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Master bagpiper strikes a chord with listeners

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Emma Cotton



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Perhaps more than any other musical instrument, bagpipes are linked to ceremony. Processions for parades, funerals, weddings and graduations are often led by a piper who elicits the ancient-sounding flutter of high and bass notes — and goose bumps from everyone within earshot.

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Middlebury gets grant to market downtown during rail bridge construction

Posted on March 5, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is giving the town of Middlebury $75,000 to help promote its downtown businesses and amenities this year during the first phase of work on the Main Street and Merchants Row rail bridges.

The $75,000 is likely to be the first of three, like-sized annual grants VTrans will pass along to Middlebury to aggressively market and support its downtown through 2020, when work will be in full swing on a $71 million tunnel project that will replace two temporary spans.

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Vt. Gas snuffs flame in Middlebury — for now

Posted on March 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Gas Systems on Friday said it had temporarily extinguished its “controlled flare” at its Middlebury gate station near the intersection of Route 7 and Exchange St., citing community concerns over the noise emanating from the massive flame.

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Middlebury says 'no' to tax break for Aqua ViTea

Posted on March 5, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard has denied Aqua ViTea’s request for tax stabilization, but selectboard members at their Feb. 27 meeting said they want to explore the idea of a revolving loan fund that could help local businesses grow in Addison County’s shire town.

Aqua ViTea, a growing kombucha manufacturer, had requested a five-year suspension of the municipal property tax levy on its headquarters at 153 Pond Lane. That reduction would have totaled around $92,400.

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Climate change group seeks test neighborhood

Posted on March 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Energy Task Force of the Greater Middlebury Climate Economy Initiative is searching for a neighborhood to participate in a pilot program to help residents save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Task Force has outlined ambitious goals for the pilot: to achieve participation by 90 percent of households and significant measures in 50 percent of homes.

The offerings and incentives will be both simple and flexible to provide residents with significant opportunities to reduce costs for electricity, transportation and home heating.

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Outgoing Middlebury Selectwoman Susan Shashok earns kudos

Posted on March 5, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Members of the Middlebury selectboard on Feb. 27 presented their colleague, Susan Shashok, with a resolution honoring her for her contributions to the town.

Shashok confirmed in January she wouldn’t seek another term on the selectboard. An East Middlebury resident and owner/operator of the Caroline’s Dream skin care products company, Shashok was appointed to the board in 2011, succeeding Janelle Ashley. Shashok had been a longtime civic leader and a water system operator in East Middlebury prior to joining the board.

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Runa brings Celtic roots music to Middlebury for St. Patrick's Day

Posted on March 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Town Hall Theater gets a jump on St. Patrick’s Day celebrations by welcoming Celtic band Runa on March 8. Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music’s new “super-groups,” Runa has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats since their formation in 2008.

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Good Point revises its building plan; Connor eyes growth; auction planned

Posted on March 5, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Good Point Recycling has tabled plans to build a new headquarters in Middlebury’s industrial park and appears poised to grow its electronics recycling business in Massachusetts, as opposed to Addison County.

Meanwhile, Connor Mill Built Homes (CMBH) is starting to pick up steam as a tenant in the current Good Point building at 227 Pond Lane, a 50,000-square-foot facility that Connor founder and CEO Mike Connor hopes to purchase as soon as this fall.

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HOPE closes in on $600K to repair its Boardman St. building

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — For 53 years Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects has built HOPE for residents through a variety of housing, clothing and other critical services.

Now the Middlebury-based nonprofit is seeking help from residents to fortify its Community Services building at 282 Boardman St.

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'Hamlet' and 'Saint Joan' come to life in Middlebury

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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