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Vermont Choral Union marks 50 yeas with concert series

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Fifty years ago, University of Vermont professor James G. Chapman founded the Vermont Choral Union ? a community-based a cappella choral group. The ensemble of 36 singers is still going strong, now with Middlebury’s Jeff Rehbach at the helm. Rehbach will lead the Vermont Choral Union in three anniversary concerts next week: at the Mahaney Center for the Arts at Middlebury College on Friday, at the McCarthy Recital Hall at St. Michael’s College on Saturday and at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier on Sunday.

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Teacher contract talks break down in Addison Northwest and Rutland Northeast

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By John S. McCright and Lee J. Kahrs



VERGENNES / BRANDON — School boards and teachers unions in two more local districts have declared impasse in their negotiations over teacher contracts.

Negotiators in the Addison Northwest district in the Vergennes area and in the Rutland Northeast district in the Brandon area are both seeking the aid of third-party mediators to help them get over the hump in discussions to replace contracts that end July 1.

RNeSU declared an impasse last week, Addison Northwest School District this Monday.

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Holy Week Religious Services in Addison County 2017

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



EASTER RELIGIOUS SERVICES

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ST. THOMAS & GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Easter Day service, April 16, 10 a.m.

 

FURNACE BROOK WESLEYAN CHURCH – FOREST DALE CAMPUS. Easter Sunrise Service, Sunday, April 16, 6:30 a.m.; Easter Service, 11 a.m.

 

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Lake cleanup to result in tax increases

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By John Flowers



WEYBRIDGE — Addison County lawmakers on Monday converged on the Weybridge Congregational Church to continue a debate that has been reverberating in the Statehouse: How to pay the state’s share of the estimated $2.3 billion cost of cleaning up Lake Champlain and its tributaries.

The discussion centered on Act 64, aka the Clean Water Act, a massive cleanup effort that involves municipal sewer plants, farmers, and the many impermeable surfaces — including roads and parking lots — over which water can travel on its way to the lake.

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Natural gas now flowing into Middlebury

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Gas on Wednesday, April 12, officially turned on the spigot to its 41-mile Addison Natural Gas Project pipeline, sending its product to an initial four corporate users in Middlebury’s Industrial Park.

The launch comes after more than six years of planning, protests and a still-pending case before the Vermont Supreme Court through which the plaintiffs are challenging the legality of Vermont Gas’s move to bury its pipeline under Hinesburg’s Geprags Park.

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State's newest cohousing community nears opening

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Those who peer through the chain-link fence running from 8 to 14 North Street (and the antique railings in front of number 16) see a construction site.

The ground has been bulldozed flat. Heavy equipment populates the yard. Siding is going up. Solar panels are being installed on roofs. Decks are being built. Workmen bustle around. Electric saws whine and hammers pound.

But when the eight households now signed on to create Bristol Village Cohousing move in, the site will become a community.

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Historic Shoreham Inn gets new owners: Young couple plans to add new touches

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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SHOREHAM — Andrew and Elizabeth Done have called many places home during the past 25 years: Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Louisiana.

Now, they believe they have found a more permanent destination — as the new owners of the historic Shoreham Inn, where they plan to continue a long tradition of hospitality.

“This was a great opportunity to do something we have always wanted to do,” Andrew said on Monday while Elizabeth was making pies — one of her specialties — in the kitchen.

“This really made sense.”

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Town plan sets future for Ferrisburgh

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard at its March 28 meeting chose May 9 as a hearing date for the proposed new town plan that was written and has already been approved by the Ferrisburgh Planning Commission.

The May 9 meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the town’s Route 7 office building.

Planners after a March 15 hearing approved the 89-page plan, which has been almost four years in the making, and forwarded it to the selectboard.

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Vergennes police honored for investigations, enforcement, community policing

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Many individual members of the Vergennes Police Department received honors on March 28, when the department held its annual recognition ceremony during a Vergennes City Council meeting at the city’s Green Street fire station.

The night’s biggest award, however, went to the entire department and covered the full tenure of Chief George Merkel, who was hired in November 2009 to lead what was then a struggling force.

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Efficiency Vermont honors Bread Loaf Corp. with 'Best of the Best' award for energy efficiency

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY/WALTHAM — Design and construction firms were honored recently by Efficiency Vermont with its “Best of the Best” awards for excellence in energy efficient new construction projects in Addison County.

Among the 17 projects honored statewide in a Feb. 1 event, four were in Addison County.

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