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Winter in a yurt

Posted on January 20, 2014 |
By Alex Munteanu



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MIDDLEBURY — Alice Eckles and Ross Conrad were living in a traditional apartment in Weybridge when they bought 25 acres in Middlebury with a plan of building a cordwoodhome. Soon after purchasing the land, the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico took place and the couple talked about how they could step away from being part of the fossil-fuel-guzzling world while their permanent home is being built.

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Winter fishing can be done in rivers and on ice

Posted on January 20, 2014 |
By Christy Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — Fishing is a sport that typically conjures images of hot, sunny days, shorts and a wide-brim hat, clear streams or a quiet canoe and a calm lake.

But for some, the hobby that many of us leave to warm weather lives strong throughout the cooler months of the year.

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Storm chasers to share photos from Tornado Alley

Posted on January 20, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The annual meeting of the Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, in the Fellowship Hall of the Congregational Church in Middlebury. At the meeting, Chris Bouchard will present a program and slideshow titled “Tornado Alley.” Bouchard is a meteorologist with over seven years’ experience forecasting Vermont’s temperamental weather.

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Leaders in social entrepreneuriship featured at college symposium

Posted on January 20, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Social entrepreneurs are transforming and improving education while colleges and universities are fostering social entrepreneurship. What impact is this trend having on the economy and the challenges we face as a society? And what does it mean for today’s students now and when they graduate?

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Hobbies activate the brain and increase happiness

Posted on January 20, 2014 |
By Christy Lynn



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When we talk about health and well-being, many tend to narrow their gaze to fitness, diet and exercise. While those are certainly important elements of the theme, other activities, hobbies, and projects can also be great measures of general health and happiness, aiding in a more complete and balanced measure of wellness.

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First Concrete Plan To Pay for Single-Payer Emerges from the Senate

Posted on January 18, 2014 |
By Morgan True



The first glimpse of a substantive proposal to finance Vermont’s planned universal health care system came Thursday at a sparsely attended meeting of the Senate Republican Caucus.

The caucus invited Sen. Peter Galbraith, D-Windham, to speak about his proposal, laid out in two separate bills, S.252 and S.254, to pay for Green Mountain Care, the public entity that will administer the state’s single-payer system.

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VUHS board OKs 3 percent overall spending hike; voters to weigh in

Posted on January 16, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After listening to the second overflow crowd in the Vergennes Union High School library in six days, the VUHS board on Monday adopted a roughly $9.73 million spending proposal for the 2014-2015 school year that, including an extra $50,000 to start a capital improvement fund, would boost spending by about 3 percent.

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Middlebury selectboard pares down its town spending request

Posted on January 16, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Jan. 21 will take public feedback on a proposed 2014-2015 general fund budget of $9,154,323, requiring an anticipated property tax levy of $6,526,393.

The municipal budget, if endorsed by the selectboard and passed by voters at their March 3 town meeting, would account for a 1.85-cent boost in Middlebury’s municipal tax rate, which currently stands at approximately 91 cents per $100 in property value.

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Weybridge to welcome new leaders

Posted on January 16, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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WEYBRIDGE — Weybridge in March will see some substantial turnover in municipal leadership, as two senior selectboard members have announced they will not seek additional terms on the five-member panel.

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Cyclists spin for a good cause

Posted on January 16, 2014 |
By Alex Munteanu



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MIDDLEBURY — Despite the gloomy weather this past Sunday, more than a hundred community members enjoyed a long bicycle tour.

The tour was on stationary “spinning” bicycles at the Middlebury Fitness health club and the goal was not miles traveled but money raised. By that measure it was a big success as they raised more than $7,000 for the United Way of Addison County in the six-hour Spin United fundraising event.

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