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Towns seek tax revenues from lake power line

Posted on June 18, 2015 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — As the Vermont Public Service Board considers a permit for a proposed $1.2 billion electricity transmission line through Lake Champlain, local community planners are asking that the regulator not stop Addison County’s lakefront towns from taxing the underwater line.

If the permit does forestall such taxation, it could mean that Addison, Bridport, Shoreham and Orwell would miss out on up to $7 million in tax revenue, according to the Addison County Regional Planning Commission.

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Mt. Abe seniors exit on high note

Posted on June 18, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School’s 114 graduating seniors got a musical sendoff on Saturday, thanks to a theatrical speech from valedictorian Mary-Kate Clark that hit all the right notes.

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ACSU launches bid to form unified school district

Posted on June 18, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Residents in the seven Addison Central Supervisory Union (ACSU) towns will vote as soon as next March on a proposal to form a single school board that would have oversight over a single education budget for what would be a consolidated K-12 district.

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Bristol Elementary School budget OK'd on third attempt, 285-134

Posted on June 18, 2015 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Bristol voters on Tuesday got a third crack at a proposed 2015-2016 elementary school spending plan, and they passed it this time by a convincing 285-134 tally.

It was the second dose of good news for Bristol-based public schools during the past week. On June 9, Addison Northeast Supervisory Union voters approved the Mount Abraham Union High School budget — also on the third attempt — by an 852 to 597 margin.

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Teen advocate earns heartfelt praise

Posted on June 15, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Jutta Miska’s contributions to teen issues date back to the 1970s, when she — then a teen herself — took a lead role in organizing youth activities at her former church in the small village of Thungen, in her native Germany.

She went on to study social work, which started her on a career of helping children with various disabilities.

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Goodale says goodbye to MUMS

Posted on June 15, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Ask veteran Middlebury Union Middle School social studies educator Mary Goodale what got her interested in teaching, and she will give you, without hesitation, a very offbeat answer.

“Swimming,” she said with a grin during an interview last week about her decision to retire this month after more than three decades as a teacher.

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Mount Abe high school budget easily prevails, 852-597

Posted on June 11, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The third time proved to be the charm for the Mount Abraham Union High School budget, as Addison Northeast Supervisory Union voters on Tuesday approved the proposed 2015-2016 spending plan of $13,947,738 by an 852 to 597 tally.

The decisive endorsement by voters allows Mount Abe administrators and school directors to decisively plan for next year and to focus on hiring an interim principal to replace outgoing leader Gaynell Lyman.

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Bristol school budget to be decided on Tuesday

Posted on June 11, 2015 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Local school directors here are hoping for a strong voter turnout at the polls on Tuesday, June 16, when the third version of a proposed 2015-2016 Bristol Elementary School (BES) budget will be decided.

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Middlebury selectboard backs airport over objections

Posted on June 11, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday voted, 5-2, to support a Vermont Agency of Transportation proposal to make $3.5 million in safety upgrades to the Middlebury State Airport. That move is not sitting well with neighbors of the facility, who believe the project could have a negative impact on their quality of life and property values.

“I’ve tried to listen open-mindedly to both sides of the discussion,” Selectman Brian Carpenter said at a board meeting attended by around 20 airport neighbors.

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Middlebury Skihaus to close its doors

Posted on June 11, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Skihaus of Vermont, a major retail presence in downtown Middlebury for almost 60 years, mostly under that name but also as the Alpine Shop, has scheduled a liquidation sale at its 6 Merchants Row location in anticipation of closing its doors.

The news arrived at the Addison Independent late last week in the form of a small display ad offering basic details of the sale, slated for this Friday, June 12, and Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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