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City sets forum on $1.45 million police HQ proposal

Posted on May 2, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen have scheduled a public informational meeting for this coming Tuesday on their proposed $1.45 million bond to fund a new 4,611-square-foot police station on North Main Street.

City residents will vote on May 14 on the police station bond proposal and also join residents in neighboring towns to decide on a $600,000 loan proposal to fund new roofing for Vergennes Union High School (see related story).

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Middlebury offers venue for networking by young professionals

Posted on May 2, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — American industrialist Henry Ford said that “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

The Better Middlebury Partnership (BMP) is looking to put Ford’s entrepreneurial advice into practice through a new “young professionals” group that next Wednesday, May 8, will begin what organizers hope will be the first of many regular meetings for like-minded people to associate, compare notes and perhaps collaborate on new business ventures.

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VUHS to host information meeting on repair proposal

Posted on May 2, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board will host an informational meeting on Monday on its proposal for a five-year, $600,000 loan to put a new roof on the school’s leaky classroom wing and auditorium. Monday’s forum will begin at 6 p.m. in the VUHS library.

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Dancers hark back, look forward with THT performance

Posted on May 2, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Back in 1978 what is now Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater was the local Knights of Columbus Hall. Karen Amirault, a dancer and recent graduate of Middlebury College, joined forces with college dance faculty Patty Smith to rent the hall for their eclectic dance reviews.

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Rokeby Museum to open new education center on May 19

Posted on May 2, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh will open its new Education Center and exhibit on Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. The ribbon cutting celebrates a decade of planning and fundraising for the $1.2 million project. The center provides much-needed facilities, including rest rooms and meeting space, and houses the new 2,500-square-foot exhibit, “Free & Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont.”

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Relay for Life raises $77,000 for cancer research

Posted on May 2, 2013 |
By John McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — Relay for Life, an all-night walk staged at the Middlebury College athletic fields, drew hundreds of participants last Friday and Saturday and raised nearly $77,000 for the American Cancer Society.

 

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Farms get incentives to protect bobolinks

Posted on May 2, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



ADDISON COUNTY — Spring has finally arrived, and across the region wildlife species are returning to their seasonal habitats, including flocks of migratory birds. But while there may seem to be an abundance of chirping birds returning to the area, the populations of Vermont’s seven grassland songbird species have, in fact, plummeted in recent years.

This year, an innovative project at the University of Vermont aims to restore habitat for one of those specie: bobolinks.

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City to move carefully in considering smoking ban

Posted on May 2, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes Mayor Bill Benton said this week city officials would take a measured approach to a request by Vergennes Union High School 8th-graders to make the city’s pool and recreation areas and its central green off limits to smoking.

Benton said several decisions have to be made, including whether to treat the pool and recreation area differently than the city green, whether to address public smoking with laws enforceable with fines or with less strict policies, and whether to act and how quickly to do so.

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Middlebury College students confront sexual assault

Posted on May 2, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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MIDDLEBURY — Recent events at some of Middlebury College’s peer institutions have brought the issue of sexual assault on college campuses into the national spotlight.

Dartmouth College cancelled classes for a day last month after students who participated in a demonstration to raise awareness about sexual assault received death and rape threats, as well as racial slurs, on an anonymous online forum.

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Local childcare center to close; HOPE seeks new tenants

Posted on May 2, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Faced with financial pressures, Vermont Adult Learning in Middlebury will close its onsite childcare center in June, sending 15 families in search of other options and leaving Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) with another vacancy in its Community Services Building on Boardman Street.

Joe LaRosa, the regional manager for Vermont Adult Learning’s (VAL) Middlebury location, confirmed the childcare center will end its multi-year run at the end of business on Friday, June 28.

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