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Beauty or blight? Middlebury solar farm plan draws mixed reactions

Posted on April 2, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard’s March 27 public hearing on a proposed 4.99-megawatt solar farm off Halladay Road provided further evidence that when it comes to solar panels, the words “beauty” and “blight’ can be used to describe the same thing.

It all depends on whose eyes and which property lines are involved.

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Pesticide spraying plan draws concerns; BLSG district readies for mosquitoes

Posted on April 2, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON-LEICESTER-SALISBURY-GOSHEN — Resistance that emerged last fall over the local mosquito district’s intent to spray pesticides and the permit needed to do it has resurfaced.

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Welch touts $3.3 billion to battle opioid addiction, decries stalemate over gun safety

Posted on April 2, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Congressman Peter Welch is praising a new, $3.3 billion federal commitment to fight opioid addiction, but he’s criticizing House leadership for not allowing the chamber to vote on substantive gun safety measures.

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Video: Why did the salamander cross the road?

Posted on April 2, 2018 |
By Megan James



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SALISBURY — On early-spring evenings, with the first relatively warm rains, salamanders and frogs move from upland wooded areas to breeding pools to mate and lay eggs. Often these migrations take the amphibians across roads. At a site in Salisbury, Otter Creek Audubon and the Salisbury Conservation Commission help these amphibians safely reach their destination, collect data on
numbers and species, and raise public awareness of these migrations.
 

Midd grad Andrew Forsthoefel learns big lessons during epic walk

Posted on April 2, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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MIDDLEBURY — On the same day that students across the nation quit their classrooms to protest gun violence, prompting debates among their supporters over “walking out” vs. “walking up,” the Residence at Otter Creek in Middlebury welcomed a walker of epic accomplishment.

Andrew Forsthoefel walked from Pennsylvania to California after he graduated from Middlebury College in 2011. Last year he published a book about the experience, “Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time.”

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For Jack Brown, restoring cars is a career and a lifestyle

Posted on April 2, 2018 |
By Christy Lynn



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BRISTOL — Jack Brown has been tinkering with cars for almost as long as he can remember, or in his words, “since I was a pup.”

He grew up in Pennsylvania outside of Philadelphia and in the late 1940s went to boarding school in New Hampshire. Around age 14, Brown started learning about mechanics and taking an active interest in cars. At age 17, he moved back to Philadelphia and enrolled in the Spring Garden Institute where he studied auto mechanics and committed to the trade.

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ACSD needs a business manager

Posted on April 2, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Addison Central School District Business Manager Josh Quinn will soon step down from his post to take a new job as an audit manager with a Maine-based accounting firm, RHR Smith & Co.

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Vergennes readies plan to recruit new city manager

Posted on April 2, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes Alderman Jeff Fritz, whose tenure as deputy mayor was reconfirmed at the beginning of Tuesday’s city council meeting, updated the council March 27 on plans to find a replacement for City Manager and Zoning Administrator Mel Hawley, who will leave in late July.

Ads will run from April 2 to 16 online, in several publications and through the Vermont League of Cities and Towns. The search committee is seeking candidates with at least five to 10 years of experience and a degree in business and/or public administration.

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Senate OKs gun bill; Gov. Scott is up next

Posted on April 2, 2018 |
By ALAN J. KEAYS of VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — A landmark bill that would make a series of changes to the state’s gun laws has received final approval from the General Assembly.

Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican, says he intends to sign the three bills that introduce new restrictions on gun use and ownership.

The historic legislation was the subject of intense debate in the Democratically controlled Legislature. The House held two marathon sessions and the Senate engaged in contentious committee hearings and spirited floor debate.

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Learn about summer Route 7 construction in Brandon at April 3 meeting

Posted on April 2, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Officials on Tuesday evening will provide details on the work planned for the massive Route 7, Segment 6 Project that is updating the main travel artery through downtown Brandon.

Representatives from the town of Brandon, Casella Construction, DuBois & King Engineering and the local water district will make a presentation on the work to be performed in 2018. The event is scheduled for April 3 at 6:30 p.m. upstairs in the Brandon Town Hall.

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