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Editorial: Yep, $33 million bond was too much

Posted on November 6, 2014 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



The $32 million bond proposal to completely renovate Mount Abe Union High School failed dramatically. By a 3-1 margin, voters in the five-town district said “no way.”

But because the vote was so lopsided, it doesn’t serve as a barometer of how much district voters are willing to spend. That’s especially problematic if the school board is committed to presenting another bond proposal by Town Meeting 2015. To make that happen, a new proposal would have to be fleshed out and warned by the middle of January — just a bit over two months from now.

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Eagle soccer clinches championship

Posted on November 3, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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SOUTH BURLINGTON — On Oct. 26, 2013, the No. 5 Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team had its high hopes of the program’s first-ever championship dashed.

On that day, vs. No. 5 Harwood in a Division II quarterfinal, the Eagles earned edges of 10-1 in corner kicks and 8-5 in shots on goal, but lost, 2-1, in overtime.

That loss continued frustration for a program that had lost in a semifinal in 2012, and in 2011 earned a No. 4 seed but was upset in OT by a No. 13 seed.

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Opinion: Mount Abe bond plan leaves many questions unanswered

Posted on October 31, 2014 |
By Jodi Lathrop



As the person who asked the question at the last forum held on Oct. 27. “Past behavior/history is a precursor for future behavior/history.” I asked after the board itself acknowledged that a bond in this district has never passed on the first try.

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Five-town residents to decide fate of $33M Mt. Abraham bond

Posted on October 30, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — Voters in the five towns that comprise the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union will decide Tuesday whether to approve a $32.6 million bond to finance an ambitious renovation of Mount Abraham Union High School.

The project would make major structural and aesthetic improvements to the building, which has not undergone a substantial renovation since it was constructed in the late 1960s.

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Mount Abe bond proposal stirs strong emotions

Posted on October 27, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — With a vote on a bond to fund a renovation of Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School looming, a large number of residents of the five-town area have taken pen in hand (metaphorically) to urge their neighbors to support or reject the proposal.

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Editorial: The crazy thing about Mt. Abe's $32.6 million bond is that it's not all crazy

Posted on October 23, 2014 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Tour the Mount Abraham Union High School and Middle School facility and you come away with one distinct impression: it’s a building in need of significant repair.

Consider the proposed $32.6 million bond to finance those repairs and you also have a visceral reaction: that’s a lot of money and, by the way, has the school board completely lost touch with area taxpayers?

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Opinion: Mount Abraham project well worth the investment

Posted on October 17, 2014 |
By Troy Paradee



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Opinion: Cabin project needs support

Posted on October 15, 2014 |
By Sam Daniels



I’m Sam Daniels from Bristol. I am a 12th-grader at Mount Abraham Union High School. Continuing from last year, I’m working in Personalized Learning (PL), designing my own curriculum around Mount Abraham’s Competencies to meet my graduation requirements.

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Mount Abe facilities committee offers tours

Posted on September 18, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Facilities Advisory Committee is conducting weekly tours of Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School in Bristol on Wednesday evenings. The tours start at 6:30 p.m. in the school lobby.

The tours began Sept. 10 and continue every Wednesday until Oct. 15.

During the summer the Facility Advisory Committee conducted several community engagements at the school and found building tours to be a very effective way to get community members through the doors.

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