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Monkton film company releases its first feature-length movie

Posted on March 21, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



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MONKTON — Jonnie and Jennifer Corcoran developed a passion for film when they were growing up. Their mother wrote, directed, shot and edited 8mm and 16mm films, as well as plays. She introduced her children to Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Mister Magoo and, as they grew up in Italy, to the pantheon of iconic Italian filmmakers. 

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MUMS principal Patrick Reen hired to run ANeSU district

Posted on March 16, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Middlebury Union Middle School Principal Patrick Reen has been chosen to be the next Addison Northeast Supervisory Union superintendent. Reen will begin as superintendent July 1.

Residents in the five towns that comprise the ANeSU, and members of the school community, met with Reen Monday afternoon, and the ANeSU board interviewed the 37-year-old Bristol resident on Monday evening.

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Panton, Green Mountain Power agree on biggest local solar farm

Posted on March 16, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



PANTON — Late last week, Panton officials and Green Mountain Power were closing in on an agreement on how the town would benefit from GMP’s proposed $11 million, 4.99-megawatt solar farm off Panton Road not far from Panton Town Hall, and how GMP would install landscape screening.

Town and GMP officials met on Thursday evening, and Selectman John Viskup said on Friday morning that he was hopeful a memorandum of understanding (MOU) could be signed later that afternoon.

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Energy siting bill could give more local control

Posted on March 16, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — What could prove to be a landmark bill granting towns greater decision-making power in the siting of renewable energy projects passed unanimously last Friday in the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee.

Enhanced local control would be especially appreciated in towns like New Haven, where town officials have expressed frustration over their inability to have a say whether and where solar array developments are sited within their municipal boundaries.

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Students of color challenged in Vermont

Posted on March 16, 2016 |
By David Fuchs



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MIDDLEBURY — For many students from big cities, moving to rural Vermont can be a big adjustment. For students of color, in particular, the contrast between life at home and life in the Green Mountain State, which is the second whitest state in the country according to the 2010 U.S. Census, can be especially sharp.

The difference is noticeable in everything from the limited diversity of their professors and classmates to grabbing a meal at the dining hall and getting a haircut.

Just ask Amari Simpson, an African-American senior at Middlebury College.

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Huge crowds enjoy 49 varieties of chili

Posted on March 16, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Downtown Middlebury was a mob scene on Saturday afternoon as an estimated 6,000 people filled Main Street from the Community House to the traffic circle to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the eighth annual Vermont Chili Festival.

The event brought people from many parts of the state to Middlebury to taste 49 chilies from 35 vendors, enjoy a street band and bask in a lot of local flavor.

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Two Mt. Abe principal finalists to meet the public this week

Posted on March 14, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Residents in the Bristol area this week will have a chance to meet and talk with the two finalists in the search for the next Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School principal.

Candidates Jessica Barewicz and Chris Smith will come to Mount Abe for a day-long visit this Thursday, March 17. Feedback forms will be available for stakeholders to provide written input to the principal search committee. A third finalist withdrew over the weekend.

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Fundraising continues for new fire station in Bristol

Posted on March 14, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — As the exterior of the new Bristol fire station continues to take shape and the restored 1897 Memorial Bell now hangs proudly in its new tower, fundraising to outfit the interior of the long-awaited facility is in full swing.

First Assistant Fire Chief Eric Forand, who heads the New Firehouse Needs Working Group, reports that efforts to raise money for the interior furnishings and equipment has brought in about two-thirds of the $75,000 that the Bristol Fire Department expects it will need.

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Locals contribute to 'Raiders' movie remake, which will be screened at Marquis

Posted on March 14, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — They’ll be rolling out the proverbial red carpet at Middlebury’s Marquis Theater this Wednesday night at 7 p.m. for the premier of a true cinematic blockbuster: “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

What’s that you say? Wasn’t that movie, starring Harrison Ford, released back in 1981? Is this an updated version with a couple of minutes of extra footage?

Nope.

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Bristol teen taking poetry performance to state final

Posted on March 14, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School senior Hannah Funk stepped onto the stage at the Barre Opera House this past Wednesday and recited one poem about a “flesh-eating wintry demon” and another about a Latina witch-healer. Actually, it was more than the typical classroom recitation; it was a performance in which Funk’s delivery became more and more animated as she worked her way through the pieces.

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