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Metal mammoth watches over Middlebury

Posted on April 18, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Drivers negotiating downtown Middlebury’s roundabout already needed to keep their wits about them, ever mindful of the occasional Impala, Jaguar or Mustang that might suddenly dart into that circular asphalt jungle.

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Kids and seniors bridge the age gap with games

Posted on April 18, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Mary Hogan Elementary School 6th-grader Heath Odell and a handful of his classmates darted to the Elderly Services Inc. music room last Friday morning, where they each picked an elderly partner whom they led to the center of the welcoming space.

While musician Judd Markowski squeezed out a lively tune on his accordion, the children tenderly clasped their partners’ hands and gently guided them in dance while seniors too frail to join in beamed from chairs along the sideline.

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Tony Neri targets opening of Greg's for mid-May

Posted on April 15, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Local businessman Tony Neri is targeting May 15 for reopening the long-dormant Greg’s Meat Market at 3 Elm St. in Middlebury, and that’s just one of the entrepreneurial irons the 78-year-old currently has in the fire.

Neri has also applied for permission from the Middlebury Development Review Board to repair and expand the former Desabrais Laundry headquarters at 55 Middle Road and divide it into as many as four spaces for “mixed-commercial ventures,” including potentially retail stores, a restaurant, or even a small brewery.

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Cornwall, Mary Hogan and Weybridge schools get new principals

Posted on April 11, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — New principals this summer will take charge at four of the Addison Central School District’s seven elementary schools.

Three have already been hired: Nicole Carter, recently chosen to succeed longtime Weybridge Elementary School Principal Christina Johnston; Heather Raabe, who will replace Jen Kravitz at the Bingham Memorial School in Cornwall; and Kravitz, who will move from Cornwall to the helm of Middlebury’s Mary Hogan Elementary.

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Local professor puts mark on water-testing bill

Posted on April 11, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — If state lawmakers pass a new bill aimed at ridding school water systems of lead, Middlebury College Prof. Molly Costanza-Robinson is one of several people Vermont students should thank.

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Climate in the spotlight at legislative breakfast

Posted on April 11, 2019 |
By John Flowers



WEYBRIDGE — While more than 200 hearty climate-change activists on Monday morning were battling rain, hail and wind during the final leg of their symbolic walk from Middlebury to the Statehouse in Montpelier, a much smaller group of citizens was meeting with local lawmakers in Weybridge to lobby for legislation aimed at reducing the state’s carbon footprint.

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Addison Central Teens seeks new center director

Posted on April 8, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Addison Central Teens (ACT) is in the market for a new executive director, and those interested in the job still have time to apply.

Former director Zoe Kaslow stepped down from the position three months ago after just short of a year on the job. She enjoyed her time with the organization but elected to take a post with Planned Parenthood, according to ACT board President Al Zaccor.

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Salisbury couple recovering after rabid coyote attack

Posted on April 8, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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SALISBURY — George Gilman, 79, has harvested game and wood from his property off Hubbard Road in Salisbury for decades. He’s dealt with everything Mother Nature could throw at him.

He remains undefeated, but a little worse for wear, in the aftermath of an attack by a rabid coyote on Monday, April 1. He and his wife Priscilla, 76, are now going through a progression of rabies shots after having been bitten by the coyote, which George was able to kill with a shotgun blast so that its remains could be tested at the Vermont Department of Health lab in Burlington.

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Salisbury conservation fund would protect key parcels, say advocates

Posted on April 8, 2019 |
By John Flowers



SALISBURY — Members of the Salisbury Conservation Commission are pitching the idea of a local conservation fund that would allow the community to perpetually protect select local properties that have special environmental, scenic, recreational, agricultural and/or wildlife qualities.

Local residents Preston and Chris Turner have generously donated $5,000 in seed money for the proposed fund, according to commission member Heidi Willis. Preston serves on the conservation commission, while Chris is the community’s Green-Up Day organizer.

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Goodbye and welcome

Posted on April 4, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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THE COUNSELING SERVICE of Addison County hosted a send-off party for its longtime executive director, Bob Thorn, on Thursday, March 28. Thorn took a moment for a photo with his successor, Rachel Lee Cummings. Others at the party included many past and present CSAC employees and clients, as well as Thorn’s family and friends. Former Gov. James Douglas of Middlebury was among the local luminaries to wish Thorn the best during the next chapter of his life.

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