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Middlebury business outreach at crossroads as development fund up for renewal

Posted on September 29, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Almost four years into its five-year trial, the Middlebury Business Development Fund (MBDF) is struggling to achieve its goal of bringing substantial new businesses and jobs to town, in spite of the efforts of its energetic executive director.

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Independent, chamber of commerce to host candidate forums

Posted on September 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES/BRISTOL/MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Chamber of Commerce and the Addison Independent are co-hosting three legislative candidate forums in October. These are non-partisan events in which candidates from all parties will be participating.

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Ag tour highlights farm efforts to improve lake water quality

Posted on September 29, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — Legislators, policy makers, representatives from state and federal entities and others got on the bus Monday to see what Addison County farmers are doing to improve water quality in Lake Champlain.

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Winter ticks plague Vermont's moose herd

Posted on September 29, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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VERMONT — Archers will head into the woods on Saturday for the start of moose season and hunters with guns will get to take their shots beginning Oct. 15. But fewer hunters will be roaming Vermont’s forest this fall on the lookout for one of the state’s most iconic animals.

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Image Farm: designing local brands

Posted on September 29, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



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MIDDLEBURY — Odds are most residents of Addison County have encountered graphic designer Matt Heywood’s work, though they probably didn’t know it at the time.

Anyone who has used the Addison Country Transit Resources public transportation system, sipped from an Aqua Vi-Tea Kombucha bottle, used Full Sun products or entered the Vermont Book Shop in downtown Middlebury has witnessed Heywood’s craftsmanship.

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Rutland accepted for refugee resettlement

Posted on September 28, 2016 |
By Patricia Minichiello



State and Washington, D.C., officials expect the release of approval sites for refugee resettlement around the country, including Rutland, by the end of this week.

Amila Merdzanovic, director of the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, said Monday, Sept. 26, that a decision on the city’s application is expected by Friday, Sept. 30.

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Watercolors depict forest fires

Posted on September 27, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Until the end of the month, original watercolor paintings of Lake Champlain’s Button Bay are on display at Vergennes Wine, which is on Main Street in Vergennes.

All of the money raised from any sale of a painting will go to The Wildland Firefighter Foundation, a nonprofit that helps support families of firefighters who die while battling forest blazes. Artist Vanessa Hampton will mark proceeds for Justin Beebe of Bellows Falls, who died last month while fighting a forest fire with the U.S. Forest Service.

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ANeSU unification will build community, superintendent says

Posted on September 26, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Superintendent Patrick Reen supports the potential unification of budgets and school governance in the five town area for a simple reason: It would be good for the kids.

“For me, the number one reason why this change is important is because it allows this organization to focus on what it wants to achieve for kids in a way that it hasn’t ever been able to do before,” Reen said.

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Sheldon to offer tours of eight Middlebury churches

Posted on September 26, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — On Sunday, Oct. 9, the Henry Sheldon Museum sponsors a tour featuring eight houses of worship in Middlebury village, notable embodiments of two centuries of religious culture and architectural craftsmanship.The tour is organized by Glenn Andres, Middlebury College Professor Emeritus of History, Art and Architecture. Participants may visit the eight churches in any order between 1-5 p.m.

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Housing advocate to be honored

Posted on September 26, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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CLARENDON — Elisabeth Kulas, executive director of the Housing Trust of Rutland County, will be recognized next week for promoting smart growth, energy efficiency, renewable energy and strong communities through the development of affordable housing.

Kulas, of Clarendon, will receive the Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership from the Vermont Natural Resources Council at VNRC’s annual meeting on Sept. 29, at the Inn at Lareau Farm in Waitsfield.

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