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Workforce housing project gets Middlebury approval

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Development Review Board has given its approval to a new, 40-unit apartment building that will offer what its developer is defining as “workforce housing.”

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Bridport's Dattilio combines love of art and hunting

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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BRIDPORT — Four years ago, Vergennes Union High School alum Dustin Dattilio was a junior at Castleton State College, studying to become an athletic trainer. He spent some of his down time in his dorm room with a sketch pad and pencil, doodling and taking requests from friends.

“It started out as celebrity portraits,” Dattilio recalled during a Monday interview at his Bridport home. “People would say, ‘draw so-and-so.’”

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Rail bridges project draws criticism: Middlebury economy put into focus

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) officials converged on Middlebury Thursday to ask local folks their thoughts about a $52 million plan to replace the town’s two crumbling downtown rail bridges.

They got an earful.

Most of it was complaints about the potential economic impacts of a four-year construction process that some local merchants said they’re not sure they’ll be able to survive.

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Porter Medical Center celebrates new partnership

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center CEO Dr. Fred Kniffin has always compared the hospital’s affiliation process with University of Vermont Health Network to a courtship.

There was an initial period of “dating” last year when Porter was considering the possibility of joining UVMHN’s family of five medical institutions in Northern New York and Vermont.

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Head Start and Parent/Child Center provide a big lift with new bus service

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Parent/Child Center and Champlain Valley Head Start have launched a new bus service to ensure low-income parents and their kids get transportation from their homes to the child care, educational training and jobs they need in order to remain independent and self-sufficient.

It’s called the “Early Education Bus Service,” featuring two specially outfitted vehicles serving 30 children and 13 adults that are clients of the Parent/Child center and/or Head Start.

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Work concluding on addition for iconic Middlebury church

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — For 208 years, the majestic Congregational Church of Middlebury has symbolically stood vigil over downtown Middlebury from its perch at the intersection of North Pleasant and Main streets.

Workers are currently putting some of the final touches on a sibling structure that will provide much-needed program space for the church’s growing membership, youth education classes and humanitarian outreach efforts.

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VTrans seeks move of Middlebury bus stop

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY —The Vermont Agency of Transportation wants the Addison County Transit Resources bus stop on Merchants Row in Middlebury to be moved by Monday, June 12, as preparations are made for installation of two temporary bridges over the railroad in downtown. One of those bridges is right at the current ACTR stop.

The Middlebury selectboard received that information at Tuesday’s meeting as part of an update on plans to relocate the bus stop.

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Orwell, other towns OK high school budget

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By John Flowers



ORWELL — Orwell residents on Tuesday joined others in the Addison Rutland Supervisory Union in approving a 2017-2018 Fair Haven Union High School budget proposal of $7,831,980 that had been defeated on Town Meeting Day.

Residents in the ARSU-member communities of Orwell, Castleton, Benson, Hubbardton, West Haven and Fair Haven endorsed the spending plan by a 615-511 tally, according to figures provided by district Superintendent Ron Ryan. It’s the same spending plan that ARSU voters defeated last March by a 927-763 tally.

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Effort to rein in river gains steam in East Middlebury

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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EAST MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents next year will likely be asked to support a bond issue of around $2 million to finance a project aimed at preventing future flooding of the Middlebury River in East Middlebury.

It’s called the “East Middlebury Flood Resiliency Project,” an effort of more than three years to design, and obtain funding for, a series of construction projects designed to keep the river within its banks.

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Former Connor Homes workers launch new firm

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — After more than three decades in the construction business, Michael Gingras suddenly found himself out of a job. He was among the 63 workers at Connor Homes who were suddenly laid off last December when that business ceased operations in its 116,000-square-foot headquarters at 1741 Route 7 South in Middlebury.

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