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HOPE seeks donations for those needing winter fuel

Posted on November 5, 2012 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Officials at the organization Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) are bracing for what they believe will be a substantial spike in requests for assistance from area residents unable to pay their fuel and utility bills.

As of the end of September, HOPE was more than 50-percent shy of meeting its $128,000 donation goal to help people facing electricity shut-offs and/or at risk of seeing their fuel oil tanks go dry. This is assistance accorded to people who have exhausted their own resources and governmental assistance programs.

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Black Sheep founder to launch tavern in downtown Middlebury

Posted on November 5, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Local restaurateur and chef Michel Mahe on Oct. 31 confirmed his plans to open an as-yet-unnamed, new tavern in the former Jackson’s on the River space at 7 Bakery Lane in Middlebury.

Pending the signing of a lease and the construction of a 309-square-foot addition to accommodate a handicap-accessible restroom, the new restaurant would become the fourth in Mahe’s growing culinary empire. He already owns the very successful Black Sheep Bistro in Vergennes, the Bobcat Café in Bristol and the Bearded Frog in Shelburne.

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Seniors feel the energy at Tai Chi classes

Posted on November 5, 2012 |
By Allison Lockwood



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ADDISON COUNTY — They stood in silence, focusing on breath. Slowly, their arms rose in a smooth synchronized movement and then drifted back down by their sides. From this starting point, a group of 16 men and women from as far north as Alburgh, as far south as Brandon and Orwell and many towns between, spent two days intensively studying adaptations of the first 12 forms of the Sun practice of Tai Chi.

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Students reprimanded for prank urging college to divest

Posted on November 5, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



MIDDLEBURY — Dana Auditorium at Middlebury College overflowed last Thursday, as the college held its first judicial board hearing open to the broader college community in more than five years.

Five students defended their actions last month when they posed as the college’s communications office and distributed a mock press release under the guise of the “Dalai Lama Welcoming Committee.” The fake press release stated that the college would divest from weapons and fossil fuels in honor of the Dalai Lama’s October visit.

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Two Middlebury streets to be closed this week

Posted on November 5, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Public Works Department officials in Middlebury said they will close parts of Washington Street Extension and Painter Road on Tuesday, Nov. 6, and Wednesday, Nov. 7, while they improve the water infrastructure.

The street will be closed on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Painter Hills Road.

The next day work will move to the Grey Ledge Road area, which will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

This work is for installation of water main across the road in both locations.

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Rockers launch recording studio in Middlebury

Posted on November 1, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Making noise late at night in Middlebury can earn you a visit from the local constabulary.

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Porter Medical Center issues energy challenge to workers

Posted on October 29, 2012 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center will enlist the help of its more than 600 employees in finding ways to help reduce its annual energy bill of almost $1 million.

At issue is Porter’s participation in a new Efficiency Vermont program that will feature some on-site workshops on what workers can do to reduce power consumption. This will culminate in a contest for the Porter employees who submit the most creative and practical energy-savings tips. Those who submit the top three ideas, as judged by Efficiency Vermont, will receive $50 gift cards to local stores.

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Book explores fate of giant fish

Posted on October 29, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Matt Rigney developed a passion for fishing during many years of solitary angling in a small boat off the coast of Maine.

Along with the thrill of catching some hefty bluefish, striped bass and other species, Rigney learned about what he called the “power of solitude, about what you see when you sit quietly and observe nature.”

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Pressing ahead: Vermont Hard Cider sold in $305 million deal

Posted on October 25, 2012 |
By Angelo Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — For a company that had been “on its deathbed” in 2003, Woodchuck Hard Cider has made a remarkable turnaround. The Middlebury company now has 125 employees, $70 million in annual sales, more than 60 percent of the hard cider market in the United States, and sales growth of 29 percent and 25 percent annually in the past two years.

And, as of Monday, it is part of a global hard cider company based in Ireland.

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State commits to passenger rail through Middlebury by 2017

Posted on October 25, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont will proceed with sufficient rail improvements to re-establish passenger train traffic along its western corridor from Rutland through Middlebury to Burlington by 2017, and the state will proceed on that track regardless of the prospects for federal funding.

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