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Language schools open top performances to community

Posted on July 11, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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MIDDLEBURY — Amidst the applause ringing through the room, a student makes his way onto the raised platform. He kneels on the cushion, lowers his body onto his heels in seiza, the traditional way of sitting in Japan, and bows deeply to his audience. 

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Time capsule found in cornerstone of old Middlebury town gym

Posted on July 11, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Though it is being razed to oblivion, the old municipal gym at 94 Main St. continues to give up some secrets and surprises. The latest: A small time capsule that had been tucked into a cornerstone of the 1939 structure, which provided a recreational hub for generations of Middlebury-area students and adults.

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A story made for film - A student filmmaker returns to shoot dog sled racer's quest

Posted on July 11, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



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MIDDLEBURY — In his second year as a student at Middlebury College, Tommy Hyde took a film class that required students to spend a month with a local who was doing something “interesting.” Hyde found Doug Butler, full-time dairy farmer and dog sled racer.

Upon meeting Butler, Hyde was sure he had discovered true, old-school Vermont.

“Soon I found myself on the back of a sled ripping around trails behind this long-haired, wide-eyed, crazy, kooky old Vermonter,” he said.

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RetroWorks resale shop generates money for area poor

Posted on July 11, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Many of those who visit the Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) Community Services Center on Boardman Street in Middlebury are looking for help in paying utility, heating, rent and medication bills. Others line up for free food and leads on jobs and affordable housing.

But an increasing number of folks are making a beeline to the HOPE headquarters in search of something else: Bargains, on a variety of items ranging from shoes to jewelry. 

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Bristol fire station comes online

Posted on July 11, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — An effort of more than a decade paid off over the weekend of July 2 and 3, when members of the Bristol Fire Department began moving trucks, equipment and files into their new, roughly 11,000-square-foot West Street fire station.

Bristol Fire Chief Brett LaRose said the station, budgeted at $3.19 million — including 9 acres of land, most of which will be sold — is fully operational, if not yet fully organized. 

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Brandon gets $1.3 million grant to replace downtown culvert ruined during Tropical Storm Irene

Posted on July 7, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The stormwater culvert planned for the Neshobe River in downtown Brandon is on the fast track for completion, thanks to Vermont’s congressional delegation.

In a press release issued Thursday, the offices of Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch announced a $1.3 million Hazard Mitigation Grant to the town from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The new grant will fund the construction phase of a culvert under Route 7 designed to divert floodwater from the Neshobe River.

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Middlebury downtown eyed for master plan

Posted on July 7, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury planning officials are recommending that the town design a master plan for its downtown in order to better coordinate future development in an area that has already undergone the construction of a new municipal building and will face more major changes — a new public park and a disruptive rail bridges project.

It’s a planning process that officials acknowledge could take more than a year and thus could affect the timing of a major economic development project slated for the heart of downtown.

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ANwSD tax rates increase

Posted on July 7, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Because of a change made late in this past legislative session, residential school tax rates in four of five Addison Northwest Unified Union School District (ANwSD) communities will be between about 2.76 and 3.56 cents higher than ANwSD officials’ good-faith estimates.

The exception is Ferrisburgh, where the estimate is now 1.78 cents lower than anticipated, according to Agency of Education figures released on Monday by ANwSD Superintendent JoAn Canning and business manager Tonia Mears.

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Mary Longey ready for next act

Posted on July 7, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — If Middlebury is a stage, Mary Longey is its manager — especially when it comes to elementary school-age children and local theater/opera productions.

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Seedsheet firm growing nationwide

Posted on July 7, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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MIDDLEBURY — Two-year-old Middlebury business Seedsheet is redefining local foods: Cam MacKugler, founder and CEO of Seedsheet, wants to put a Vermont farm on the properties of homeowners and apartment dwellers across the nation.

The company builds pre-seeded garden sheets to make gardening easier and more accessible for home gardeners. Seedsheet sources its seeds locally to bring Vermont gardens to windowsills, rooftops and backyards across the nation.

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