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April 17th, 2017

United Way attracting more volunteers, but donations are lagging

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — United Way of Addison County (UWAC) officials are coming to grips with two current philanthropic trends in Addison County, both of which will have a significant bearing on the organization’s future fundraising efforts.

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Middlebury entrepreneur snags $500K from 'sharks'

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College alum Cam MacKugler knew he had a winner in his Seedsheet invention, a product that allows anyone, virtually anywhere, to grow their own food.

And while his tiny, three-year-old company has been selling product at a nice clip from its headquarters in Middlebury, MacKugler knew Seedsheet could do a lot better if fertilized with major capital.

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Labor tops dairy concerns: Local farmers tell Rep. Welch their frustrations with federal policy

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Congressman Peter Welch arrived in Middlebury last Thursday ready to hear county dairy farmers’ ideas for improving the next farm bill — in particular ways to fix the current farm bill’s underperforming program to help the dairy farmers survive plunging milk prices.

But the price of milk and the Margin Protection Program’s failure to help Vermont’s dairies wasn’t at the top of anyone’s talking points.

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Elephants remain hot topic during local circus

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Garden Brothers Circus came to town last week — minus two of its biggest attractions.

Vermont’s rules governing importation and display of exotic animals resulted in Garden Brothers leaving its two elephant performers elsewhere during the circus’ Vermont tour, which included a couple of April 12 shows at Middlebury’s Memorial Sports Center.

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Think spring! Color and blossom return to Vermont gardens

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By Judith Irven



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As I started to write this ? on the first day of April no less ? we were in the midst of a crazy late-winter blizzard. But already the snow has started to recede, and I am happily anticipating the beautiful flowers of spring. 

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Proposal would put 7 homes on city property: PUD pitched for Green Street site

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — A seven-home Planned Unit Development, known as a PUD, proposal for a Green Street parcel in Vergennes would be the first to make use of city zoning provisions for “density bonuses,” which would allow more homes on the lot than otherwise permitted.

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Summer construction season returns to Rt. 7 on Monday

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN / WALTHAM / FERRISBURGH — Travelers between New Haven and Charlotte village should be prepared for potential traffic hassles beginning this week.

Work on major repaving of Route 7 in the northern half of Addison County and the southern part of Chittenden County will resume on Monday, according to state officials, with a projected completion date of July 28.

The repaving work in the southern-most of two projects will run from Lime Kiln Road just north of New Haven junction to the Ferrisburgh/Charlotte town line.

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Citizens United and gerrymandering linked to D.C. gridlock

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



MIDDLEBURY — At a Thursday forum where Rep. Peter Welch listened to the farmers’ concerns, the Vermont Democrat also provided some insights into how the fiercely partisan environment in Washington, D.C., is making it hard to legislate sensibly.

Among factors contributing to the “can-don’t” atmosphere in Washington are the huge influx in outside funds made possible by the Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” campaign contributions decision, Welch said.

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