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Home health agency's success is questioned

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The new managers of Addison County Home Health & Hospice (ACHHH) are proud of their record in taking the New Haven-based nonprofit from the brink of financially insolvency in 2016 to more modern operation that in fiscal year 2018 posted an almost $900,000 financial cushion in an era of Medicaid and Medicare funding shortfalls.

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Lawmakers and citizens take aim at carbon tax

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By John Flowers



BRIDPORT — Carbon tax.

It was a political land mine that few state politicians wanted to step on during last year’s campaign, and there appears to be little support this year for adopting such a tax to combat climate change.

Still, the prospect of a carbon tax was the main topic of conversation at the session’s inaugural Addison County legislative breakfast at the Bridport Grange Hall on Monday.

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Community bids farewell to Olin Robison

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Former Middlebury College President Olin Robison was recalled on Sunday as an outstanding diplomat, scholar and administrator whose perseverance helped breathe new life into virtually every institution he helmed.

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Orwell town hall project on hold

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By John Flowers



ORWELL — Orwell residents this March won’t be voting on a school building project after all. A recent state mandate that Orwell join the Slate Valley Modified Unified Union School District (SVMUUSD) means town officials need to table plans to expand their local elementary school in order to accommodate a cafeteria and gym.

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Lawmakers cite 2019 priorities

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By John Flowers



BRIDPORT — While much of the discussion at the Legislative Breakfast at the Bridport Grange Hall on Monday was on the idea of a “carbon tax,” the four lawmakers and many citizens in attendance also talked about other important issues.

Other discussion at Monday’s legislative breakfast focused on:

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Cold weather and snow result in full homeless shelters

Posted on January 28, 2019 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Recent heavy snowfall and consistently frigid temperatures have resulted in Addison County shelters working overtime to make sure the local homeless population stays warm, fed and properly attired to face the worst Mother Nature has to offer.

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Cornwall makes its solar rules permanent

Posted on January 28, 2019 |
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CORNWALL — The Cornwall selectboard wants to make permanent an interim solar screening bylaw the board instituted more than three years ago in response to a specific solar array that had been proposed off West Street.

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New CSAC leader has entrepreneurial past

Posted on January 24, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Rachel Lee Cummings believes she won the lottery, and she didn’t even buy a ticket.

What she did was submit her resumé to the Counseling Service of Addison County (CSAC) when the Middlebury-based nonprofit launched its search to replace longtime CEO Robert Thorn.

Cummings, 41, was ecstatic to land the job, which places her at the helm of the county’s largest mental health agency.

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Local lawmaker leads effort to revise Act 250

Posted on January 24, 2019 |
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MONTPELIER — The late Sen. Art Gibb, R-Weybridge, played a huge role in 1970 in the drafting of Act 250, the state’s landmark land use planning law.

Almost 50 years later, another Addison County lawmaker — Rep. Amy Sheldon, D-Middlebury — is playing a substantial role in what could be major revisions to Act 250.

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Check out some snowshoes at the public library

Posted on January 24, 2019 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury’s Ilsley Public Library still boasts an abundance of suspenseful books that can boost the reader’s heart rate while on the imaginary hunt for treasure or a clue in a well-spun mystery.

Now the Ilsley — and indeed an increasing number of other Addison County libraries — are offering other amenities aimed at getting people’s pulses to jump through a variety of physical activities, ranging from tennis to strumming a ukulele.

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