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Zeoli, LaFiandra vie for interim selectboard position

Posted on January 30, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — In addition to approving the 2014 town meeting warning, the Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday accepted the nominations of residents Ann LaFiandra and Chris Zeoli to fill a short, interim stint on the selectboard.

The vacancy was created by the Jan. 2 resignation of Selectman Victor Nuovo.

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Public to remember Pete Seeger at Saturday gathering

Posted on January 30, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — A community gathering to remember and celebrate the life of the folk singer and freedom fighter Pete Seeger will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society. Seeger died Monday night in New York City at the age of 94.

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Shire town's warning features roof, bridge and building bonds

Posted on January 30, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday approved a 2014 town meeting warning that will ask voters to make substantial investments in some of their community’s key buildings and bridges.

The marquee items on the 10-article warning relate to plans to build a new Middlebury municipal building and recreation center.

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Five-way race set for three Vergennes City Council seats

Posted on January 30, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Three Vergennes City Council incumbents and two former aldermen filed petitions by Monday’s deadline, setting up a five-way race for three seats on the council in March.

On the Town Meeting Day ballot, incumbents Ziggy Comeau, Renny Perry and Lynn Donnelly will face challengers Peter Garon and former mayor Michael Daniels.

Comeau, a real estate broker, was first appointed to the board in 2005 and has won re-election ever since.

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Mount Abe's Aldrich has the 'write' stuff

Posted on January 30, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — A Mount Abraham Union High School student placed third in an annual essay contest sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Freshman Will Aldrich won the award for his essay, “Promote Sustainable Development,” in the contest timed to coincide with the president’s annual State of the Union Address to Congress.

For the contest, Vermont high school students are asked to write a 250-500-word essay about their views on the state of the union. President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union at the Capitol on Tuesday evening.

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Middlebury College grad to hit the field at the Super Bowl

Posted on January 30, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — Steven Hauschka looks not so different from everybody else in the Middlebury College class of 2007 facebook. Sandwiched between Casey Harwood and Tristan Hayes, Hauschka’s photo shows a fresh-faced kid from Needham, Mass., who had come to Middlebury to get a first-class education and play soccer.

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Farm Show hints at things to come in agriculture landscape

Posted on January 30, 2014 |
By Evan Johnson



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ESSEX JUNCTION — Francis Bronson of Bridport has been a regular at the annual Vermont Farm Show for 30 years, and this week attended the 82nd annual fair at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction even though he has left dairy farming.

While looking over some of the show’s more than 150 agricultural exhibits, Bronson said he was impressed by some of the technological advances on display.

“There’s some innovative thought processes on some of this stuff,” he said. “I wish some of it was around when I was still going.”

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Career Center budget cuts building trades program

Posted on January 27, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Voters in 17 Addison County towns on March 4 will vote on a proposed 2014-2015 Patricia Hannaford Career Center (PHCC) budget of $3,419,913, representing a 2.73-percent cut in spending that will call for elimination of the center’s building trades program as well as downsizing of the school’s administration.

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Bristol drug sting nabs two suspects

Posted on January 27, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — Bristol police on Jan. 17 arrested a second man implicated in a September drug raid on a South Street apartment. Court papers detail the sting operation that led to the arrests of the men for drug offenses.

It is the latest in a long-term effort by Bristol police to fight drugs in the community.

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Battle against drugs strains small Bristol police force

Posted on January 27, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — Yet another recent heroin bust has highlighted Bristol’s ongoing struggle with drug-related crime that has strained its small police force.

Despite dozens of arrests over the past 12 months, heroin remains pervasive in pockets of the small community, emblematic of a statewide struggle with opiate addiction and its consequences.

Police say an influx of out-of-town drug dealers has made investigations more difficult and time-consuming.

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