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How do frost heaves form?

Posted on February 24, 2014 |
By Leah Burdick for The Outside Story



I’m driving to work too fast, late as usual, trying to make up for those last five minutes I spent puttering around my house when I should have gotten out the door. I lean on the accelerator a little and grab my trusty travel mug, lifting it to my lips just as my wheels hit a bumpy, rippled section of the pavement. I hit the brakes. The tires make painful washboard sounds, and coffee splashes out of my cup and all over the steering wheel.

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Major solar farm proposed for Route 7 South in Middlebury

Posted on February 24, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — A New Jersey company is proposing to build a 9,000-panel, 2.2-megawatt solar farm on 13.5 acres off Route 7 south in Middlebury, a project that would send enough electricity into the state’s grid to annually power 519 Vermont homes.

It’s a project being proposed by Champlain Valley Solar Farm, LLC (CVSF), which lists itself as being affiliated with the SunEdison office in Pennsauken, N.J. SunEdison is headquartered in Belmont, Calif.

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Carnevale comes to the Little City

Posted on February 24, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Opera House will be transformed into a smaller replica of San Marco Plaza, the famous plaza in Venice, Italy, on Saturday, March 1, from 7 to 10 p.m., for “Carnevale Vergennes.” This gala event features an evening full of music, surprising entertainment, unusual raffle items and guests in masks and costumes.

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Top court backs Rt. 7 store in Ferrisburgh

Posted on February 20, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Vermont Supreme Court on Feb. 14, 2014, upheld a 2012 Environmental Court ruling favoring a Dollar General store proposed for the Ferrisburgh intersection of Route 7 and Monkton Road.

The Ferrisburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment in February 2011 first granted landowners Group Five LLC a permit for the discount retail store. It is proposed for a 9.9-acre field that lies across Monkton Road from Denecker Chevrolet and across Route 7 from a solar farm.

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UD-3 voters to consider recreation facility lease Feb. 25

Posted on February 20, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middle­bury’s plan to build a new recreation facility off Creek Road will face its first major hurdle at the annual UD-3 meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 25, when district voters will be asked to authorize the negotiation of a lease for the land on which the 11,500-square-foot facility would be built.

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Monkton residents decry Vermont Gas tactics after company threatens to use eminent domain

Posted on February 20, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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MONKTON — Vermont Gas Systems has said it will use eminent domain to obtain Monkton land it needs to build its pipeline through Addison County if town landowners do not agree to let the company cross their land.

At least some Monkton residents said they consider that tactic to be threatening.

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George seeks encore on Middlebury board to cap 2014 agenda

Posted on February 20, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — With almost 18 years logged with Middlebury’s top elected board and his latest term set to expire this March, Middlebury selectboard Chairman Dean George had seriously considered riding into the sunset. But he decided to place his name on the ballot again this year in an effort to take care of what he believes is some unfinished business.

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Sick leave bill advances in legislature

Posted on February 20, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — A bill that would require many Vermont businesses to allow their employees to accrue paid sick time is advancing in the House, where the measure has unleashed a great deal of debate about the potential impact on businesses.

That bill, H.208, was one of several topics discussed at Monday’s legislative breakfast in Bristol.

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ID-4 budget calls for new teaching post

Posted on February 20, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury voters this April will be asked to support a Mary Hogan Elementary School budget of $6,647,165 for the 2014-15 academic year, a spending plan that reflects a 3.56-percent increase.

That spending hike is primarily being driven by increases in employee salaries and health care benefits and by a proposal to establish a fourth first-grade class at the growing school.

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Two Perlees face each other in Bristol selectboard race

Posted on February 20, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — Two in-laws with the same surname will face off for the same open three-year seat on the Bristol selectboard: Kris Perlee and Michelle Perlee.

Michelle Perlee is the wife of Kris Perlee’s cousin, Chad Perlee. Both Perlees are seeking the seat being vacated by incumbent selectboard member Alan Huizenga, who decided not to run for election.

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