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April 14th, 2011

Kayakers challenge Bristol's roaring rapids

Posted on April 14, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



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BRISTOL — Whitewater kayakers from up and down the East Coast and across the border in Canada tore over Bristol’s infamous Bartlett Falls at last Saturday’s New Haven River Festival. Organized by the University of Vermont (UVM) Kayak Club and the Vermont Paddlers Club, the festival hosted 59 paddlers in its third consecutive year, up from 26 last year.

At the heart of the festival was a grueling 1/3-mile race down a technical section of the New Haven River that finished at Bartlett Falls. And, the stakes were high.

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Vergennes to televise May unification forum

Posted on April 14, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



 

VERGENNES — In scheduling a televised public forum in advance of the city’s May 17 revote on Addison Northwest Supervisory Union unification, Vergennes aldermen and an ANwSU representative agreed on Tuesday that the school district should make a full presentation describing what the school governance change would mean.

The forum will be held at 7 p.m. on May 10 in the Vergennes Opera House. It will then be broadcast locally on cable channel 17 on Wednesday, May 11, at 1 and 7 p.m.; on Friday, May 13, at 8 p.m.; and on Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m.

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A traditionalist boils his last sap run of the season

Posted on April 14, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



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NEW HAVEN — The chorus of spring peepers’ early season song marks the end of maple sugaring season. For many sugarmakers across the lower elevations of Addison County’s Champlain Valley, last weekend likely marked this sugar season’s final sap run.

“I’m boiling in the frog run,” bellowed George Crane over the roar of his wood-fire evaporator.

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Middlebury refines fire station plans

Posted on April 14, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — An ad hoc committee studying the prospect of upgrading Middlebury Fire Department facilities is close to deciding on a preferred option that will likely be fielded by voters next Town Meeting Day.

Some members of the town’s fire station study committee delivered that update to the Middlebury selectboard on Monday, along with news that maintaining stations on Seymour Street and in East Middlebury is gaining more support than the notion of erecting a single new facility on Route 7 South.

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Bristol police cut proposed spending by 10.5 percent

Posted on April 14, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



BRISTOL — Voters in the Bristol Police District next month will weigh in a proposed budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year that features a 10.5 percent cut in spending and would require 6.5 percent less money from taxpayers.

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Middlebury to search for assistant town manager

Posted on April 14, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials are preparing a search for a new assistant town manager to take over for Joe Colangelo, who left that post last week to become town administrator in Hinesburg.

Officials will first review the assistant town manager’s job description to see if it should be adjusted before it is advertised. It is a job with a focus on municipal budget and human resources issues.

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Voters reaffirm support for $3 million of highway work

Posted on April 14, 2011 |
By John Flowers



 

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury voters on Tuesday voted 75 to 17 in favor of affirming a $3 million bond issue to finance various road improvement projects throughout town.

The second Australian ballot vote was needed to affirm a Town Meeting Day vote of 467 to 158 in favor of the bond. That initial vote was improperly warned and therefore had to be ratified.

The proposed 20-year, $3 million bond issue is to take care of 17 different road improvement projects that might otherwise linger on the drawing board.

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Child care provider wins Playlab grant

Posted on April 14, 2011 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Mary Cram has long been looking to upgrade the small play structure at the Addison County Parent-Child Center’s Playlab. Putting an idea down on paper was pretty easy, but getting the paper money to put the idea into motion has been tough.

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