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Former Greg's market sold; new owner keen to re-establish grocery business

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Longtime Middlebury businessman Tony Neri has purchased the former Greg’s Meat Market property at 3 Elm St. and hopes to return it to its former life as a neighborhood grocery store.

“It could happen in 60 days, it could take six months, but it’s going to happen,” Neri said on Monday of his effort to rekindle a supermarket operation that has been dormant since April 2015, when former Greg’s owner Bart Litvin filed for bankruptcy protection and closed the much-loved store after having owned it for six years.

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United Way exceeds its fundraising goal; agency harvests $651,000 for charity

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Thanks to some very hard work and the generosity of some local philanthropists, the United Way of Addison County (UWAC) has not only reached — but has slightly eclipsed — its $650,000 fundraising goal for its 2016 campaign, which began last fall and concluded June 30.

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Lincoln woman joins D.C. health care protest and gets arrested

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
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LINCOLN — Lincoln resident Mari Cordes on Thursday returned from a whirlwind, three-day trip to Washington, D.C., that included wading through bustling airports, bunking down at a hostel and getting arrested.

While that might seem like a nightmare scenario for most people, Cordes pronounced the trip a rousing success.

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Local group searches for DeLorean to amp up 'Back to the Future' remake

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Two years ago, Kurt Broderson organized a local effort to participate in a remake of the “Raiders of the Lost Ark” film.

He’s now rallying the troops to act out some scenes from the 1980s hit “Back to the Future,” an effort that will also involve the search for a “holy grail.” Only in this case, it’s not the Ark of the Covenant, but rather a rare DeLorean sports car that serves as the vehicle for time travel in “Back to the Future.”

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Middlebury to create new conservation commission

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury is putting together its first-ever conservation commission, a five-person panel that will help inventory the town’s natural resources and provide input on the potential impacts of future development on the community’s waterways, wetlands and other environmental assets.

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Bridge work in downtown Middlebury suspended for festival, market and auction

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The temporary parking barriers erected in downtown Middlebury for a Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) project to install temporary bridges will recede early next month to ensure convenient access to three popular annual July events set for the village green:

The Festival on-the-Green, St. Stephen’s Church Peasant Market and Lion’s Club auction and barbeque.

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In Middlebury, town rate rises by a half-cent

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday unanimously OK’d a new municipal property tax rate of 98.2 cents per $100 in property value, reflecting a bump of approximately a half a penny compared to this year’s rate of 97.8 cents.

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ACSD schools ratify two-year teacher contract, but a financial penalty looms

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District (ACSD) board and local teachers have ratified a new, two-year labor agreement that includes a 3-percent annual increase in new money for salaries, extends the length of the school day, and requires educators to take on a greater share of their health insurance premiums.

But some ACSD negotiators are now wishing they had waited a little longer before finalizing the new pact.

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Advocates brainstorm solutions for affordable housing problem

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Filling Addison County’s affordable housing void will require a lot more public and private investment, better tenant-landlord relationships and some new, creative initiatives — such as the “HomeShare” program that matches people in need of shelter with seniors needing help with household chores.

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Middlebury officials eyeing $1.15M Creek Road rebuild

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury should work to reopen flood-damaged Creek Road as soon as possible, and then phase in a series of more than $1 million in upgrades to the road, which has been closed to through-traffic for the past two years.

That’s the course the Middlebury Infrastructure Committee on June 22 voted unanimously to ask the selectboard to pursue.

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