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College women support middle school girls

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Cocoa, whipped cream and marshmallows, popcorn and a goofy holiday movie (“Elf”), plus really cool college girls to look up to — what could be more inspiring to area middle school girls? It’s movie night at Middlebury College’s Sister-to-Sister program.

“It’s just a lot of fun because it’s with other girls my age and there are no annoying mean people,” said Middlebury Union Middle School seventh-grader Zora Duquette-Hoffman.

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Citizens rushed to free pilot from crash

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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EAST MIDDLEBURY — Perley Jerome was starting a vehicle in the Airport Auto parking lot off School House Hill Road in East Middlebury at around 11:30 a.m. last Friday when he heard a disconcerting sputtering noise emanating from a small plane that had just taken off from the nearby Middlebury State Airport.

He became even more alarmed when the plane’s engine went silent.

“(The pilot) turned around (toward the landing strip), clipped a tree with his right wing, and went down,” Jerome recalled, the event forever seared in his memory.

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Where to party in Addison County this New Year's Eve

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — The New Year is right around the corner and Addison County is ready to celebrate. Saturday, Dec. 31 is packed with festivities like Bristol’s Best Night, partying with The Grift at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater and the annual Bar Antidote New Year’s Eve Party in Vergennes with Discolicious. Whatever you choose, don’t forget to raise a glass to all the amazing artists in our county.

BRISTOL

Bristol Best Night 2016-2017

Saturday, Dec. 31

Holley Hall Schedule

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New ANR leader commits to lake cleanup

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By MICHELLE MONROE St. Albans Messenger



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ST. ALBANS — The appointment of Julie Moore to head the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) indicates how seriously Governor-elect Phil Scott is about cleaning up Lake Champlain.

At least that’s how Moore says she feels about the announcement made last week placing her at the top of the state agency.

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Mount Abe assistant principal resigns, effective Dec. 27

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School Vice Principal David Ford has resigned, effective Dec. 27.

At its Dec. 20 meeting, the Mount Abe school board appointed Justin Bouvier interim assistant principal.

Ford notified the Mount Abe board in late October of his intent to resign at the end of 2016. The board officially accepted his resignation in late November.

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Police find no foul play in Korean woman's death

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Police Department this week closed its investigation into the death of Sun Mi Shin, the 28-year-old Korean woman whose remains were discovered off a trail near the Battell Woods in Middlebury this past October.

Police Chief Thomas Hanley said in a press release on Wednesday that Shin had died in early September from dehydration/starvation.

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Vergennes gets favorable audit, but sees changes in future procedures

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen last week discussed how future city audits should be conducted, but not because the one on the table in front of them was unfavorable.

“The audit is a good audit,” said Alderman Renny Perry at the De. 20 Vergennes City Council meeting. “We’re in good financial condition, and everything is being handled appropriately.”

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Middlebury officials look to the future of downtown

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury selectboard members at a Tuesday evening meeting considered the future of downtown and next year’s municipal budget.

Board members approved Middlebury Planning and Zoning Director Jennifer Murray’s proposed grant application for funding from the Better Connections Grant Program for development of a “downtown master plan.”

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Scott to fill spot left by Rep. Eastman; applicants sought for Orwell House seat

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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ORWELL — In addition to the task of naming a new Addison County state’s attorney (see related story), Governor-elect Phil Scott during his first month on the job will be asked to fill a House seat being vacated by Orwell independent Alyson Eastman, who has agreed to serve as Scott’s deputy secretary of agriculture.

Eastman’s independent status will give Scott even more flexibility in selecting her successor for the Addison-Rutland House seat that represents Orwell, Shoreham, Whiting and Benson.

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City hopes to map sewer system

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Dec. 20 agreed to apply for a $50,000 grant to help map the city’s aging sewer and stormwater system, a task that City Manager Mel Hawley said is important to help the city fix the system’s overflow problems.

Vergennes has been operating for years under “Combined Sewer Overflow” (or CSO) orders from Vermont Agency of Natural Resources to stop its sewer system from overflowing into Otter Creek.

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