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MUHS announces 3rd quarter honor roll

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The following students have made the Middlebury Union High School Honor Roll for the third quarter.

GRADE 9

High Honors — Kenneth Barkdoll, Caleb Benz, Quinn Berry, Katherine Berthiaume, Nicolas Brayton, Carly Burger, Eryn R. Diehl, Katherine W. Donahue, Spencer Doran, Mary Ann Eastman, Joseph Findlay, Hunter Gale, Alice Ganey, Maeve Hammel, Hale Hescock, Malia L. Hodges and Emma Huntington.

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Brandon man recalls his father in his 1928 Willys Whippet

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Sanford Rouse



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I was also born in May 1928. Seen here is my foster grandfather Jonas Birchard standing beside his Whippet sedan, which was also a vintage 1928.

There were only 500 Whippet cars manufactured by the Willys company back then. The car was only geared up to do 55 mph. Notice the wooden spokes in the wheels of the tires.

The photo was taken at East Shoreham Railroad Station. I think the tall man beside Jonas Birchard is Gene Platt, the station agent.

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Author to bring Vermont women 'Out of the Shadows of History' in June 24 talk

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Addison Independendent



RIPTON — Many people have heard of Ann Story, who traveled to the area we now call Vermont in 1755 to live with her husband and five children. She became a spy and courier for Vermont’s militia during the American Revolution. Yet there are many more stories of brave women who lived here

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Vermont leads and lags in gender parity; report shows women's leadership trends

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



ADDISON COUNTY — Even a cursory glance shows that women occupy prominent places of leadership in Addison County. Women lead such organizations as Middlebury College, National Bank of Middlebury, the Patrons Cooperative Fire Insurance Company and the United Way. Women lead schools and school boards, run libraries, and chair selectboards and planning commissions.

A strong delegation of women represents the county in Montpelier.

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Ferrisburgh board to move charter forward following close vote

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday chose to forward the town’s first-ever charter to the Vermont Legislature for approval despite the narrow backing residents gave it in low turnout on May 11.

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Democratic lawmakers, governor at impasse on budget

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Elizabeth Hewitt and Tiffany Danitz Pache of VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — After weeks of inconclusive negotiations with the governor, legislative leaders on Wednesday afternoon said it was time to move on.

“We have reached an impasse,” House Speaker Mitzi Johnson, D-South Hero, said.

Johnson and Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe, D/P-Chittenden, presented a united front, saying more than a dozen meetings with Gov. Phil Scott’s administration on the issue of teachers’ health care negotiations had not yielded a satisfactory result.

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Bristol Scout pulls Holley Hall kiosk plan

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — An Eagle Scout project to construct a kiosk with an electronic message board in front of Bristol’s Holley Hall has been cancelled.

Town Administrator Therese Kirby informed the Bristol selectboard Monday night that Bristol teenager Victor Hinojosa, who wanted to build the kiosk in part to Eagle rank, had contacted her over the weekend to say that he would be pursuing a different community service project to attain the Boy Scouts of America’s highest rank.

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Town, land trust seek to conserve open space at two Middlebury farms

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Land Trust (VLT) is seeking to raise a combined total of around $814,000 to permanently conserve substantial acreage on two of Middlebury’s dwindling number of dairy farms.

The money would protect from development 148 acres of the Butler Farm off Munger Street, and 210 acres of the Quarry Road Farm owned by Shirley Pominville and her son Joel.

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Workforce housing project gets Middlebury approval

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Development Review Board has given its approval to a new, 40-unit apartment building that will offer what its developer is defining as “workforce housing.”

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New video promotes big doings in Little City

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — A new three-minute video boosting Vergennes and its environs made its world premiere at the May 9 city council meeting.

Alderman and Vergennes Partnership President Renny Perry screened for the first time the new video designed to promote Vergennes and its surroundings to prospective visitors, residents and businesses.

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