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Bristol hears road safety proposals

Posted on December 10, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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BRISTOL — The intersection in front of Holley Hall in downtown Bristol will likely get a bit of a makeover to fix what the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) says are safety issues.

The Bristol selectboard heard two alternative designs for the intersection presented by VTrans and Stantec Consulting at the board’s Monday, Dec. 3, meeting.

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Goshen Zoning Board OKs gravel pit on Route 73 property

Posted on December 10, 2012 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



GOSHEN — Town officials in Goshen have approved a three-year gravel removal project on property located on Route 73.

The Goshen Zoning Board of Adjustment granted a conditional use permit for mineral extraction to property owners John Sherry, William Tessier and Clifford Bauman to mine roughly 100,000 cubic yards of gravel from their property located on the south side of Route 73, approximately 1,200 feet east of the intersection of Route 73 and Hathaway Road.

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Middlebury man tells the story of the Virgin Islands

Posted on December 10, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Three days a week, Middlebury resident Arnold Highfield makes the grueling trek to the dialysis center in Burlington where he watches his blood flow through a series of tubes into a machine where it is cleansed and returned to his body. He hopes to soon get a new kidney but in the meantime, he is not feeling sorry for himself.

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Weybridge starts audit in embezzlement case

Posted on December 10, 2012 |
By John Flowers



WEYBRIDGE — Town officials in Weybridge have hired a certified public accountant to do an independent audit of the town’s books in view of former Town Clerk/Treasurer Karen Brisson’s admission last month that she had embezzled municipal funds.

Weybridge Selectwoman Gale Hurd said the selectboard has hired Tom Telling, CPA, to conduct the audit, a process that was set to begin late last week following the receipt of cancelled checks from the bank. The financial audit is expected to last four to six weeks, according to Hurd.

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Cornwall man charged in sexual assault on a child

Posted on December 10, 2012 |
By John S. McCright



VERGENNES — Vergennes police last Tuesday arrested a Cornwall man at his home and charged him with aggravated sexual assault on a child younger than 10 years old in connection with an incident at a Vergennes business earlier that day.

Michael S. Wedge, 29, was lodged at the Chittenden County Correctional Facility that night for lack of $25,000 bail. The next day he pleaded not guilty in Addison Superior Court, Criminal Division, and was jailed without bail. Wedge could face a sentence of 10 years to life in prison and a fine up to $50,000 if found guilty.

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Bristol author writes book to share "The Key"

Posted on December 10, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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BRISTOL — He is best known around town as the owner of Green Mountain Renewable Energy, but Bristol resident Peter Cassels-Brown has worn many hats. He has been a carpenter since the 1970s and has a graduate degree in meditation.

Now, he can add another occupation to the list — author.

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Addison County bus service lands $8,000 grant

Posted on December 10, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) was recently awarded an $8,000 grant from the Richard E. and Deborah L. Tarrant Foundation in Burlington, Vermont. These funds contribute towards the 20 percent local match requirements of a $2.85 million federal grant previously awarded to ACTR for the construction of the Addison County Community Transportation Center.

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Addison County hit by wave of whooping cough

Posted on December 6, 2012 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Department of Health (DOH) officials are urging schools, daycare centers, businesses and residents to be on guard for a wave of pertussis — popularly known as whooping cough — that is sweeping through Addison and Rutland counties.

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Tears and tributes flow at Rep. Greg Clark’s funeral

Posted on December 6, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL/VERGENNES — Classes might have been cancelled, but school was definitely in session on Tuesday afternoon at Mount Abraham Union High School, where students, teachers and community members packed the auditorium to bid farewell to one of their most beloved teachers, Greg Clark.

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Vergennes receptive to treatment center

Posted on December 6, 2012 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — Vergennes officials and some neighbors of the former Briarwood Manor nursing home at 1 Alden Place said they could support the proposed reuse of the property as a 19-bed residential treatment facility for young women dealing with substance abuse and self-injury issues — provided organizers can assure the building will be secure and the program is well-run.

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