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Noted journalist urges college grads to practice 'radical empathy'

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By Rachel Cohen



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Editor’s note: Thousands of family and friends were on the Quadrangle at Middlebury College this past Sunday, May 27, to recognize a rite of passage for 532 members of the class of 2018 (including those who will graduate next February). The college hosted a commencement ceremony that was momentous for Rachel Cohen, herself a member of the class of 2018 and an intern at the Addison Independent this summer. Here she gives her first-person account of the big day.

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Helen Porter $900k renovation project underway

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — After many months of planning, fundraising and anticipation, work on a major renovation project began is under way at Helen Porter Rehabilitation and Nursing in Middlebury.

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Middlebury receives Vt. Green Building award

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — On Thursday, May 17, the Vermont Green Building Network (VGBN) bestowed on the town of Middlebury the Greenest Building Award for 2017 for the Middlebury Town Office Building. The award was given in a ceremony at the town offices that coincided with a tour of the town office building by attendees of the Vermont Town and City Management Association’s Spring Conference.

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MUHS competes in national quiz bowl

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ATLANTA, Ga. — Middlebury Union High School joined 351 of the top high school quiz bowl teams on the weekend of May 26, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis for the 2018 High School National Championship Tournament. The field featured teams from thirty-five states, Canada, and China. Ken Barkdoll, Nico Brayton, Silas Conlon, Lucy S. Groves, Greta Hardy-Mittell and Sophia M. Marks represented MUHS at the event, along with coach Perry Lessing.

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Middlebury Police Log: Man cited for first-degree aggravated domestic assault

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Whitney L. Grady, 38, of Middlebury for first-degree aggravated domestic assault and violation of probation, following an investigation at a Munger Street home on May 22.

Police said Grady was lodged at Marble Valley Correctional Facility without bail pending his court arraignment.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

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Middlebury Rotarians find home for 48 trees

Posted on May 28, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Rotary International has for the past 113 years planted seeds of hope throughout the world by helping people get clean water, food, inoculations against disease, and education.

Now members of the massive service group are planting trees — as many as 1.2 million of them worldwide, one for each Rotarian. The project is the brainchild of the organization’s international president, Ian Riseley of Australia, who’s championing the effort as a way of promoting sound environmental stewardship.

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Route 116 construction to continue all this week

Posted on May 28, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The construction project along Route 116 from just south of Robinson School in Starksboro to the intersection with Route 7 will continue this week between East Middlebury and Bristol, the Vermont Agency of Transportation reports.

No work will be done on Monday, May 28, due to the Memorial Day Holiday.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, crews will continue paving this section, weather permitting. For the rest of the week, work crews will replace guardrails and work on ditches, among other operations.

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Ilsley talk to explore the friendship between FDR and Churchill

Posted on May 28, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — University of Vermont History Professor Emeritus Mark A. Stoler will examine the important personal relationship between Britain’s Prime Minister and America’s President during their World War II alliance in a talk at Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury on June 6, at 7 p.m. His talk, “Churchill and Roosevelt: The Personal in the Partnership,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. The talk was rescheduled from May 2.

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Middlebury Firehouse No. 1 to host open house on Memorial Day

Posted on May 25, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Fire Department will open its Seymour Street station on Monday morning after the Middlebury Memorial Day Parade for anyone to view Middlebury’s technical equipment and rich firefighting history.  Light refreshments will be served, including hot dogs, until 11:30 a.m. Free safety protection information will be available from On Call for Vermont.

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College students develop transportation initiatives

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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MIDDLEBURY — A group of Middlebury College environmental studies students have been trying to square two items in Vermont’s 2016 Comprehensive Energy Plan:

•  The state aims to reduce total energy consumption per capita by 15 percent by 2025, and by more than one-third by 2050.

•  Transportation fuels account for the largest portion of Vermont’s total energy consumption.

Clearly, driving would have to be reduced in order to meet the goals.

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