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Middlebury survey: Views on business climate vary

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Economic Health Task Force has been poring over the results of a recent community survey in anticipation of recommending a new town strategy for local business growth.

The 11-member task force — made up of town officials and business leaders — began meeting in March in anticipation of delivering its recommendations to the selectboard by the end of this month. The selectboard formed the new panel after its decision to pull the plug on the Middlebury Business Development Fund (MBDF).

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Newell pleads innocent to felony charges in fatal crash

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — A Ferrisburgh man pleaded innocent on Monday in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, to a felony charge of grossly negligent operation of a vehicle with death resulting, in connection with an April 20, two-car crash on Route 7 in Salisbury that claimed the life of Ripton resident Brian Kerr.

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Bristol teen finishes high school her way: Vermont Adult Learning provides alternate path to graduation

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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MIDDLEBURY — Hannah Gorton has never attended a traditional school. Nevertheless, the Bristol 17-year-old will soon have the credentials she needs to pursue higher education.

Gorton, who was homeschooled, will receive her GED on Thursday, June 8, at Vermont Adult Learning’s 2017 graduation and achievement ceremony in the Kirk Alumni Center at Middlebury College (see story on Page 14A).

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Lincoln tackling invasives at the roots: Community to rally for 'Green Up' style event

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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LINCOLN — Last June, three volunteers drove every road in Lincoln on a mission to search and destroy.

“We rode around every single road in Lincoln and pulled every single piece of wild chervil that we found,” said Lincoln Conservation Commission Chair Tina Scharf. “There’s not much here yet, but I had gone down to Rochester and I was so horrified by the chervil that I just said, ‘I’ve got to do something.’”

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Kids at heart of 117 years of classroom service: Trio of Beeman teachers to retire

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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NEW HAVEN — One hundred seventeen years of teacher power will say a fond goodbye when veterans Linda Kulhowvick, Margaret Benn and Arnell Paquette retire from Beeman Elementary School at the end of this school year.

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State police omit breath test results from DUI reports: Media concerned about new policy

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont State Police press releases related to drunken driving cases no longer include results of the preliminary breath test (PBT) for drivers who submit to that test after they are stopped.

That decision is based on a directive from key Vermont Department of Public Safety officials, including Commissioner Tom Anderson, who assert — among other things — that making PBT results public prior to a drunken driving suspect’s arraignment might affect his or her ability to get a fair trial.

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Vermont Gas fined $25,000 for destruction of rare sunflowers

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By Mike Polhamus of VTDigger.org



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MONKTON — Vermont Gas Systems was fined $25,000 late last month by the Public Service Board for the destruction of a rare plant during the construction of a 41-mile natural gas pipeline into Addison County.

The penalty is in addition to a $33,687.50 fine that the state Environmental Court in December assessed against Vermont Gas for the same incident.

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Police puppy ready to grow into patrol job: Neila becomes Officer Austin's new partner

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Police Department’s newest recruit isn’t striking fear in the hearts of would-be criminals — at least not yet.

At 12 weeks old, weighing around 20 pounds and eager to give out kisses, Officer Neila is melting her share of hearts as she prepares to grow into the role of Middlebury PD’s new police dog.

Toward the end of this year, she’ll be helping Middlebury police take a bite out of crime.

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Meet the farmers: Hannah Sessions and Greg Bernhardt from Blue Ledge Farm

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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LEICESTER — After 15 years of making cheese, you might think that Hannah Sessions and Greg Bernhardt are sick of the stuff. But that’s simply untrue. “We still love cheese,” said Bernhardt; Sessions nodded by her husband’s side in a recent interview. “It has to be the greatest food.”

They are true turophiles — cheese lovers. 

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Fans and folksingers rally to restore Utah's caboose: Benefit aims to aid Monkton landmark

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MONKTON — When Stephen Pilcher and wife Deb Gaynor bought their Monkton home 30-some years ago, they didn’t just buy a house and land, they bought a legend.

From 1973 to 1982, the former dairy barn at 126 Covered Bridge Road was the recording studio and administrative headquarters for Philo Records, renowned in folk circles as a label where musicians could make their own music, their own way, with their own integrity.

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