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August 7th, 2017

Orwell challenged to fit into new district

Posted on August 7, 2017 |
By John Flowers



ORWELL — Orwell’s three delegates to the Slate Valley Modified Unified Union School District will participate in an organizational meeting of the newly formed panel on Thursday, Aug. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Fair Haven Union High School.

Vermont Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe will preside over the meeting, at which the board will deal with nine agenda items, ranging from electing a temporary presiding officer to establishing a date for the district’s annual meeting.

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Welch among Congressional 'Problem Solvers' taking bipartisan approach to health care reform

Posted on August 7, 2017 |
By By MICHELLE MONROE St. Albans Messenger



WASHINGTON, D.C. — Vermont’s sole Congressman, Democrat Peter Welch, is hopeful Congress will be able to address some of the weaknesses in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly called Obamacare, following Republican efforts to repeal the popular law.

Welch is part of a bi-partisan group in the House of 20 Republican representatives and 20 Democrats calling themselves the Problem Solvers. They have proposed four actions Congress can take to reduce premiums in the individual insurance market and provide stability for insurance companies.

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Middlebury dean stepping down to return to classroom

Posted on August 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Katy Smith Abbott will resign her position as Middlebury College’s Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of the College at the end of the year, College President Laurie L. Patton announced in an email to students last Friday afternoon.

“I am both saddened at the thought of not having her as a member of the senior administration and pleased that she is remaining at Middlebury and following her academic and personal interests,” Patton wrote.

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Women filmmakers take center stage in this year's new filmmakers festival

Posted on August 7, 2017 |
By Jay Craven



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The road for independent filmmakers is tough. This is one reason that film festivals are important — they reach audiences outside the commercial distribution system.

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Middlebury currency from 19th century sells for $64K

Posted on August 7, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The National Bank of Middlebury has built a solid reputation for sound fiscal management since its founding in 1831.

But a small error made by the bank 142 years ago has paid a few currency collectors some very high dividends.

The rare, misprinted $10 bank note printed by the National Bank of Middlebury back in 1875 just sold for a whopping $64,625 to an undisclosed buyer at an Aug. 3 auction at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

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Gun range dispute in Whiting intensifies

Posted on August 7, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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WHITING — Tempers were high at the Whiting Town Hall last Wednesday, Aug. 2, as those involved in a zoning hearing over the legality of a gun shooting range argued the facts of the case and even questioned the veracity of a video of the previous hearing.

At issue was a shooting range operated by Nicolas Iocco on his property at 299 Stickney Road.

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Farm equipment catches fire in New Haven

Posted on August 7, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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NEW HAVEN — Three municipal fire departments — New Haven, Middlebury and Vergennes — responded to a fire that flared up around noon on Thursday on a farm just south of Tourterelle restaurant on Route 7 in New Haven. Passersby observed black smoke ballooning from the property.

According to New Haven Fire Chief Alan Mayer, the fire destroyed a piece of farm equipment — a Claas chopper. Tyler Steady, the chopper’s owner, had been sharpening its knives when the blaze occurred.

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Middlebury's Isley Library seeking $9.6 million for big expansion

Posted on August 7, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Ilsley Public Library trustees have hired a consultant to determine how much money could be raised locally to underwrite a major expansion and renovation of the library — a project tentatively estimated at around $9.6 million.

The board’s decision to commission a fundraising feasibility study comes on the heels of a newly released report that recommends removing the library’s two most recent additions and erecting a new, 14,000-square-foot structure onto the back of the original, 1924 Ilsley building.

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