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Sen. Bray outlines his path to leadership of the Vt. Senate

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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NEW HAVEN — Campaigning has become second nature to Sen. Christopher Bray, D-New Haven, a veteran of two successful runs for both the House and Senate. He also broadened his political horizons in 2010 during an unsuccessful run for lieutenant governor.

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Middlebury College to graduate more than 500 on Sunday

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — At last! Middlebury College will graduate more than 500 seniors on Sunday in a ceremony that will be steeped in tradition, yet with an air of lightness befitting the current generation.

Thousands of out-of-town guests are expected to flood the shiretown this weekend for the 215th Middlebury College Commencement, which will take place between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on the quad behind Munroe and Voter halls.

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Date set for Orwell school governance revote

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By John Flowers



ORWELL — Orwell residents on June 21 will field, for the second time, a proposal under Vermont’s Act 46 to join five Rutland County communities in the Slate Valley Unified Union School District (SVUUSD).

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Voting set for June 2 on $1 million Salisbury bridge replacement

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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SALISBURY — Salisbury residents on June 2 will be asked to approve a $1 million plan to replace the Maple Street Bridge, a well-traveled, 97-year-old span in the village that has been steadily deteriorating.

The bridge replacement project is one of three referenda local citizens will field through the Australian ballot vote. Residents will also decide whether to:

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Nuovo: Lucretius and Epicurean virtue

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s note: This is the 14th in a series of essays on Lucretius, an early philosopher who provides a link to “lost classics” through his epic poem “On the Nature of Things.”

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VUHS's new gradulation requirements challenge students

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Recent presentations by Vergennes Union High School students marked an important milestone in the school’s decade-long transition to requiring students to demonstrate mastery of material before they graduate, rather than just sit in their seats and earn classroom credits.

All VUHS students throughout their careers are now responsible for documenting their learning through the school’s Proficiency Based Graduation Requirement (PBGR) program, and for presenting evidence at the end of each academic year of their progress.

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Rep. Dave Sharpe plans to run for House speaker

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — Rep. Dave Sharpe has confirmed to the Addison Independent that he will be a candidate for speaker of the Vermont House, should he be re-elected to his Addison-4 seat this November.

The Bristol Democrat, a 14-year veteran legislator and current chairman of the House Education Committee, is hoping to succeed incumbent Speaker Shap Smith. Smith is stepping down from his House seat and will run for lieutenant governor.

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New Haven says 'yes' to Vermont Green Line

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



NEW HAVEN — New Haven residents have expressed their support for the proposed Vermont Green Line converter station by nearly a two-to-one margin.

Town officials polled them in a townwide survey that residents had a week to answer, and on Tuesday evening the results showed 252 residents in favor of the project and 128 residents against.

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Is there room for more kids as universal preschool takes effect?

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By Emelie Munson



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By EMILIE MUNSON

After a year of phone calls, waitlists and stretched patience, Katie Howe has just found a preschool opening for her 3-year-old son.

“It has been very difficult,” said Howe, a mother of two and an outreach worker at the Addison County Parent Child Center.

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