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Middlebury begins search for passenger rail platform

Posted on April 30, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury has hired the engineering firm VHB to help it site a new passenger rail platform in anticipation of Amtrak service coming to the Shire Town within the next three years.

VHB was selected from among three firms that declared interest in the job, which calls for scouring the downtown area for locations that could host a platform for future customers of Amtrak service between Burlington and New York City.

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Former Bristol chief to run for county sheriff

Posted on April 30, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — A lot of people get so excited about the prospect of retirement that they tick off days on a calendar.

But Kevin Gibbs is counting the days until Nov. 6, when he hopes area voters will pull him out of retirement and select him as the new Addison County Sheriff.

Gibbs, 58, called it quits last September after a 31-year tenure with the Bristol Police Department, the final 25 of those spent as chief.

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Scott, lawmakers tussle over toxics; governor's veto faces stiff challenge

Posted on April 26, 2018 |
By John Flowers



NEW HAVEN — Local lawmakers are entering the home stretch of the 2018 legislative session, a period marked by frantic negotiations to salvage bills that will otherwise lie dormant until next January, or risk dying altogether.

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Clean water bill would give citizens role in enforcement

Posted on April 26, 2018 |
By John Flowers



NEW HAVEN — Dairy farms came into the spotlight at Monday’s legislative breakfast at the New Haven Congregational Church when local lawmakers discussed a clean water bill that would give citizens the right to challenge Vermonters who they think aren’t complying with the law.

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Photos at Sheldon conjure 100 years of local history

Posted on April 26, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History has for years proudly shown visitors various objects Addison County’s earlier residents prized for work and play, as a way of better understanding what life was like in this area during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

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Nine-lot subdivision pitched near Otter Creek in Weybridge

Posted on April 26, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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WEYBRIDGE — The Weybridge Planning Commission on June 12 will hold its third review of a proposed nine-lot Planned Unit Development (PUD) that would be located off Morgan Horse Farm Road, adjacent to the Otter Creek.

The PUD — among the largest ever to be pitched in Weybridge — would be sited on approximately 2.1 acres of a 40.5-acre parcel owned by Robert and Yolanda Prigo.

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Victor Nuovo back on the job after health scare

Posted on April 26, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Selectman Victor Nuovo rarely misses board meetings. And on the rare occasions he does, it’s usually because he’s traveling abroad to research his latest book project.

However, when the 86-year-old took his place at the selectboard table on April 10 it was the first time he’d been to a meeting in almost six weeks. The reason: He’s been recovering from a major heart attack.

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Family leave bill still unresolved

Posted on April 26, 2018 |
By John Flowers



NEW HAVEN — The Vermont Legislature is considering two bills that address key components of how Vermonters are treated in the workplace — paid family leave and the minimum wage.

At Monday’s legislative breakfast at the New Haven Congregational Church, local lawmakers gave an update on those bills and how one might affect the other.

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Dollar General earns approval in Shoreham

Posted on April 23, 2018 |
By John Flowers



SHOREHAM — The Shoreham Zoning Board of Adjustment has given its conditional approval to a 7,545-square-foot Dollar General store to be built on a 1-acre parcel on the east side of Route 22A, and the applicants have said the new building could be in place before the end of the year.

Five Shoreham ZBA members unanimously endorsed the project on March 17, after weighing public testimony and studying plans submitted by the applicant, Shoreham BTS Retail, LLC.

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Nancy Malcolm leaves mark on Middlebury's planning efforts

Posted on April 23, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Nancy Malcolm never planned on joining the planning commission. It was former Better Middlebury Partnership Coordinator Gail Freidin who encouraged her to join in 2005.

“I had never thought about it, which begs the issue that you do have to ask and recruit new people,” she said.

Thirteen years later, Malcolm is stepping away from the commission after having led it through a very busy period that included a massive re-write of the Middlebury Town Plan.

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