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Help sought to save Middlebury child center

Posted on May 30, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Two local nonprofits and an area resident are working feverishly to try to save a highly rated Middlebury childcare center that was scheduled to close its doors at the end of June.

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College Commencement: Graduates urged to nurture connections

Posted on May 30, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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MIDDLEBURY — Unseasonably bad wind and rain on Sunday drove the Middlebury College commencement ceremony indoors for the first time in 21 years. The 557 graduates of the class of 2013 gathered in a packed Nelson Recreation Center to receive their diplomas, in a ceremony that was in turns funny, thought-provoking and emotionally moving.

Overflow spaces around campus live-streamed the ceremony for friends and relatives whom the Nelson space — which could seat only 1,800 of the anticipated 5,000 commencement visitors — could not accommodate.

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Vermont Folklife Center pilots exciting new summer film program for teens

Posted on May 30, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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LINCOLN — Two groups of Vermont students will hit the road this summer with documentary film equipment in hand, as participants in “Conversations from the Open Road,” a creative new summer program founded by Vermont educator Mary Simons, in partnership with the Vermont Folklife Center.

Each group will travel to a region of the United States to explore what Simons calls the “stories behind the issue” most pertinent to that region. The program is designed for students age 16 to 19.

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Kindergarten teacher took winding road to VUES job

Posted on May 30, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Unlike some longtime educators, Vergennes Union Elementary School kindergarten teacher Donna Ebel did not grow up convinced she wanted to spend her career working with students.

Ebel followed a winding path to the VUES classroom that has been her professional home for the past 21 years and now for just a few days more — she will step down at the end of the school year.

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Halpern and her therapy dog give insight into aging

Posted on May 30, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — She’s been visiting Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center (HPHRC) just about every Tuesday for more than three years, but the senior residents still line up for her arrival, hoping to get some eye contact and a handshake or two. No need for an exchange of words.

Not that the celebrity in question can speak in complete sentences; her vocabulary is confined to the occasional “woof.”

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Projects test farm water protection methods

Posted on May 30, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



COLCHESTER — Vicky M. Drew, state conservationist for Vermont’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), announced today that signups have begun for a new project to monitor water quality on agricultural fields in targeted areas throughout the state.

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Entrepreneurs invited to Brandon panel

Posted on May 30, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — An exciting new opportunity for entrepreneurs in Rutland and Addison counties will be presented in Brandon on Wednesday, June 5, from 6-8 p.m. at Building J in Park Village, the former Brandon Training School property and future headquarters of the Brandon Venture Center Incubator. Farmers’ market vendors, start-up businesses and established producers looking to grow will find the evening not only interesting but potentially highly profitable as well.

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EEE research clinic to be held Wednesday in Whiting

Posted on May 28, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — The last of three Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEE) research study clinics will be held this Wednesday, May 29, from noon to 7 p.m. at the Whiting Town Hall.

The first two clinics, held in April and early May at the Brandon Senior Center and Sudbury Town Hall, were well attended. A total of 316 volunteers have donated blood samples that will be tested for antibodies to EEE.

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Vermont Gas reveals pipeline route through Cornwall and Shoreham

Posted on May 27, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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CORNWALL — Vermont Gas Services Inc. on Friday unveiled a natural gas pipeline route through Cornwall that it believes will comply with the community’s town plan and setback requirements while creating taxable infrastructure. Company officials said the pipeline would pour an estimated $240,000 into the municipal coffers during its first year of operation while allowing a limited number of local tie-ins.

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Vergennes nears deal on solar array; Ferrisburgh plan is called off

Posted on May 27, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — While Vergennes nears a deal with Encore Redevelopment for a 150-kilowatt solar array near its city sewer plant, the Burlington firm has told the Ferrisburgh selectboard that further research showed its proposal for a 500-kw array on town-owned land was not feasible.

In Vergennes, aldermen and Encore could sign a deal as soon as this week for an array that could save the city at least $4,000 a year off its power bill for the next two decades.

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