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Local Rotarians fly Texas flag in solidarity with hurricane victims

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — People walking and traveling around Middlebury’s Court Square this past weekend noticed an unfamiliar red-white-and-blue flag buffeted by the wind. Middlebury Rotary Club members placed the Texas state flag in Court Square as a symbolic gesture of solidarity with residents of the Lone Star State, who continue to deal with devastating flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

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Local food organization considers creating a facility to process crops and meats

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN) is beginning a new chapter in its 12-year history of promoting sustainable, local sources of food and energy. The non-profit, grassroots organization has hired a new executive director who is leading an effort to create a new facility where small Addison County food producers could process and store their wares.

ACORN leaders last week formally announced Lynn Coale as the group’s new executive director.

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ANWSD negotiators strike a deal on a new teachers contract

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) and Addison Northwest Teachers’ Association have tentatively agreed on a new, two-year contract. Mark Koenig, a leader of the ANWSD board negotiating team, said the two sides reached the tentative deal at around 3 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, following a mediated session that lasted more than 11 hours.

The last teachers contract ran through June 30.

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Middlebury to test for pollution at site of former factory in Otter Creek

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — After decades of neglect, the Middlebury selectboard has commissioned a study to examine possible pollution at the old mill site at the base of Otter Creek Falls and determine its next steps.

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Bridport landmark closes its doors; Ray Boise ran Citgo station for 45 years

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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BRIDPORT — It’s Monday morning at Boise Citgo in Bridport, and it’s a beehive of activity.

But on this day, workers aren’t pulling ailing vehicles into the garage for tune-ups, oil changes or repairs.

They’re hauling out a variety of automotive equipment, including brake lathes, floor jacks, anvils and king-sized wrenches.

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Six-year-old Forestdale boy fights rare disease

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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FORESTDALE — Mason Wedge should be joining hundreds of other Vermont kids entering first grade this week for a year of educational adventures.

But a serious disease known by three capital letters — DKC — is shackling him to his Forestdale home and leaving him and his family praying for a cure, or at least a critical bone marrow transplant.

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ANWSD support workers ink new, two-year contract

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest Support Staff Association (ANSSA) and the Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) board have agreed on a new, two-year pact that includes annual pay increases and requires support staff in the Vergennes-area schools to pay more for their health insurance.

But the ANSWD school board has not seen the last of the bargaining table this year. Board negotiators were scheduled to meet their Addison Northwest Teachers’ Association (ANTA) counterparts on Thursday, Aug. 31, to try to hammer out a new contract for district teachers.

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Vermont Gas pipeline easements spur petition

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A Middlebury resident is petitioning for a special town meeting he hopes will lead to Vermont Gas having to pay for the three easements it is seeking on town property to advance its natural gas pipeline, as opposed to receiving those easements for free.

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Middlebury selectboard seeks input on marijuana

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The state Legislature this winter is likely to again debate the question of whether to legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, and the Middlebury selectboard wants to know how local residents feel about that issue.

To that end, the selectboard has prepared a survey — available on-line and through the town offices — on the issue of marijuana legalization.

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Solar farm creates quite the buzz: Pollinators flock to colorful crop

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Dr. Mike Kiernan has been as busy as a bee these days. By night, he’s healing his fellow man in 12-hour shifts as a physician with Porter Hospital’s Emergency Department.

But by day, Kiernan dons a t-shirt and gloves and heads out to a solar farm where he lovingly nurtures a variety of flowers and forage aimed at attracting and feeding bees, hummingbirds and a wide variety of nature’s dwindling number of pollinators.

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