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Middlebury homeless shelter to add daytime hours

Posted on May 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Outdoor temperatures in Vermont are on the rise, but members of Middlebury’s Charter House Coalition (CHC) are laying the groundwork for expanded service at the nonprofit’s warming shelter to make sure area homeless people will be able to stay safe and out of the elements throughout the year.

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Weybridge eyed for natural gas service; meeting Tuesday

Posted on May 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



WEYBRIDGE — The Weybridge selectboard this Tuesday, May 17, will hold a public meeting to seek residents’ feedback on a Vermont Gas plan to provide natural gas to residents living on portions of a half-dozen roads in town.

Vermont Gas is in the process of planning — and in some areas, already installing — gas service lines to customers in the Middlebury area as part of its Addison Natural Gas Project. That project features an extension of the natural gas pipeline from Colchester to Middlebury and Vergennes.

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UPDATED: House Speaker Shap Smith running for lieutenant governor

Posted on May 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont House Speaker Shap Smith is seeking Vermont’s second-highest constitutional office.

The 50-year-old Morrisville Democrat confirmed his bid for lieutenant governor on Tuesday during a far ranging interview at the Addison Independent.

“I do believe there are a lot of opportunities in the lieutenant governor’s race to make a difference,” Smith said. “I believe that office could be used even more effectively to convene people on the big issues of the day.”

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Students and community come together for ANeSU arts festival

Posted on May 16, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School veritably exploded with color, sound and movement last week during the three-day Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Fine Arts Festival.

“The arts festival gives us a chance to pause and honor the arts and to honor the artist within our students,” said Mandy Chesley-Park, who together with Jennifer Allred coordinated the festival.

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Tesla Powerwall arrives in Vermont

Posted on May 16, 2016 |
By Tom Benton of the St. Albans Messenger



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ST. ALBANS TOWN — If you think rural Vermont and don’t think “technical innovation” — think again. Vermont homeowner Troy Turner became the recipient of Green Mountain Power (GMP)’s first Tesla Powerwall early this month, a cutting-edge, rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can store backup power, akin to an electric generator.

Turner is the first person in the state, and one of the first in the country, to receive the device.

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Bristol-area students get a bang out of taiko drumming

Posted on May 16, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Busloads of elementary students arrived at Mount Abraham Union High School Thursday to watch a performance from Burlington Taiko, led by master taiko drummer Stuart Paton, and then take taiko drumming workshops, a few classes at a time.

The performance was part of the annual Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Fine Arts Festival (see story here).

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Middlebury's former town office demolition nears

Posted on May 16, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Plans for demolition of the old municipal building in Middlebury are moving ahead.

Members of the Middlebury selectboard last Tuesday unanimously accepted bids from contractors to perform asbestos abatement in the building and gymnasium at 94 Main St., which served as town offices for five decades until last month.

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Middlebury to fill new staff positions

Posted on May 16, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — At their May 10 meeting, the Middlebury selectboard approved the job descriptions of two new positions that will be added to the municipal staff later this year.

The first is an “Assistant Zoning Administrator/Development Review Board Coordinator.” This person would work under Jennifer Murray, the town’s director of planning and zoning. The hire would, among other things, provide customer assistance on zoning questions, receive development applications, write DRB meeting agendas and minutes, and conduct site inspections.

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Vergennes boosts fire spending

Posted on May 16, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Spending on the Vergennes Fire Department will rise by about $15,000 next year as higher bond payments kick in for equipment purchases made five years ago.

Vergennes is also looking at bonding for another fire truck in the next year or two.

At its May 10 meeting, the Vergennes City Council approved a $156,327 fire department budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year that begins on July 1. That decision increases spending from the current level of $141,191.

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