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Demonstrators rally against pipeline

Posted on September 12, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — They came in buses, van, cars and on bikes to Middlebury Union Middle School on Tuesday evening to protest the proposed Addison Natural Gas Project.

The protest — announced in advance by Rising Tide Vermont — officially kicked off at 6 p.m., an hour before the Vermont Public Service Board hearing on the proposed 43-mile natural gas pipeline from Colchester to Middlebury and Vergennes.

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Middlebury College welcomes new students, high ranking

Posted on September 12, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



MIDDLEBURY — As the members of the Middlebury College class of 2017 began their collegiate careers Monday, the first day of the fall semester, the college was also welcoming news this week that it got high marks of its own in a prestigious college ranking.

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Property taxes drop in Ferrisburgh

Posted on September 12, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Thanks to Ferrisburgh’s recently completed town-wide property reappraisal, town taxpayers are looking at lower rates this tax year, by about 8 cents for homeowners and 10 cents for commercial property owners.

Town Clerk Chet Hawkins said Ferrisburgh’s Common Level of Assessment (CLA) — which measures how the town’s property assessments stack up to fair market value, according to Vermont Department of Taxes calculations — rose by about 10 percent after the reappraisal.

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Ferrisburgh clean energy program is ready

Posted on September 12, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — About a year-and-half after Ferrisburgh voters narrowly approved the town becoming a Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) district, Ferrisburgh homeowners may now apply for a program that could fund energy improvements to their homes with long-term loans.

The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Sept. 3 cleared one hurdle by agreeing to a contract with Efficiency Vermont to administer the PACE program for the town, pending a quick review by the town attorney.

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Hattie Brown, newspapers' eyes on Lincoln, retires after 30 years

Posted on September 12, 2013 |
By John S. McCright



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LINCOLN — Harriett “Hattie” Brown has delivered the news from Lincoln for three decades as the town correspondent for the Addison Independent. The 94-year-old is sharp as a tack and more active than most people in their 10th decade; but she decided recently that she is ready to pass the job on to another Lincoln resident.

Her last installment of the Lincoln News appeared in this past Thursday’s edition.

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Shoreham Apple Fest returns in step with Tour de Farms

Posted on September 12, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



         5th Annual Shoreham Apple Fest

Sunday, September 15 – 12:30-5:00 - Shoreham Town Green

                                    Free event and fundraiser for the Friends of the Platt Memorial Library 

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Middlebury’s Mahaney Center for the Arts Announces 2013–2014 Arts Season

Posted on September 12, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center for the Arts has announced the 2013-2014 season, filled with extraordinary films, exhibitions, concerts, dance performances, plays and more. The season’s offerings, though remarkably diverse, demonstrate particular strengths in contemporary art, international work and the finest chamber music the world has to offer. Student and faculty artists will show their exciting visual and performing arts work alongside a parade of accomplished guest artists.

PERFORMING ARTS SERIES

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$9 million grant to upgrade western Vermont railroad tracks

Posted on September 9, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Ongoing efforts to upgrade Vermont’s Western Corridor rail line for the resumption of passenger rail traffic got a big boost last week in the form of a $9 million federal grant that will fund 7 miles of welded rail and other projects between Rutland and Middlebury.

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Protest expected at pipeline hearing on Tuesday

Posted on September 9, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — A grassroots coalition of environmental organizations has organized a demonstration against a proposed Vermont Gas Systems pipeline that would bring natural gas from Colchester to Middlebury.

Organizers expect hundreds of community members opposed to the pipeline to be in attendance at rally on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Middlebury Union Middle School off Deerfield Lane. It will occur prior to a 7 p.m. Vermont Public Service Board hearing, which will consider Vermont Gas’ Addison Natural Gas Project.

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Mac Parker appeals prison sentence

Posted on September 9, 2013 |
By Associated Press



BURLINGTON (AP) — A Vermont man convicted for his role in a movie fraud case is appealing his 55-month prison sentence.

When 57-year-old Malcolm “Mac” Parker of Addison was sentenced last month, the judge rejected a government recommendation to give him a three-year sentence.

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