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Lakeside towns seek power-line tax revenues

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Four Addison County communities have joined a legal effort to compel developers of the proposed New England Clean Power Link (NECPL) to pay municipal property taxes on the entire electric power transmission line — including the segment located on the bed of Lake Champlain off their respective shorelines.

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College, Middlebury-area schools form partnership on world study

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College and the Addison Central School District (ACSD) have forged a new partnership through which their respective students will gain knowledge and build career foundations through the International Baccalaureate program.

This past October the ACSD board unanimously agreed to begin a three-year process to become a district of IB World Schools. If successful, the Middlebury-area school district will become one of fewer than 10 IB World Districts in the United States.

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ACTR bus company marks 25 years on the go

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) began its journey back in 1992 with a handful of volunteer drivers believing they could make a difference for shut-ins, the disabled and people who couldn’t afford their own vehicles.

A quarter-century later, ACTR provides more than 180,000 rides per year through six different public bus routes helping people get around Addison County and to Rutland and Burlington.

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Aurora School closes, but might soon reopen as learning center

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — For the first time in more than 20 years, Middlebury’s Aurora School did not open its doors to students this month. Declining enrollment made it financially impossible to continue its K-8 programming. But Aurora leaders are in the process of reimagining the school’s mission in a manner that could soon bring hungry minds back to 238 Peterson Terrace.

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Local Rotarians fly Texas flag in solidarity with hurricane victims

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — People walking and traveling around Middlebury’s Court Square this past weekend noticed an unfamiliar red-white-and-blue flag buffeted by the wind. Middlebury Rotary Club members placed the Texas state flag in Court Square as a symbolic gesture of solidarity with residents of the Lone Star State, who continue to deal with devastating flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

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Local food organization considers creating a facility to process crops and meats

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN) is beginning a new chapter in its 12-year history of promoting sustainable, local sources of food and energy. The non-profit, grassroots organization has hired a new executive director who is leading an effort to create a new facility where small Addison County food producers could process and store their wares.

ACORN leaders last week formally announced Lynn Coale as the group’s new executive director.

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ANWSD negotiators strike a deal on a new teachers contract

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) and Addison Northwest Teachers’ Association have tentatively agreed on a new, two-year contract. Mark Koenig, a leader of the ANWSD board negotiating team, said the two sides reached the tentative deal at around 3 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, following a mediated session that lasted more than 11 hours.

The last teachers contract ran through June 30.

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Middlebury to test for pollution at site of former factory in Otter Creek

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — After decades of neglect, the Middlebury selectboard has commissioned a study to examine possible pollution at the old mill site at the base of Otter Creek Falls and determine its next steps.

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Bridport landmark closes its doors; Ray Boise ran Citgo station for 45 years

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
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BRIDPORT — It’s Monday morning at Boise Citgo in Bridport, and it’s a beehive of activity.

But on this day, workers aren’t pulling ailing vehicles into the garage for tune-ups, oil changes or repairs.

They’re hauling out a variety of automotive equipment, including brake lathes, floor jacks, anvils and king-sized wrenches.

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Six-year-old Forestdale boy fights rare disease

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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FORESTDALE — Mason Wedge should be joining hundreds of other Vermont kids entering first grade this week for a year of educational adventures.

But a serious disease known by three capital letters — DKC — is shackling him to his Forestdale home and leaving him and his family praying for a cure, or at least a critical bone marrow transplant.

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