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Ian Gill's Golden Glove title came from hard work and grit — and his family

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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CORNWALL — Back when he was in Cornwall’s elementary school, Ian Gill — now a University of Vermont senior majoring in finance — would drive with his dad, Brian Gill, and brother Adam to watch members of his dad’s Cornwall Boxing Club battle other amateurs in the Vermont Golden Gloves competition.

Vermont boxing legend Ernie Farrar staged the annual midwinter matches, actually the Northern New England championships, in Burlington’s Memorial Auditorium.

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State targets Salisbury fish hatchery for closure

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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SALISBURY — Faced with a $500,000 budget shortfall in fiscal year 2020, the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife (VDFW) is recommending closing the Salisbury Fish Culture Station at 646 Lake Dunmore Road, a facility that employs four full-time workers, attracts more than 6,000 visitors each year, and plays a key role in the state’s formidable trout breeding program that attracts anglers and fuels the state economy.

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VUHS Walden Project serving as a model

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By Marin Howell



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VERGENNES/MONKTON — On a cold November day in the woods of Monkton, students from Vermont and New York sat gathered around the fire, deeply engaged in conversation.

Each of these students was a member of an alternative-learning program from either the Green Mountain State or the Empire State. These programs, according to their organizers, share a unique approach to schooling — getting students outside and connecting them with their education in a way that desks and textbooks do not always allow.  

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Middlebury leaders cite goals for next three years

Posted on February 4, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury voters on Town Meeting Day will decide two contested elections and will be asked to grant three incumbent selectboard members an additional three years in office.

Candidate petitions filed with the Middlebury town clerk’s office by the Jan. 28 deadline reveal:

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State launches new efforts to mint new Vermonters

Posted on February 4, 2019 |
By Sarah Asch



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MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing has several new initiatives to both attract more visitors to the state and encourage tourists to move to Vermont permanently.

The department’s commissioner, Wendy Knight, said that such programs aim to address Vermont’s workforce development concerns by converting visitors into residents.

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Makers get to work in a new facility at Hannaford Career Center

Posted on February 4, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Nora Swan is an experienced hat-maker, but last Thursday saw her go “back to school” to hone her skills.

The school: The Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center, which recently launched an Addison County “Makery” that gives creative people like Swan a venue in which to test new ideas using a wide assortment of tools and machines that might otherwise be beyond their financial means.

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Mt. Abe principal aims high for students — and herself

Posted on February 4, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School Principal Jessica Barewicz pulled her first all-nighter in 12th grade.

“We had to do a project based on independent reading, and I chose ‘The Fountainhead,’” she says, laughing. “That tells you a little bit about me as a child.”

A fat, philosophical novel published in 1943 by Russian-American writer Ayn Rand, “The Fountainhead” tells the story of a headstrong architect warring with himself and fighting against the system.

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Middlebury is targeted for energy programs

Posted on February 4, 2019 |
By Sarah Asch



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MIDDLEBURY — As part of its 2019 effort to reduce energy use in the Green Mountain State, Efficiency Vermont is targeting Middlebury and four other Vermont communities to help home and business owners cut back on power consumption.

Efficiency Vermont began its campaign in Middlebury in the fall of 2017 as part of a partnership with the Greater Middlebury Climate Economy Initiative, according to Efficiency Vermont Account Manager Meghan Chambers.

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College preparing employee buyouts, will send notices as soon as next week

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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MIDDLEBURY — As soon as next Friday, an unknown number of faculty and staff at Middlebury College will receive voluntary buyout offers from the college that will give them incentives to leave their positions.

The offers come after months of deliberation by the college’s senior administrative staff and are the culmination of a workforce rightsizing initiative launched in June 2018.

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Home health agency's success is questioned

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The new managers of Addison County Home Health & Hospice (ACHHH) are proud of their record in taking the New Haven-based nonprofit from the brink of financially insolvency in 2016 to more modern operation that in fiscal year 2018 posted an almost $900,000 financial cushion in an era of Medicaid and Medicare funding shortfalls.

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