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March 7th, 2016

Opinion: Water is running, so is the oil

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By John Slade



Ripton, Vermont

February 25, 2016

 

Forty-seven degrees up in the forested hills of Ripton,

Light rain. 

A few minutes of distant lightning and thunder.

The ice on the driveway is rotten, melted here and there down to the gravel.

The snow in the woods is virtually gone.

Virtually gone.

While the stream that usually gurgles as it runs near the house

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Porter nurses take grievances public

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Porter Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (PFNHP) fired a salvo at the Porter Medical Center administration last week, in the form of a flier circulated at Middlebury town meeting alleging that recent cuts and layoffs at the local hospital are jeopardizing the quality of patient care.

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Bank prevails in auction for Greg's property

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Around a half-dozen bidders showed up at the former Greg’s Meat Market at 3 Elm St. in Middlebury this past Wednesday in hopes of acquiring it, and the adjacent Pool World property, at bargain-basement prices.

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Hospice agencies go Hawaiian for contributions

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — It may still be cold outside, but scores of Addison County residents will be donning loud Polynesian shirts, sipping tropical drinks and doing the hula to Don Ho music at the Middlebury Inn this coming Saturday. That’s the date of the annual Lu’au fundraiser for Addison County’s two hospice care providers.

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March 3rd

Tiger girls' hockey falls in D-II semi-final

Posted on March 3, 2016 | Blog Category:
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — The No. 3 BFA-St. Albans Academy girls’ hockey team on Wednesday night scored three unanswered third-period goals, two by senior Aliza Ellis as she completed a hat trick, and defeated host No. 2 Middlebury in a Division I semifinal, 5-2.

The 15-4-2 Tigers took a 2-1 first-period lead, but the Comets equalized in the second period before erupting for three goals in the first 8:48 of the third period to earn their victory.

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Bristol residents weigh in on fate of historic firehouse

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — A highlight of Monday night’s Bristol town meeting was the extended discussion about how or if the selectboard should proceed with selling the old Bristol Fire Department building on North Street.

Should the town save the beautiful old structure, and could residents afford the cost of restoring the century-old building?

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School budgets OK'd in unified RNeSU districts

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Lee Kahrs



BRANDON — Voters in the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union overwhelmingly approved budgets on Tuesday for the new Otter Valley Unified Union School District and Barstow Unified Union School District formed under the state’s Act 46 school consolidation law.

The state’s only side-by-side school district is now fully funded and among the first consolidated districts to be formed under the law, which passed last year.

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Briggs launches state Senate bid

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON — Peter Briggs is used to doing a lot of chores on his family’s farm in Addison, from milking to tilling.

His to-do list just got a lot longer.

Briggs, 25, confirmed this week that he will be a Republican candidate for one of the two seats in the Vermont Senate representing Addison County, Huntington and Buel’s Gore. That will mean a lot of door-to-door and public appearances throughout the spring and summer in a race that could include the two established incumbents: Democratic Sens. Claire Ayer of Addison and Chris Bray of New Haven.

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