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Bureaucratic snafu almost costs pre-K providers

Posted on September 15, 2016 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — An accord reached on Tuesday between the Vermont Agency of Education and the three Addison County school districts has defused what was looming as a significant financial hit for area parents and dozens of early education providers participating in the state’s new universal pre-K program.

At issue was a decision by Addison Central, Northeast and Northwest supervisory unions to delay implementation of the universal pre-K program, including payments to local providers.

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Flutist brings popular music series to county

Posted on September 15, 2016 |
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CORNWALL — Celebrated flutist Karen Kevra has always drawn a crowd, particularly when it comes to the popular Capital City Concerts (CCC) that have brought world-class chamber music to the Montpelier area since 2000. And like the legendary Pied Piper of Hamlin, Kevra is confident that CCC enthusiasts will follow her to the Middlebury area, which will now host some of the concerts thanks to her relocation to Cornwall.

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Career Center chief Lynn Coale to step down in June

Posted on September 15, 2016 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Lynn Coale harkened back to late 2001, when he applied — almost as a lark — to become director of the Patricia Hannaford Career Center (PHCC). He was finishing his Ph.D. studies and checking out career opportunities in school administration.

But neither Coale nor his family truly thought they would consider leaving their native Wyoming, where they had accumulated great friends and business contacts.

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Police say covered bridge burning not 'malicious'; temporary span planned

Posted on September 15, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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SALISBURY — Area residents have been uttering some choice adjectives to sum up their emotions about the blaze this past Saturday that destroyed the historic covered bridge spanning the Otter Creek between Salisbury and Cornwall.

Senseless.

Tragic.

Deplorable.

And “sickening,” as voiced by Irene Barna, secretary of the Vermont Covered Bridges Society.

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State police arrest 12 pipeline opponents

Posted on September 15, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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NEW HAVEN — Vermont State Police on Tuesday cited 12 people — including a member of the local clergy and a Middlebury town official — with unlawful trespass after they stood in the way of construction on a New Haven segment of the Addison County natural gas pipeline.

Organizers of the natural gas pipeline blockade said they took the action to show solidarity with efforts by Native Americans and allies in North and South Dakota who are trying to block construction of an oil pipeline there.

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Three-way partnership serves up 'green' power

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — What happens when an historic local dairy, a hard cider giant and a major vendor of farm equipment join forces in Middlebury?

You get an abundant supply of renewable energy, of course.

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VTrans gets final OK to lengthen Middlebury airport runway

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By John Flowers



EAST MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Agency of Transportation has landed an Act 250 permit to begin expansion of the Middlebury State Airport runway, a plan that drew fire from neighbors who believe the upgrades could bring larger planes, heavier and larger aircraft traffic, and more noise to what is now a modest airfield in a residential area east of Route 116.

Guy Rouelle, aviation program director for VTrans, anticipates the runway work will begin next May and last up to five months.

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Middlebury distillery seeking to expand its footprint

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Appalachian Gap Distillery officials on Sept. 12 will seek final approval from the town of Middlebury for a major expansion of their headquarters at 88 Mainelli Road, which would provide the growing company with much-needed storage, bottling and tasting room space.

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Sanders fires up Middlebury crowd

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
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MIDDLEBURY — In a 20-minute appearance at a Labor Day rally on Middlebury’s town green, Bernie Sanders whipped up the roughly 300 supportive spectators with one of the U.S. senator’s classic orations.

The Vermont Independent exhorted the crowd to become involved in the political process in order to reverse national trends in income inequality and to advocate for action on climate change, national health care, campaign finance reform and free college tuition.

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Rep. Jewett honored for his efforts on DUI law

Posted on September 4, 2016 |
By John Flowers



RIPTON — The national organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving, known as MADD, is honoring Rep. Willem Jewett of Ripton as its “2016 Vermont Legislator of the Year” for his support of a new state law that expands the required use of ignition interlock devices for people convicted of driving under the influence.

Jewett, a Democrat, was the lead sponsor of bill H.560, which was ultimately passed as part of Vermont’s 2016-2017 transportation bill.

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