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College leads in a new kind of scholarship: video essays

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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MIDDLEBURY — Is criticism ever art? Can academic analysis move a person with the kind of appeal to emotion that art does?

Videographic criticism, a relatively new kind of scholarship that relies as much on the aesthetic as it does on the analytical, is being produced at Middlebury College. A National Endowment for the Humanities grant funded a workshop this month where film and media scholars are learning how to produce cutting edge videographic criticism.

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No shortage of fireworks this July 4

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Independence Day is a time to celebrate the birth of our nation. For many, the best way to do that is to watch some fireworks. Here is a listing of some places to see fireworks in the area in the coming week, displays start at dusk, weather pending:

Thursday, June 29

Middlebury College athletic fields behind the Mahaney Center for the Arts, in conjunction with the Sheldon Museum’s 25th annual Pops Concert.

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Bridge work in downtown Middlebury suspended for festival, market and auction

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The temporary parking barriers erected in downtown Middlebury for a Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) project to install temporary bridges will recede early next month to ensure convenient access to three popular annual July events set for the village green:

The Festival on-the-Green, St. Stephen’s Church Peasant Market and Lion’s Club auction and barbeque.

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MUHS graduate headed to China: Henry Ganey wins State Department language scholarship

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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MIDDLEBURY — The U.S. Department of State has awarded a newly minted Middlebury Union High School graduate a scholarship that will allow him to spend a year studying Chinese in Changzhou, China.

Henry Ganey is one of 600 students from across the United States to receive the scholarship as part of the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y), a program affiliated with the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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City manager talks about his (eventual) retirement

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley could step down as soon as August 2018, it was made public in Tuesday’s Vergennes City Council meeting.

Hawley has said openly in the past year or so that his second term as Vergennes city manager could be nearing a close, but rarely in detail in such a public forum.

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Orwell student awarded Kids' Chance college scholarship

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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ORWELL — Andrea Tester has dreamed of becoming an English teacher for middle school children. This dream was placed in jeopardy when her father suffered a severe work-related back injury in 2012. As a result of his injury, he was unable to work for four years. Fortunately, he is beginning to recover, but the financial challenges to his family remain.

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VUHS student nets Land Steward Award

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Local student Howie Vander Wey received the Land Stewards Award from the Vermont Land Trust. The award, now in its twelfth year, acknowledges the hard work of tomorrow’s agricultural and forestry leaders with an unrestricted cash prize of $250. Eleven qualified students across Vermont received the Land Stewards Award this year.

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Route 7 rebuild project draws mixed reviews

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By GAIL CALLAHAN of VTDigger.org



FERRISBURGH/CHARLOTTE — Halfway through a two-year project to rebuild Route 7 in Ferrisburgh and Charlotte, local reaction is mixed, with some supporting the project and others complaining of property damage and increased traffic on the back roads as commuters avoid the construction zone.

The stretch of Route 7 has something of a split personality: a scenic rural road through stunning landscapes, and a suburban commuter pipeline carrying 14,000 cars a day through Charlotte.

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Vermont Gas pipeline buried too shallow

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Mike Polhamus of VTDigger.org



NEW HAVEN — Vermont Gas Systems didn’t bury its controversial natural gas pipeline as deeply as it was supposed to, but the company and the state Department of Public Service say that doesn’t pose a problem.

The department says Vermont Gas should be allowed to leave the pipeline as is. However, DPS officials want an investigation into why the company didn’t abide by its permit.

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Revolutionary War re-enacters to mark 240th anniversary of Mount Independence retreat

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — The Revolutionary War’s Northern American Army withdrew under the cover of darkness on July 5 and 6, 1777, from their fortifications at Mount Independence in Orwell, Vt., and Fort Ticonderoga, N.Y., as the British under Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne drew near.

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