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Ilsley Library takes its services on the road

Posted on June 24, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Realizing some folks can’t pay regular visits to Middlebury’s  Ilsley Public Library, officials there are working on ways to bring the institution’s books, videos and other services to the masses.

Efforts to create a more mobile Ilsley Library began this past Wednesday, June 19, at the Middlebury Farmers Market at the VFW Post 7823 at 530 Exchange Street. There, Ilsley Library Director Dana Hart staffed a booth offering dozens of books and library cards to market shoppers.

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Filmmakers festival is gearing up for year five

Posted on June 20, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Organizers of the fifth annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF) are setting the stage for what they believe will be one of the best-ever showcases of budding cinematographic talent, to be displayed on five screens this coming Aug. 22-25.

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Locals lead search for Lake Seneca shipwrecks

Posted on June 20, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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FERRISBURGH — Addison County researchers are leading a two-week effort to map the bottom of Seneca Lake in New York State, a project that could uncover dozens of shipwrecks and re-write the history of the lake as a 19th-century commercial waterway.

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Middlebury narrows its downtown master plan search

Posted on June 19, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials have selected three finalists to vie for a contract to design a master plan for downtown Middlebury, a document that will shape the shire town’s village for the next 20 years.

This master planning process comes at a critical time in Middlebury’s history. Work will begin in earnest this spring on a $72 million project to replace the Main Street and Merchants Row rail bridges with a concrete tunnel. 

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Clippings: Pint-sized pup is a fun challenge

Posted on June 19, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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Question: What’s cuter than cute, is as big as a size-12 shoe, is covered with fur and commands constant attention?

Answer: A miniature golden doodle puppy named “Roxie,” who for the past two weeks has put bags under our eyes big enough to pack for a vacation.

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Local 8-year-old artist earns statewide honor

Posted on June 17, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Eight-year-old Daisy Madden was drawing before she could walk. Her mom, Meg, has marveled at the way she can pick up a crayon or marker and spontaneously draw whatever comes to mind.

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ACSD schools to welcome new leaders next month

Posted on June 17, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Next month will bring some significant leadership transitions at Addison Central School District schools.

Four of the ACSD’s seven elementary schools will greet new principals. Those schools are in Weybridge, Bridport, Cornwall and Middlebury.

Nicole Carter will take the helm of Weybridge Elementary, taking over for longtime Principal Christina Johnston. Addison Central Superintendent Peter Burrows provided more clarity on Johnston’s future destination in the district’s June newsletter, released last week:

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Court Street fire considered suspicious

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police and fire officials continue to investigate a suspicious fire that ravaged a duplex apartment building at 74 Court St. and significantly damaged two adjacent structures during the early morning of Monday, June 10.

Middlebury Fire Chief David Shaw said it was a fortunate “fluke” that no one was hurt — or worse — during a blaze that he believes might be rooted in a dispute between a local person and one of the 74 Court St. tenants.

“There could really have been loss of life here,” Shaw said.

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College property considered for 5-MW solar farm

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College is working on a land lease agreement with a Burlington company to install a 5-megawatt solar farm on a site off South Street Extension in Middlebury.

The college would purchase electricity generated by the facility to help meet its goal of transitioning to 100-percent renewable energy sources (not derived from fossil fuels) to power and heat the institution’s main campus by 2028.

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Mount Abraham graduates urged to face fears

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
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BRISTOL — Chessley Jackman, valedictorian of the Mount Abraham Union High School class of 2019, could have advised her 111 fellow graduates to stay in their respective comfort zones, to stick with their strengths and/or to never leave the bucolic serenity of the 5-Town area.

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