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Seniors feel the energy at Tai Chi classes

Posted on November 5, 2012 |
By Allison Lockwood



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ADDISON COUNTY — They stood in silence, focusing on breath. Slowly, their arms rose in a smooth synchronized movement and then drifted back down by their sides. From this starting point, a group of 16 men and women from as far north as Alburgh, as far south as Brandon and Orwell and many towns between, spent two days intensively studying adaptations of the first 12 forms of the Sun practice of Tai Chi.

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Students reprimanded for prank urging college to divest

Posted on November 5, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



MIDDLEBURY — Dana Auditorium at Middlebury College overflowed last Thursday, as the college held its first judicial board hearing open to the broader college community in more than five years.

Five students defended their actions last month when they posed as the college’s communications office and distributed a mock press release under the guise of the “Dalai Lama Welcoming Committee.” The fake press release stated that the college would divest from weapons and fossil fuels in honor of the Dalai Lama’s October visit.

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Monkton celebrates retired town clerk

Posted on November 5, 2012 |
By Liz Pecor



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MONKTON — On the morning of Oct. 13, former Town Clerk Carmelita “Carmie” and Rod Burritt were invited to go leaf peeping by their son, Chris, and daughter-in-law, Robin. “Not much to see, mostly yellows and a lot of leaves have already fallen,” said Carmie. With urging from Rod (who knew what the game plan was), Robin and Chris, she consented to the ride.

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Two Middlebury streets to be closed this week

Posted on November 5, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Public Works Department officials in Middlebury said they will close parts of Washington Street Extension and Painter Road on Tuesday, Nov. 6, and Wednesday, Nov. 7, while they improve the water infrastructure.

The street will be closed on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Painter Hills Road.

The next day work will move to the Grey Ledge Road area, which will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

This work is for installation of water main across the road in both locations.

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Panel puts VSP at lead in search and rescue

Posted on November 1, 2012 |
By Cindy Ellen Hill



MONTPELIER — The Search and Rescue Strategic Plan Development Committee has completed its work, approving recommendations and proposed statutory changes to be presented to the upcoming Legislative session. Rep. Willem Jewett, D-Ripton, and former state police search and rescue team leader Jocelyn Stohl abstained from the vote taken at the Committee’s fourth and final meeting in Montpelier Oct. 24.

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ANwSU towns to vote on $6.5M VUHS bond

Posted on November 1, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Residents of the five Addison Northwest Supervisory Union towns on Tuesday will decide whether to support a $6.5 million bond that will fund repairs and major upgrades to Vergennes Union High School.

The biggest ticket items are improvements to the school’s auditorium, installation of a track and an artificial turf playing field, upgrades to the kitchen and cafeteria, and roof repairs to several areas of the building.

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‘Moderation’ stressed by Brock in campaign

Posted on November 1, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Former Ripton resident and Middlebury College graduate Randy Brock has worked to influence state policy as the Vermont Auditor of Accounts and as a state senator.

Now he wants to become Vermont’s chief executive. To that end, the Swanton Republican is taking on incumbent Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Putney, on Nov. 6.

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Candidates ready for final stretch: Four House races headline local ballots

Posted on November 1, 2012 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — The Nov. 6 ballot will feature three contested Vermont House races, a three-way runoff for the county’s two seats in the state Senate and a bevy of statewide and federal races that is, of course, headlined by the showdown for the presidency of the United States.

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After gravel compromise, Bristol plan goes to vote

Posted on November 1, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — After eight years of debate, discussion and discord, the Bristol Town Plan will be on the ballot and back in the voters’ hands on Election Day, Nov. 6. The Bristol Planning Commission and the Bristol selectboard, which added 42 changes to the draft given to them by the planning commission based on input from public hearings, unanimously approved the latest version.

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Rockers launch recording studio in Middlebury

Posted on November 1, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Making noise late at night in Middlebury can earn you a visit from the local constabulary.

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