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Middlebury College making plans for staff reductions

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Nick Garber



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College administrators have begun implementing a program to reevaluate faculty and staff positions across the institution — a process that, once completed at the end of the next academic year, could result in significant cuts to the college’s workforce.

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Ferrisburgh home taxes rise by 4 percent

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday, July 10, adopted 2018-2019 tax rates that will increase property taxes for homeowners by 4 percent and for owners of commercial and rental property or second homes by 5.7 percent.

Higher town spending is pushing the municipal portion of the rate up for the first time in several years, by 3.04 cents, or 11.5 percent, to 29.52 cents per $100 of assessed property value.

The homestead school tax rate that applies to homeowners is increasing by 4.29 cents, or 3.69 percent, to $1.6007.

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Old Farts Club holds court daily in Bristol

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Nick Garber



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BRISTOL — Take a look inside the window of Cubbers restaurant on Main Street in Bristol around 8 o’clock any morning, and you’ll bear witness to a display case of local history.

But this is no still-life diorama. It’s the real-life, venerated “Old Farts Club,” holding court at Cubbers as they’ve been doing nearly every day for the past 15-odd years.

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Lincoln school wall becomes a canvas for artists

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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LINCOLN — Though the Muses will have plenty of chances over the coming year to descend upon the Lincoln Community School, the art that is now emerging there will require more than inspiration; it will require hundreds of hours of sweat and labor.

That and about 30,000 pieces of tile, glass and stone.

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Stroll public gardens, old and new, in Manchester

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Judith Irven



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Strolling around a lovely garden is the quintessential way to spend a leisurely afternoon in high summer. And here in Vermont one can find plenty of marvelous gardens open to the public. For instance Manchester alone is home to two great gardens that are situated just four miles apart.

Furthermore these two gardens, which were created exactly 100 years apart, also allow us to experience first-hand how garden fashions have evolved over the past century.

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Middlebury eyes plan for growth on Route 7

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Planning Commission is preparing to study a key stretch of Route 7 South in an effort to give local officials, residents and property owners a better sense of how that area could be developed in a way that would attract economic development without creating sprawl.

Middlebury Town Planner Jennifer Murray is calling it a “Route 7 corridor master plan,” which will focus on a specific portion of that major, north-south artery.

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Local health centers brace for cuts to Title X family planning funding

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By James Finn



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MIDDLEBURY — As President Trump attempts to alter rules surrounding distribution of Title X healthcare funding, Vermont’s Planned Parenthood health centers are preparing for serious challenges to providing patients with health services they have historically offered.

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Bixby starts new chapter with Masha Harris at helm

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The new Bixby Memorial Library executive director has a Dachshund named Lemon and a Toyota Camry with more than 200,000 miles she insists is not a lemon; she enjoys cribbage and embroidery, plays the oboe, has published a couple pieces of short fiction, is working on a novel, and has visited all 251 Vermont towns.

And, yes, she loves books, especially Victorian literature.

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Midd grad develops innovative pants to give women more freedom outdoors

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By Rachel Cohen



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Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of profiles of new businesses launching through the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies, a business incubator in Middlebury.

MIDDLEBURY — Two summers ago, when Georgia Grace Edwards worked 10-12 hours a day as a glacier guide on Juneau, Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier, she quickly noticed how the work was different for her than for her male co-workers.

Edwards’ main disadvantage as one of the only female guides? Using the bathroom.

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New train set, donated to Sheldon Museum, is on view at the Diner

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By Rachel Cohen



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MIDDLEBURY — As an infant, Roy Sokolowski could hear the train whistles of the Long Island Railroad from his parents’ apartment. From the age of three, he shared a small Lionel Train Set with his grandfather. As he got older, Sokolowski and his family would often take vacations by car to Pennsylvania — the Poconos, Lancaster. On occasion, they would squeeze in a train-related destination like the stop at the East Broad Top Railroad in Orbisonia, Pa.

“The seed was planted,” Sokolowski said of his interest in all-things railroad.

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