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Orchestra to perform 'Storytellers' at Town Hall Theater

Posted on May 2, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Under the baton of guest conductor, Dr. Yutaka Kono, the Champlain Philharmonic will present its Spring Concert Series titled “Storytellers,” Sunday, May 15, at 4 p.m. at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. The concert will also be performed on May 8, at 4 p.m. at Green Mountain College in Poultney.

Kono is the artistic director of the Burlington Chamber Orchestra, conductor of the Vermont Youth Philharmonia of the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association, and orchestra director and Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Vermont.

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Midwives, doctors unite to form women's health center

Posted on May 2, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Some of Porter Medical Center’s busiest providers briefly put down their stethoscopes and high-tech medical equipment on Thursday to collectively wield an over-sized pair of prop scissors. They used it to metaphorically cut the ribbon for the opening of Porter Women’s Health, which combines the talents of providers who previously worked out of Tapestry Midwifery & Women’s Health and Addison Associates in OB/GYN.

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Waltham affordable housing project to break ground in May

Posted on May 2, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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WALTHAM — A Waltham affordable housing project about a decade in the making is now expected to be ready for occupancy later this year, according to Addison County Community Trust Executive Director Elise Shanbacker.

The McKnight Lane Affordable Housing Development, on the Vergennes border on the west side of South Maple Street, will offer seven modular duplexes on the 2.3-acre site that once housed the Gevry Trailer Park.

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Be a hero — Green Up Vermont

Posted on May 2, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Captain Green Up flew in to Middlebury Union Middle School last Friday, with his signature supersonic boom, to lead the entire MUMS student body, staff and faculty in his never-ending battle for a cleaner, greener, litter-free Vermont.

For the past 33 years, Captain Green Up (together with his close friend and confidant, Peter Brakeley, a mild-mannered middle school social studies teacher) has spearheaded the MUMS Green Up Day effort.

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Group decides to use herbicide to fight Lake Dunmore milfoil

Posted on May 2, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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SALISBURY — After more than two decades of using machinery and manpower to remove Eurasian milfoil from parts of Lake Dunmore and Fern Lake, an association of local property owners wants to employ a new ally to eradicate the nuisance weed:

Herbicide.

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HOPE planting seeds for fall harvest of free food

Posted on May 2, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Officials at the social services agency Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects, or HOPE, this spring are quietly planting the organizational seeds for what they hope will be a massive fall harvest of healthy produce for Addison County’s low-income residents.

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MUHS Scholars' Bowl team fifth at nationals

Posted on May 2, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



CHICAGO — The Scholars’ Bowl team from Middlebury Union High School posted a 10-4 overall record at the NAQT Small-School National Tournament in Chicago this weekend and tied for fifth out of 80 teams. Kevin Commo of the Vermont- NEA Scholars’ Bowl said this was a state record for wins at a national tournament. The team won three straight do-or-die playoff games.

See a full story in Thursday’s edition of the Independent.

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Speech contest revived after half-century hiatus

Posted on April 28, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The year was 1825. John Quincy Adams had just been sworn in as the sixth U.S. president, and the Erie Canal had just opened. And at Middlebury College, the first annual “Parker Merrill Speech Competition,” a contest designed to help undergraduates excel at public speaking, was held.

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Bristol looks for a new elementary school principal

Posted on April 28, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — The search is under way for a new principal at Bristol Elementary School, and Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Assistant Superintendent Catrina DiNapoli, who is spearheading the search, said nearly 20 applicants have applied for the position.

Current BES Principal Sandy Jump notified Interim Superintendent Armando Vilaseca in March that she would be retiring effective on July 1.

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Maple Run expected to draw a crowd; some roads closed Sunday

Posted on April 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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Approximately 800 runners, many traveling with family and friends, are expected in Middlebury this weekend for the eighth edition of the Middlebury Maple Run – The Sweetest Half. The 13.1-mile half-marathon running race starts at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 1, in the parking lot behind Porter Hospital.

Event organizers added a new feature or two to the event every year. New this year:

• The oldest male and female finishers will receive a bottle of WhistlePig rye whiskey (bottled in Shoreham) for their efforts.

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