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Local schools benefit from Vermont mentoring program

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — This fall, through the 2015-2016 Vermont Mentoring Grants initiative, Mobius awarded 27 grants, totaling $327,715, to support adult-to-youth mentoring programs throughout the state. This funding will support 106 new and existing program sites, and nearly 1,900 adult-to-youth mentor pairs in communities across Vermont.

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Skate with the Panther hockey teams

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Fans of Middlebury College hockey will have a chance to rub elbows with the players in the coming weeks, when team boosters will sponsor Skate with the Panthers events after a couple of home games.

Skate with the Panther Women will take place in the Kenyon Arena on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 5-6 p.m. Fans young and old are invited to join the Middlebury College women’s hockey team on the ice after their 3 p.m. game vs. Endicott. Panther team pictures will be provided so fans can have Panthers autograph them.

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Progress made on Midd. RR bridges: VTrans offers new specifics on project

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Agency of Transportation officials planning the replacement of Middlebury’s two downtown rail bridges confirm that a related parking garage and the relocation of a public transit bus stop will be covered under the estimated $40 million project budget, but no funds are being earmarked for assisting local merchants who might lose business during construction.

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Lazo joins Greentree Real Estate

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MONKTON — Greentree Real Estate of Monkton welcomes Orion Lazo as its newest licensed real estate agent. Lazo joined Greentree at the end of 2015 and has been a licensed Realtor for a year.

Lazo moved to Vermont from Colorado in 2013 and says he fell in love with the natural beauty and tightknit community of the Green Mountain State. He holds a B.S. in psychology from University of Vermont. He taught adaptive skiing at Vail from 2007 until 2013.

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State to consider scaling back Midd RR bridges plan

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Transportation Secretary Chris Cole has asked the Vermont Rail Council to weigh in on the notion of lowering the minimum clearance requirement for Middlebury’s two downtown rail bridges from 21 feet to 19 feet.

It’s a move that — if approved by the Legislature — could substantially reduce the duration, cost and inconvenience of what is currently a $40 million plan to replace the spans during what could be a four-year work schedule.

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Map sparks questions on surge of solar arrays

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — Ellen Kurrelmeyer looked warily at a stack of applications for new solar power development in Addison County. The Addison County Regional Planning Commission member also considered a map produced by Green Mountain Power that shows power lines in the county are stretched thin by a number of solar arrays already here.

“So are you trying to tell me that we shouldn’t be seeing more heaps of these” applications, Kurrelmeyer asked two GMP officials who came to a planning commission meeting last Thursday to explain the map.

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Comedians to roast film turkeys at local theater

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



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MIDDLEBURY — Pierre Vachon loves bad movies. The body piercer, professional wrestler, voice-over artist and actor enjoys everything from their cringe-worthy acting to overdone special effects to lame story line. But most of all, he enjoys laughing at them.

“I love film train wrecks,” said Vachon, whose day job is at Frog Alley Tattoo and Leatherworks in Middlebury. “Because people actually went into it thinking they were making something good. It’s so bad I have to figure out where they went wrong.”

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Systems reliability at issue in New Haven's PSB hearing this week

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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NEW HAVEN — The Public Service Board on Tuesday will hear from both the town of New Haven and Green Mountain Power, as to whether local power distribution lines are adequate to handle a 350 kW solar array proposed to be built next to the Vermont State Police barracks in New Haven.

The proposed solar array, called SSE New Haven Solar II, would be built next to a 150 kW solar array already in operation in the same location. The developer applied for permission to build the new array in March 2015.

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Regulator won't reconsider its OK of natural gas pipeline

Posted on January 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The Vermont Public Service Board on Friday said it would not reconsider the permission it had already granted to Vermont Gas Systems to build a 43-mile natural gas pipeline from Colchester to Middlebury and Vergennes.

Opponents of the so-called “Addison Natural Gas Project” had requested that the regulator reconsider the Certificate of Public Good it had granted to Vermont Gas in December 2013 because the projected price of the pipeline had jumped 78 percent.

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Student wrestles to boost charity

Posted on January 10, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School junior Brandon Cousino is going to the mat for charity this winter — literally.

Cousino, a 17-year-old Ferrisburgh resident, is recruiting businesses and individuals in the Vergennes area to donate to the Vergennes Lions Club’s charitable initiatives, with the final amounts depending on how well he fares during his third season as a member of the VUHS wrestling team.

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