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First generation college students break ground at Middlebury

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY—Eighteen-year-old Clara Loftis, of West Palm Beach, Fla., has just completed her first day at Middlebury College. She’s excited about the two classes she took today, intermediate Spanish and a first year seminar. And she’s looking forward to starting psychology and chemistry tomorrow.

“It was good. I’m definitely feeling Middlebury is the place for me,” she said.

It’s not just the first day of college for Loftis, it is the first day anyone in her family has attended college.

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Swamps, cemeteries and river access; New Haven catalogs its town-owned properties

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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NEW HAVEN — The New Haven Town Lands committee has submitted its first series of recommendations and is continuing its work of identifying, visiting, evaluating and making recommendations on town properties.

The committee addresses a need long identified in New Haven, said Tim Bouton, co-chair of the committee, a New Haven fence viewer and town agent and a planner with the Addison County Regional Planning Commission.

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Monkton blasting prompts call for another pipeline investigation

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



MONKTON — Monkton resident Kristin Lyons is asking the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to investigate a blasting incident that affected her Monkton property in June 2016. Bristol attorney Jim Dumont filed the request with the PUC on Sept. 13.

Lyons says an investigation is necessary to hold the company accountable for not adhering to agreements set out in the Certificate of Public Good (CPG) authorizing construction of the Addison Natural Gas Project, the pipeline that is bringing natural gas from Colchester to Middlebury.

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Bristol hires Waitsfield's Capels as its new town administrator

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — After six and a half months of searching, Bristol has a new town administrator. Valerie Capels, Waitsfield town administrator since 2006, will take over that role in the Bristol town office on Oct. 2.

“I am attracted to Bristol because it has a reputation for good local government, engaged citizens, and a strong sense of place,” Capels said. “I am also excited for the opportunity to work for a larger community that offers a wide range of services.”

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Keeping the heat on global warming; Interfaith Climate Action Network melds prayer and activism

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — When President Donald Trump announced the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement this summer, Addison County’s Interfaith Climate Action Network (ICAN) took action. The group held a vigil on the Middlebury town green and has continued to hold weekly vigils every Saturday.

Now, as climate experts weigh in on the ways that global warming added even more destructive power to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the group is looking for even more ways to engage.

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VTrans working to improve New Haven railroad crossings

Posted on September 11, 2017 |
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NEW HAVEN — Upgrades are under way to two railroad crossings in New Haven, one at Campground Road and one at Plank Road.

“The crossings will be a lot safer,” said New Haven Selectman Jim Walsh, who’s the selectboard’s point person on the project.

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Pioneering organic wheat grower reflects on the farming life

Posted on September 11, 2017 |
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BRIDPORT — Pioneering organic wheat farmer Ben Gleason is making plans to lay aside his plow. The 73-year-old Bridport resident is working with the Vermont Land Trust to conserve his farm’s 75 acres and conduct a nationwide search for a new farmer interested in Gleason’s farm and flour business.

“I was gonna farm until I died,” said Gleason. Instead he’s decided just to find new owners.

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School board gives OK for $35 million Mt. Abe bond vote

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
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BRISTOL — A vote on a $35 million bond to renovate the 48-year-old Mount Abraham Union High School will definitely take place in November.

The Mount Abe school board this past Wednesday evening voted 8-1 in favor of the recommended major overhaul of the building.

“I think initial reaction will be sticker shock,” said board member Sandy Lee of Lincoln. “But if we don’t invest in this multimillion-dollar building are we going to let it just fall apart?”

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Days gone by: Monkton Historical Society collects photos from past times

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
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MONKTON — A dedicated cadre of Monkton residents shared photographs and stories of Monkton days gone by at a recent Monkton Historical Society meeting.

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Natural gas pipeline depth investigation continues

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
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VERMONT — The Public Utility Commission continues its investigation of whether Vermont Gas violated its 2013 Certificate of Public Good (CPG) by burying sections of the Addison Natural Gas Project pipeline at depths shallower than four feet at 18 locations in New Haven. The 18 locations are in a wetland along the VELCO right of way.

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