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Middlebury-area school board on path to level-funded budget; teachers brace for layoffs

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District (ACSD) board on Monday agreed to pursue a level-funded budget for member-schools for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year, a move that would require more than $1.9 million in cuts and a potential reduction of 14 teaching positions, 18 paraprofessionals, a principal’s post and a central office worker.

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HomeShare Vermont bring people together, helps fill needs

Posted on November 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — With no age or income restrictions on HomeShare Vermont’s participants, homeshare hosts are drawn to the program for an extensive list of reasons.

Some need a little help around the house or want companionship. Others could use extra rental income to help make ends meet. Then there are some who see homesharing as a way to give back to the community and environment.

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Bristol selectboard eyeing trees; wants to balance safe sidewalks with tree health & beauty

Posted on October 2, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard is trying to figure out what to do about those trees between the street and the sidewalk in the village that are busting up sidewalks.

Cutting back the roots so the sidewalk can be repaired could end up killing the tree; removing the tree takes out an important Bristol asset.

“Sidewalk trees are a big part of the beauty of Bristol village, as is its walkability” said Bristol selectboard Chair Peter Coffey. “Trees are important. Safe sidewalks are important.”

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Bridport farmer leaps into robotic milking

Posted on October 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRIDPORT — Today more than ever, technology is interwoven into our daily lives, and recently is becoming a key player on Vermont dairy farms.

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Bristol is a place to go for a diverse variety of art

Posted on October 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Bristol’s downtown gallery Art on Main will stage an exhibition this fall called “Bringing the Outside In.

Running Oct. 13-Nov. 12, the show will feature three different artisans — three different ways of interacting with the natural world.

Susan Goldstein, Krista Cheney and Aurora Davidson all work directly with live natural materials — what they each do with them is unique to their own particular curiosity and artistic vision.

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Historical Society marks annual meeting with potluck and talk on Vermont's farm legacy

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT — The Bridport Historical Society will hold its 2017 annual meeting and potluck lunch on Sunday, Sept 17, at the Bridport Community/Masonic Hall. Featured will be a program by Gregory Sharrow on “A Sense of Place: Vermont’s Farm Legacy.” Sharrow, co-executive director of the Vermont Folklife Center, will explore the fabric of farm culture that has strongly influenced the identity of Vermonters, and probes its relationship to the world of Vermont today. His talk is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council.

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Pioneering organic wheat grower reflects on the farming life

Posted on September 11, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRIDPORT — Pioneering organic wheat farmer Ben Gleason is making plans to lay aside his plow. The 73-year-old Bridport resident is working with the Vermont Land Trust to conserve his farm’s 75 acres and conduct a nationwide search for a new farmer interested in Gleason’s farm and flour business.

“I was gonna farm until I died,” said Gleason. Instead he’s decided just to find new owners.

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Lakeside towns seek power-line tax revenues

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Four Addison County communities have joined a legal effort to compel developers of the proposed New England Clean Power Link (NECPL) to pay municipal property taxes on the entire electric power transmission line — including the segment located on the bed of Lake Champlain off their respective shorelines.

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Bridport landmark closes its doors; Ray Boise ran Citgo station for 45 years

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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BRIDPORT — It’s Monday morning at Boise Citgo in Bridport, and it’s a beehive of activity.

But on this day, workers aren’t pulling ailing vehicles into the garage for tune-ups, oil changes or repairs.

They’re hauling out a variety of automotive equipment, including brake lathes, floor jacks, anvils and king-sized wrenches.

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Late mowing helps grass-nesters thrive

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — Things are looking up — just a little bit — for Vermont’s bobolinks, thanks in part to increased acreage enrolled in Vermont’s Bobolink Project.

A grassland bird, bobolinks like to nest in open fields. They also have a propensity to return to the same fields year after year, come what may. But being birds, they’re unlikely to consult with local farmers about their haying schedules. The result?

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