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Fundraiser aims to help victims of hurricanes in Virgin Islands

Posted on November 22, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Mary O’Shea and her husband were fortunate enough to have built a small house on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. They were also fortunate that the home sustained minimal damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which ravaged many Caribbean islands earlier this fall.

Most of the people in the Virgin Islands, a U.S. territory, were not so lucky.

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Middlebury Police Log: Police investigate cash stolen from deli

Posted on November 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police were informed on Nov. 16 that an unspecified amount of cash had been stolen from Noonie’s Deli. The matter remains under investigation.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Helped Rutland police locate a person in the Middlebury area on Nov. 13.

•  Assisted the Vermont Department for Families and Children in finding a young girl who had left her home without permission on Nov. 13.

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Middlebury officials to review downtown tax: Some merchants concerned with levy

Posted on November 20, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard has unanimously approved a seven-year renewal of the community’s Downtown Improvement District (DID), though officials said they’re open to adopting a new revenue source for funding the associated upgrades to public property within that special zone.

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New venture to turn manure and food waste into energy

Posted on November 20, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — A Salisbury farm will soon be turning on-site cow manure and Addison County food waste into renewable energy that will push Middlebury College’s campus beyond its goal of carbon neutrality.

The Goodrich Farm will host a Farm Powered-brand anaerobic digester that will, on a daily basis, process 100 tons of manure from the 900-cow farm off Shard Villa Road and 165 tons of organic food waste per day from some of the Middlebury area’s biggest organizations, including the Agri-Mark/Cabot cheese making plant in Middlebury.

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Middlebury denies AquaViTea's tax break request

Posted on November 20, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard has declined Aqua ViTea’s request for a five-year suspension of its municipal property tax levy, a reduction that would have totaled around $92,400.

The reason: The popular kombucha-manufacturer’s request was judged by the town’s Tax Stabilization Task Force to be more of an abatement pitch than something that could’ve been accommodated through a municipal tax stabilization policy that is currently up for revisions.

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Middlebury to save $99K through new insurance program

Posted on November 20, 2017 |
By John S. McCright and John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — At its Nov. 14 meeting, the Middlebury selectboard accepted a bid of $278,600 from the Vermont League of Cities & Towns to provide property and casualty insurance, as well as workers’ compensation insurance, to the town of Middlebury in 2018.

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Transit company to release new schedule Dec. 1

Posted on November 20, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) will publish a new Shuttle Bus System schedule on Friday, Dec. 1.

This redesigned schedule will reflect changes brought about by the relocation of its Middlebury Transit Hub bus stop. The move, from Merchants Row to Academy Street, was necessitated by the bigger Downtown Railroad Bridge Replacement Project, which is replacing the decrepit bridge on Merchants Row near the former bus stop.

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Huge solar farm pitched for Halladay Road in Middlebury

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A Vermont company is proposing to buy a 112-acre parcel off Halladay Road in Middlebury as the potential site for 5-megawatt solar farm that would feed energy into the state’s electrical grid.

Representatives of GroSolar gave the Middlebury selectboard a brief overview of their project on Tuesday. As currently envisioned, the solar farm would cover approximately 40 acres of the 112-acre parcel, owned by the estate of Ruth Quesnel.

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Route 7 location in Middlebury could host a medical marijuana dispensary

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Development Review Board on Nov. 27 will take its first look at a proposal to establish a medical marijuana dispensary at 1641 Route 7 South, the former home of Planned Parenthood.

As previously reported by the Independent, Champlain Valley Dispensary (CVD) has been looking for a Middlebury location from which to serve Addison County patients with state identification cards to receive medical marijuana. The CVD currently supplies around 3,000 qualifying patients with medical marijuana through its dispensaries in Burlington and Brattleboro.

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Porter Hospital seeks 'Epic' software upgrade; project would unify electronic medical records

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — For 28 years now, Betty Diette has been battling a formidable foe: multiple sclerosis, a neurological disorder that has confined her to a wheelchair — but has not diminished her intellect or her dignity.

Now a resident of Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Diette often finds herself shuttling to medical appointments throughout Addison and Chittenden counties. Being in a wheelchair, she can find it hard to access some buildings.

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