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Monkton's Virden recognised for world- class volunteer work in Africa

Posted on August 12, 2013 |
By Linda Anderson Krech



Editor’s note: This article was contributed by Linda Anderson Krech, program director of the ToDo Institute in Monkton.

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State's first malt house set to open in Monkton

Posted on August 12, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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MONKTON — Vermont’s plethora of craft breweries are about to get the opportunity to source their malt locally. Andrew Peterson, 44, of Monkton is launching Vermont’s first commercial malt house this fall.

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Value-added gives Monkton's Mountain Warrior Farm an edge

Posted on July 16, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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MONKTON — For Monkton natives Galen and Moriah Helms and Starksboro native Sara Paule Koeller, what began as a quarter-acre garden on a family property in Monkton four years ago has expanded into a burgeoning farming and foraging business called Mountain Warrior.

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Monkton Central School regroups after half of teaching staff departs

Posted on June 24, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



MONKTON — Though 10 staff members will not be returning to the Monkton Central School next fall, Superintendent David Adams said the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union is well on its way to meeting the school’s staffing needs for the upcoming academic year.

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Monkton selectboard OKs pipeline agreement with Vt. Gas

Posted on June 17, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



MONKTON — The Monkton selectboard unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding with Vermont Gas Systems at a hastily scheduled special meeting on Wednesday night. The board had rejected an earlier draft of the agreement in a 3-2 decision just nine days earlier.

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Half of Monkton Central School teachers plan to leave amid conflict with administration

Posted on June 17, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



MONKTON — Nine teachers at the Monkton Central School have chosen to leave the school, according to Monkton Central parents and the school's May newsletter. Along with an administrative decision not to rehire a 10th, that would shrink the elementary school’s 18-person faculty by over 50 percent. 

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Monkton board rejects natural gas pipeline agreement

Posted on June 6, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



MONKTON — Once again, it’s back to the drawing board for Vermont Gas Systems and the town of Monkton.

After several hours of impassioned discussion at a special meeting on Monday night, Monkton’s selectboard rejected a Memorandum of Understanding negotiated between VGS officials and Monkton Selectmen John Phillips and Stephen Pilcher by a 3-2 vote, with Phillips and Pilcher dissenting. Around 70 citizens attended the meeting.

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Orb Weaver Farm joins Vermont Land Trust

Posted on June 6, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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MONKTON — Marjorie Susman and Marian Pollack, owners of Orb Weaver Farm, are legends in the Vermont cheese world. Soon after buying their first Jerseys in 1981, they quickly realized they needed to do something different to survive in the dairy business. Before long, they decided to make cheese and they haven’t looked back.

Fifteen generations of cows later, their farmhouse cheeses continually win national and international awards.

Susman and Pollack recently conserved 102 acres of their Monkton farm with the Vermont Land Trust.

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Monkton’s rescue squad set to relaunch this June

Posted on May 13, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



MONKTON — After more than a year without first response service, Monkton is poised to get its rescue squad back.

Four Monkton EMTs, led by assistant fire chief Kevin Alexander, are applying for licensure from the Vermont Department of Health and hope to be up and running in June.

 “It’ll bring quicker response time,” said Alexander, an EMT who serves with Bristol Rescue in addition to his service with the Monkton Fire Department. “There’s definitely a need.”

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Monkton says no thanks to new town office for third time

Posted on March 7, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



MONKTON — Monkton voters on Town Meeting Day rejected two bonds related to their municipal facilities — one for the third time.

A $1 million bond to fund a new town hall and library on a parcel the town owns on Monkton Ridge was defeated by a margin of 287-225. Monkton voters also rejected a $120,000 bond for an extension to the fire facility on States Prison Hollow Road by just 12 votes, 260-248.

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