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Middlebury officials weigh in on marijuana; selectboard backs modified VLCT position

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday unanimously endorsed a slightly modified version of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns’ (VLCT) current position on legalizing marijuana, stating that cannabis should be OK’d for recreational use only after related “public safety, public health and local regulatory and budgetary concerns are adequately addressed.”

The board’s vote comes in wake of a recent townwide survey in which 71 percent of the 773 respondents said they believed Vermont should legalize recreational marijuana.

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Quilting season wraps community together

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Fact: tomorrow is the first day of fall. It’s hard not to get a little depressed as the warm summer days shorten, our colorful gardens fade, and we swap our shorts and sandals for sweaters and boots.

But, it’s not all bad. Fall brings the delights of harvest season, pies, pumpkins, corn mazes, hay rides, warm fireplaces and cozy beds layered with quilts.

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Middlebury board OKs new Tractor Supply store; some merchants angry about decision

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Development Review Board on Monday gave its unanimous approval to a 19,113-square-foot Tractor Supply retail store off Foote Street, to be sited on a 6.5-acre parcel located behind the A&W Restaurant.

The plan must now win an Act 250 permit in order to proceed to construction, which could happen as soon as next spring for a store opening by September or October 2018.

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Fanning fills Mead Chapel with 50 years of music

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Emory Fanning sat down lightly on the seat, stretched his fingers over the keys, and let his feet hover at the ready over the foot pedals. A gentle pull of a stop, flickering of his right fingers and the great hall of Middlebury’s Mead Chapel filled with a traditional organ melody. The sounds grew as he employed his left hand, and then feet, reaching a crescendo that held tones ringing in the 1917 building’s ceiling.

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Middlebury to vote on Vt. Gas easements on Nov. 7

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents on Nov. 7 will vote on whether their community should charge Vermont Gas for three pipeline easements it is seeking on town-owned property.

The selectboard has tentatively decided to give those easements for free to Vermont Gas, which is building out distribution lines within the community for its Addison Natural Gas Project.

But local resident Ross Conrad believes Vermont Gas should have to pay for those easements, and he launched a successful citizens’ petition effort to give residents a say on the matter.

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New Aurora Learning Center offers wide array of after-school activities

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Aurora Learning Center, a community education and recreation center, opened September 18 at 238 Peterson Terrace in Middlebury. Aurora Learning Center (ALC) is now the principal business of The Aurora School, Inc., a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that operated Aurora School from 1996 to 2017.

During after school hours (3:00 to 5:30), ALC will host recreational activities led by educators or talented community members. ALC will charge a fee for each activity. The fees will be in the range of $15 to $25 per participant for each session.

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Middlebury man dies in farm accident

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — A member of a well-known Vermont farming family was killed in a tragic accident in Brandon last week.

According to Brandon Police, James H. Foster Jr., 47, of Middlebury, was working at a farm on Hollow Road on Thursday, Sept. 21 with two co-workers from his business, Vermont Natural Ag Products.

The men had arrived at the farm just after 11 a.m. with a loader on a flatbed trailer, towed by a dump truck.

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Ilsley expands archive of films from New Filmmakers Festival

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The next installment of donated Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival films has arrived at Ilsley Public Library and is now available for viewing by library card holders. MNFF has donated an additional 30 films to the library, growning its archive to more than 50 films. The donation is comprised of BluRay format films that were screened during the 2nd Annual event in the summer of 2016.

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Little Free Library opens in Middlebury

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The first Little Free Library in Middlebury is up and running at 91 Main Street. You can take a book or leave a book or just stop by to browse. You will find this “little book box” in front of Middlebury Eye Associates Inc. The library is always open. Little Free Libraries work on the honor system of free books for anyone who is interested. They are a community resource for everyone to enjoy.

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Baker & Tarpage Dance Project comes to Middlebury this weekend

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



The transnational performance group Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project (BTDP) — based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and Philadelphia, Penn. — will draw from Africanist and postmodernist aesthetics to present “Declassified Memory Fragment” on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29 and 30, 8 p.m., at the Mahaney Center for the Arts in Middlebury. This dance theatre work with live music is inspired by memory, history, and images of the political and cultural realities currently affecting the continent of Africa.

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