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CE-Yo speaks out on organic dairy, GMOs

Posted on March 17, 2011 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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MIDDLEBURY — Gary Hirshberg, an icon in the world of organic foods, shed light on food and agriculture issues that hit close to home for Addison County residents in two appearances at Middlebury College this week.

The president and — in his words — “CE-Yo” of organic yogurt maker Stonyfield Farm gave a positive forecast for the future of organically certified milk and also offered a nuanced take on how genetically engineered crops fit into the food landscape.

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Bristol rolls out plans to repair two key bridges

Posted on March 17, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



BRISTOL — Bristol selectmen learned at a Monday meeting that plans for repair of two key bridges in town are coming together, but that residents should not expect for the spans to be in full working order any time soon.

A highway official explained the state’s multi-year plans for repairing the one-lane bridge on Route 116 that crosses the New Haven River in the southern part of town, and town officials signed an agreement that will lead to repair of the closed bridge at the base of South Street just below the village.

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Pellet bag disposal raises environmental questions

Posted on March 17, 2011 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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ADDISON COUNTY — Until early this year, plastic disposal was not an issue that Ferrisburgh resident Ann Poskas had to think too hard about.

When Casella Waste Systems discontinued its plastic bag recycling program, stating that the thin film clogged its systems, Poskas began storing her bags.

Like others who heat their homes with wood pellets that are delivered in plastic bags — which problematically for recyclers are dusty inside and like other plastic bags therefore hard to handle — Postas quickly noticed those bags began to add up.

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Former RNeSU leader joins education board

Posted on March 17, 2011 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



 

BRANDON — Bill Mathis can add another title to his extensive resume: Vermont State Board of Education (VSBE) member.

The former Rutland Northeast Superintendent was appointed by Gov. Peter Shumlin last week to complete four years of a six-year vacated by John Hall.

Mathis, 67, of Goshen retired from his post as superintendent of the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union in June 2009 after 27 years on the job. He is the managing director of the National Education Policy Center, based at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Havens perseveres as lungs begin to fail

Posted on March 17, 2011 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Eddie Havens has spent the past 28 years making sure the Middlebury Union High School building has been in tip-top condition for teachers to teach and students to learn.

But recent months have seen Havens, a 52-year-old custodian at MUHS, do a little teaching of his own while tidying up the campus. And it’s a lesson steeped in courage and built on a real-life testimonial on the dangers of smoking.

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College mulls new food studies program

Posted on March 17, 2011 |
By Andrea Suozzo



 

MIDDLEBURY — An idea that started as a blog post last summer may become the newest field of study at Middlebury College.

Last summer, Amanda Warren and Ben Blackshear, students who currently head up the Middlebury College Organic Garden (MCOG), sat down to develop an unofficial program in Food and Agriculture Studies using courses already offered at the college. They posted the plan to their blog at middfood.com.

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More than 3,000 dig in at Middlebury's chili festival

Posted on March 17, 2011 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Costello’s Market took top culinary honors at Middlebury’s Third Annual Winter Carnival and Chili Festival, an event that drew more than 3,000 people to Addison County’s shire town, according to organizers.

The festival was held downtown with traffic blocked from Merchants Row and Main Street from the Middlebury Community House to the new rotary.

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Deluge of snow putting strain on area road budgets

Posted on March 14, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — This winter’s relentless snowfall has not only strained residents’ patience, but it has also stretched town budgets and worn out highway workers, according to at least a small sample of local municipal officials and road foremen.

Not only have expenses for materials like sand and salt gone up, but labor costs have also risen as road crews have worked long hours trying to keep roads and sidewalks clear. Meanwhile repair bills have also mounted as equipment has been pushed to the limit.

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Middlebury farm grows solar-energy technology

Posted on March 14, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



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MIDDLEBURY — Take some solar panels, radiant heat tubing, a raised bed of soil and the innovative mind of Jeremy Gildrien; put them all together; and — voila! — you have a “solar germination chamber.”

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Car recycler to purchase old filaments property

Posted on March 14, 2011 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — A metal recycling company has entered into contract to buy the former Monahan Filaments property at 3046 Case St., Middlebury, where it plans to employ up to 30 people to disassemble vehicles and other metal equipment and sell the reusable parts.

The prospective buyer of the foreclosed property is Rutland-based Earth Waste Systems (EWS). The company already has a presence in Middlebury — as the Wyre Wheel at 4079 Route 7 South — and has other locations in Castleton and Morrisonville, N.Y.

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