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July 16th, 2018

Lincoln school wall becomes a canvas for artists

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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LINCOLN — Though the Muses will have plenty of chances over the coming year to descend upon the Lincoln Community School, the art that is now emerging there will require more than inspiration; it will require hundreds of hours of sweat and labor.

That and about 30,000 pieces of tile, glass and stone.

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Stroll public gardens, old and new, in Manchester

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Judith Irven



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Strolling around a lovely garden is the quintessential way to spend a leisurely afternoon in high summer. And here in Vermont one can find plenty of marvelous gardens open to the public. For instance Manchester alone is home to two great gardens that are situated just four miles apart.

Furthermore these two gardens, which were created exactly 100 years apart, also allow us to experience first-hand how garden fashions have evolved over the past century.

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Effort to site local food hub progresses

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Economic Development Corp. (ACEDC) has joined a growing effort to create a local food hub at which small-scale producers could process, store and market their wares. And the effort is gaining momentum, as organizers will be touring two potential food hub locations and have applied for grants to study the potential  creation, participation level and economic impact of an Addison County food hub.

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Blue Spruce motel owner still working on rebuild plan

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By James Finn



MIDDLEBURY — The owner of the Blue Spruce Motel property on Route 7 south of Middlebury village still hopes to build a new motel on the scorched premises that burned down one year ago.

The Independent reported in May that owner Sam Sharma planned to finalize insurance claims and begin rebuilding of a new motel as soon as possible. But the charred property has remained untouched since that time, often drawing the attention of passersby.

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Middlebury tax rate rises slightly

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on July 10 approved a new residential property tax rate of $2.8414 per $100 in assessed value, representing  a 3.5-cent (1.27 percent) increase compared to the previous rate of $2.8059.

News is not as good for the owners of non-residential property in the community, however.

The board also approved a non-residential property tax rate of $2.8481, which amounts to a 10.7-cent (3.9 percent) increase compared to the current rate of $2.74.

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Accusations fly in exchange between dog rescuer, town

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The dispute involving the town of Ferrisburgh, Sand Road dog rescuer Sheila McGregor and her neighbors shows no sign of an easy resolution and has included accusations of trespassing.

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Ferrisburgh selectboard talks tree-cutting, depot

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard updated ongoing disputes on Arnold Bay Road and Tuppers Crossing at its July 10 meeting.

The issue of the extensive tree cutting along the east side of Arnold Bay Road done in April 2017 by a company working for the Vorsteveld Farm has been a regular selectboard agenda item.  

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Shoreham solar project ready to move forward

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — A local, community–owned solar photovoltaic project, under development by the Acorn Renewable Energy Co-op of Middlebury since 2015, is moving forward again.

The proposed project, Acorn Energy Solar 2 (AES2), is a 150 kW solar array occupying just over 1 acre of land at 869 Watch Point Road in Shoreham. Consisting of 612 solar panels rated at 340 Watts each, the group net metered project is expected to generate about 249,000 kW annually, enough electricity to power about 30 to 40 homes.

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