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Champion of sustainable development wins two leadership awards

Posted on October 19, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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STARKSBORO — To spend any time at all with Ellen Kahler is to be inspired that a better world is possible.

The 48-year-old Starksboro resident recently won two state awards for leadership toward a sustainable economy: the Vermont Natural Resource Council’s Art Gibb Award for Individual Leadership and the inaugural Con Hogan Award for Creative, Entrepreneurial Community Leadership.

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Starksboro 17-year-old injured when car strikes moose

Posted on October 8, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BOLTON — A young woman from Starksboro who was a passenger in a car that hit a moose on Tuesday evening was badly injured; the driver was killed.

Vermont State Police report that a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by 22-year-old Brandon Preedom of Waterbury struck an 800-pound bull moose at a little after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Preedom succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

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Starksboro’s Arthur Clifford inducted in Vt. Agriculture Hall of Fame

Posted on October 5, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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STARKSBORO — The Clifford family of Starksboro has been running its dairy farm in Vermont almost as long as Vermont has been a state.

“Our dairy farm was founded in 1807. We’re one of the longest running dairy farms in Vermont and we’re proud of the contributions we’ve made in our community over the years,” said Jane Clifford, who runs the farm with her husband, Eric, the eighth generation.

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Starksboro's Kahler lauded for green work in Vt.

Posted on September 28, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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STARKSBORO — Ellen Kahler, the executive director of the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, will be recognized this week for her statewide work to promote green, sustainable jobs and, by extension, the farms and forests on which Vermont’s rural economy depends.

Kahler, of Starksboro, will receive the Art Gibb Award for Individual Leadership from the Vermont Natural Resources Council at VNRC’s annual meeting Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Inn at Lareau Farm in Waitsfield.

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Seasoned educator takes helm at Starksboro's Robinson Elementary

Posted on August 17, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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STARKSBORO — “I love being a principal,” says new Robinson Elementary School Principal Edorah Frazer. “It’s kaleidoscopic. It changes every single day.”

Frazer took the helm at the Starksboro primary school July 1, and has been preparing for the start of classes next week. She took a breather last week to introduce herself to the community and discuss her background.

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Starksboro narrowly defeats move to vote on school budgets at polls

Posted on August 13, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



STARKSBORO — Starksboro residents voted to keep town meeting as the forum for ratifying the Robinson Elementary School budget, instead of changing to Australian ballot.

More than 100 persons attended the Aug. 4 special town meeting at Robinson Elementary, which came about after some residents were upset over the way the school spending plan was increased at the town meeting on Feb. 28. Petitioners sought to have future school budgets approved by day-long balloting at voting booths.

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Starksboro: Will it decide school budgets at town meeting or vote at the polls

Posted on July 23, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



STARKSBORO — Starksboro will hold a special town meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 4, to decide whether to change the method by which voters approve the Robinson Elementary School annual budget.

At issue is which method — voting in person at town meeting or voting at the polls by what is called “Australian ballot” — provides the best forum for public discussion and participation while ensuring a budget that matches the community’s financial resources with its desire for excellence in education.

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Starksboro backs $1.6 million town garage bond

Posted on May 28, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



STARKSBORO — Voters in Starksboro on Tuesday approved a $1.65 million bond issue to build a new town garage.

Residents voted 159 in favor of, and 20 opposed to building a new 7,000-square-foot garage on town-owned land north of the town offices on Route 116, near the fire station.

The new structure will be almost twice as large as the current facility so it can house all the road crew’s equipment: three trucks, a tractor, a grader and other smaller pieces of equipment.

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Starksboro residents approve new budget for Robinson Elementary

Posted on May 4, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — More than 200 Starksboro residents packed the auditorium at Mount Abraham Union High School on Saturday morning for a special meeting to reconsider the budget Robinson Elementary School voters approved in February.

After more than an hour of debate, those residents approved a spending plan that was larger than the figure originally warned for the Feb. 28 annual meeting, but less than the figure that had been approved at that February meeting.

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Starksboro to vote Saturday on Robinson school budget

Posted on April 30, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



STARKSBORO — The meeting this Saturday morning to reconsider the spending plan for Starksboro’s Robinson Elementary School will be held in the Mount Abraham Union High School auditorium in an effort to accommodate as many voters as possible.

“We didn’t want to have the remotest possibility that we’d overwhelm the space at Robinson,” said Starksboro School Board chair Louis duPont. “It’s better to have a bigger room.”

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