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Technology no obstacle to language education

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By James Finn



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MIDDLEBURY — Lillian Stroebe, who founded the Middlebury College Language Schools in 1914, said Middlebury was an ideal location for an immersive language program because of the degree of isolation it offered.

“Middlebury was actually chosen because at the time, it was in the middle of nowhere and students would come here and there wouldn’t be a lot of distractions and you could create the kind of isolation that would allow them to do that full immersion,” said Stephen Snyder, current dean of the Language Schools.

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HOPE exceeds its goal for building repairs

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) has exceeded — by almost $100,000 — its original goal of raising $600,000 to make a series of improvements to its Community Services building at 282 Boardman St. in Middlebury. The building is a place where low-income Addison County families go to get food, housing, clothing and other critical services.

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ACSD panel suggests ways to battle intolerance in schools

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District can effectively fight racism, bias and discrimination within its schools by confronting those issues head-on, by incorporating more diversity education within its curriculum, and by involving students and families of color in the sometimes difficult discussions about intolerance.

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'Tell Me Tour' seeks ideas for Ilsley

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Have some thoughts you’d like to share about the present and future of Middlebury’s Ilsley Public Library? Library staff and trustees want to hear from you.

Library Director Dana Hart has announced a “Tell Me Tour,” during which she and Ilsley trustees will conduct feedback sessions with small focus groups to get a sense of residents’ priorities for the Ilsley and Sarah Partridge libraries.

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Foodaroo to feature food trucks, music and more

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Listening to music during the summer you often get the added benefit of getting to be outside while you soak up the sounds. In Middlebury’s Marble Works district this Sunday you can get an additional bonus of good food to munch on while listening to music in the fresh air. Add in a few more goodies and it’s starting to sound like a festival. And that’s just what it is — the 4th Annual Foodaroo Festival will take place a beautiful spot overlooking the Otter Creek falls this Sunday, June 24, 4-8 p.m.

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Middlebury Police Log: Gun fire was to scare the bears

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a report of a gunshot in the Sugarwood Court area on June 17. Police said a neighbor had fired a gun in an effort to scare off a black bear.

As previously reported by the Independent, a black bear and her three cubs have been foraging for food in the Buttolph Acres area for the past few weeks. Also on June 17, one of the bear cubs was spotted in a tree in the Sugarwood Court area.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

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Middlebury to celebrate judge in anti-slavery case

Posted on June 18, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Thousands of vehicles flirt with Court Square every day as they negotiate its serpentine roundabout. Drivers pausing at the Court Street stoplight at the crest of the square have but a few seconds to admire the lush green park fronting the Middlebury Inn.

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Middlebury Sears store set to close on July 23

Posted on June 18, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Sears Hometown Store at 383 Exchange St. in Middlebury will close for good on July 23 after an almost 10-year run.

Efforts to reach owner Ed Gregory were unsuccessful as the Addison Independent went to press on Friday. A worker who answered the store phone Friday morning said he could not discuss the reason why the store was closing.

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Annual pops concert on tap July 2

Posted on June 18, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Henry Sheldon Museum will hold their annual Independence Day celebration at a Pops Concert on Monday, July 2, featuring the Vermont Philharmonic. This popular family event takes place on the Middlebury College athletic fields, nestled between and with views of the Adirondack and Green Mountains. The grounds open at 5:30 p.m. for picnics and the Concert begins at 7:30 with fireworks at dusk.

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