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EastView residents measure walks

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — By using an old fashioned measuring wheel, new-fangled GPS, and a pedometer, residents at the EastView at Middlebury retirement community last month measured a wide variety of walkways and trails in Middlebury.

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Victor Nuovo on Lucretius: The how and why of things

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Victor Nuovo



The German philosopher G.W. Leibniz (1646–1716), in a short discourse on metaphysics, asked the question, “Why is there something, rather than nothing?” He considered this the fundamental question of philosophical inquiry, which was unavoidable in the light of what he believed was a self-evident truth and philosophical axiom that nothing comes to be without a sufficient reason for its being.

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Shoreham nurse sparks relief drive

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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SHOREHAM — Two months ago, the Shoreham Congregational Church met Jade Blodgett, a nurse and Shoreham resident who explained her involvement with a medical mission to Honduras in March. The church took the challenge, titled “Hygiene for Honduras,” of filling a suitcase with basic hygiene supplies like soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, sunscreen and lip balm, as well as old eyeglasses. Suitcases were placed at the church and in the Platt Memorial Library in Shoreham. 

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Porter responds to public discontent, trustees admit 'rushed' process on physician contracts

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Members of Porter Medical Center board on Wednesday conceded what they now believe was too rapid a roll-out of new contract terms for the organization’s 33 physicians, and they vowed to become more inclusive and transparent in communicating what have been some major changes within Porter’s hospital, nursing home and 12 physicians’ practices.

Declaring a “mea culpa,” they said they said they would take the current contract with physicians off the table and start anew.

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Authors Alvarez and Danticat to discuss power of storytelling

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Two important contemporary authors will share the stage in an evening of conversation at Middlebury College on Wednesday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in Dana Auditorium. In an event titled “Scheherazade’s Sisters,” Middlebury alumna and 2013 Medal of Arts winner Julia Alvarez and acclaimed Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat

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Ferrisburgh talking deal with developer of power line

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — As higher profile and higher stakes talks have gone on between New Haven and the companies proposing a major new underground power line from New York state to New Haven, quieter negotiations have also been held in Ferrisburgh, another critical link in the planned 60-mile, $600 million project.

Massachusetts companies Anbaric Transmission and National Grid, the developers of the 400-megawatt Vermont Green Line, hope to bring hydro and wind power from upstate New York by cable under Lake Champlain and into the New England power grid via New Haven.

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GOP candidate for governor Lisman seeks government accountability

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Retired Wall Street executive Bruce Lisman believes Vermont’s governor should run the state more like a business. And as a former high-level administrator at Bear Stearns, Lisman said he has developed the necessary skills to help make key decisions about Vermont’s future and to treat citizens like “valued clients” instead of simply as taxpayers.

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Learn about shelter belt plantings in New Haven

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN — Meghan Giroux, owner and director of Vermont Edible Landscapes, will present “Creating a Shelter Belt” at the New Haven Town Office on Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m. The event is part of the New Haven Conservation Commission’s Armchair Naturalist Series.

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Conservation group offering tree seedlings

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Otter Creek Natural Resources Conservation District is sponsoring its annual Tree/Seedling Program for area residents and cooperators. This program was developed for the convenience of area residents and to support ongoing conservation projects. 

Possible uses for the seedlings are home orchards, windbreaks, Christmas trees, ornamental and wildlife habitat. 

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Local artists' exhibit 'Disclosures' to open at Town Hall Theater

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — In “Disclosures: Coming Out of Obscurity,” Lily Hinrichsen and Karla Van Vliet bring to light parts of their past, which have lived in darkness and obscurity, through the strength and delicacy of their assemblages, works on paper and mixed media. The exhibit runs March 11-May 7 at the Jackson Gallery at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, with an opening reception on Friday, March 25, from 5-7 p.m.

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