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Nuclear plant's future remains up in the air

Posted on February 27, 2012 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Local lawmakers continue to be concerned about the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant owner’s ongoing legal fight to remain open and to remain part of the state’s long-term energy future.

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell on Feb. 17 announced that he will appeal a federal district court judge’s ruling that gave new hope to Entergy Nuclear’s quest to keep its Vernon-based power plant open.

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Shoreham office plan up for vote

Posted on February 27, 2012 |
By John Flowers



SHOREHAM — Shoreham residents at their March 5 town meeting will be asked to finally resolve a longstanding debate on how to improve their municipal offices. Specifically, residents will vote on whether to spend $450,000 for a new, larger office building that would be located near the current one on the town common.

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Proposed banning of tail docking debated

Posted on February 27, 2012 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — While lawmakers and visitors at the Feb. 20 Legislative Breakfast at Middlebury’s American Legion Hall principally talked about the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, other discussion at the breakfast focused on:

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Lawmakers call for new search rules: Backlash continues after Duclos Death

Posted on February 23, 2012 |
By John Flowers



MONPTELIER — House and Senate lawmakers on Monday are drafting legislation that would clearly define search-and-rescue protocols for Vermont emergency responders in connection with lost or injured hikers, this in the wake of the tragic death of 19-year-old Levi Duclos on a Ripton trail last month.

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Charlotte resists senate district switch

Posted on February 23, 2012 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The state Senate will soon redraw its district boundaries as is required every 10 years after a federal census, and many Charlotte residents are panning a proposal that their town be absorbed into the Addison County senatorial district.

“I oppose this proposal because moving Charlotte into the Addison County senatorial district dilutes our — i.e., Charlotters’ — rights as voters,” said Charlotte resident Donna Spielman, who initiated a petition opposing the proposed Addison County and Charlotte district.

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Local program to boost number of meat cutters

Posted on February 23, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — A group of educators, businesspeople and economic development officials is working with the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center to establish a training program aimed at filling the dwindling ranks in Vermont’s meat cutting industry.

The two-year program, which the career center will offer in collaboration with Vermont Technical College (VTC), could be offered as soon as this fall to adults (18 and over) who would be able to earn state certification for careers as meat cutters.

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Mary Hogan proposes spending hike, lower tax

Posted on February 20, 2012 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents on April 11 will vote on a proposed 2012-2013 Mary Hogan Elementary School spending plan of $6,144,811, representing a 4.15-percent increase compared to the current spending plan.

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Cornwall teen's volunteerism lauded

Posted on February 20, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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CORNWALL — Emery Tillman takes community service seriously — and not only in her backyard of Addison County. At the tender age of 17, Tillman has donated her time to environmental and humanitarian causes stretching from her hometown of Cornwall to Uganda, Africa.

Her efforts recently earned statewide recognition and will soon get national exposure, thanks to an award from Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

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ACSU reboots search for new superintendent

Posted on February 20, 2012 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central Supervisory union board will re-advertise the school district’s superintendent vacancy in wake of an initial search that concluded on Thursday without producing an acceptable candidate.

Gail Conley, the ACSU’s interim superintendent, said the position will now be re-advertised in conjunction with the soon-to-be-vacant associate superintendent position. Associate Superintendent Jan Willey has tendered her resignation effective at the end of the school year.

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While Vt. birthrate drops, Porter numbers remain consistent

Posted on February 20, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — While Vermont’s population continues to get grayer, Porter Hospital’s Birthing Center is attracting a consistent, healthy flow of expectant parents — a clientele that is also coming from outside Addison County.

Statistics covering the past five years show annual births at the Middlebury hospital hovering around the 300 mark. Specifically, number of babies born at the Birthing Center were as follows:

•  288 in 2007.

•  340 in 2008.

•  299 in 2009.

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