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May 4th, 2017

Middlebury construction company announces management changes

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY, — Bread Loaf Corporation recently announced the arrival of Karen Oakman, who has joined their MEP department as a MEP Manager. Oakman holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Union College, and brings with her more than 25 years of experience, including owning her own engineering firm from 1991-2013.

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House considering green burial minimum depth

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLBEURY — The House has just passed bill H.3 in the Vermont Legislature. The bill establishes a minimum depth of 3.5 feet for green burial, a depth which maximizes the impact of the body to enrich the soil. Governor Scott is expected to sign the bill into law next week.

Michelle Acciavatti, citizen advocate for H.3 and end-of-life specialist, will be in Middlebury to speak about green burial on Thursday, May 11, at 7 p.m., at Champlain Valley Unitarian Society, 2 Duane Ct.,  in Middlebury

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One World Library to feature two migrant farmworker outreach programs

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — As we are reminded by recent events, Vermont’s economy depends on the support of migratory agricultural workers. On Thursday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m., Julia Doucet and Naomi Wolcott-MacCausland will present “Supporting Vermont’s Migrant Farmworkers: Huertas Project and El Viaje Mas Caro”a presentationabouttwo programs designed to address the unique needs of this population. The event is hosted by the One World Library Project and will take place at the Lawrence Memorial Library at 40 North Street in Bristol.

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Eagles edge Tigers in softball showdown: Mt. Abe stays unbeaten

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — In a Tuesday showdown between two of Vermont’s top high school softball teams, visiting Mount Abraham earned a 3-2 victory over Middlebury in a tense contest that saw two double plays, the game-tying run thrown out at the plate in the bottom of the sixth, and the Eagles escaping two bases-loaded jams.

Division II Mount Abe improved to 5-0 with all five wins against D-I teams, its last three against teams in the top eight in the D-I standings: Essex, BFA-St. Albans and now MUHS. The Eagles have opened up a big early lead in D-II standings.

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Porter to celebrate UVM affiliation

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Porter Hospital will be formally announcing and celebrating their recent affiliation with University of Vermont Health Network this month. Although the affiliation became effective in April following a vote at the PMC annual meeting in March, a community launch celebration is planned for May 11 during National Hospital Week.

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Legislative Review: Claire Ayer, Trust local school boards on funding

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Sen. Claire Ayer



No matter the issue, there’s always another side to the story — and a chance to distort facts just far enough to stay within sight of the truth. There’s no emergency about teachers’ health insurance, but there IS an opportunity for taxpayers to save millions of dollars.

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Eric L. Davis: Time to regulate and tax marijuana

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Eric L. Davis



Vermont’s legislators will devote some time to marijuana policy as the 2017 session winds down, but it is unlikely that they will take any definitive action this year. Some House members appear to support a simple decriminalization bill that would allow individuals to possess a very small amount of marijuana and cultivate a few plants at home for their personal use. Senators continue to favor the approach they voted for last year: a comprehensive scheme to legalize, regulate and tax the distribution and sale of marijuana in Vermont.

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Letters to the Editor: Green Up Day had major effect on former Vermonter

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Jeff Nicklas



My family and I moved to East Middlebury in 1965. Three more siblings were born there. We lived around Middlebury, Salisbury, and Leicester until 1974. For some reason those nine years in Vermont simply won’t leave me. I think about Vermont in some way pretty much every day.

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