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Races shaping up as filing deadline for campaign nears

Posted on June 8, 2014 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — The 2014 election picture will become a lot clearer after Thursday, June 12, the deadline by which candidates must file nomination papers to run for statewide office as well as for the Vermont House, Senate and a variety of county positions.

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Cornwall site hosts jamboree to honor and help veterans

Posted on June 8, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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CORNWALL — Morrie Jones was hanging out with a bunch of friends several months ago, wondering if there would be a parade for Vermont’s returning military veterans.

“We decided we were tired of waiting for the parade and decided we would have it ourselves,” Jones said.

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Retiring Mt. Abe History teacher to leave students thinking about current events

Posted on June 8, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — Posters line the walls of Rick Desorda’s classroom. They were made by the Mount Abraham Union High School history teacher’s students, and explain key terms and figures from the Vietnam War — the Tet Offensive, Lyndon B. Johnson, the Silent Majority, Kent State.

For the students, these people, places and events mark a distant time in the past, decades before they were born. But when Desorda was their age, events from halfway around the world figured greatly in his future.

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ANwSU's Thurber to retire after 30 years

Posted on June 8, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — It was more than 50 years ago when Ferrisburgh Central School challenge and technology teacher Linda Thurber first stood in front of a class and taught.

At that point, Thurber, 65, who will retire at the end the week after a three-decade Addison Central Supervisory Union career, was a freshman at her hometown high school in Doylestown, Pa.

Her teacher, probably already sensing where Thurber’s path would lead her, asked Thurber if she wanted to take over for a while.

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Fire strikes Vermont Soap Co. building in Middlebury

Posted on June 5, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — State and local fire officials remain uncertain as to what triggered a Wednesday evening blaze that did substantial damage to the production area at Vermont Soap at 606 Exchange St. in Middlebury

David Shaw, assistant chief of the Middlebury Fire Department, said he and other firefighters were returning from a call in the Stonegate Drive area at around 9 p.m. on June 4 when they received reports of smoke emanating from the Vermont Soap building.

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Perine set to retire as Middlebury bank CEO

Posted on June 5, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — When G. Kenneth Perine joined the National Bank of Middlebury in 1987 as a vice president and residential mortgage lender, he thought he had found his perfect career perch.

“It was all I expected,” Perine said during a recent interview. “I just wanted to work for the hometown bank.”

Eventually the Middlebury native found that he would not only work for it, he would lead it.

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Middlebury to host free lunch site

Posted on June 5, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — We’ve all heard the old saying, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”

Well, children and teens (ages 2 through 18) who find themselves in Middlebury this summer will have access to free lunch regardless of their resources, thanks to new household income demographics that allow Addison County’s shire town to finally meet federal guidelines as a summer meal site.

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New solar farm slated for New Haven parcel

Posted on June 5, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN — An array of around 500 solar panels is slated to be erected in New Haven off Town Road this summer. It’s a project whose funding has an interesting twist.

The solar photovoltaic project, which recently received its Certificate of Public Good (CPG) from the Vermont Public Service Board, was facilitated by the Acorn Renewable Energy Co-op in collaboration with Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op, Misty Knoll Farm of New Haven, and Encore Redevelopment of Burlington.

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Kilbourne leaving Bridport Central School

Posted on June 5, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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BRIDPORT — Bridport Central School Principal Kathleen Kilbourne will be leaving her position this month to take the top administrative post at Castleton Elementary School.

Her recently announced departure will result in the district hiring an interim principal to direct Bridport Central for the coming school year, during which officials will search for a permanent replacement.

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Vergennes takes steps to introduce arts walk

Posted on June 5, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — June 19 will mark the first of what organizers hope will become a monthly city promotional mainstay — a Vergennes Arts Walk.

Organized by the Vergennes Partnership and city art galleries Creative Space Gallery and Studio V, and backed by more than a dozen businesses and nonprofits, the Vergennes Arts Walk will offer a variety of visual arts and music and try to duplicate the success of similar events in other Vermont towns.

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