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ANWSD school board, staff ink new contract

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest Support Staff Association (ANSSA) and the Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) Board of Directors have agreed on a new, two-year pact that includes a yearly pay increases and requires them to pay more for their health insurance.

Specifically, the agreement grants support staff a $1.35-per-hour raise during the current academic year (2017-2018) and another 75-cents-per-hour bump during 2018-2019, according to a press release signed by George Gardner, chief negotiator for ANWSD and Jackie Russet, Chief negotiator for ANSSA.

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Walk-Bike Council promotes people power

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY – A new Addison County advisory group has eyes on the road and an ear to the ground when it comes to walking and biking.

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Vermont Gas pipeline easements spur petition

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A Middlebury resident is petitioning for a special town meeting he hopes will lead to Vermont Gas having to pay for the three easements it is seeking on town property to advance its natural gas pipeline, as opposed to receiving those easements for free.

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Middlebury selectboard seeks input on marijuana

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The state Legislature this winter is likely to again debate the question of whether to legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, and the Middlebury selectboard wants to know how local residents feel about that issue.

To that end, the selectboard has prepared a survey — available on-line and through the town offices — on the issue of marijuana legalization.

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Solar farm creates quite the buzz: Pollinators flock to colorful crop

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Dr. Mike Kiernan has been as busy as a bee these days. By night, he’s healing his fellow man in 12-hour shifts as a physician with Porter Hospital’s Emergency Department.

But by day, Kiernan dons a t-shirt and gloves and heads out to a solar farm where he lovingly nurtures a variety of flowers and forage aimed at attracting and feeding bees, hummingbirds and a wide variety of nature’s dwindling number of pollinators.

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Late mowing helps grass-nesters thrive

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — Things are looking up — just a little bit — for Vermont’s bobolinks, thanks in part to increased acreage enrolled in Vermont’s Bobolink Project.

A grassland bird, bobolinks like to nest in open fields. They also have a propensity to return to the same fields year after year, come what may. But being birds, they’re unlikely to consult with local farmers about their haying schedules. The result?

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Record number of films and fans flock to Middlebury film festival

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By Yvette Shi



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MIDDLEBURY — “I think this is the best audience we’ve ever had!” said Joan Kron after the screening of her film “Take My Nose… Please,” a documentary about plastic surgery and comedy. The 89-year-old, first-time filmmaker’s work sparked non-stop applause and laughter in the crowd, who gathered in the Town Hall Theater on Aug. 24 for the Opening Night of this year’s Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival.

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Garden club announces Roadside Attractions winners

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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The Middlebury Garden Club has announced the winners of its annual Roadside Attractions Awards. These accolades recognize gardens cultivated by people around the county who are not members of the club. The winners for 2017 include Holly Fulton’s gardens at 18 Brookside in Middlebury, Manjula and John Bombard’s gardens at the Mill at Lewis Creek in Starksboro, Dave Furney’s gardens at 39 Garfield Street in Bristol, Ian and Lindsay Hart’s gardens at 3 Springside in Middlebury and Frances Hall’s garden on Washington Street in Middlebury.

 

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Middlebury demos pop-up bike-pedestrian projects; seeks community feedback

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — In addition to the temporary bridges in downtown Middlebury, Middlebury residents are also being exposed to a few pilot bicycle-pedestrian projects in the downtown.

The Middlebury Bike-Ped Technical Assistance working group, in partnership with the bike-ped advocacy group Local Motion, set up a two-week pop-up project designed to test traffic calming strategies. The goal is to determine what strategies work to make downtown areas more bike-pedestrian friendly.

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Homestead tax rates drop in Panton, Waltham and Addison

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — The final 2017-2018 residential property tax rates in the three smaller Addison Northwest School District towns, Panton, Waltham and Addison, are lower than in the 2016-2017 fiscal year, although the decrease in Panton is minimal.

Meanwhile, non-residential rates — paid by owners of business and rental property and second homes along Lake Champlain — dropped in Waltham, rose by less than 2 cents in Addison, and increased by around 5 cents in Panton.

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