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Creek Road study almost done: Report to address flooding issues

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury town officials will soon receive a report detailing their options for protecting Creek Road from perennial flooding from the adjacent Otter Creek — flooding that has resulted in the road being gated to through traffic for almost two years.

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Scott touts need for level-funded education spending

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By Anne Galloway VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott made good on his promise to level fund the state’s budget and education spending in his first budget address to lawmakers on Tuesday.

The governor has not proposed any additional fees or taxes.

The Scott administration eliminates a $75 million General Fund budget gap in part by moving the $35 million annual teachers’ retirement obligation to the Education Fund.

The remaining $40 million General Fund shortfall is made up by cuts in human services expenditures and savings from the Medicaid program.

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Water Quality Blueprint tool launched for Lake Champlain

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Nature Conservancy in Vermont has announced the launch of its Water Quality Blueprint tool for clean water in Lake Champlain. The result of a sixteen-month project, funded by Keurig Green Mountain, the blueprint uses nearly 100 data sets compiled so as to create a unique analysis that identifies good places to invest in nature for clean water progress in Lake Champlain.

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Middlebury approves town budget warning

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury selectboard members OK’d a town spending plan and town meeting warning at their Tuesday meeting.

The board unanimously endorsed a proposed 2017-2018 municipal budget of $10,321,456, of which $7,106,034 would be raised by taxes.

The amount to be raised by taxes would result in a 0.42-cent decrease in the current municipal rate, which would drop to 95.22 cents per $100 in property value. The selectboard achieved this, in part, by applying a larger than anticipated surplus from the fiscal year 2016 budget year.

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Hancock, Granville community church to close doors in Feb.

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



HANCOCK / GRANVILLE — The Community Church of Hancock and Granville will cease operation next month and hold its last regular church service this Sunday. The church shares space with the Hancock Town Hall on Route 100.

Members of the United Church of Christ congregation voted on the closing at their recent annual meeting in Hancock, according to parishioner Roger Comes.

The last regular church service will be Sunday, Jan. 29, at 9:30 a.m. There will also be a closing ceremony with communion on Feb. 19, at 9:30 a.m.

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Castleton names county graduates

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



CASTLETON — The following students recently graduated Castleton University and will be recognized during the 230th commencement onSaturday, May 13,at the Castleton Pavilion: Emily Booska of Leicester, Jenna Cloutier of New Haven, Nicole Fyles of Leicester, J. Alden Bisson of Middlebury and Seth Hobbs of Middlebury. 

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Mount Abe plans for repairs to building: $1 million slated for facility upkeep

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Next month Bristol-area residents will vote on a proposed Mount Abraham Union High School budget that lowers overall spending but adds $1 million earmarked for repairs to the 48-year-old building.

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Ferrisburgh board planning to cut treasurer hours

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard is moving toward cutting hours for the position of town treasurer as it prepares its 2017-2018 budget, the latest sign of its discontent with the work of town’s elected incumbent treasurer.

The board also on Jan. 17 discussed with its auditor what he called accounting deficiencies, and changed the town’s credit card policy to give the board, not the treasurer, the authority to issue or cancel town credit cards or make changes on cards being used by cardholders.

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Firefighters answered the call: County department members honored for service

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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VERGENNES — Crisply dressed in uniform, members from 17 local fire departments gathered on Wednesday evening for a hearty meal, a warm welcome by Gov. Phil Scott, and to receive honors from the Addison County Firefighters Association for countless hours of service.

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Bristol's pen master carves niche

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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BRISTOL — Keypads on our computers, smart phones or tablets might dominate a lot of our communication these days, but the good old fashioned pen hasn’t gone out of style either. Especially not the hand carved wooden pens made by Jim Cunningham in Bristol.

Early in his woodworking career, Cunningham ran a rustic handmade furniture company and was a member of Vermont WoodNet — a local group of woodcrafters. “WoodNet was a good group to help me get going,” he said.

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