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Douglas to end three decades as town moderator

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — For 32 consecutive Januaries, James Douglas has visited Middlebury’s municipal offices to pick up a petition to run for the position of town moderator.

The former state representative, secretary of state, state treasurer and governor made that annual pilgrimage again on Monday, though for a different reason. Douglas informed Town Clerk Ann Webster he won’t be running for re-election.

At the same time he became the first person to sign the petition of his preferred successor: Former Middlebury Selectwoman Susan Shashok.

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Indoor football team eyes Middlebury

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — There’s some big news brewing at Middlebury’s Memorial Sports Center.

Friends of Middlebury Hockey President Michael McAuliffe (pictured) on Monday confirmed an “agreement in principle” calling for a new, professional arena football team called the “Vermont Brew” to play its home games at the center, starting in March of 2020.

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Frank Bruni tells college kids to embrace differences

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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MIDDLEBURY — As a teenager in the early 1980s, New York Times op-ed columnist Frank Bruni decided that in college he would live openly as a gay man.

But when he walked into his dorm room at the University of North Carolina for the first time and saw the enormous poster his new roommate had hung on the wall, which said, “Jesus invites you to a banquet in His honor,” Bruni changed his mind.

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Pierre Vachon pierces perceptions

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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MIDDLEBURY — Odds are you’ve seen Pierre Vachon around Middlebury. And odds are you might have been a little scared.

It’s OK, you’re not alone. Guys in black leather trench coats, with tattoos, and enough muscle for a quartet are intimidating, for sure.

But we also all know that usually there’s more than what meets the eye. And Vachon is no exception.

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Midd students study free speech trends

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



MIDDLEBURY — New York Times op-ed columnist Frank Bruni addressed an overflow crowd at Middlebury College last week about how tolerance for diverse views on campuses, as in many parts of American society, seems to have waned. (Click here to read more about his talk.)

Some members of Bruni’s audience have been asking some questions of their own.

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Sports center funding sought

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents on Town Meeting Day will be asked to add up to $100,000 to current debt for the Memorial Sports Center (MSC) in order to help pay for key, second-floor improvements to the community recreational facility on Buttolph Drive.

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United Way offering nonprofit grants

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — United Way of Addison County (UWAC) announced on Friday, Jan. 4, that it is seeking grant proposals from organizations working to improve the health of people living in Addison County. Three-year grants ranging from $1,000 to $22,500 will be made to eligible non-profits through the organization’s Community Impact Funding (CIF) process.

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Middlebury native leads broadcasters trade group

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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SHELBURNE — Wendy Mays, a native of Middlebury, has been hired by the Vermont Association of Broadcasters to be the organization’s new executive director, the board of directors announced Jan. 9.

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Korean film screens in Middlebury

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — “Burning,” originally titled “Beoning” will screen at Dana Auditorium in Middlebury at 3 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19.

This film, directed by Chang-dong Lee of South Korea in 2018, is 2 hours 28 minutes, in Korean and English with English subtitles.

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Middlebury Police Log: Fraud involving EBT card alleged

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police received a report on Jan. 10 that someone out of state had allegedly used a local resident’s Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card number. Records indicate it had been used twice in California.

Police are investigating the incident.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Responded to a report of a vehicle swerving and almost striking another vehicle on Court Street Extension on Jan. 7. Police caught up with the driver, who was not intoxicated and denied having been driving erratically.

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