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Farmer pollution regulations

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Farmers saw milk prices plummet in 2016 at the same time as they were being required to adopt new practices, mandated by Vermont’s Clean Water Act.

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Rail bridges

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — A $40-plus million overhaul of Middlebury’s two downtown rail bridges spurred a lot of debate, planning and community organizing in 2016, but it all added up to another delay in construction.

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Alternative energy

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Few except oil company executives or their wholly owned politicians disagree that the nation — and the world — needs more clean, renewable energy.

But, as the saying goes, the devil is in the details, especially when those details include where solar and wind power facilities should be sited — a big detail in Vermont, where views are not only prized by residents, but also by the tourists who help fuel the state’s economy.

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Elections

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — With Donald Trump’s raucous Primary and General Election campaign, Bernie Sanders’ better-than-expected race against Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Primary, and Republican Phil Scott’s blow-out win as Vermont’s governor over Democrat Sue Minter, it’s hard not to consider the elections of 2016 one of the biggest local stories of the year.

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Porter upheaval

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Many would agree that 2016 was a year of peaks and valleys for Porter Medical Center (PMC), Addison County’s hub for health care services.

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School consolidation

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Voters across Addison County — and in many other parts of Vermont — approved big changes in the way we oversee and budget for our schools in 2016. The establishment of bigger school districts that unify governance of multi-town supervisory unions under a single board that will do a universal budget for all of the schools under their purview will lead to such a big change that we have made it our No. 1 story for 2016.

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Two killed in Wednesday car crash on Route 7 in Brandon

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — An elderly couple from Rutland was killed and a New Haven man was injured in a two-car crash on Route 7 in Brandon Wednesday afternoon.

Dead are Charles K. Ovian, 84, and Sally Ovian, 83.

On Dec. 28 at just before 2:30 p.m. Brandon police responded to a report of a  two-car crash with entrapment in front of Otter Valley Union High School south of downtown.

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Chronology 2016: A year in review

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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Editor’s note: If change is good, we had plenty of it in Addison County of the past year. Faces came and went, news stories flamed up and died out. 2016 was quite a year on many fronts. Relive some of those memories in this round up of the year that’s ending and then have a fantastic 2017 — it will be huge!

See the chronology stories by clicking the month names below.

January

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Middlebury to revisit jobs growth strategy

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury voters in March will be asked to extend the town’s current economic development office for one more year, instead of the 5-year renewal that officials had originally contemplated. Officials will use the coming year to re-evaluate the grander business growth expectations that the selectboard had set for the Middlebury Business Development Fund, or MBDF, when it was established by voters in 2012.

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Fenster begins new role as Superior Court judge

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Incoming Gov. Phil Scott will soon be asked to appoint a new Addison County state’s attorney to replace incumbent David Fenster, who on Wednesday was sworn in as a new Vermont Superior Court judge.

Current Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Fenster’s judicial appointment on Dec. 22, in tandem with his selection of Rutland attorney Elizabeth Mann to take over Judge Kathleen Manley’s spot on the bench. Fenster is filling a newly created judgeship.

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