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Candidates line up for merged RNeSu board

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Officials in the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union were already looking beyond approval by the state Agency of Education of the Brandon-area district’s proposal for unified school governance.

Nevertheless, the AOE approval of the consolidation plan at a hearing last Tuesday was welcome news.

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No snow! Winter-oriented businesses are suffering

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



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ADDISON COUNTY — A year ago at this time, Vermonters could look out their windows at hillsides blanketed in a foot of snow in some places. This year, that same view yields mostly brown ground, trees devoid of leaves and not a snowflake to be found. In past weeks, temperatures have risen as high as into the 40s and 50s.

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State OKs ACSU merger plan, and Otter Valley merger

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Agency of Education (AOE) last week gave its seal of approval to governance consolidation plans for three school districts — including one in the Middlebury area and one in the Brandon area.

The Dec. 15 decision paves the way for residents in the seven communities the Addison Central Supervisory Union to decide on March 1 whether their schools should be governed by a single board and funded through a single budget.

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Former Middlebury President Ron Liebowitz to lead Brandeis University

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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WALTHAM, Mass. — Ronald D. Liebowitz, who stepped down as the 16th president of Middlebury College this past June, has taken a similar job at a Boston-area educational institution.

Brandeis University’s Board of Trustees on Thursday announced that Liebowitz has been named the ninth president of the Waltham, Mass., school.

Liebowitz will begin his leadership role at Brandeis on July 1, 2016.

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Warrant out for man suspected of threatening Middlebury DCF workers

Posted on December 18, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont State Police are seeking a man in connection with threats he allegedly made against two workers at the Middlebury office of the Department of Children & Families (DCF) on Dec. 11.

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Police cite former superintendent of Vergennes-area schools

Posted on December 18, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Friday cited former Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Superintendent Thomas F. O’Brien for embezzling, a charge they said stems from “directing unauthorized payment of over $4,000 for unused vacation time to himself upon his retirement date.”

O’Brien is scheduled to be arraigned in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, on Feb. 22.

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Ferrisburgh traffic light installation set for 2016

Posted on December 17, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Plans call for the long-awaited traffic light at the Ferrisburgh intersection of Route 7 and Little Chicago Road to be operational some time next fall, according to an email from Rep. Diane Lanpher, D-Vergennes, read at Tuesday’s Ferrisburgh selectboard meeting.

Town officials had lobbied for such a light for years and were informed in March 2013 that the Agency of Transportation was working on the project. That summer VTrans officials told the selectboard that a 2016 timetable was realistic.

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ANeSU teacher contract talks go to fact finding

Posted on December 17, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — After five hours of mediation earlier this month, negotiations over contracts for teachers in Bristol-area schools concluded with no agreement and with no additional mediation sessions scheduled.

The Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Bargaining Council on Dec. 10 issued a statement saying that “the parties will now select an impartial fact-finder and proceed to a fact-finding hearing. It is unlikely that this will occur any earlier than late January of 2016.”

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Community Trust mounts its 1st fund drive to aid affordable housing

Posted on December 17, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — The Addison County Community Trust (ACCT) is marking its 25th birthday this month with a first-ever capital fund drive aimed at raising $25,000 to further its mission as the county’s largest provider of affordable housing.

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Christmas Day dinner to be held at Middlebury Commons

Posted on December 17, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — For the 16th year running, a group of local families will host a Christmas Day dinner for area residents. The event has become a tradition for many in the Middlebury area with scores of guests each year. The meal will be served regardless of the weather conditions.

The dinner will be held at 4 p.m.in the dining area of the Middlebury Commons, across from the Memorial Sports Center on Buttolph Drive. All are welcome for a free turkey dinner and holiday fellowship. The dinner is free, but organizers ask that people bring a smile to share.

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