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Middlebury EMS acquires a new ambulance

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Regional EMS officials are celebrating delivery of a new ambulance, and the organization continues to raise money to pay off debt for the Braun Signature Series all-wheel-drive vehicle.

The new vehicle will take the place of a 2009 ambulance that had been experiencing mechanical issues, according to MREMS Executive Director Teena Betourney.

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Shoreham spot eyed for Dollar General store

Posted on February 5, 2018 |
By John Flowers



SHOREHAM — The Shoreham Zoning Board of Adjustment on Feb. 8 will begin reviewing an application for a 7,545-square-foot Dollar General store that would be built on a 1-acre parcel on the east side of Route 22A.

Plans on file at the Shoreham town offices show a barn-style design for the store, which would be located within the town’s Village-Commercial zoning district. The proposed site would be carved from a 5.37-acre parcel owned by the Shoreham Telephone Co. at 3167 Route 22A. The  company would lease the property to Dollar General, according to plans.

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College seeks OK for a new building that will herald other building projects

Posted on February 5, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College is seeking town permission to erect a new, 23,000-square-foot building off Shannon Street to accommodate faculty and students temporarily displaced by upcoming renovations to Munroe and Warner halls.

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Salisbury kids are working with Rotary Club on service projects

Posted on February 5, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Rotary Club has spent many decades helping others, whether it be picking up trash on Green Up Day or helping to eradicate polio from the face of the Earth. The club has historically drawn membership from some of the best and brightest on the local business scene.

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Legislators consider income tax to fund public education

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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BRIDPORT — A proposal to use the income tax as the primary source for funding public schools was the top issue discussed by participants at the season’s first legislative breakfast, held Monday at the Bridport Grange Hall.

Local lawmakers also shared their view on the state’s new marijuana law and a plan to lower prescription drug costs, among other topics (click the links to see those stories).

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ACSD school board will lose three senior members

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — There will be three new faces on the Addison Central School District Board after the elections on Town Meeting Day, March 6.

Former Middlebury selectwoman and state Rep. Margaret “Peg” Martin and resident Davina Demarais are each running unopposed for separate three-year seats representing Middlebury on the ACSD board. They will be succeeding incumbents Ruth Hardy and Jason Duquette-Hoffman, both of whom have decided not to run for re-election.

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Three Ilsley Library posts draw seven candidates

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents on Town Meeting Day will decide a three-way race for two seats on their selectboard, though the hottest election ticket on March 6 will be for the Ilsley Library Board of Trustees. A combined total of seven candidates are vying for three positions on the Ilsley board, with interest likely bolstered by a budding plan to expand and renovate the historic library building at 75 Main St.

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Bristol election ballot boasts one contest

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
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BRISTOL — Residents of Bristol will vote in only one contested election on Town Meeting Day.

Kevin Hanson and Krista Siringo are vying for a three-year spot representing Bristol on the new Mount Abraham Unified School Board. But whomever loses that race will have other options for joining the panel, which governs the combined K-12 schools in Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro.

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A hike in the minimum wage is favored

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By John Flowers



BRIDPORT — A bill in the state Senate calls for a gradual increase in the state’s minimum wage, from the current $10.50 to $15 per hour by 2022. It was the topic of some discussion among lawmakers at Monday’s Legislative Breakfast at the Bridport Grange Hall.

Rep. Fred Baser, R-Bristol, is a member of the House Ways & Means Committee, which will review the bill when/if it emerges from the Senate.

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Local lawmakers explain marijuana legalization

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
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BRIDPORT — Gov. Phil Scott last week signed a bill that will allow adults in Vermont to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and to cultivate up to two mature plants on their property.

A majority of Addison County’s legislative delegation supported the marijuana bill, and some of those legislators explained their votes at a Legislative Breakfast at the Bridport Grange Hall on Monday.

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