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Vigil for climate justice to be held Nov. 28 in Middlebury

Posted on November 16, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Interfaith Climate Action Network (ICAN) will hold a “Vigil for Climate Justice” at Triangle Park in Middlebury on Saturday, Nov. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon.

This action will draw attention to and support the Paris Climate Talks beginning Dec. 1. The global climate movement 350.org, whose origins can be traced directly to a student movement at Middlebury College, is organizing actions all over the globe, and Middlebury will be one of those sites.

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From the page to the stage: Columnist Jessie Raymond launches first one-act play

Posted on November 16, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Jessie Raymond has received a lot of positive feedback for “Around the Bend,” her regular humor column that has become a Page 4 staple in the Addison Independent for the past dozen years. It’s pretty common for her to receive column kudos while standing in line at the supermarket or at social events.

But lately, her writing has been garnering loud applause from an audience that has been able to see her words play out on stage.

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Wiegand brings Roosevelt to life

Posted on November 16, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, visited the Middlebury Rotary Club at its weekly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The Residences at Otter Creek served as the host for the meeting.

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New store for children to open in Middlebury

Posted on November 16, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Book Shop on Main Street will soon spin off a second enterprise that will specialize in books, toys, games and educational gifts for babies and children.

The new store, to be officially unveiled on Nov. 28, will be called “Ollie’s Other Place” and will be based in the former home of Yak Adventures and EveryWear at 13 Washington St. It is the brainchild of Becky Dayton and Jenny Lyons, owner and sales/marketing manager, respectively, of the Vermont Book Shop.

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Two tireless local volunteers are headed west

Posted on November 12, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Barbara and Al Stiles moved from Connecticut to Middlebury back in 1976 to enjoy a more relaxed, healthy atmosphere.

Truth is, the two have done so much volunteer work — from grooming the Long Trail to serving on municipal boards — in and around Middlebury that relaxing became an afterthought.

But advancing years and a desire to be closer to family have prompted Al, 86, and Barbara, 90, to begin a new chapter in their lives. On Monday, Nov. 16, they will leave Middlebury to move into a retirement community near Santa Cruz, Calif.

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Lawson readies for hall of fame induction

Posted on November 12, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — St. Johnsbury native and former Middlebury College coach and athletic director Tom Lawson first caught the coaching bug as an athlete at St. Johnsbury Academy.

Lawson, who on Saturday night in South Burlington will be inducted into the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame for his accomplishments as a coach and administrator at Middlebury and Proctor High School (see sidebar), said he figured out his career path early on.

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UD-3 board eyes security upgrades

Posted on November 12, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Some UD-3 officials are proposing to use around $300,000 of the school district’s roughly $500,000 in budget surplus from fiscal year 2015 to bankroll additional security system improvements at Middlebury Union middle and high schools, as well as pay for scores of new gym lockers at MUHS. These projects would be done next year.

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Middlebury seeks to flesh out downtown project with NexBridge

Posted on November 12, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury selectboard members on Tuesday agreed to form a new, five-member committee to plan the next steps in mixed-use development for Middlebury’s so-called “Economic Development Initiative” property off Bakery Lane.

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Ideas sought to improve five-town schools

Posted on November 12, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Friends of the Five Town Schools is hosting a community meeting on Monday, Nov. 16, from 7-9 p.m. at Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School in the small cafeteria.

The meeting is a follow-up to a meeting that was held in September, at which almost 100 concerned residents of the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union five town communities came together to express strong support for their schools as well as thoughtful concerns about the steps the community needs to take to make the schools better.

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Middlebury to get a dog park

Posted on November 12, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — It looks like Middlebury dog owners will soon have a two-acre, fenced-off park in which to recreate with their four-legged friends.

Barring unforeseen legal or insurance-related complications, the new dog park will be created on Middlebury College-owned land located near the Middlebury Regional EMS headquarters and Charter House community garden off South Street. A group of local dog owners has been lobbying for a safe, local, off-leash location for their pets to run and play.

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