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August 12th, 2010

Guest Editorial: Postal service declines hurt rural Vermont

Posted on August 12, 2010 |
By Brattleboro Reformer



“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

So reads an inscription on the James Farley Post Office in New York City.

Perhaps it’s time to add, “... but a lack of funding, will.”

The Postal Service has ended its third quarter $3.5 billion in the red, according to a release issued Thursday, and officials are declaring they won’t be able to pay all of their 2011 obligations.

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Fenn pit decision timetable set

Posted on August 12, 2010 |
By John S. McCright



MIDDLEBURY — Almost two years after Ronald and Susan Fenn filed an application to develop a gravel pit on their land off Route 116 in Middlebury, and 10 months after the Development Review Board opened hearings on the application, the body formally closed the hearing on Monday.

The DRB now must approve or deny the application within 45 days. If it fails to issue a decision the application is automatically approved.

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Clippings: Bird museum has carved a niche

Posted on August 12, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



As many times as I’ve been there, close to a half-dozen, maybe, I’m still not sure how to find the Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington.

What I can say to anyone with even a passing interest in birds, nature or carving is that it is worth picking up an atlas (old school) or going online (non-Luddite) and learning how to get to the remote, gravel-surfaced byway of Sherman Hollow Road, where the museum may be found.

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McDonald's demolished: Middlebury restaurant scheduled to be rebuilt in 90 days

Posted on August 12, 2010 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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MIDDLEBURY — After more than a year and a half of planning and permit deliberations, the McDonald’s Restaurant on Route 7 in Middlebury closed last Wednesday for demolition and rebuilding.

Dennis Hunt, president of Hunt Companies Inc., was onsite on Tuesday to oversee the building’s demolition. He said that demolition, reconstruction and preparation for the restaurant’s reopening are scheduled to take about 90 days.

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Rotary centerpiece still hot topic

Posted on August 12, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — A small offshoot of the $16 million Cross Street Bridge project continued on Tuesday to take up a large part of Middlebury selectmen’s time — the question what to place in the 22-foot circle in the middle of the new roundabout that workers began to build this week at the bridge’s downtown end.

In late June, a committee appointed by selectmen recommended a prominent public work of art that should be 20 to 25 feet tall, lighted at night, and designed to be appreciated from a safe distance.

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Around the bend: The vegetable that can't be stopped

Posted on August 12, 2010 |
By Jessie Raymond



So far this summer, I’ve honored my vow not to unload any zucchini on friends and coworkers, especially those who have never done me wrong.

But it’s not easy.

I’ve never grown zucchini before and I’m not entirely sure why I did it this year. I know only too well — as the grudging recipient of several hundred pounds of zucchini each summer — that the number of zucchini eaten annually by the average American family is three, yet the yield of a single zucchini plant is 30 times that. So far. The season’s not over.

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Scott advocates changes in education, human services

Posted on August 12, 2010 |
By Michelle Monroe (St. Albans Messenger)



ST. ALBANS — After 10 years in the Vermont State Senate Republican Phil Scott is seeking the job of lieutenant governor.

“I first ran for the Legislature because I felt Vermonters and the business community was not being well represented,” Scott said in a recent interview. A native Vermonter and resident of , Scott was born in Barre and has been a partner in Dubois Construction in Rutland for 25 years. He serves Washington County in the Senate.

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Local swimmers win state titles

Posted on August 12, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



HARTFORD — Local athletes won five state titles this past weekend at the summer-ending Vermont Swim Association championship meet.

Middlebury Aquatic Club Panther Max Moulton won two events, the 14-and-under boys’ 50- and 100-yard breaststroke races, while his 15-year-old Panther teammate Grace Pyne won the U-16 girls’ 100-yard breaststroke. Each also placed in several other events.

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