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Teen center fundraiser to feature chili contest

Posted on April 9, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Addison Central Teens (ACT) will add some spice to its annual fundraiser this year, set for this Saturday, April 14, 7-10 p.m., at Carol’s Hungry Mind Café at 24 Merchants Row in Middlebury.

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Dairy industry continues to take hits; worldwide milk glut keeps prices low

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By John Flowers



SALISBURY — The Bridport Grange and Addison County Farm Bureau will host a legislative luncheon on April 9 that will focus on the mounting financial challenges for farmers in the Green Mountain State.

But local farmers and lawmakers this past Monday had no interest in waiting a week to vent their frustrations, as they spent the vast majority of the latest legislative breakfast describing the fragile state of a dairy industry beset with surplus product that has reduced milk prices and left more farms on the brink of closing.

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Town Hall Theater to buy The Diner

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Town Hall Theater boosters have spent the past two years canvassing Middlebury for some additional storage and rehearsal space for the community’s thriving arts and entertainment center.

They’ve finally found the space they need — and it’s literally right next door to the majestic THT building on Merchants Row.

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Town Hall Theater to buy The Diner

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Town Hall Theater boosters have spent the past two years canvassing Middlebury for some additional storage and rehearsal space for the community’s thriving arts and entertainment center.

They’ve finally found the space they need — and it’s literally right next door to the majestic THT building on Merchants Row.

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Idea hatched to beautify downtown Middlebury construction site

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Town Hall Theater is recruiting local artists to put a prettier face on a chain link fence that will temporarily encircle one of Middlebury’s most prominent downtown parks for the next three years.

It’s being called the “Chain Link Gallery” project and will take center stage at Triangle Park, which will be surrounded by the impending $72 million effort to supplant the Main Street and Merchants Row rail bridges with a tunnel. The heaviest construction work on that tunnel is expected to occur in 2020.

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Act 60 architect John Freidin pans school funding plan

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — One of the architects of the state’s current education finance system is not very impressed with the House-passed alternative, H.911.

H.911, among other things, proposes to raise roughly $59 million through a new “school income tax surcharge” on homesteads (a house and two acres). That surcharge would be offset by a commensurate reduction in property taxes, according to boosters of the bill.

Former Rep. John Freidin, a Democrat now living in Middlebury, was candid in his criticism of the Legislature’s latest effort at an Act 60 makeover.

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Beauty or blight? Middlebury solar farm plan draws mixed reactions

Posted on April 2, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard’s March 27 public hearing on a proposed 4.99-megawatt solar farm off Halladay Road provided further evidence that when it comes to solar panels, the words “beauty” and “blight’ can be used to describe the same thing.

It all depends on whose eyes and which property lines are involved.

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Welch touts $3.3 billion to battle opioid addiction, decries stalemate over gun safety

Posted on April 2, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Congressman Peter Welch is praising a new, $3.3 billion federal commitment to fight opioid addiction, but he’s criticizing House leadership for not allowing the chamber to vote on substantive gun safety measures.

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ACSD needs a business manager

Posted on April 2, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Addison Central School District Business Manager Josh Quinn will soon step down from his post to take a new job as an audit manager with a Maine-based accounting firm, RHR Smith & Co.

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Former Connor Homes building on Route 7 is auctioned off

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Patrick Malone of Montpelier-based Malone Properties was the winning bidder at Tuesday’s auction for the 1741 Route 7 South building that for many years hosted Standard Register and most recently, Connor Homes. He confirmed to the Addison Independent his plans to renovate the now-vacant, 116,000-square-foot building for lease to a single or multiple businesses looking to grow in Middlebury.

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