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Shoreham makes fund-raising goal for library project

Posted on March 7, 2011 |
By John Flowers



 

SHOREHAM — Town meeting in Shoreham brought some kind tidings to boosters of the Platt Memorial Library.

In a rather spontaneous showing of generosity, townspeople at their annual gathering agreed to transfer $90,000 in Newton Academy fire insurance money to an expansion/renovation plan for the library that has set on the Shoreham green for more than 100 years.

That action, supported by voice vote, could allow for construction on the 1,600-square-foot addition to begin as soon as this fall, according to library trustees.

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Bristol weighs in on extraction

Posted on March 7, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



 

BRISTOL — The results of a poll taken among people who voted in Bristol on Town Meeting Day could point the town toward adoption of the first full update of the Bristol Town Plan in nearly a decade.

The Bristol Planning Commission’s two-question poll offered to voters as they left Holley Hall on Tuesday sought to determine residents’ sentiments regarding where to permit and where to prohibit gravel and sand extraction in town — the hottest issue debated during the years-long creation of a town plan update.

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A winner springs from a rough start

Posted on March 7, 2011 |
By Madison Kahn



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MIDDLEBURY — Some know him from the ski slopes, some know him from the pool, I met him at the ACTR bus stop downtown. Dressed in worn jeans, a brown jacket and a black ski mask pulled up over his entire face, Herb Gingrich was the typical Vermont skier, or so I thought.

Little did I know that beneath that ski mask was no common man; underneath those layers was a resilient hero.

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Couple buys American Flatbread in Middlebury

Posted on March 7, 2011 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Vergennes residents Danielle and Stephen Boyce are buying American Flatbread’s Middlebury location, and they have no plans to substantially shake up what has been a winning business recipe at the popular Marble Works-based restaurant.

Danielle Boyce has been manager of American Flatbread’s Middlebury location for the past five years.

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Town Meeting Results 2011

Posted on March 3, 2011 |
By Addy Indy Staff



Below is our town-by-town wrapup of actions taken by Addison County voters at their local annual gatherings. Click on a town to jump to the results.

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ANWSU towns say yes to unification

Posted on March 3, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



 

VERGENNES — Addison Northwest Supervisory Union residents on Tuesday backed a plan for one 12-member board to own and operate Addison Central, Ferrisburgh Central, Vergennes Union Elementary and Vergennes Union High schools.

The overall vote was 764-466, or roughly 62-38 percent, and in four of the five towns at least 60 percent of voters favored the measure.

Those towns were Ferrisburgh (where the vote ran 270-161), Panton (62-15), Vergennes (191-124) and Waltham (64-16).

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Lincoln OKs spending for school work

 

LINCOLN — Residents of Lincoln this week were asked to approve a $2 million school repair bond and a budget for the coming year that features higher spending than last year.

The fact that townspeople had rejected the same bond proposal in January raised the stakes even higher.

In paper balloting on the school budget at town meeting Monday night and in Australian balloting on the bond Tuesday, Lincoln voters gave the Lincoln Community School a new breath of life.

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Middlebury residents back $3M road bond

Posted on March 3, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



 

MIDDLEBURY — In Town Meeting Day voting, Middlebury residents re-elected Craig Bingham and Dean George to three-year terms on the selectboard, and overwhelmingly approved a $3 million bond to repair Middlebury’s many battered roads that have been backlogged because of tight budgets, 467-158.

In a three-way race for two seats on the Mary Hogan Elementary School board, Karen Lefkoe edged out Lorraine Gonzalez Morse, 513-509, while Serena Eddy-Moulton was elected with 556 votes.

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All local school spending plans endorsed

Posted on March 3, 2011 |
By John Flowers



 

ADDISON COUNTY — School directors’ efforts to level-fund or even reduce their 2011-2012 budget proposals paid dividends on Monday and Tuesday, as all education spending plans in the county were endorsed in town meeting voting.

That’s not to say there weren’t some tense moments in some towns. Bridport’s elementary school budget passed by a slim six votes.

But most of the school spending plans passed by comfortable margins, either by voice vote or Australian ballots (see town-by-town results).

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Brandon selectman holds off electoral challenge

Posted on March 3, 2011 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



 

BRANDON — Brandon selectboard chairman Richard Baker won re-election by a decisive margin on Town Meeting Day, surviving a strong challenge from attorney Jim Leary.

The final vote count came in at 605-413 in Baker’s favor, ending a contentious race that many thought would be closer.

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