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New medical clinic opens its doors in Shoreham; dental care in works

Posted on June 4, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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SHOREHAM — It was five years ago that the Shorewell Clinic found itself homeless after a fire consumed its rented space within the former Newton Academy building on Shoreham’s School Street. Shorewell Clinic’s lone physician, Dr. Allan Curtiss, was fortunate enough to find — and relocate his clinic into — new space for rent at 115 Main St.

Last week, Curtiss and the Shorewell Clinic made what is likely to be their last move for many decades — into the new Shorewell Community Health

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Lawmakers happy with 2015 session but say work remains to be done

Posted on June 4, 2015 |
By John Flowers



BRIDPORT — The media and political pundits have already graded the 2015 Vermont Legislature on its performance during the recently concluded session.

On Monday, a handful of local lawmakers graded themselves, hinting at a report card that could bear an “A” effort but an “incomplete” on their body of work on the subjects of health care, state budgeting and public education reform.

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Mt. Abe Principal Lyman to leave at end of year

Posted on June 4, 2015 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — As if the Mount Abraham Union High School Board didn’t have enough on its plate trying to get voter approval for a 2015-2016 budget, the panel recently learned that it is now in the market for a new principal.

Principal Gaynell Lyman confirmed on Monday that she will be leaving the position she has held for just one year in order to pursue another career opportunity.

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Garden writer Charlie Nardozzi to share tips at Ilsley, Porter

Posted on June 4, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Pretty much anyone in Vermont who is interested in getting their hands into the soil and raise a patch of vegetables or flowers in their yard has heard of master gardener Charlie Nardozzi. The plant specialist, who is a regular on Vermont Public Radio and WCAX-TV and in dispatches from the UVM Extension service will be in Middlebury next week.

Nardozzi will be in Middlebury twice this month.

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Opera Review: Opera co. brings Puccini’s fairytale to life with 'impossibly beautiful' voices

Posted on June 4, 2015 |
By Nancy Maxwell



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Puccini’s last opera, the great “Turandot,” is a dark, Oriental fairytale with a riveting, contemporary, cinematic score. Perhaps knowing this would be his last work Puccini held nothing back and from the first moment the opera explodes with musical thrills and chills.

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Cow-derived gas project moves forward

Posted on June 4, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



SALISBURY — A renewable natural gas project in Salisbury that would convert organic waste and manure from dairy cows to pipeline-quality natural gas and other beneficial products moved a step closer to reality last month.

Dan Smith of Lincoln Renewable Natural Gas, or LincolnRNG, submitted an application for the project to the Vermont Public Service Board on May 11.

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Addison County trio wins prize in ‘Vermontivate!’ competition

Posted on June 3, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Three local women competing in the online game Vermontivate! have won a $1,000 prize in their division in the recently completed competition.

Vermontivate! is a nationally award-winning climate and sustainability game designed to bring fun and creativity to the serious work of tackling climate change.

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Addison farm wins a conservation grant

Posted on June 3, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) last week announced grants totaling $3,083,910 to protect 2,127 acres of agricultural land on 14 farms and a sugarbush and to conserve 641 acres of wooded and open land on three properties with recreational trails in the towns of Williston, Lyndon and West Windsor.

The grants were made to the Vermont Land Trust, the Lake Champlain Land Trust, Kingdom Trails and The Trust for Public Lands. The funding commitments were made at the Board’s May meeting.

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Longtime Vergennes, Middlebury elementary teachers closing the book on their careers

Posted on June 3, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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Jackie Nienow is retiring this year from full-time teaching after a 37-year career, most of it spent in Addison Central Supervisory Union schools and primarily at Middlebury’s Mary Hogan Elementary.

Diana Raphael discover that her passion was working with children age 7 and younger, and 40 years later she is retiring after spending 28 of those years at Vergennes Union Elementary School.

Read their stories, plus those of some other area teachers who are ending long careers in education this month.

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Jackie Nienow, a favorite of students, retires from Mary Hogan School

Posted on June 3, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — One of Jackie Nienow’s most vivid childhood memories is of her father bringing home a classroom-size chalkboard that had been orphaned by renovations to a nearby school.

“I was in fourth grade and I taught school all the time in the neighborhood; I even had parent conferences,” Nienow chuckled in recalling how she put the chalkboard — and her blossoming teaching talents — to good early use. “My mother used tell me, ‘Think about all the free child care you’re providing.’”

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