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Middlebury narrows down rail platform sites

Posted on October 1, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A vast majority of Middlebury residents who’ve weighed in on the siting of a proposed passenger rail platform would prefer to see it placed in one of four areas: the Middle Seymour Street area, in the vicinity of the Marble Works, the former train station building and behind the parking lot of the National Bank of Middlebury on Seymour Street.

That opinion came through loud and clear in a recent survey conducted by the town of Middlebury and its engineering firm, Vanesse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB).

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Planning for tri-town bike loop progresses

Posted on October 1, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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NEW HAVEN — A tri-town bike loop in Addison County is one step closer to becoming a reality.

Coordinated by the Addison County Regional Planning Commission (ACRPC), the town of New Haven and city of Vergennes have teamed up to apply for a Municipal Planning Grant to develop a master plan for a designated bicycle route connecting Bristol, Middlebury and Vergennes, via New Haven.

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Residents demand fewer trucks through Vergennes

Posted on October 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — About 70 residents and officials from Vergennes and neighboring towns on Wednesday weighed in on potential ways to ease the burden Vergennes faces from the 700 trucks, including 362 semis, that rumble through its downtown every day — the highest totals in the state.

Attendees brought a familiar list of complaints about the trucks: They are noisy, dangerous and harmful to the downtown’s historic buildings and economic prospects. 

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Warren Rinehart deftly turns hot metal into cool sculpture

Posted on October 1, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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When visitors to the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Ferrisburgh come to the museum’s blacksmith shop to see how metal rings, nails, knives and other steel items were made for the maritime trades, they might see Warren Rinehart giving them a short demonstration using a piece of clay that is maybe one inch by four inches. With more than four decades of blacksmithing behind him, Rinehart is methodical and precise as he wields his hammer.

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Middlebury actor Leigh Guptill takes to the Burlington stage

Posted on October 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Girls Nite Out Productions will present the dramatic comedy, “Sitting Pretty,” by Amy Rosenthal Oct. 3-13, at Main Street Landing’s Black Box Theater located at Lake and College Streets in Burlington. Sure the performance is up in Burlington, but cast member and Middlebury resident Leigh Guptill represents. 

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United Way launches $660K fund drive

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — The United Way of Addison County on Sept. 21 officially launched its 2018 fund drive with a new goal, under new leadership.

UWAC officials have set a target of $660,000 for this year’s fund drive, which is $10,000 more than last year’s goal of $650,000 and the first time in several years the organization has set a higher financial target than the previous year. Money raised will help a variety of Addison County nonprofits providing such services as childcare, food and mental health counseling to area residents in need.

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Porter affiliation with UVM network yields gains

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Approximately a year and a half into its affiliation with the University of Vermont Health Network, Porter Medical Center is reaping the promised rewards of a more stable budget, more streamlined operations, shared resources, and improved technology.

And within the next three or four years, the partnership is expected to yield some major new amenities for PMC, including a state-of-the art electronic medical records system, a new medical office building and a more modern transportation system for critically ill patients.

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VUHS students take a stand for peace and justice

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — With words, art, song and dance, Vergennes Union High School students on the afternoon of Sept. 21 made impassioned pleas for peace, justice and acceptance for all people around the world, in the nation and in the halls of their school.

The occasion was the 14th annual VUHS all-school Peace One Day assembly to honor the United Nations International Day of Peace. The event, normally held outside on school grounds, was moved into the VUHS gym due to rain.

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Bristol family's foundation makes international impact

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — The Wells Mountain Initiative began with a simple act of friendship.

As a 16-year-old student at Mount Abraham Union High School, Jordyn Wells traveled to Ghana in West Africa for a study-abroad program. In the coastal village of Kopeyia, just north of the tropical Atlantic, she met Victoria Ghalley and forged what would become a lifelong friendship.

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Local women teach Chinese to children

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Friends May Poduschnick and Joanna Doria have routinely impressed folks with the simple act of speaking Chinese with their respective children.

“People have told me for a long time, ‘You should teach Chinese,’” Poduschnick said.

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