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Bristol Fire Department reimbursed for rescues

Posted on October 24, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — The Bristol Fire Department has been reimbursed through a federal program for expenses incurred while conducting rescues within the Green Mountain National Forest.

The department was awarded $3,363 for providing services March 5-6, 2012, during the rescue of a mother and son that were stranded on the Bristol Cliffs within the Green Mountain National Forest. A second request of $3,118, for the search and recovery of a Bristol man who drowned in the New Haven River this past July 4 is pending.

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Once destroyed, a public art installation is resurrected on college campus

Posted on October 24, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College Museum of Art last week inaugurated its newest addition to the campus’s distinguished collection of public art — a reinstallation of Vito Acconci’s provocative and seminal sculpture Way Station I (Study Chamber). The sculpture is located adjacent to the pond at the Mahaney Center for the Arts on Porter Field Road.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Acconci will give an illustrated talk, free and open to the public, in Dana Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m.

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Lathrop Environmental Court Decision, Oct. 18, 2013

Posted on October 23, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



Here is the decision that Vermont Environmental Court Judge Thomas Durkin issued on Oct. 18, 2013, regarding the proposed Lathrop gravel pit in Bristol.

Read Zach Desparts story on the decision by clicking here.

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Gallery: Chris's Carvings

Posted on October 22, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



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Chris Nelson just picked up wood carving six months ago — now he's turned that hobby into a business. Here are some pieces carved by Nelson and childhood friend/frequent collaborator Brett Sargent. See the full story here.

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Middlebury to delay building project vote until town meeting

Posted on October 21, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — A steering committee charged with planning new town office and recreation buildings in Middlebury is recommending that the town postpone its vote on the projects from December to next March.

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VUHS board likely to seek $2 million bond for facility repairs

Posted on October 21, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School officials confirmed this week that the VUHS board next Monday will almost certainly call for a Dec. 3 vote on a bond proposal that would fund fixes for problems in the school’s auditorium, kitchen and cafeteria.

VUHS board and building committee member Kurt Haigis and Addison Northwest Supervisory Union business manager Kathy Cannon said the board is leaning toward warning a bond “in the ballpark” of $2.2 million.

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Team Middlebury takes 8th place in Solar Decathlon

Posted on October 21, 2013 |
By Luke Despart



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MIDDLEBURY — The team of around 100 Middlebury College students who toiled for two years to conceive and construct a super-efficient, solar-powered home recently wrapped up an international design competition by earning a prominent finish vs. 20 teams — most from schools that are bigger and with more engineering-focused curricula.

Team Middlebury finished eighth at the U.S. Department of Energy’s sixth biennial Solar Decathlon; winners were announced Oct. 11 at a ceremony in Irvine, Calif.

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Change in ACSU policy to affect taxes in 7 towns

Posted on October 21, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A majority of the Addison Central Supervisory Union board on Wednesday endorsed a new assessment structure for central office expenses that is expected to slightly increase education property taxes for Middlebury residents while slightly decreasing them for the other six communities in the district.

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Stanger picked to serve Middlebury on UD-3 school board

Posted on October 21, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Allison Stanger, a professor of international politics and economics at Middlebury College, will serve as Middlebury’s newest representative on the UD-3 school board.

Stanger takes a spot on the board most recently held by Quinn Mecham, who stepped down this past summer when he relocated with his family to Utah. It’s the role of the ID-4 board — which governs Mary Hogan Elementary School — to appoint replacements for any Middlebury vacancies on the UD-3 board, which represents Middlebury Union middle and high schools.

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Annual Empty Bowl dinner set for Nov. 9 in Middlebury

Posted on October 21, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The 22nd annual Empty Bowl Dinner fundraiser will take place Saturday, Nov. 9, at the United Methodist Church in Middlebury. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is served at 6:15.

The Empty Bowl Dinner benefits both HOPE and CVOEO, the two local food shelves that work hard to alleviate the problem of local hunger. With ever-increasing cuts to state and federal funds available to these important organizations, fundraising at the community level becomes more and more important.

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