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Middlebury waterfront to get a facelift

Posted on April 18, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Work is scheduled to begin early next month on a project that will beautify and improve public access to the riverfront area of the Marble Works complex that fronts the Otter Creek Falls in Middlebury.

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Gaucher launches push to grow Middlebury business

Posted on April 15, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Jamie Gaucher has only been Middlebury’s first-ever business development director for about 10 days, but he has already mapped out what he wants to accomplish during his next 90.

Gaucher’s plan is to lay a strong foundation for job growth in Middlebury that will include setting up new software to track corporate prospects, networking with Middlebury College alumni as well as state and local economic development officials, and meeting with local business leaders to get feedback on how to fill voids in the local job market.

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Middlebury OKs Mary Hogan School budget

Posted on April 12, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A group of around 20 Middlebury residents joined their local school board on Wednesday evening to vote unanimously for 2013-2014 spending plan of $6,418,788 for Mary Hogan Elementary School.

The meeting lasted around one hour, according to ID-4 school board Chairwoman Ruth Hardy.

“There were some good questions and people seemed genuinely supportive” of the budget, Hardy said.

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North Branch students deliver self-written play with philosophical theme

Posted on April 11, 2013 |
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RIPTON — Theater enthusiasts will have an opportunity to witness a “Mad World” at the Ripton Community House this weekend. “Mad World” is the name of the original play that the North Branch School students have written and will perform twice, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13.

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Leicester OKs school budget on second try

Posted on April 11, 2013 |
By John Flowers



LEICESTER — Leicester residents on Tuesday voted 68 to 61 in favor of a slightly scaled-back version of the 2013-2014 elementary school budget of $1,127,521 that they had defeated on Town Meeting Day.

The new spending plan of $1,117,640 reflected $9,881 in cuts, resulting in a 5.4-percent increase compared to this year. Cuts made by the Leicester Central School board included around $2,140 in health insurance-related expenses, $2,758 less in compensation for the school nurse position, and a $5,000 reduction in administrative salaries.

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Clippings: Bracing for another new challenge

Posted on April 11, 2013 |
By John Flowers



As I get older, I’m beginning to think my body has been wired backward. Either that, or it’s true what they say about the advancing years becoming a second childhood.

How else can I explain the onset of some health-related maintenance needs that should have manifested themselves when I was a lot younger?

First, my body waited until adulthood before telling me that I “needed” the mumps. I guess it was Mother Nature’s way of having a good laugh at my expense. Kids look cute with chipmunk cheeks; adults — not so much.

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Lakeshore residents blast bill

Posted on April 11, 2013 |
By John Flowers



SHOREHAM — Some lakeshore property owners on Monday urged the county’s two state senators to reject a bill that would set up a new regulatory hurdle for people seeking to develop property within 250 feet of lakes or ponds with more than 10 acres of surface area.

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Vermont Gas unveils five pipeline routes to N.Y. mill

Posted on April 11, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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SHOREHAM — Vermont Gas this week unveiled five potential routes for its proposed natural gas pipeline that would extend from Middlebury to Ticonderoga, N.Y., a plan that at Monday’s legislative breakfast in Shoreham continued to draw criticism from area residents who oppose the prospect of seeing the project running through their respective properties.

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Middlebury to vote Wednesday on $6.4 million school budget

Posted on April 8, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury voters on Wednesday, April 10, will meet at Mary Hogan Elementary School to decide a proposed 2013-2014 spending plan of $6,418,788, representing a 4.46-percent increase. The budget reflects, among other things, a growing commitment to science, technology, engineering and math programs.

But thanks in part to a student enrollment that’s expected to grow by 10 next fall (to a total of around 405), the property tax-affecting portion of the budget is expected to rise by only 0.82 percent, according to school administrators.

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Local Rotarians trot the globe to help others

Posted on April 8, 2013 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Rotary Club is well known for its good works in and around Addison County’s shire town.

But members of the group are now increasingly making a philanthropic impact in all corners of the world.

Two of those members, Judy Brown and Jason Schnoor, recently returned from trips to India and Ghana, respectively, during which they helped further Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate polio and provide clean water to rural villagers.

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