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Students explore experimental learning this summer

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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ADDISON COUNTY — A group of students from Bristol Elementary School rush out of the National Bank of Middlebury in Bristol, their arms laden with cash that had been in a safe only minutes before. Onlookers watch, but no one lifts a finger.

Instead, the onlookers smile, bemused, because the students’ arms are laden with Monopoly cash.

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Airport neighbors to appeal for noise relief

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Public Safety & Health Committee on Monday, Aug. 8, will invite citizens’ feedback on the town’s noise ordinance, including from some Middlebury State Airport neighbors who are seeking ways to lessen the impacts of what they believe will soon be an expanded use of the local airport.

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Brandon wetland conservation plan worries some neighbors

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs/Brandon Reporter



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BRANDON — One month after federal natural resource officials touted the preservation of 500 acres of wetland on Union Street, abutting neighbors of the property are voicing concerns over future flooding and mosquito issues.

The largest conservation easement in Vermont, the preservation of the tract at the former Dean farm along the Otter Creek was celebrated by a host of state and federal wildlife and agriculture officials at a ceremony at the farm on June 23. The farm is now owned by Lyn and Jim Des Marais.

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Paul Strand captured Vermont in black and white

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



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MIDDLEBURY — “I like to photograph people who have strength and dignity in their faces; whatever life has done to them, it hasn’t destroyed them. I gravitate towards people like that.”

Paul Strand’s words hover over a series of black-and-white photos featuring farmers, brides and scenes of an all-too-familiar rural Vermont in the Middlebury College Museum of Art this summer.

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Judge tells state to open pipeline hearing

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Mike Polhamus VTDigger.org



An ongoing dispute over whether Vermont Gas can install a natural gas pipeline through a park in Hinesburg is the last obstacle the company faces as it seeks to install a 41-mile line from Williston to Middlebury.

A court decision and several legal actions made in the past few days could have an impact on how the project proceeds.

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Federal judge rules that PSB hearings must remain open to the public

Posted on August 3, 2016 |
By Mike Polhamus VTDigger.org



VERMONT — An ongoing dispute over whether Vermont Gas can install a natural gas pipeline through a park in Hinesburg is the last obstacle the company faces as it seeks to install a 41-mile line from Williston to Middlebury.

A court decision and several legal actions made in the past few days could have an impact on how the project proceeds.

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Local musicians to play and teach in Ethiopia

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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LINCOLN — A trio of Vermont musicians led by a Lincoln woman will travel to Ethiopia next month to volunteer, perform and teach with One Love Theater, an Ethiopian organization that entertains people while it educates them.

The group is called Band of the Land, and it consists of three core members: Eli Goldman of Underhill, Dan Hibbs of Jericho, and Lillian Seibert of Lincoln. All three where born and raised in the Green Mountain State and currently live in central and northern Vermont.

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VTrans confirms a delay for Middlebury rail bridges project

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MONTPELIER — Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) officials on Thursday confirmed that a $40 million  project to replace Middlebury’s two downtown rail bridges will not start this fall, as previously promised. State officials are now targeting September for the release of a revised construction timetable for work expected to envelope downtown Middlebury for the better part of two years.

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Ferrisburgh closer on VGL deal

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The town of Ferrisburgh and the Massachusetts companies proposing the $650 million, 400-megawatt Vermont Green Line (VGL) — Anbaric Transmission and National Grid — could strike a deal at any time to pay the town for hosting about 5.5 miles of underground power cable between Lake Champlain and on Route 7, according to the head of the committee dealing with the VGL firms on the town’s behalf

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Locals play role in historic convention

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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PHILADELPHIA — The second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week saw an emotional moment for Vermonters as erstwhile presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders pledged his own support for Democratic Hillary Clinton.

Vermont delegate Diane Lanpher of Vergennes, who was caught by a television camera giving Sanders a hug before his big endorsement, was standing in the heart of Vermont delegation on the convention floor.

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