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Big bucks spent in county elections

Posted on November 29, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Addison County candidates running in contested races on Nov. 6 raised a combined total of $225,404 in their respective efforts to win positions ranging from assistant judge to state senator, according to the latest campaign finance records on file with the Vermont Secretary of State’s office.

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Middlebury considering townwide multi-use path

Posted on November 29, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The selectboard here on Tuesday unanimously agreed to back a homegrown effort to create a new trail connecting downtown Middlebury with East Middlebury, a four-foot-wide path that would give safe passage and healthy recreational opportunities for bikers, runners, walkers and hikers.

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Ballot recount affirms Wygmans' win

Posted on November 29, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County State’s Attorney Dennis Wygmans can finally exhale after three weeks of not knowing whether he’d be able to keep his job.

Wygmans’ state of professional limbo ended on Tuesday evening after a recount of ballots cast in the Nov. 6 election expanded his victory over independent challenger Peter Bevere from 10 to 21 votes.

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New plans in works for Middlebury's Old Stone Mill

Posted on November 29, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The future owners of the old Stone Mill building in Middlebury’s Frog Hollow have hired a team to renovate the historic structure for uses that will include dining, office, lodging and retail.

Assuming a smooth planning and construction processes, business partners Stacey Rainey and Mary Cullinane said the Stone Mill should be undergoing interior repairs in January and then open for business by next summer.

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New Middlebury park to bear Lazarus name

Posted on November 29, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday agreed to name a soon-to-be created downtown park in honor of the late Stan Lazarus, who served Middlebury in the Legislature and became known for his many charitable acts as owner of the former Lazarus Department Store. The park will be located off Printer’s Alley, on a site that once hosted Lazarus’ store. A group of Middlebury residents circulated a petition and lobbied the selectboard to name the park in honor of the Lazarus patriarch.

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New era

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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EVA HOFFMAN AND Gary Wisell are the proud new owners of the Ripton Country Store — the first new owners in four decades. Other than a few small additions to the offerings, they plan on keeping the same 19th-century general store feel to the iconic village shop. Click here to read our story.

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Middlebury officials approve new Habitat for Humanity homes

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Development Review Board (DRB) has given final approval to a Habitat for Humanity of Addison County plan to build two affordable homes on property at 51 Seymour St.

Ashley Cadwell, Habitat’s Building Committee leader, said the first of the two homes should be completed by next summer, with the second ready for occupancy by the spring of 2020. Plans call for a two-bedroom home containing around 900 square feet and a three-bedroom home with about 1,100 square feet.

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New owners signal a new era at Ripton Country Store

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
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RIPTON — Folks making their daily visit to the Ripton Country Store are getting some “change” for the first time in 42 years.

Stepping across the rustic threshold is still akin to breaching a time portal leading to an early 20th century general store, where you got your mail and your food staples, crowded onto a maze of shelves.

Need help? The friendly store shopkeepers provided personal attention and knew you by name.

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Blue Spruce Motel owners get new cleanup order

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Development Review Board (DRB) has ordered the owners of the Blue Spruce Motel property to clean up the burnt building remnants from the site at 2428 Route 7 South, thus echoing a directive issued by Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay back in September.

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Homeless shelter sees increasing demand

Posted on November 21, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Charter House Coalition (CHC) is raising $550,000 for major improvements to its warming shelter at 27 North Pleasant St. that will allow the homeless to better access to beds and food at the Middlebury facility, which is already seeing large numbers of clients.

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