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Five run for three spots on Middlebury selectboard

Posted on January 31, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury voters on Town Meeting Day will decide a five-way race for three spots on their selectboard.

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Career center to educate 'Road Scholars' at new Transportation Academy

Posted on January 31, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center has put into gear a new program aimed at getting young adults on the road to good-paying jobs in the transportation industry.

It’s called the “Transportation Academy,” geared to students 18 and over who are willing to take evening classes en route to a certificate that will qualify them for a variety of jobs planning, maintaining and traveling on state and local roads.

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Robert Frost letters unveiled, show great poet's thoughts on religion

Posted on January 31, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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BUFFALO, N.Y. — On the 50th anniversary of Robert Frost’s death on Jan. 29, a rare collection of private artifacts that include religious musings during his time in Vermont and shed light on the great poet’s personal beliefs will be made available to the public for the first time.

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Six ACSU towns set election slates

Posted on January 31, 2013 |
By John Flowers



Bridport

Residents Edward Payne and Sue Walker will compete for a two-year term on the selectboard. Incumbent Selectwoman Susan Stocker is unopposed in her bid for a three-year term.

Meanwhile, Chuck Welch, Suzanne Buck and Paul Plouffe are running unopposed for terms of one, two and three years, respectively, on the local school board.

Leonard Barrett is running unopposed for another three-year term as Bridport’s representative on the UD-3 board.

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Some area residents nervous after a rash of home burglaries

Posted on January 31, 2013 |
By John S. McCright



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Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on the increase of burglaries in Addison County. The second part will focus on the state police’s new crime fighting tool.

ADDISON COUNTY — A Weybridge homeowner left her residence for an hour and locked every door in the house. She’d heard about area break-ins and her family was taking precautions.

“We were really locking our doors for the first time after 25 years in Vermont,” she recalled.

“We got hit anyway.”

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Schedule changes for this year's Legislative Breakfast series

Posted on January 31, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — The sponsors of the annual Legislative Breakfast series have announced two changes to this year’s schedule of weekly gatherings of Addison County lawmakers and residents.

The Feb. 11 breakfast scheduled for 7 a.m. in Bristol at the American Legion has been changed to a noon luncheon that will feature an appearance by Gov. Peter Shumlin. Also, the previously announced March 11 Governor’s Luncheon scheduled for the Bridport Grange Hall has been changed to a 7 a.m. breakfast to be held at the Whiting Town Hall.

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Homeowner: They can't steal the memories

Posted on January 31, 2013 |
By Bill Brooks



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Editor’s note: The writer of this story is one of many Addison County residents who has recently experienced a home break-in and the theft of precious family heirlooms of great sentimental value.

By BILL BROOKS

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Bixby seeks more funding from towns as its endowment dwindles

Posted on January 28, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Facing a fiscal crisis that Bixby Free Memorial Library board members believe could bankrupt the Vergennes fixture in a few short years, those board members this winter approached the five communities the library serves seeking a major boost in the support it receives within town budgets.

Bixby board members said they understood why responses from local selectboards were mixed when the Bixby initially asked for an increase in support from $13.66 per resident to about $24.

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Vt. Gas to move pipeline back to VELCO route

Posted on January 28, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



MONKTON — After weeks of heated dispute between Vermont Gas Systems and Monkton town officials over the path of a proposed natural gas pipeline, the parties involved may be nearing a compromise — though not all residents are satisfied.

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Documentary film reveals struggles of migrant dairy farm workers

Posted on January 28, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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ADDISON COUNTY — “Hide,” a new documentary film made by two Middlebury College students, takes viewers behind the scenes of Addison County’s picturesque landscape. It follows eight anonymous migrant workers laboring unseen in unnamed Vermont dairy farms and exposes the struggles of their daily lives, for the first time, to larger audiences.

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