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Rutland man convicted of sex related crimes in Middlebury

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — A Rutland man was convicted last week of several offenses involving a Middlebury child.

After a four-day trial at the Addison Superior Court, criminal division, a jury on Jan. 23 found Jason Dukette, 38, of Rutland attempted lewd and lascivious conduct with a child, possession of child pornography, and indecent material to a minor.

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MUHS maintains 15 slots for 'school choice'

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School next year will continue to serve 15 students from surrounding districts as part of the state’s limited public school choice program.

The Addison Central School District board last week agreed to preserve the 15 slots, which are consistently all spoken for by students from the adjacent Addison Northwest and Mount Abraham union school districts. Bill Lawson, principal of MUHS, said there are typically three or four more applicants than there are available slots, thus triggering a lottery.

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School task force working on racism report

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District’s new Task Force on Racism, Bias and Discrimination has been granted a time extension through May to develop a series of recommendations to help address any “explicit and implicit bias” in Middlebury-area schools.

The committee, led by Middlebury Union Middle School Principal Kristin Holsman-Francoeur and Middlebury College Chief Diversity Officer Miguel Fernandez, was originally slated to issue its final report in January.

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Historian will show how forced labor equals slavery at Feb. 8 Ilsley talk

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Historian and filmmaker Douglas Blackmon will discuss his film and Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Slavery by Another Name,” in a talk at Ilsley Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 7:00 p.m. His talk of the same name is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. (Note: This talk takes place on a special date on a Thursday.)

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New and old chamber music performed side by side

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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This Thursday, Feb. 1, featured artists Mary Rowell, violin; Emily Taubl, cello; Matthew Taylor, sax and flute; and Cynthia Huard, piano, collaborate with Middlebury College music students in a program of “Music of our World, Side by Side.”

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Bread Loaf Corp. earns building award

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Bread Loaf Corporation (BLC) of Middlebury has been awarded the 2017 Association of General Contractors of Vermont (AGC/VT) Honor Award for the University of Vermont Alumni House and Jack and Shirley Silver Pavilion Project.

BLC’s team of designers and contractors were honored for the design, interior restoration and expansion of the former Edward Wells house, a grand Queen Anne Style mansion located at the corner of Maple and Summit Streets in Burlington.

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Vote warned for $36.7 million ACSD budget

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District board on Monday unanimously agreed to present Middlebury-area voters with a $36,762,479 spending plan to cover public school expenses in the seven district-member towns. This budget reflects a 1.32-percent spending decrease and would result in elimination of more than 20 full-time-equivalent jobs.

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Local doctor helps Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Dr. Morris Earle Jr. probably goes through suitcases the way most people go through Kleenex.

The pediatrician has made Middlebury his home base for several decades, but his medical talents take him throughout the world. The most recent travel sticker on his Samsonite reads “Lebanon,” where Dr. Earle spent two months setting up a pediatric intensive care unit serving young Syrian refugees flooding that Middle Eastern nation.

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Symposium focuses on women and leadership

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By Emma Cotton



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Last week the Middlebury Women Leaders, a student-run organization at Middlebury College, held a three-day-long symposium featuring discussions and workshops led by women.

Among the events were a conflict mediation workshop by Middlebury College president Laurie Patton; a Q&A with Nancy Gibbs, the first female editor-in-chief of TIME Magazine; a discussion with the local Nulhegan Abenaki Native American Tribe; and a fashion show that benefitted She Should Run, a nonpartisan nonprofit that encourages women to run for public office.

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Screenwriters find inspiration at Bread Loaf

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By Emma Cotton



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On the evening of Jan. 17, up in the snowy hills of Ripton, a group of screenwriters gathered in the main dining hall of the Bread Loaf Inn. They clinked wine glasses and munched on bacon-wrapped scallops — their collective effervescence the product of a successful week-long retreat.

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