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Middlebury begins budget work

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials will spend the next month trimming the first draft of a 2016-2017 municipal budget that reflects a $290,522 increase in spending, which would translate into a 4-cent rise in the town’s municipal tax rate.

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Sheriff pitches services to Ferrisburgh

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Two weeks after Vergennes officials met with the Ferrisburgh selectboard to discuss providing city police service to the town, on Tuesday Addison County Sheriff Don Keeler told the board he believed his department could do the same job for less money.

Keeler also said he wished the board had contacted him previously to clear up its questions about his department’s performance in speed control and willingness to work nights.

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Proposed UD-3 spending plan reflects a 1-percent increase

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The UD-3 school board on Tuesday got its first look at a draft budget that calls for a 1-percent increase in spending for Middlebury Union middle and high schools during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Addison Central Supervisory Union Superintendent Peter Burrows said the spending plan would also place the district $93,845 clear of a state mandate that UD-3 hold itself to no more than a 0.71-pecent increase in per-pupil spending for fiscal year 2017.

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State launches new treatment program for opiate addicts

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By Elizabeth Hewitt VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — The state is launching a new treatment option for recovering opiate addicts.

The pilot program, announced by Gov. Peter Shumlin Tuesday, will support some 350 Vermonters who will use a monthly injection instead of traditional forms of opiate addiction treatment.

Unlike buprenorphine and methadone, the two most commonly used treatments in Vermont, naltrexone is not a substitute for opiates. If someone were to use opiates after getting the naltrexone injection, they wouldn’t experience the high they would normally get.

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Filmmaker makes the scene in online TV

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By David Weinstock



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CHICAGO — Middlebury native Heath Rumble always dreamed of making movies and telling stories.

At age 8 he took a Middlebury Community Television summer course. In middle school, inspired by the first Spiderman film, he began writing his own superhero comics. At Middlebury Union High School he showed a talent for video editing. That skill helped him win a place at Columbia College Chicago, an arts institute with film and theater programs.

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Around 60 rally in Middlebury for climate change action

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Between 55 and 60 people rallied at Triangle Park in downtown Middlebury on Saturday in advance of a big international summit on climate change to make Vermonters’ voices heard.

A mix of people from very young to long in the tooth held signs asking for such things as “Climate Justice Now” and reminding negotiators in Paris that the whole world — including Middlebury, Vt. — was watching and demanding results. They came from as far away as Montpelier, Waitsfield and Charlotte.

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Annual Holiday Stroll promises crafts, food, caroling and Santa

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Community will be the watchword of the day on Dec. 5 when loads of residents of Vergennes and surrounding towns gather in the Little City for the 10th annual Holiday Stroll.

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Bristol will be host to church bazaars this weekend

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Bristol will be busy with several church bazaars on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5.

St. Ambrose Church will hold its “Sleigh Ride” Christmas marketplace starting on Friday from 1-5 p.m. and continuing on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The marketplace includes a craft shop, bake shop, wonder jars, silent auction, attic treasures, raffles and more. Friday includes a silver tea at 2:30 p.m., and on Saturday Santa will visit.

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Fantastic train display returns to Sheldon Museum

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — In what has become an annual holiday tradition at the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury, the Midd-Vermont Train Club is presenting an elaborate electric train layout sure to delight all ages.

Over the years, the assemblage has grown and stands three levels high, with tracks running Lionel O gauge trains, Lionel 027 gauge trains and an upper track running HO trains. The backdrop of the green mountains painted by local artist Gayl Braisted adds atmosphere.

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'Our Song' art exhibit celebrates open spaces

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Edgewater Gallery announces its joint December exhibition: “Hannah Sessions and Greg Bernhardt — Our Song.” The gallery will host an opening reception on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 4-6 p.m. Light Refreshments will be served.

This show celebrates the relationship Sessions and Bernhardt share with the land as both artists and farmers. Their pieces depict farms up close and from afar to capture everyday moments on their farm and the farms of their friends and neighbors, and the great tradition of agriculture in the Champlain Valley.

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