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Area students to construct boat for iconic whaling ship

Posted on July 22, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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FERRISBURGH — Ten area students will be participating in a whale of a project at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) this winter.

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Lodge at Otter Creek celebrates five years

Posted on July 22, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Jim McWilliam wakes up every morning eager to start work at his job as executive director of The Lodge at Otter Creek, one of Middlebury’s two major retirement communities.

And McWilliam doesn’t have very far to travel to get to work. He lives at the Lodge, a development that just marked its fifth birthday and is ramping up occupancy as the economy continues to chug out of a lengthy recession.

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Disclosure of college offer ruffles feathers

Posted on July 18, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College’s offer to provide $5.5 million to the town of Middlebury to help construct a new municipal building and gym comes a year and a half after the institution offered $2.875 million in aid for a similar project, according to Selectman Craig Bingham, who this week decided to divulge the proposal that he said was discussed and rejected by the board during a Dec. 6, 2011, executive session meeting.

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Memorial Baptist Church to host new winter shelter

Posted on July 18, 2013 |
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ADDISON COUNTY — We may be going through a heat wave right now, but Addison County’s religious community is already organizing shelter for people who will find themselves homeless this coming winter when this week’s hot and hazy conditions will be a distant memory.

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Loans help three local food businesses get bigger

Posted on July 18, 2013 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Economic Development Corp. (ACEDC) will issue loans that will allow three area businesses to ramp up their respective production of croutons, whiskey and a traditional Indian smoothie called “lassi.”

Robin Scheu, executive director of the ACEDC, confirmed on Monday her organization will lend a combined total of around $120,000 to Olivia’s Croutons of New Haven, DAHlicious Lassi of Shoreham and the new Appalachian Gap Distillery in Middlebury’s industrial park.

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Middlebury board in favor of a rail tunnel

Posted on July 16, 2013 |
By John Flowers



EAST MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard is asking the Vermont Agency of Transportation to officially get behind a plan to replace the deteriorating Main Street and Merchants Row railroad overpasses with a tunnel, a concept that has been winning favor with a growing number of local residents and downtown merchants.

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Repair plan drafted for Middlebury River

Posted on July 16, 2013 |
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EAST MIDDLEBURY — Town leaders have applied for $1.85 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants to pursue a series of improvements to the Middlebury River designed to prevent future flooding in East Middlebury.

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Middlebury town office plan gets sharp rebuke at 1st public hearing

Posted on July 11, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The town should step back and consider long-term community needs — including those of the Ilsley Library and downtown parking — before seriously considering ceding public property to Middlebury College in exchange for $5.5 million toward a new, relocated municipal building and a gym.

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Scammers prey on older victims

Posted on July 11, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The endless, unwanted phone calls began for Betty around six weeks ago. The elderly Addison County resident picks up her phone, and the caller — sometimes with an Indian accent — promises her a great deal on emergency response or computer services, all the while trying to mine her for personal information.

“It’s irritating,” said Betty, an octogenarian and already a Lifeline customer through Porter Medical Center who asked that her real name not be used.

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New children's book has local connections

Posted on July 11, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Ashley Charron spent last summer reading hundreds of books by many authors to children at the daycare facility at which she worked.

She’s now written a children’s book of her own.

“I realized what the kids like (in a book), what they read the most,” said Charron, a lifelong Addison County resident. “I decided to write one, and that was that.”

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