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VUHS making cuts to reach $10 million budget

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board on Monday adopted a $10,026,000 budget proposal for the 2016-2017 school year that represents a 2.23 percent spending cut from current spending.

In what Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Superintendent JoAn Canning on Tuesday called an oversight during a lengthy budget discussion, the board did not take up a separate $100,000 capital fund article.

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House committee backs small hike in Act 46 spending threshhold

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By Tiffany Danitz Pache of Vt. Digger



MONTPELIER — After listening to hours of testimony on the good the bad and the ugly that school districts have endured trying to build budgets under a spending cap under Act 46, the House Committee on Education on Tuesday voted in favor of raising the spending threshold for every school district in the state by 0.9 percent for FY 2017.

The fix is meant to accommodate an unforeseen increase in health care costs and it has the support of Speaker of the House Shap Smith.

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'Team Vt.' brings aid to Syrian refugees

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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LINCOLN — “We didn’t sleep very much,” says Mari Cordes of her recent week on the Greek island of Lesvos.

No, it was not a winter vacation in search of the sun. The Lincoln resident went to Greece to provide humanitarian and medical aid to refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, who continue to arrive by the thousands, often on dangerously overcrowded inflatable dinghies, drenched and shivering as they flee their war-torn homelands.

“On an average day, there were thousands of refugees coming ashore,” said Cordes.

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Folklife center names gingerbread house winners

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury has announced the winners of its 17th annual gingerbread house competition, held in December. Staff report that well over a thousand visitors came to see the display.

This year’s (optional) theme was “Folklore: Emoji, Rainbow Unicorns and Lolcats,” which celebrated contemporary, electronic creativity by bringing it off screens and into the real world — as gingerbread.

The winners are as follows:

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Painting and poetry shed light on forest work

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By JULIA JOHN



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MIDDLEBURY — Lincoln artist Kathleen Kolb has been painting enchantingly radiant, realistic scenes of local forestry for two decades. Three summers ago, when Kolb shared her work with Vermont poet Verandah Porche, her longtime friend and former colleague at the Governor’s Institute on the Arts, the writer suggested they collaborate. So Porche spent last spring conversing and writing verses with foresters featured in Kolb’s paintings, complementing their visual depiction with words.

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Group recognizes college chaplain for community building

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Women in Higher Education (VWHE) on Dec. 21, 2015, awarded its annual scholarship to Associate Chaplain Naila Baloch at Middlebury College’s Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life.

The scholarship, named after Lyndon State College’s former president Carol A. Moore, recognizes women working in Vermont higher education who aspire to advance their careers. In its 11th year of supporting women in their professional endeavors, this scholarship awards up to $1,000.

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Bridport man to give insights on his experience in Peace Corps

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — A personal journey as a Peace Corps volunteer where ideals encountered the gritty working realities of another culture is the subject of the upcoming One World Library Project program on Thursday, Jan. 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol. Paul Kenyon, an engineer from Bridport, will present “It’s Often Not What We Expect: Experiences of a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic.”

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Deadline nears for education grants

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation has announced available funding for the 2016-2017 school year to support projects that create systemic improvement in the access all Vermonters have to post-secondary and career education. A supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation, the McClure Foundation envisions a Vermont where all people have abundant opportunities for career education and advancement and no promising position goes unfilled for lack of a qualified applicant.

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'The Gin Game' to be staged in Bristol, Jan. 23

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Bristol actors Diana Bigelow and Jim Stapleton will perform a staged reading of “The Gin Game” by D.L. Coburn on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. in Holley Hall. This single performance will be sponsored by the Bristol Gateway Players and will serve as a benefit to improve the acoustics of the hall.

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Powerhouse 'MLK Today' chorus to honor civil rights leader

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — This Martin Luther King Day, when members of the college and local communities gather in Middlebury College’s Mead Chapel to celebrate King’s legacy, they will also celebrate the return of guest director Keith McCutchen and his powerhouse MLK Today Choir. The “MLK Today” event on Monday, Jan. 18, will mark McCutchen’s second appearance at Middlebury as conductor of the group, a community choir of students and townspeople.

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