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Vt. Technical College names Moulton as first female president

Posted on April 3, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Vermont Technical College has its first female president in the 150-year history of the college.

This past weekend, the Vermont State Colleges System Board of Trustees appointed Patricia Moulton as president of VTC after a months-long national search. Moulton, who has served as the Vermont Tech interim president since last September, was chosen to lead the school as its president beginning immediately.

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VTrans to install temporary bridges over RR in downtown Middlebury

Posted on March 30, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The long-awaited, $52 million effort to replace of Middlebury’s two downtown rail bridges is not expected to begin until early next year, but area residents this June will get a sneak preview of the major work to come. That’s when the Vermont Agency of Transportation will take out the deteriorating Merchants Row and Main Street spans and replace them with temporary bridges.

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Khan tops the field in race for selectboard

Posted on March 30, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — When Farhad Khan emigrated from his native India to the United States in 1991, he had dreams of becoming a successful entrepreneur and one day starting a family.

On Tuesday evening, with his wife looking on, Khan took the oath of office as a new selectman in Middlebury, where he owns and operates the One Dollar Market.

“I never, in my wildest dreams, expected this kind of support from the community,” Khan said on Wednesday morning.

“I’m excited to be a part of this important board.”

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Free books for children build brains and spur achievement

Posted on March 30, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — It’s Tuesday morning at the Lawrence Memorial Library and Jensen Ringey is enjoying a good book the best way he knows how. The 13-month-old is sitting on his dad’s lap, enjoying the story his dad, Jameson, is reading out loud.

A little later, Jensen strikes out on his own, gleefully turns some pages and gently gnaws a corner. He looks up and beams, as only a 13-month-old can. There’s nothing like a good book!

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Old motel sized up for new recovery center

Posted on March 30, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Turning Point Center of Addison County is considering the purchase of the Greystone Motel on Route 7 South in Middlebury for use as a potential recovery facility and detox center for people battling substance abuse.

Bill Brim, executive director of the Turning Point Center, or TPC, shared his organization’s preliminary plans for the property during an interview on Tuesday with the Independent and in a brief presentation to the Middlebury selectboard that evening.

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Marijuana bill still alive in Vt. House

Posted on March 30, 2017 |
By John Flowers



SALISBURY — Vermont House members this week continued to debate H.170, which would allow Vermonters to legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana and up to two mature plants.

The handful of local lawmakers who turned out at Monday’s legislative breakfast in Salisbury gave a sense of where they stood on the issue.

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Moira Smiley comes home for roots revival

Posted on March 30, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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BRISTOL — Since she was 12-years-old, Moira Smiley has been recording people singing and speaking. “I’ve always been more of a listener than a speaker,” she said in an interview last month. It’s part of her mission as an artist: “to broadcast the notion that the human voice is vastly flexible and sensitive. And if we pay attention, we can understand each other on a deeper level.”

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New Haven pioneers with energy plan: Among first to try for 'substantial deference'

Posted on March 30, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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NEW HAVEN — Perhaps nowhere in Vermont has siting of solar power arrays generated as much controversy as in New Haven.

The town’s sweeping open fields and hosting of a substation that feeds into VELCO’s high-voltage transmission lines (the ones that move energy across towns, states and regions) have made it a magnet for commercial solar power development. Large solar arrays now stand in some fields that once hosted cows and crops.

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Renewably energy bill ready to advance

Posted on March 30, 2017 |
By John Flowers



“The more we power our vehicles, heat our homes and generate electricity using local resources, the more money we keep in state and it builds a stronger local economy.”

— Sen. Chris Bray

 

SALISBURY — Lawmakers and visitors at Monday’s legislative breakfast in Salisbury mulled over bill S.51, a proposal to steer Vermont toward its stated goal of satisfying 90 percent of its energy needs through renewable resources by the year 2050.

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Rainbow Room venture to live on through the Internet

Posted on March 30, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Abby DeGraw-Josey loved 99 percent of her experiences operating the Rainbow Room, a downtown Middlebury business she acquired in 2007.

It was that remaining 1 percent — the hiring, firing, ordering supplies and taking inventory — that got tiresome and prompted her to close the store last month, ending the Rainbow Room’s 40-year run on Main Street.

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