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Lawmakers join effort to ban plastics

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Several Addison County lawmakers on Monday said they’ll back legislation aimed at removing single-use plastic products — such as shopping bags — from Vermont’s waste stream.

Bills like H.74 — which proposes to prohibit food service establishments from providing carryout bags, expanded polystyrene food service products, and plastic straws to customers — drew considerable debate at a legislative breakfast at the Bristol American Legion post on Airport Road.

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Jen Kravitz to lead Mary Hogan Elementary

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
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CORNWALL — Bingham Memorial School Principal Jen Kravitz will step down from her post at the end of this academic year in order to become top administrator of Middlebury’s Mary Hogan Elementary.

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Midnight fire damages home in rural Middlebury

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Fire Chief Dave Shaw cited “improper disposal of wood ash” as the cause of a fire that damaged a home at Lower Plains Road shortly after midnight on Sunday, Feb. 10.

It was at around 12:10 a.m. that Middlebury firefighters were toned out to a reported structure fire — with possible entrapment — at 37 Lower Plains Road.

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Nonprofits devise plan to assist the homeless

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A coalition of Addison County nonprofits is looking for around 2 acres of available land near downtown Middlebury on which to establish 10-15 dwellings for homeless people through a concept known as “Middlebury Shares,” which would invite area nonprofits and businesses to sponsor individual units.

The overarching goal, according to a game plan drafted by participating agencies:

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Some Act 46 districts given reprieve

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — In addition to talk of a plastic ban before the Legislature, lawmakers and constituents at Monday’s Legislative Breakfast at the Bristol American Legion discussed education governance consolidation and school construction aid, early childcare services, and promoting greater use of electric vehicles.

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Abortion foes offer feedback on bill H.57

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — As was the case at last week’s Legislative Breakfast, abortion legislation was a hot topic at this Monday’s Legislative Breakfast in Bristol.

Folks weighed in on H.57, a bill that would recognize reproductive choice as a “fundamental freedom” and would keep public entities from interfering with, or restricting, a woman’s right to end her pregnancy.

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Career Center offering voters no spending hike

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center board next month will present county voters with a 2019-2020 budget proposal of $3,468,338, which reflects a $186 decline in total spending (compared to this year) for vocational and technical education for area students.

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Salisbury couple begin new era for Inn on the Green

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Chris and Chelsea Griggs got their first taste of the hospitality industry a few years ago. They had purchased a “fixer-upper” on Lake Dunmore in Salisbury, which they lovingly rehabbed and began renting out to help subsidize their investment.

But the experience turned into something much more than an income earning vacation rental.

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Abortion bill spurs emotional debate

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — Activists turned out in force at Monday’s legislative breakfast at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes, many, but not all, of them to deride a House bill they claimed would expand the use of abortion in Vermont.

But local lawmakers however rejected their claim, saying bill H.57 would simply recognize reproductive choice as a “fundamental freedom” and keep public entities from interfering with, or restricting, women’s existing right in Vermont to end pregnancies.

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Local home health chief to step down from post

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Home Health & Hospice CEO Tim Brownell is vacating his position with the New Haven-based nonprofit, board President Bryan Young confirmed on Wednesday.

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