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December 11th

Lothrop-Neshobe merger panned: OVUSD explores options to address $1.6 million shortfall

Posted on December 11, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — If a vote on whether to merge Lothrop and Neshobe elementary schools were conducted at the gym where a recent public forum was held, the result would likely be a resounding “No.”

The idea, which would send kindergarten through third-grade students to one school and fourth- through sixth-graders to the other, is one of two “Big Ideas” that were discussed at two public meetings in the Otter Valley Unified School District in the last week.

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Middlebury 'Sleep Out' yields more than $46K to help homeless

Posted on December 11, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — John Graham Housing & Services’ (JGHS) fourth annual “Sleep Out,” held near the Otter Creek Falls in Middlebury overnight from Dec. 2 to 3, raised more than $46,000 for programs helping homeless people in Addison County.

Elizabeth Ready, executive director of JGHS, said the impressive total is likely to climb even higher as participants and donors confirm their pledges and hand in their checks during the coming days.

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UPDATED: Four sent to hospital after explosion rocks aerospace plant in Vergennes on Friday

Posted on December 11, 2017 |
By John McCright



VERGENNES — A handful of people were taken to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries sustained in an explosion at the United Technology Corp. Aerospace plant in Vergennes just before noon on Friday.

An explosion rocked the Panton Road plant that employs 775 people who make equipment for the aerospace and defense industry.

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Middlebury gives preliminary OK to medical marijuana dispensary

Posted on December 11, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Development Review Board (DRB) has given a preliminary OK to a medical marijuana dispensary on Route 7 South.

Applicants will now fine-tune their proposal based on feedback they received from DRB members at their Nov. 27 meeting. The dispensary could earn a final go-ahead at either the DRB’s Jan. 8 or Jan. 22 meetings.

Brandon already has a medical marijuana dispensary.

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New high-end apartments proposed for Washington Street in Middlebury

Posted on December 11, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A plan to install eight high-end apartments in the former Vermont Federal Credit Union building at 24 Washington St. in Middlebury has gained preliminary approval from the Middlebury Development Review Board (DRB).

The applicants must fine-tune their proposals based on feedback they received from DRB members at a Nov. 27 meeting. The plan for the apartment could earn a final go-ahead at either the DRB’s Jan. 8 or Jan. 22 meetings.

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Amy Sheldon honored with 'Climate Champion' award

Posted on December 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BURLINGTON — Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) honored two dozen Vermont House legislators Dec. 6,  as “Climate Champions” for their efforts to grow the economy and create green jobs by putting a price on carbon pollution.

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Lewis Creek Association's Illick recognized for protecting nature

Posted on December 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — For 24 years Otter Creek Audubon Society has given an annual award, the Silver Feather, to an individual “in honor of notable devotion, dedication and untiring effort on behalf of the preservation and appreciation of the birds, other wildlife, and natural communities of Addison County.”

This year the Silver Feather was awarded to Marty Illick, the retiring Lewis Creek Association executive director. The award presentation was made at the Otter Creek Audubon annual dinner on Nov. 9 at the American Legion post in Middlebury.

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Northlands students, Vergennes Lions team up for toy drive

Posted on December 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Collection barrels are out for the holiday toy drive, and playthings are being donated, according to Vergennes Area Lions Club “Toys for Vermont Kids” Committee Co-Chair Sue Hays. Donated toys will be distributed through local food shelves and will stay in the Vergennes and Bristol area communities.

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