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Ode to Lilly: Starksboro man reflects on the loss of a good dog

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Lawrence Jones



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Editor’s note: Lawrence Jones of South Starksboro wrote this piece about Chris Marion’s black Lab “Lilly.”

I am no stranger to death. I have buried many people and honored more in services dedicated to their memories. I have sat with those in their last moments. I have hugged many four-footed companions as they drifted off to sleep, never to reawaken in this world.

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Exploring women and leadership; Middlebury College to host symposium this week

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Emma Cotton



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MIDDLEBURY — The first female editor-in-chief of Time magazine will be among the speakers featured late this week at Middlebury College’s “Women’s Leadership Symposium.”

Organized by a student organization called the Middlebury Women Leaders, the symposium from Thursday, Jan. 18, to Saturday, Jan. 20, will be comprised of workshops, lectures and discussions given and moderated by woman leaders such as Middlebury College President Laurie Patton and Time editor-in-chief Nancy Gibbs.

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Big new patient records software OK'd for Porter Medical Center

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Green Mountain Care Board has green-lighted a new, $151.7 million electronic health records system that will greatly enhance patient services at four hospital affiliates of the University of Vermont Health Network — including Porter Medical Center (PMC).

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Citizen-led forum explores Mt. Abe facilities needs

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — More than 70 residents from the 5 Towns came together on Saturday, Jan. 6, at Bristol Elementary School to share ideas, concerns and aspirations about Mount Abraham Union Middle and High School.

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Four area seniors recognized as Vt. Presidential Scholars

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Agency of Education on Jan. 8 recognized the state’s 2018 Presidential Scholar nominees in a ceremony at the Vermont Statehouse.

The Vermont Presidential Scholars Program recognizes graduating high school seniors who show outstanding scholarship, leadership and service to their communities. Twenty (10 male and 10 female) scholars are nominated in the general category, and five scholars are nominated in the Career and Technical Education category (CTE).

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Vergennes City Hall sized up for new conference room

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Work could begin soon to convert the former Vergennes police station’s squad room into a city hall conference room that would host meetings of the development review board, planning commission and possibly city council.

Vergennes City Council members last week discussed the final steps of the renovation of the former police station space, a project that Mayor Michael Daniels said would cost no more than $15,000.

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City Scouts thank Legion Post 14 for its support

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Vergennes Boy Scout Troop 539 recently recognized the American Legion Post 14 of Vergennes for seventy years of support. In 1947 Post 14 chartered the troop and since then has provided storage, transportation and funding support.

Veterans have long supported Boy Scout troops. The American Legion’s support of the Boy Scouts of America began in 1919 at their national convention. Seventy years of support makes the American Legion Post 14/Troop 539 relationship the longest enduring Legion/B.S.A affiliation in the state of Vermont.

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North Branch alumni gather to tell stories, reminisce

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — More than two dozen former North Branch School students gathered on a cold night at the North Branch School in Ripton on Dec. 28 to reunite, share stories and play Ultimate Jeopardy in the Big Room.

The alums came from all corners of the country and spanned 15 years of graduating classes. “Our alums love to come back to the school,” says Tal Birdsey, co-founder and head teacher at the school. “They loved the school when they were students here, and it’s an important place for them still.”

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Brandon cited as top spot spot in Vermont for solitude and inspiration

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — A well-known travel planning website has named Brandon the “Best Place to Escape to in Vermont.”

The link takes readers to a page arranged alphabetically by state. The Brandon blurb appears under “Vermont” and a photo of Neshobe Falls on Center Street, and gives a shout out to a popular local greenhouse.

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New federal tax law expected to boost Vt. state revenue

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Elizabeth Hewitt of VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — State fiscal officials anticipate Vermont tax revenue will increase as a result of the changes made to the federal tax system last month.

While many Vermonters will likely see their federal tax bill go down as a result of the package Congress passed in December, some could see their state tax bill go up.

Gov. Phil Scott’s administration may propose changes to Vermont laws if some groups of taxpayers see their state tax bills increase significantly as a result of the federal changes, according to Tax Commissioner Kaj Samsom.

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