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Group is committed to survival of downtown Middlebury

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials have long chanted the mantra “We’re all in this together,” when it comes to enduring the massive downtown rail bridges project that will create some hardship before culminating in a more alluring and utilitarian village core by 2021.

So it’s no coincidence that the citizens’ group that will help the downtown weather the construction storm is calling itself “Neighbors Together.”

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Vergennes youth club set to buy a home – at last

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — When the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes was founded in 2000 its teen members could take a short stroll across Monkton Road from Vergennes Union High School to the club’s first home, in the National Guard Armory.

If all goes well that walk will be recreated within about three months, just as the school year begins.

The club has agreed to purchase a former medical office on 1.87 acres at 20 Armory Lane, a building that is, according to Google Maps, a three-minute walk from VUHS.

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Ripton teen nominated to join U.S. ski team

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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RIPTON — Abi Jewett of Ripton started ski racing at age 10, after several years of “ripping around with friends” at Middlebury Snow Bowl. The 18-year-old will soon be joining a new group of friends to “rip around” with on some much bigger mountains.

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County election slate takes shape

Posted on June 4, 2018 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — An Aug. 14 primary election will be required to whittle down a surplus of Democrats competing for Addison County sheriff and the two seats representing the Addison-4 district in the Vermont House.

Meanwhile, three other districts will feature no races at all for the general election, barring an eleventh-hour bid by an independent or write-in candidate. Incumbent lawmakers representing the Addison-1, Addison-2, Addison-3 and Addison-5 House districts currently have no competition for new two-year terms in Montpelier.

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Group readies plan to boost downtown Middlebury

Posted on June 4, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A group seeking to keep downtown Middlebury a destination during the next three years of rail bridges construction is refining a game plan that includes financial rewards for dedicated shoppers, a new website, beautification efforts, a brochure, advertising campaigns and a series of outdoor concerts and movies to attract people into the village area.

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Robin Shalline says goodbye to Beeman 'family' after 36 years

Posted on June 4, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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NEW HAVEN — On June 15, as Beeman Elementary kids unwrap their last-day-of-school popsicles and scatter for the summer, longtime teacher Robin Shalline will join her colleagues on the front steps of the New Haven school and wave goodbye to her students for the very last time.

After teaching for 36 years at Beeman, Shalline is retiring.

Through it all, she’s never forgotten what it’s like to be a little kid.

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Meet the writers: Bread Loaf campus to host public talks by pros

Posted on June 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Professional writers are returning to Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf Campus in Ripton this week for two distinct — but related — gatherings: The Middlebury Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference and Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference. Both conferences are modeled on the oldest writers’ conference in the country, the Middlebury Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, which is slated for Aug. 15-25.

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Opioid warriors seeing rays of hope

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



BRISTOL — Therese Giles, a registered nurse at Primary Care Bristol and case manager for its Medication-Assisted Treatment program, is fighting on the front lines of the opioid crisis, and she is seeing some small signs of hope in the battle.

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Sheila Soule brings classroom experience to ANWSD

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The new Addison Northwest School District superintendent traces her interest in education leadership to her first job in the field: teaching in multi-age classrooms for five years in Fayston Elementary School. 

Sheila Soule, now 53, was then fresh out of Johnson State College with a Bachelor of Education degree. Soule said the collective approach to getting things done at Fayston Elementary made an important impression. 

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