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Labor historian to talk about grassroots struggle against poverty

Posted on December 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Labor historian Annelise Orleck will recount the struggle for welfare rights by Las Vegas women in the 1970s in a talk at Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m. Her talk, “What if Poor Women Ran the World?” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

Orleck will tell the story of nine African American union maids in Las Vegas who challenged welfare cuts and built a long-lasting, vibrant anti-poverty program run by poor mothers.

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Maritime Museum appoints new directors

Posted on December 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — Mike Smiles has resigned as Executive Director of LCMM effective Dec. 31 to pursue new opportunities.

“Mike has made valuable contributions to the museum during his tenure,” said Bob Beach, President of the LCMM Board of Directors. “Through his innovative approaches to enhancing and expanding our educational programs and partnering with AmeriCorps, Mike has positioned LCMM as a vital Expanded Learning Opportunity Provider. We wish Mike the best in his future endeavors.”

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IPJ Real Estate celebrates new location

Posted on December 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — IPJ Real Estate recently moved to a new location on Middlebury’s Main Street.

Now located at 34 Main St., the new office is situated a few doors down from the company’s previous space. The new office provides work space for each of the agency’s four active Realtors, the licensed agent assistant, the office manager, as well as private meeting space. IPJ’s business has grown by 20 percent in the last couple of years and they had simply outgrown the other space.

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Middlebury rail project delayed again

Posted on December 19, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A four-year, $40 million overhaul of Middlebury’s two downtown rail bridges will be delayed for at least another year, in light of a decision by state and federal transportation authorities to submit the project to an Environmental Assessment.

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Weybridge solar plan draws major opposition

Posted on December 19, 2016 |
By John Flowers



WEYBRIDGE — Developers of a 4.99-megawatt solar farm proposal for Weybridge invited neighbors to a Dec. 14 forum to get a sense of how the project might be received.

A vast majority of the 40 townspeople who showed up at the gathering at their local elementary school didn’t mince their words. They don’t want it, fearing that the solar farm — which would be one of the biggest in the state and the first ever pitched in Weybridge — would affect their views and property values.

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School repairs take focus in Mount Abe budget proposals

Posted on December 19, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Five-town residents got a first look at two very different kinds of fiscal year budget scenarios for Mount Abraham Union High School, at a recent forum.

One budget included roughly $250,000 for ongoing repairs on the 47-year-old Bristol facility. The other sketched out what payments could look like on a 20-year, $20-million bond, which is considered the minimum needed to adequately renovate the building.

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Middlebury man loses life in fire

Posted on December 19, 2016 |
By John Flowers and John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — State and local investigators on Thursday morning were still combing through the charred remains of a home at 7 Murdock Court, Middlebury, in search of the cause of a blaze that took the life of 95-year-old Robert Kellogg.

The retired teacher and counselor who had lived in Middlebury for nearly three decades was remembered as an active member of the community who, in the words of one former neighbor, “lived an ordinary life in what seemed to me to be an extraordinary way.”

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Artists' miniature Christmas trees to be raffled at Sheldon Museum

Posted on December 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Twelve colorful, decorative miniature  Christmas Trees are on display at the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, each decorated by accomplished local Addison County artists. The trees will be on display through Dec. 20, when they will be raffled off to support the education and exhibit programs of the museum. 

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Vermont Gas Systems Alerts Customers to Phone Scam

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent Staff



VERMONT– Vermont Gas is warning its 50,000 customers about a bill payment phone scam. In a wave of calls taking place over the last two days, customers received a call saying they have not paid their bill and they should call an 800-number to pay immediately or risk having their natural gas turned off.

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Middlebury College achieves carbon neutrality

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College has won an important battle in what Resident Scholar Bill McKibben recently asserted must become an all-out war on climate change.

Late last week the college announced it had reached carbon neutrality, meaning it has brought its net carbon footprint to zero.

“I am thrilled to announce this significant moment in Middlebury’s history of environmental leadership,” said President Laurie Patton, in the announcement.

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