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$1.1 million Bristol water project begins June 19; no July 4 problems expected

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Five months of large-scale work to improve and expand Bristol’s water system are scheduled to begin on Monday, June 19. The work is expected to be completed by late November.

According to Town Administrator Therese Kirby despite the significant work to be done by contractor Munson Earth Moving Corporation of Williston, the project will not disrupt the beloved Bristol Fourth of July parade and related activities.

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There go our kids! Area high schools celebrate graduations

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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This past weekend, area high schools held their graduation ceremonies. Hundreds of the county’s young people crossed the stage, shook hands with school officials and administrators, got their diplomas, and set off for their next big step in life.

Click on the headline below to enjoy the story and photos of each ceremony.

And remember to wish a graduate well.

Songs, sport and smiles mark Mount Abe graduation

 

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Josh Panda and others to rock at Bristol music festival and street fair this Saturday

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Take away all the cars on Bristol’s Main Street and you’ve got a wide open space ?perfect for throwing a party. So that’s just what BristolCORE is gonna do ... again. This Saturday, the Pocock Rocks Music Festival & Street Fair will close the main drag, from 3-8 p.m., for the 8th celebration of downtown Bristol.

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Mediator to help ACSD negotiate teachers' pact

Posted on June 12, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Addison Central School District board members and educators have picked veteran arbitrator Ira Lobel to serve as mediator in an effort to resolve an impasse in negotiations for a new teachers’ contract.

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Meals on Wheels reduces staff; volunteers are angry

Posted on June 12, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



MIDDLEBURY — The decision to eliminate the job of Addison County coordinator for Meals on Wheels has some wondering if the program, which distributes meals along with a friendly dose of human contact to often homebound seniors, can function properly here.

Under financial pressure, the non-profit Age Well decided to replace the position, most recently held by Tracy Corbett, with existing personnel in their Essex Junction headquarters and a software program designed to automate many of the job’s responsibilities.

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For a Ripton family, life changed in an instant

Posted on June 12, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Christina Walker’s daily routine began as usual on Thursday, April 20. She took the wheel of the family car to drive her fiancé, Brian Kerr, from their Ripton home to meet his work colleague in Salisbury. From there, the two men would travel to their latest job site.

It only took a split second for the couple’s lives — and those of their three children — to take a dramatic and tragic turn on that fateful day.

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Kindness rocks span the ages with messages of hope and love

Posted on June 12, 2017 |
By Christy Lynn



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ADDISON COUNTY — A simple project involving writing kind and motivational messages on brightly painted rocks for strangers to find and seek happiness from started with one person in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and has quickly spread across the world.

The Kindness Rocks Project popped up last fall in Addison County, introduced by Robin Shalline, a third-grade teacher at New Haven’s Beeman Elementary School.

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Climate change: Hardy plants that are ready for it all

Posted on June 12, 2017 |
By Judith Irven



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As I look back on last summer, both here in Vermont and all down the eastern seaboard, I recall it as incredibly dry and also very hot — not an easy time for our gardens.

And a quick check of the NOAA website for Burlington reinforced my impressions. The overall rainfall in the summer of 2016 was 50 percent below the long term average. A total of 15 inches of rain fell between May and October, compared with the long-term average of 22 inches, and every month was drier than the long-term norm.

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Middlebury survey: Views on business climate vary

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Economic Health Task Force has been poring over the results of a recent community survey in anticipation of recommending a new town strategy for local business growth.

The 11-member task force — made up of town officials and business leaders — began meeting in March in anticipation of delivering its recommendations to the selectboard by the end of this month. The selectboard formed the new panel after its decision to pull the plug on the Middlebury Business Development Fund (MBDF).

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