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Diplomat offers hope to Mexican dairy farm labor

Posted on December 7, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Microphone in hand, Consul General Emilio Rabasa addressed Mexican nationals at a mobile consulate event in Middlebury last Saturday, exhorting an assortment of Mexican dairy farm workers to know their rights — rights guaranteed by federal law and the U.S. Constitution.

Later that afternoon he stood in a Middlebury barn chatting with two local dairy workers about their lives both at home and here in Vermont.

Both workers, as it turns out, were from the state of Chiapas — near where Rabasa himself grew up.

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Do you remember 'How to Eat Like a Child'?

Posted on December 7, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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What can you remember from 21 years ago? That was 1996.

Anything?

Some of us have incredible memories for random things, like our hair style or favorite sweatshirt. Others remember the feelings around big life moments. Then there are a few, who forget it all.

So, I wasn’t sure if anyone from our 1996 cast of “How to Eat Like a Child: And Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-Up” was going to remember the show (or me, for that matter) when I asked around last week. But I was wrong. Very wrong.

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Hundreds gather to honor beloved county firefighter Bob Jenkins

Posted on December 7, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Firefighters from all corners of Addison County and beyond converged on Ferrisburgh this past Sunday, Dec. 3, to help one of their own celebrate a national tribute earned through years of selfless service to others.

They wore different uniforms, but they were all part of the same family, honoring Bob Jenkins — a 49-year member of the Ferrisburgh Fire Department and a man who has helped train generations of area firefighters.

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Education tax rate projected to jump: State officials eyeing 9.4-cent hike

Posted on December 7, 2017 |
By MICHELLE MONROE St. Albans Messenger



MONTPELIER — Both the average Vermont business and average homeowner can expect a 9.4-cent increase in their education tax rate next year, based on preliminary projections from tax commissioner Kaj Samson.

Statewide, education spending is expected to reach $1.681 billion in fiscal year 2018-2019, an increase of $60.2 million over the current fiscal year.

For a homeowner with a $250,000 house, that means an increase of $235 in their tax bill.

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Otter Valley to accept students from China

Posted on December 7, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — After years of working on cultural exchange with China, Otter Valley Union High School Principal Jim Avery ushered in an era of official partnership with the Vermont International Academy this past Tuesday.

Avery announced a formal agreement with VIA in Shanghai under which OV will accept students on a yearly basis from that Chinese city.

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Panton board aims to start town hall repairs

Posted on December 7, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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PANTON — The Panton selectboard will have bids and drawings in hand at its Dec. 12 meeting for a project that would fix Panton Town Hall’s deteriorating steps up to its main meeting space and replace what board members call its also sub-par handicap-access ramp.

Board members said last week they had hoped to have that work done already, but is has been slowed by delays in getting plans.

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Pond Lane building owner names Vermont Gas, contractor in lawsuit

Posted on December 7, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Gas officials said they anticipate quick resolution to a recent lawsuit filed by an insurance company seeking reimbursement for a claim it paid for cleaning up a building at 38 Pond Lane, Middlebury, after an on-site water/sewer line ruptured while a contractor was installing a natural gas line at the property on Oct. 22, 2014.

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Bristol churches to join in live nativity to help food shelf this Sunday

Posted on December 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Six local churches will participate in a live outdoor nativity on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 4-5 p.m. on the Bristol town green. The public are invited to take a “Journey to Bethlehem,” beginning at the War Veterans Memorial. Scenes depicting the Christmas story will be portrayed by members of six community churches: New Haven Congregational Church, First Baptist Church of Bristol, St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Federated Church of Bristol, Lincoln United Church and Bristol Christian Fellowship.

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Composer Moira Smiley joins Maiden Vermont for holiday show

Posted on December 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Maiden Vermont brings high-flying holiday show to Middlebury

The excitement is building for Maiden Vermont’s holiday show, “Come Fly With Us.” The Maidens will take the Town Hall Theater stage in Middlebury this Saturday, Dec. 9, at 4 p.m. With their rich harmony and bell ringing tones, Maiden Vermont will sing songs of the season along with songs that they love all year. The Maidens will also be performing renditions of traditional folk music with body percussion taught to them by their guest artist Moira Smiley. 

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Father-son duo to perform in Lincoln

Posted on December 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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They Might Be Gypsies will perform for the Burnham Music Series at Burnham Hall in Lincoln this Saturday, Dec. 9. This band plays high energy, uplifting music with tremendous passion. They weave together the traditional sounds of early 20th century France with modern influences from Argentina to Barcelona. At the core, the group is comprised of father and son duo, Greg and Aidan Ryan, both life long musicians.

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