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Declining milk prices worry farmers

Posted on April 6, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



ADDISON COUNTY — Dairy farmers in Addison County and across Vermont are weathering a significant decrease in the wholesale price of bulk milk, a trend that shows no sign of reversing.

And what a difference a year can make. The price per hundredweight of milk peaked last year in New England at more than $25, an all-time record. This month farmers expect to be paid about $16 per hundredweight, or cwt, a unit of measure that equals about 11 gallons.

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Monkton Central board warns school budget revote

Posted on April 6, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



MONKTON — The Monkton Central School board on Thursday evening warned for voter consideration a new spending proposal that shifts resources within the school without increasing the size of the budget.

The sum of the proposal, around $2.82 million, is $200 less than the version voters rejected on Town Meeting Day by a tally of 231 to 178.

If passed, the budget would represent a 9.3 percent spending increase over the present fiscal year. The new vote will be Tuesday, April 14.

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Survey shows local health insurance trends

Posted on April 6, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County residents have been registering in decent numbers for medical insurance through Vermont Health Connect, but local officials remain concerned about the number of children who are falling through the cracks of the federal program.

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Elisabeth: Roch's sweet ride

Posted on April 6, 2015 |
By Christy Lynn



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Chuck Miller wrote about it in his 1956 song “bright red convertible”.

Prince wrote about it in “little red corvette” in 1986.

There’s just something alluring about a little red car that few can deny. It always catches the eye and makes both women and men swoon.

One such local beauty belongs to Rock MacIntyre of MacIntyre Fuels in Middlebury. “Her name is Elisabeth — or Betty,”MacIntyre says, “with the top down.”

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Local media firm adding new familiar faces

Posted on April 6, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — More family is joining the Addison Press Inc. media company that publishes the Addison Independent and several other media entities.

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Group plans utility cable under Lake Champlain

Posted on April 2, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON — With Vermont Gas having pulled the plug on its Phase II natural gas pipeline plan, attention is now shifting to another project designed to funnel energy through Lake Champlain — although the proposal in question has not drawn the same controversy that the Vermont Gas application generated.

At issue is the New England Clean Power Link, a proposal by TDI New England for a 1,000-megawatt, high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line that would stretch south from the Canadian border at Alburgh to Ludlow.

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After opposition, SunCommon pulls plug on solar array

Posted on April 2, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



NEW HAVEN — A Vermont solar company has withdrawn a proposal for a solar array near Route 7 in New Haven after neighbors complained it would be an eyesore and hurt their business.

Waterbury firm SunCommon had planned to site a one-acre, 150-kilowatt Community Solar Array (CSA) on Route 7 just south of Town Hill Road, on land owned by the Gilbert family. The site was behind Tourterelle inn and restaurant.

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Greg's Meat Market closes its doors after a 34-year run

Posted on April 2, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Greg’s Meat Market officially closed its doors at the end of its business day on Wednesday, April 1, ending much speculation about the future of the independently owned community supermarket on Elm Street in Middlebury.

Greg’s co-owner Bart Litvin confirmed the closing on Tuesday in the following statement issued to the Addison Independent:

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Farmers debate their role in Lake Champlain cleanup

Posted on April 2, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



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BRIDPORT — A bill before the Legislature that aims to clean up Lake Champlain was the hot topic of a Monday legislative luncheon that focused on agricultural issues.

Two members of the House of Representatives, Democrat David Sharpe of Bristol and Republican Harvey Smith of New Haven, were on hand at the Bridport Community Hall to hear residents’ concerns about the bill and other farming topics.

The bill, H.35, would limit municipal, commercial and agricultural sources of pollution into the Lake Champlain watershed.

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Porter Hospital names North Carolina executive as new CEO

Posted on April 2, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The North Carolina hospital executive who was tapped this week to succeed James L. Daily as president and CEO of Porter Medical Center has more than two decades of experience in health care administration plus almost 10 years as a registered nurse. Daily will retire this spring after 31 years in his role at the Middlebury organization.

Lynn Boggs has worked as senior vice president, System Operations, for Mission Health in Asheville, N.C., for the past 19 months and was also president and CEO of McDowell Hospital in nearby Marion.

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