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College hosts expert panelists to discuss divestment

Posted on January 24, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



MIDDLEBURY — Though many past campus events surrounding the issue of divestment have been heated, Middlebury College students, faculty and staff were on their best behavior as they crowded in the McCullough Social Space on Tuesday evening for the college’s first panel discussion on the possibility of divesting the college’s endowment from fossil fuel and weapons.

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Middlebury fire department may be asked to accept fewer tax dollars

Posted on January 24, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Town officials want to know if the Middlebury Fire Department would be willing to receive $72,000 less into its equipment savings account next year as a way of relieving stress on a tight 2013-14 municipal budget.

It was around two decades ago that Middlebury began the process of earmarking two cents on its tax rate each year to raise money for major fire equipment purchases in the future. It is a policy that has allowed Middlebury to forgo floating bond issues for the purchase of fire apparatus such as pumpers and ladder trucks.

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Middlebury-area schools propose spending plans

Posted on January 24, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Directors at six of the Addison Central Supervisory Union’s seven elementary schools have drafted 2013-2014 budget proposals that run the gamut from a 1.68-percent spending decrease in Weybridge to a 9.13-percent spending increase in Bridport.

Meanwhile, Bingham Memorial School directors in Cornwall have crafted a 2013-14 spending plan that features a rather ordinary 3-percent ($40,197) spending hike that will nonetheless trigger a state law requiring that the budget be fielded in two separate votes.

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Town of Middlebury to buy conservation land

Posted on January 24, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — At their meeting Tuesday, members of the Middlebury selectboard discussed a proposed municipal budget (see story on Page 1A).

In other action on Tuesday, the Middlebury selectboard:

•  Authorized Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay to close on a deal to buy 38.3 acres of conservation land off Washington Street Extension near Chipman Hill. The land, previously considered for a housing subdivision, will be purchased for $150,000 with money on hand in the town’s conservation fund.

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Maple Landmark produces toy limousine for Obama inauguration

Posted on January 21, 2013 |
By John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — A little piece of Vermont will be rolling through President Barak Obama’s second inauguration this week.

A limited-edition wooden toy limousine produced by Middlebury’s Maple Landmark is being sold by the official inauguration committee to defray the costs of the week’s activities in Washington, D.C.

The six-inch-long wooden car with wheels that turn is painted black, gray and gold and features the inscription “57th Presidential Inauguration, January 21, 2013.” It also has a small American flag on the fender.

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College to host symposium on social entrepreneurship, justice

Posted on January 21, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — How does a historically poor neighborhood plagued by pollution ensure its right to clean air or access to green space? Is there a way to make a living and still follow a passion that will help individuals and the environment?

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Middlebury College students forum to spur divestment of fossil fuel stocks

Posted on January 17, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — As the Middlebury College administration gears up to hold a symposium to discuss the college’s endowment policies and practices next Tuesday, student activists and Scholar in Residence Bill McKibben will get a bit of a jump on the process with their own divestment event this Sunday.

The college will kick off a formal process to consider divesting its endowment from fossil fuels and arms manufacturers with a major “Do The Math” event at Mead Chapel on Jan. 20 from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

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Sas Carey takes readers on a trip through Mongolia

Posted on January 16, 2013 |
By John S. McCright



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Sas Carey is in Mongolia trying not to buy a drum. It is a shaman’s drum, made with three-year-old female deer skin with a sheep’s tail beater. It is perfect, but she is running out of money and she has told herself and her friends she is not going to buy it.

She lies in bed sleepless. Her heart beats. She feels desire. She tells herself she is not going to buy the drum.

A friend brings the drum for her to see. He tells her to beat it — really smack it.

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Reen inks two-year contract as principal of Middlebury Union Middle School

Posted on January 14, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Patrick Reen can officially take the word “interim” off his title as principal of Middlebury Union Middle School. Reen recently signed a two-year contract to serve as the school’s leader following a search that drew 36 applicants.

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College hosts play on famed theater guru infused with sex, death and viloence

Posted on January 14, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Rude Mechs, an acclaimed Austin, Texas-based ensemble theater company, will come to Middlebury College for two performances of their play “The Method Gun” on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18 and 19, at the Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre.

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