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Porter responds to public discontent, trustees admit 'rushed' process on physician contracts

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Members of Porter Medical Center board on Wednesday conceded what they now believe was too rapid a roll-out of new contract terms for the organization’s 33 physicians, and they vowed to become more inclusive and transparent in communicating what have been some major changes within Porter’s hospital, nursing home and 12 physicians’ practices.

Declaring a “mea culpa,” they said they said they would take the current contract with physicians off the table and start anew.

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Authors Alvarez and Danticat to discuss power of storytelling

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Two important contemporary authors will share the stage in an evening of conversation at Middlebury College on Wednesday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in Dana Auditorium. In an event titled “Scheherazade’s Sisters,” Middlebury alumna and 2013 Medal of Arts winner Julia Alvarez and acclaimed Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat

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Ferrisburgh talking deal with developer of power line

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — As higher profile and higher stakes talks have gone on between New Haven and the companies proposing a major new underground power line from New York state to New Haven, quieter negotiations have also been held in Ferrisburgh, another critical link in the planned 60-mile, $600 million project.

Massachusetts companies Anbaric Transmission and National Grid, the developers of the 400-megawatt Vermont Green Line, hope to bring hydro and wind power from upstate New York by cable under Lake Champlain and into the New England power grid via New Haven.

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GOP candidate for governor Lisman seeks government accountability

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Retired Wall Street executive Bruce Lisman believes Vermont’s governor should run the state more like a business. And as a former high-level administrator at Bear Stearns, Lisman said he has developed the necessary skills to help make key decisions about Vermont’s future and to treat citizens like “valued clients” instead of simply as taxpayers.

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Learn about shelter belt plantings in New Haven

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN — Meghan Giroux, owner and director of Vermont Edible Landscapes, will present “Creating a Shelter Belt” at the New Haven Town Office on Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m. The event is part of the New Haven Conservation Commission’s Armchair Naturalist Series.

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Conservation group offering tree seedlings

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Otter Creek Natural Resources Conservation District is sponsoring its annual Tree/Seedling Program for area residents and cooperators. This program was developed for the convenience of area residents and to support ongoing conservation projects. 

Possible uses for the seedlings are home orchards, windbreaks, Christmas trees, ornamental and wildlife habitat. 

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Local artists' exhibit 'Disclosures' to open at Town Hall Theater

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — In “Disclosures: Coming Out of Obscurity,” Lily Hinrichsen and Karla Van Vliet bring to light parts of their past, which have lived in darkness and obscurity, through the strength and delicacy of their assemblages, works on paper and mixed media. The exhibit runs March 11-May 7 at the Jackson Gallery at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, with an opening reception on Friday, March 25, from 5-7 p.m.

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Scheu to stress business strengths in run for Vt. House

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Democrat Robin Scheu has spent the past 15 years considering a run for the state Legislature.

This is the year she puts her campaign into motion.

Scheu, executive director of the Addison County Economic Development Corp. (ACEDC), confirmed on Monday she will run for one of the two seats representing Middlebury in the Vermont House. Her decision was fanned by the recent announcement by Rep. Betty Nuovo, D-Middlebury, to call it quits this year after three decades in the House.

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MUMS Principal Patrick Reen is finalist for ANeSU superintendent

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Middlebury Union Middle School Principal Patrick Reen has emerged as the finalist candidate for superintendent of Addison Northeast Supervisory Union. (See "Reen says listening and building relationships are his strengths.")

“The search committee was very impressed with Patrick,” said Robert Stevens, the educational consultant hired by ANeSU to facilitate its search for a superintendent.

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Change in solar law eyed

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Mike Polahamus of VTDigger.org



Public comments were due Wednesday on new rules that developers say will kill independent utility-scale renewable energy growth in Vermont.

Utilities say the changes are needed to protect ratepayers from unfavorable energy contracts and avoid expensive infrastructure upgrades that conflict with the state’s goal of encouraging small projects throughout the state.

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