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Middlebury College athletic facility upgrade called a plus

Posted on September 9, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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MIDDLEBURY — The first stage of a big construction project at the Middlebury College athletic facilities is nearing completion as work on a major new component of the complex continues apace.

The new 17,800-square-foot squash facility behind Kenyon Arena should be finished by October, before the start of the college squash season. The expanding construction site on the Route 30 side of the Peterson Family Athletic Facility is being readied for a new 110,000-square-foot field house, due to be completed in October 2014.

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Middlebury College officials opt not to divest from fossil fuels

Posted on September 2, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



MIDDLEBURY — Many members of the Middlebury College community, was well as environmentalists at large, are dismayed over the institution’s decision not to divest its nearly $1 billion endowment from the fossil fuel industry.

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Bristol selectboard tweaks town tax rate

Posted on September 2, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — Action taken by the Bristol selectboard Monday evening will result in a small increase in the town tax rate — a very small increase.

The selectboard raised the rate by $0.0024, or less than a quarter of a penny. That amounts to $4.80 on a home valued at $200,000.

This was the second time this summer that the selectboard had to revise the tax rate. The original revision last month concerned a pending evaluation by the state on a Bristol property’s taxes, which was not a factor in the most recent revision, Town Clerk Therese Kirby said.

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Storm disrupts VUHS opening

Posted on September 2, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



VERGENNES — Repairs were under way in various sections of Vergennes Union High School as the school year began last Wednesday, and a series of heavy and unexpected rainstorms early last week wreaked havoc on several language classrooms.

“It overwhelmed the design of the temporary structure on the roof,” explained Co-principal Ed Webbley.

Webbley said he was unsure of the cost of the damage because VUHS is not responsible for the damage from the storm, which is covered by the construction company’s insurance.

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Bristol is revamping its harvest festival

Posted on August 29, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — At the base of the Green Mountains, late summer storms have blown the leaves off some trees and turned others prematurely red, bringing autumn and the annual harvest to mind — and the harvest season had already been on the minds of the Bristol Recreation Department’s staff for some time.

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Fire in Brandon leaves family of six homeless

Posted on August 29, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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BRANDON — A family of six was displaced when an early-morning blaze destroyed their two-story, single-family home at 6 Rossiter St. in Brandon on Tuesday morning.

Brandon Fire Chief Roman Wdowiak said that the initial call came in around 6:15 a.m. The Brandon and Pittsford fire departments rushed to Rossiter Street, where Wdowiak said they observed “heavy fire and smoke on the front and side of the building.”

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Clippings by Xian: So long and thanks for the ride

Posted on August 29, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



A few weeks ago, I hopped off the ACTR Tri-Town Shuttle at Mount Abraham Union High School to pay an unexpected visit to a Spanish teacher whose name I didn’t know, who may or may not have been on the premises, who perhaps had something to do with a field trip fundraising effort that I thought would — probably — make a good photo-op for an inside page of the paper.

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Common Core education standards leave many with unanswered questions

Posted on August 26, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



VERMONT — As districts across the state prepare for the new school year, educators and administrators are gearing up to continue the transition to the Common Core State Standards, a new approach to education that has been prompting changes in testing and classroom instruction in recent years.

Vermont, which adopted the Common Core in 2010, is among 44 other states and the District of Columbia overhauling their educational approach.

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Bristol woman waiting for double lung transplant steps up activism

Posted on August 26, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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BRISTOL — A Bristol woman who has been awaiting a double-lung transplant for 16 months is embarking on a mission to spread awareness about a national shortage of organ donors by sharing her own story.

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Ilsley exhibits 60 years of Peter Miller's iconic Vermont portraits

Posted on August 22, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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VERMONT — It may seem trite to point out that the world has changed drastically in the past 60 years. But it seems equally impossible to begin considering Waterbury-based photographer Peter Miller’s “A Lifetime of Vermont People” with any other thought.

Miller — who bought his first camera on a whim at age 14 in Weston, when his mother sent him with money to replace a stolen hunting rifle — has self-published a collection of his most iconic black-and-white portraits of Vermonters.

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