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Local artist sculpts Leonardo

Posted on March 1, 2012 |
By Christian Woodard



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NEW HAVEN — When sculptor Dennis Sparling started work on his nine-foot-tall sculpture of Leonardo da Vinci, he didn’t expect that one day he’d have to load the 600-pound behemoth onto a trailer and cart it around on a world tour. But, starting next month, Sparling and “Leo” will hit the road for the first leg of their journey.

For the New Haven artist, creating Leonardo has been more than a technical feat — though it did present challenges. Fabricating the sculpture was almost a manifesto.

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'Initiation beatings' alleged at Northlands Job Corps

Posted on March 1, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — According to several sources, a Northlands Job Corps dormitory has been the scene of regular beatings given to new students by other students over at least the past six months, while at least some Northlands staff and supervisors are aware of and apparently have failed to take steps to halt the violence.

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Middlebury surplus vanishes

Posted on March 1, 2012 |
By John Flowers




MIDDLEBURY — New scrutiny of Middlebury’s financial records reveals that the town does not possess a $1.5 million surplus as previously announced by local officials in late January.

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Restaurant, condos eyed for site near falls

Posted on March 1, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Owners of the Edgewater Gallery at 1 Mill St., the former home of the Vermont State Craft Center, want to buy a small sliver of land from the adjacent town-owned Jessica Swift Park in order to expand their enterprise to include a new restaurant and two condominiums.

Cornwall resident George Dorsey of Edgewood Property Holdings, LLC purchased 1 Mill St. from the Frog Hollow Craft Association back on Oct. 1, 2009. Dorsey has substantially upgraded the building, which continues to house an art gallery.

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Town Meeting Day previews for all Addison County towns

Posted on March 1, 2012 |
By Christian Woodard



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Town Meeting Day 2012 is right around the corner. Brush up on what's on tap for each Addison County town (and Brandon) in our town meeting previews.

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Energy program up for vote in five towns

Posted on March 1, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



ADDISON COUNTY — Five Addison County towns are weighing whether they should join a program that aims to make it easier for property owners to obtain financing for energy efficiency improvements

On Town Meeting Day, residents in Ferrisburgh, Middlebury, Monkton, Ripton and Weybridge will vote on articles that would make their respective towns Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, districts.

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Middlebury fire bond leads ballot

Posted on March 1, 2012 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials at town meeting next week will present residents with a property tax-neutral municipal spending plan for 2012-2013, but they also will be asking residents to make some long-term investments in fire protection and economic development.

Middlebury town meeting will be held on Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the municipal gym. Australian ballot voting will take place the following day in the same location, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

FIRE BOND

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Council candidates air views at forum

Posted on March 1, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Five of the six candidates for three seats on the Vergennes city council attended a Feb. 23 forum at American Legion Post 14 and answered a series of questions about taxes, the city’s economic climate, how they view teamwork in city government, and the future of the city’s police station.

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ACSU voters to field bond for MUMS roof replacement

Posted on March 1, 2012 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Residents of the seven towns in the Addison Central Supervisory Union on Town Meeting Day will vote on a $1 million bond issue aimed at scrapping the current, failing asphalt shingle roof on the Middlebury Union Middle School and replace it with a standing seam metal room. The budget would also provide for some energy efficiency upgrades in the building.

Voters in the towns of Bridport, Cornwall, Ripton, Salisbury, Shoreham, Weybridge and Middlebury will weigh in on the issue in Australian ballot voting in their local polling places on Tuesday.

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VUES board candidates state their cases

Posted on March 1, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes Union Elementary School board candidates Cheryl Brinkman and Susan Ferland were also given the opportunity to speak at Feb. 23 candidates’ forum hosted by American Legion Post 14.

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