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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_user::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/user/views_handler_field_user.inc on line 50.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_query::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_query.inc on line 181.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 136.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images::pre_render() should be compatible with views_handler_field::pre_render($values) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/image/contrib/image_attach/image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images.inc on line 112.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area.inc on line 81.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area_text::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area_text.inc on line 121.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.

Middlebury College fires up $12 million biomass plant

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By KATHRYN FLAGG

MIDDLEBURY — “It really all begins here,” Mike Moser said as the loading bay door at the Middlebury College biomass plant rattled open. “Here” is a cement bunker-like hole in the earth — heaping with sweet-smelling, amber colored wood chips.

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Barns, calves saved in huge Addison fire

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By ANDY KIRKALDY

ADDISON — The owners of an Addison farm that lost a large two-story, calf barn to a fast-moving fire early on Feb. 6 say they are profoundly grateful to the 70 firefighters from five local departments who saved 92 of the 107 animals in the structure and prevented the fire from spreading to nearby structures. Four buildings, including a home and two major freestall barns full of milkers, were within about 60 feet of the huge blaze.

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Business group takes aim at Middlebury M&E tax

By JOHN FLOWERS

MIDDLEBURY — While Congressional leaders continue to consider a federal stimulus package, an organization representing Middlebury businesses is asking town selectmen to make some tax law changes it believes would energize the local economy.

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Local option tax yields almost $158,000 for Middlebury

By JOHN FLOWERS

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury collected $157,901 in local option taxes during the last quarter of 2008, leaving officials optimistic the new revenue source will yield adequate funds over time to cover the town’s share of the Cross Street Bridge project.

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Mt. Abe teacher Andy Kepes tapped to be next principal

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By KATHRYN FLAGG

BRISTOL — When Paulette Bogan steps down at the end of the year from her position as principal at Mount Abraham Union High School, a familiar face will be standing by to take the baton.

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Rep. Nuovo seeks repeal of education funding law Act 82

By JOHN FLOWERS

MONTPELIER — Rep. Betty Nuovo, D-Middlebury, has filed legislation to repeal Act 82, a law passed two years ago that requires public school budgets that exceed a prescribed threshold be presented to voters in two parts.

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Chili contest featured in Middlebury's first winter carnival

By JOHN FLOWERS

MIDLEBURY — The Better Middlebury Partnership (BMP) will spice up the downtown scene on Feb. 21 with the “First Annual Middlebury Winter Carnival” that will feature a chili contest and many other fun activities for the entire family.

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Fisher proposes tax hike along the lines of Gov. Snelling's

By JOHN FLOWERS

MIDDLEBURY — Rep. Michael Fisher, D-Lincoln, has promised to file legislation calling for a temporary state income tax increase in order to preserve some of the programs that serve the Vermont’s most needy citizens.

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Demonstrators speak out against Douglas cuts

By KATHRYN FLAGG

MIDDLEBURY — Gathering in Gov. Jim Douglas’ figurative back yard on Monday, several dozen residents from around Addison Country congregated at Court Square across from the Middlebury Inn to protest the Middlebury Republican’s proposed budget cuts to human service agencies, which protestors argued unfairly hurt low-income Vermonters.

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ANwSU boards seek spending hikes from 1.7 to 4.9 percent

By ANDY KIRKALDY

VERGENNES — In January directors of the four Addison Northwest Supervisory Union schools approved spending proposals for the 2009-2010 school year that, if approved by voters, would boost budgets by between 1.7 and 4.9 percent.

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