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Mild weather hurts local businesses

Posted on January 30, 2012 |
By Kyle Finck



MIDDLEBURY — Mother Nature has delivered Vermont an unseasonably tepid winter so far, leading business owners who depend on snow-related sales looking to the skies for signs of the white stuff.

“It’s been crushing for us,” said Mike Hussey, director of the Carroll and Jane Rikert Nordic Ski Center in Ripton. “Everybody is hungry to ski and just waiting for the snow.”

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Pupils shine a light on energy use

Posted on January 30, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



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FERRISBURGH — Students at Ferrsiburgh Central School are striving to reduce their town’s carbon footprint, and they just took two giant steps toward their goal.

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State eyes 2014 for new Sand Hill Bridge

Posted on January 30, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Agency of Transportation officials plan to replace the Sand Hill Bridge on Route 125 in East Middlebury with a similar span during a four-to six-week time period during the summer of 2014.

Kristin Higgins, VTrans project manager, announced those plans on Jan. 25 at a gathering of more than 20 people at Middlebury’s Ilsley Library. Participants included neighbors of the 88-year-old span that crosses the Middlebury River at the bottom of a particularly curvy section of Route 125.

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Students design plans to 're-brand' Middlebury

Posted on January 30, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Two Addison County students are finalists in a statewide graphic design competition that aims to increase tourism and prosperity in the town of Middlebury.

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Middlebury College nets second Solar Decathlon nod

Posted on January 30, 2012 |
By Andrea Suozzo



MIDDLEBURY — It seems like just yesterday that Middlebury College’s “Self-Reliance” solar-powered house headed down to Washington, D.C., to compete in the biennial Solar Decathlon competition. The Middlebury students last fall claimed fourth place overall in an international field of entries.

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New organization at college will tackle world problems

Posted on January 30, 2012 |
By Andrea Suozzo



MIDDLEBURY — The newest department at Middlebury College isn’t academic.

Instead, it aims to extend the skills and resources students learn within the academic institution to solve problems throughout the world.

The Center for Social Entrepreneurship, which launched with a three-day symposium last week, will coordinate skills, resources and networks at Middlebury College to help budding social entrepreneurs target the problems they see in the world.

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Hendy Bros. merges, changes name

Posted on January 30, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Hendy Bros. earlier this month began another chapter in its 54-year history of supplying Addison County farms and residents with agricultural equipment.

The family-owned company has merged with Giroux Bros. Equipment of Plattsburgh and Malone, N.Y. The merger has prompted Hendy Bros to switch its name to Mountain View Equipment, but the only other change customers will notice is better, quicker access to a broader inventory of merchandise, according to owners Mike Hendy and his sister, Judy Austin.

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Addison proposes lower school budget

Posted on January 30, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — The Addison Central School board has for the third straight year adopted a proposed budget that if approved on Town Meeting Day will lower spending and, according to Addison Northwest Supervisory Union estimates, could also mean a lower education property tax rate.

In March, Addison residents will weigh in on a proposal for about $1.68 million of spending in the coming school year. It would cut about $28,400, or 1.66 percent, from the current budget.

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Middlebury uncovers $1.5 M surplus

Posted on January 26, 2012 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials have grown accustomed to looking under rocks and cushions for even the most minute revenues to soften the property tax impact of the annual municipal budget.

On Tuesday, officials discovered a pile of cash — approximately $1.5 million — in surplus funds that will in the short-term assure no rise in the municipal tax rate while unleashing an interesting debate among town residents on how the financial windfall should be allocated in the long-term.

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New Vt. Farm Show venue draws throngs

Posted on January 26, 2012 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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ESSEX JUNCTION — Farmers, policymakers and consumers took a detour from their usual route to the annual Vermont Farm Show this week.

The 78th annual show, which officials said is the largest in Vermont’s history, is being staged at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction. To accommodate rising demand for event space, the Tuesday-to-Thursday show was moved to Essex Junction after more than 60 years in Barre.

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