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City Opera House adjusting to tough economic times

Posted on May 9, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Faced with challenging times financially, the nonprofit organization that operates the Vergennes Opera House has taken steps to cut costs and evaluate how it operates and markets the historic City Hall theater.

Friends of the Vergennes Opera House board president Allison Rimmer said the group remains optimistic about the theater’s long-term prospects, but also had to be realistic about its fiscal health.

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Vergennes to vote on a new police station on Tuesday

Posted on May 9, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes voters will decide on Tuesday whether to approve the city council’s proposed $1.45 million bond to fund a new 4,611-square-foot police station on North Main Street.

Residents may cast their ballots on the proposed bond at the city’s Green Street fire station from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. They will also join other Addison Northwest Supervisory Union voters on the 14th in deciding a $600,000 loan proposal to fund new roofing for Vergennes Union High School (see related story).

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Gas pipeline protests spread to Middlebury College

Posted on May 9, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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MIDDLEBURY — Add one more to the list of communities divided in support or opposition of Vermont Gas Systems’ Addison Natural Gas Project.

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Corrigan fancies a break from teaching after 25 years at Mary Hogan School

Posted on May 9, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Longtime Mary Hogan Elementary School teacher Anne Corrigan has spent the past 40 years telling young people about interesting people, places and things.

Now she wants to see some of those people, places and things for herself.

With that in mind, Corrigan has decided to end her teaching career after 25 years at the Mary Hogan School.

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Young parents document their lives in a new exhibit

Posted on May 9, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Krista Sargent had lost part of her soul.

She reclaimed it with the help of others — and through a special poem that came from her heart.

“I am from the smell of Nana’s cookies baked all the time, hugs from Nana, whose long-gone porcelain dolls I remember as if they were mine,” the Vergennes resident writes.

“I am from being raped three times and living homeless in California, from doing drugs and learning better.”

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Middlebury College president explains pipeline support; pipeline opponents offer a rebuttal

Posted on May 8, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



Middlebury College President Ronald Liebowitz on Monday, May 6, sent a message to the college community explaining his institution’s position on Vermont Gas Systems’ proposal to build a natural gas pipeline through Addison County.

On Wednesday, a group of area residents and college students who want Middlebury College to rethink its position released a rebuttal to Leibowtiz.

What follows are the two documents for readers to evaluate for themselves.

 

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Tiger track and field prevails over Milton, Hazen

Posted on May 8, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MILTON — Middlebury Union High School track and field athletes won a dozen events on Tuesday, May 7, as both the Tiger boys and girls earned overall victories at a three-team meet hosted by Milton.

The Tiger boys scored 84 points to defeat Milton (40) and Hazen (31), while the Tiger girls picked up 68 points to top Milton (57) and Hazen (10).

Max Moulton led the boys’ team by winning at both 800 meters (2:08.36) and 1,500 meters (4:32.78). Moulton also met the state championship meet qualifying standard by running the 3,000M in 10:47.96.

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Addison fights crime wave with neighborhood watch

Posted on May 6, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON — When Addison resident Michele Kelly and her husband, Charles, moved to Vermont from Philadelphia a number of years ago, they didn’t foresee themselves in the middle of a crime wave.

But their home is just one of nearly a dozen in Addison — several in the past couple weeks — and many more in surrounding towns from which burglars in the past year have stolen, usually during daylight hours, items like jewelry, cameras, watches, computers, prescription drugs and family heirlooms.

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Durasol snags $720K award to buy Geiger building

Posted on May 6, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) has awarded $720,000 in financing to KE Durasol Awnings Inc. to aid the company in its $1.8 million purchase of the former Geiger building at 38 Pond Lane, a Middlebury property the company has leased since 2009.

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City aldermen adopt Water Tower Fund policy

Posted on May 6, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen at their April 23 meeting dealt with a number of issues.

At that meeting, members of the city council:

•  Heard plans for a May 22 public forum that will explore several issues key to the future of the city’s downtown and parks (see story).

 •Set a public informational meeting on their $1.45 million bond proposal for a new police station for Tuesday, May 7, at 7 p.m. in the city fire station (see story).

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