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ANWSD eyes level-funded budget with staffing cuts

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District board on Wednesday leaned toward adopting a level-funded $21.1 million spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

It’s a budget that ANWSD officials said would mean elementary school and support staff personnel cuts, but would also maintain educational programming and limit a property tax increase to less than the 9.4 cents expected statewide.

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Institute: Vermont's economic growth is benefitting the wealthy

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By MIKE DOUGHERTY VTDigger.org



VERMONT — Economic gains in Vermont are not improving the lives of most residents, according to a new report from the Public Assets Institute, a left-leaning Montpelier think tank.

The group’s annual analysis of economic and quality-of-life indicators says that benefits from the state’s economic growth mainly go to those who are already doing well.

From 2006 to 2016, average nominal income for the top 5 percent of Vermont earners rose 42 percent. Over the same period, the bottom fifth of earners saw an average increase of 6 percent.

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Green Up poster and writing contests open to students

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — Green Up Vermont has announced its annual student contests for writing and poster design to promote the Vermont tradition of cleaning up our roadsides in spring.

Any student in kindergarten through 12th grade may submit one entry each for Green Up Vermont’s poster and writing contests.

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1 year, 3 cyclists, 12,000 miles: Bristol speaker to tell stories from bike journey from South America

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Three friends recently returned from a 12,000-mile bike ride from the tip of South America to Vermont, a road trip that took them nearly a year. Although it was an epic journey, their goal was to see just how small the world really is by finding connections with the people they met along the way.

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After 12 years, Waltham property to be assessed

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



WALTHAM — During recent discussions on a 2018-2019 town budget, the Waltham selectboard decided to fund a town-wide property reappraisal, according to Town Clerk Mary Ann Castimore and Treasurer Lucille Evarts.

Evarts last week said the decision will not affect the budget because Waltham has been setting aside funds given to the town from the state for that purpose for the past dozen years — or since the last town-wide property evaluation was completed.

Evarts estimated Waltham had about $26,000 on hand for a task that should cost about $21,000.

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Ron Powers new music review: Welcome to the Midnight Show

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Ron Powers



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Remix DJ and producer “Kygo, a” takes us on a sonic flight with her latest EP, “The Midnight Show,” escorting us through a cosmos which transcends genre by seamlessly melding classical composition, sensory stimulating synthesizers, soul nurturing pianos, beautifully toned guitars, and a healthy dose of pop appeal guaranteeing the music captures the attention of listeners no matter the moment, the mood or their personal music tastes.

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Local author Katherine Arden delivers second book in her series

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Katherine Arden returns to the Vermont Book Shop to read, discuss and sign “The Girl in the Tower,” Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m. This is the second book in Middlebury alum Arden’s trilogy that began with the acclaimed debut novel “The Bear and the Nightingale.”

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College Museum of Art acquires new 'Master' piece

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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The Museum of Art at Middlebury College recently acquired an elegant 17th-century still-life painting by a newly discovered woman artist who lived and worked in Rome in the mid-1600s.

Signed by Anna Stanchi in 1643 and acquired at auction by the college in 2017, the painting represents the museum’s first “Old Master” painting created by a woman. The term refers to the trained artists, or so-called “Old Masters,” who worked in Europe prior to the 1800s and belonged to an artists’ guild.

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Neat Repeats awards $26,284 in grants

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Neat Repeats recently announced its list of fall 2017 grants awarded to local residents and organizations. Store volunteers voted to award $26,284 to the following.

$5,000 to Friends of Middlebury Hockey capital campaign pledge; $3,750 to HOPE Housing Solutions; $3,500 to ARCH room renovation pledge; $2,700 in scholarships to MAUHS, MUHS, VUHS; $1,669 to Family Assistance (7); $1,500 to the CVOEO Food Shelf; $1,500 to the HOPE Food Shelf; $1,000 to Have-a-Heart Food Shelf; and, $1,000 to the Vergennes Food Shelf.

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Take precautions for pets in cold weather

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Erin Forbes DVM



Winter has come to Vermont and this means colder weather, snow, and ice. And importantly, winter’s cold means potential dangers for pets. Pets are susceptible to the cold, just like people. Some pets are more at risk if they have certain medical conditions, less body fat, or shorter coats. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to help make winter enjoyable for everyone.

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