump in gross charges.

The budget provides further evidence of a substantial turnaround in Porter Hospital’s financial health, falls well below the state’s recommended 3-percent revenue cap, and will not force any job cuts, hospital officials said.

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In 21st century, local churches learn new methods to connect

Posted on September 19, 2013 |
By Luke Whelan



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ADDISON COUNTY — The Rev. Andrew Nagy-Benson, pastor of the Middlebury Congregational Church, considers his profession one of the dwindling “generalist” vocations in an age when experts and wonks reign supreme.

“Our currency is not in knowing everything about one thing, but knowing something about a lot of things, and more importantly, beyond knowledge, it’s all about human connection,” he said, sitting down in his spacious Charter House office.

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Cornwall, Brandon eye EEE threat

Posted on September 19, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — Mosquito pools in Cornwall, Brandon and Milton tested positive this week for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) at the Vermont Department of Health Laboratory.

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Shoreland Protection Commission seeking public input in Middlebury on Thursday

Posted on September 18, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Lake Shoreland Protection Commission will conduct a public meeting on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 6-8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Middlebury. The Vermont General Assembly established the Lake Shoreland Protection Commission earlier this year in order to:

•  Provide information to the public regarding the current health of waters of the State, including the results of the 2012 Agency of Natural Resources’ State Water Quality Remediation, Implementation, and Funding Report.

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Full text: Alex Wolff speech to Chamber of Commerce

Posted on September 17, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



The following is the full text of a speech given by Alex Wolff at the Addison County Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting Sept. 12.

Everyone’s Invited:

Addison County and the New Endurance Sports Boom

We live in an old farmhouse in Cornwall. Our front yard faces a road where a long hill flattens out obligingly beneath the canopy of a large pig-nut tree.

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Court rebuffs alleged burglar’s claim for bail

Posted on September 16, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — After a failed attempt this past Tuesday in Addison Superior Court’s criminal division to win his pre-trial freedom, the Addison resident suspected of committing many burglaries in Addison County and neighboring counties will try again on Sept. 25.

At 9 a.m. on that Wednesday in the Mahady Courthouse, Raymond Ritchie, 37, will attend a “weight of the evidence” hearing that could, in theory, free him until he is tried on burglary, unlawful trespass and marijuana cultivation charges.

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Hundreds weigh in on gas pipeline proposal in Middlebury

Posted on September 12, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — More than 500 people from throughout the state packed the Middlebury Union Middle School gym on Tuesday to weigh in on a proposed 43-mile natural gas pipeline, with most of the commenters urging the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) to deny Vermont Gas Systems the permit it needs to pursue the $70 million project.

Like many citizens who spoke, New Haven resident Craig Zondag addressed environmental issues, including the fact that some of the gas in the pipeline would have been captured using a controversial drilling technique called fracking.

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County's apple crop called best in years

Posted on September 12, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — A sunny May, a rain-rich early summer and some recent cold nights have produced the perfect recipe for the state’s apple crop, already dubbed by area orchardists to be the best in years.

“It’s a bumper crop,” said Bill Suhr of Shoreham’s Champlain Orchards, which grows more than 50 varieties of apples that are hanging heavy on the trees.

“We have a lot of fruit available.”

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Owner of Independent buys 'Vermont Sports' magazine

Posted on September 9, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Sports Magazine has been sold to Addison Independent owner and publisher Angelo Lynn.

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