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Middlebury eyes major repairs to Ilsley Library, town pool

Posted on October 17, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — While the prospect of building new municipal offices and a new recreation center is grabbing most of the headlines in Middlebury these days, the town is also taking stock in two other substantial capital projects: major repairs to a portion of the Ilsley Public Library roof, and the need to install a liner in the town swimming pool.

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Grant is key to new city playground

Posted on October 17, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The proposed Vergennes toddler playground has a few hurdles to clear before it can be built near the city pool this spring. The project depends on whether the city receives a $25,000 state grant, aldermen heard at their Oct. 8 meeting.

Alderman and city recreation committee head Joe Klopfenstein and City Manager Mel Hawley updated the council on the proposed toddler park at that meeting.

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Middlebury flag-puller suspended for one year

Posted on October 17, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



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MIDDLEBURY — The lone Middlebury College student that took part in the vandalism of a 9/11 memorial on the college’s campus has been disciplined, the college said in a statement.

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Ferrisburgh clean energy program on hold over paperwork

Posted on October 17, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh selectmen last week tabled the town’s Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, a month after giving the green light to a home energy-efficiency loan program that was narrowly approved by town voters in March 2012.

Selectboard chairwoman Loretta Lawrence said board members were once again uncertain about the town’s responsibilities and potential liability in backing the program, which requires towns to treat loans for home energy efficiency improvements as liens on the properties.

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Video: Charter House Coalition

Posted on October 16, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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This video accompanies the second in a two-part series that highlights the people and programs of the Charter House Coalition, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing basic food and housing to people in need in and around Middlebury.

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Middlebury selectboard lists priorities for pipeline

Posted on October 14, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard has approved a “memorandum of agreement” with Vermont Gas Systems, a document that defines the town’s safety, security, traffic control, emergency training and management demands for the Phase I natural gas pipeline project if it is ultimately approved by the Vermont Public Service Board.

The selectboard voted, 5-1, on Oct. 8, with member Susan Shashok opposed and member Travis Forbes absent, to approve the memorandum of agreement.

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Well-planned wedding still had some surprises

Posted on October 14, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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Holley Burfoot-Rochford and Neil Benjamin were married in Holley’s hometown, East Middlebury, at the Waybury Inn this past Aug. 10.

After graduating from Northeastern University, Holley lived in California, Oregon and Indiana, where she received her master’s degree in social work. She made her way back to the East Coast, taking a job at Williams College as the assistant director of the children’s center.

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Mt. Abe seeks input on building repairs pegged at millions of dollars

Posted on October 14, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — An architect/design firm has presented the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union School Board with three options for updating the 40-year old Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School building that are estimated to range in cost from $11.6 million to $26.9 million.

The board is seeking members of the public to serve on a committee that would investigate the options.

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Group builds community by offering meals, housing

Posted on October 14, 2013 |
By Cate Costley



Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series that highlights the people and programs of the Charter House Coalition. Cate Costley, a junior at Middlebury College, worked this past summer with the coalition.

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Transitional apartments help homeless become independent

Posted on October 14, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — Robyn Yoder had grown weary of living in a troubled home and decided earlier this year that it was time for a change.

“I moved away from my family of struggling addicts. I needed to cleanse my life from that,” she said on Thursday.

So Yoder, 24, and her boyfriend, Josh Gordon, 26, moved from southern Vermont to the Vergennes area, where Gordon was raised.

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