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Vermont Gas silent on Monkton land buy

Posted on May 1, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



MONKTON — Vermont Gas Systems has purchased 53 acres of land in Monkton, but will neither disclose the reason for the purchase nor say what the land will be used for.

The $185,000 the South Burlington company spent to purchase the Rotax Road parcel from George Bailey on Feb. 12 will ultimately be paid by ratepayers. Vermont Gas’ rates are regulated by the state Public Service Board.

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Monkton Central team shines at Odyssey of the Mind tourney

Posted on March 31, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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MONKTON — At the Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament on Saturday, March 22, Monkton Central School’s team placed first in its division for writing and acting out the play “People Are People.” Judges commented that there was an “excellent stage presence by all characters” and a “wonderful use of humor.” The win qualifies the team to compete at the Odyssey of the Mind World Championship in Iowa later this spring.

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Monkton school principal to stay on the job

Posted on March 26, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



MONKTON — The Monkton Central School board unanimously renewed the contract of its principal on Monday during a special meeting.

Susan Stewart, who has been the principal at the school since 2010, will continue to head the school next year.

School board chair Dawn Griswold issued a statement Tuesday morning explaining the board’s choice.

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Monkton principal's future is uncertain

Posted on March 24, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



MONKTON — The Monkton Central School board will hold a special meeting to hear from the public and discuss whether or not to renew the contract of the school’s principal.

The renewal of Principal Susan Stewart’s contract is being closely watched by some in the community after about half of the teachers at the school left at the end of the last school year.

The special meeting has not yet been scheduled.

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Monkton resident joins Addison-4 race

Posted on March 13, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MONKTON — What a difference two years can make in politics.

In 2012, incumbent Reps. David Sharpe, D-Bristol, and Michael Fisher, D-Lincoln, were unopposed in their successful runs for new two-year terms representing the Addison-4 House district.

With the 2014 legislative session barely half over, two Republican candidates have already confirmed their plans to oppose Sharpe and Fisher in the two-seat district that includes Bristol, Starksboro, Lincoln and Monkton.

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Public Service Department officials answer pipeline questions in Monkton

Posted on March 10, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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MONKTON — Dozens of Monkton residents whose land Vermont Gas Systems is seeking for a natural gas pipeline attended a meeting hosted by two officials from the Department of Public Service and Sen. Christopher Bray, to help landowners negotiate right-of-way easements with the utility company.

The meeting, held Thursday evening at the Monkton firehouse, featured Public Service Commissioner Chris Recchia and DPS General Counsel Louise Porter.

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Citizens in three county town denounce gas pipeline proposal

Posted on March 6, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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MONKTON — Residents in three Addison County towns this week passed articles condemning the Vermont Gas Systems pipeline that is proposed to run through the county.

Voters in Monkton, Cornwall and Shoreham voiced their disapproval with Vermont Gas, the state’s only gas utility, by overwhelmingly approving the measures at their respective town meetings.

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State eminent domain laws tip balance toward Vt. Gas

Posted on February 24, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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ADDISON COUNTY — If Vermont Gas Systems does move forward with eminent domain proceedings against Addison County landowners to secure necessary easements to build its proposed natural gas pipeline, it will have both state statute and recent precedents on its side.

The Canadian-owned utility sent letters to nine Monkton homes last month stating that if an agreement on a right-of-way easement could not be reached, the utility would have no choice but to begin the process of eminent domain.

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Monkton residents decry Vermont Gas tactics after company threatens to use eminent domain

Posted on February 20, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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MONKTON — Vermont Gas Systems has said it will use eminent domain to obtain Monkton land it needs to build its pipeline through Addison County if town landowners do not agree to let the company cross their land.

At least some Monkton residents said they consider that tactic to be threatening.

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Thieves target Monkton homes

Posted on January 16, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



MONKTON — Vermont State Police are investigating a rash of thefts in the early hours of Jan. 13 that targeted both homes and vehicles across two counties.

Police believe the three burglaries and five larcenies that occurred in the towns of Charlotte and Monkton are related.

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