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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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Clippings: A double shot of pride for parents

Posted on June 11, 2015 |
By John Flowers



We buried my father more than two decades ago, and my memories of him are sadly growing more faint by the year. But I will always remember the emphasis he placed on getting a college degree — not only as a ticket to better employment, but also as a means by which to grow intellectually and socially before setting out into the world.

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Ideas sought to reduce impacts of Middlebury RR tunnel project

Posted on June 8, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials last week identified next April as the start-up time for the estimated $50 million reconstruction of the community’s two downtown rail overpasses, a project they again stressed would be messy, noisy and inconvenient during up to three years of work that will ultimately yield additional green space near St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and a concrete tunnel that will someday accommodate double-stack train cars.

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College nears deal to conserve Battell lands

Posted on June 8, 2015 |
By John Flowers



RIPTON — Middlebury College, the Vermont Land Trust and the U.S. Forest Service are putting the final touches on an intricate deal that will allow the institution to consolidate and permanently conserve approximately 2,100 acres of land in and around the college’s Bread Loaf campus in Ripton.

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Mount Abe principal to take a new job

Posted on June 8, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School Principal Gaynell Lyman is leaving her position after only one year in order to accept a job with Advanced Learning Partnerships (ALP), a consulting agency that helps schools nationwide adopt technology plans and teaching innovations.

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Whiskey distillery plans addition

Posted on June 8, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The owners of the Appalachian Gap Distillery are proposing to triple its 2,000-square-foot headquarters at 88 Mainelli Road in Middlebury’s industrial park. The addition would give the growing business additional warehouse space to house its whiskey barrels, more room for grain storage and a larger tasting room, and would allow for installation of a bottling line.

The additional space will help the distillery ramp up production of its growing line of whiskey, rum and tequila — spirits that are growing in popularity.

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Middlebury College President Ron Liebowitz reflects on town-gown legacy

Posted on June 4, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College President Ron Liebowitz hopes to be recalled as someone who during his 11 years in office worked to fortify the institution’s relationship with the town of Middlebury — not only through financial contributions to many community projects, but also by helping to redefine the tenor of town-gown conversations.

Liebowitz — who will soon make way for incoming President Laurie Patton — took some time on Monday to chat about the legacy he will leave, specifically as it pertains to town-gown affairs.

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Porter plants seeds for long-term health with garden for homeless

Posted on June 4, 2015 |
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MIDDLEBURY — A lot of healing takes place within the walls of Porter Medical Center. But tucked away on a small sliver of the Porter campus lies a resource designed to keep people from needing to tap into hospital services.

The resources in question are two gardens in which fresh vegetables are being planted, tended and eventually harvested for people looking for a healthy diet, and as essential nutrition for people who don’t have enough to eat.

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