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Tony Neri targets opening of Greg's for mid-May

Posted on April 15, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Local businessman Tony Neri is targeting May 15 for reopening the long-dormant Greg’s Meat Market at 3 Elm St. in Middlebury, and that’s just one of the entrepreneurial irons the 78-year-old currently has in the fire.

Neri has also applied for permission from the Middlebury Development Review Board to repair and expand the former Desabrais Laundry headquarters at 55 Middle Road and divide it into as many as four spaces for “mixed-commercial ventures,” including potentially retail stores, a restaurant, or even a small brewery.

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Josh Brooks and VUES students win History Day honors

Posted on April 15, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes-area students have a long track record of participation and excellence in the annual Vermont History Day competition under the tutelage of two now-retired teachers, Cookie Steponaitis from Vergennes Union High School and Kathy Douglas from Ferrisburgh Central.

But by 2018 only one Addison Northwest School District student, Jarret Muzzy, then a VUHS freshman, placed at the annual competition for middle and high school students.

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Vergennes to get new salt shed thanks to state grant

Posted on April 15, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes will get a new $331,000 salt and sand shed this summer, thanks largely to a $267,000 grant that Vergennes City Manager Matt Chabot announced at Tuesday’s city council meeting.

Update: After publication of this story, Chabot contacted the Independent and said construction remains on "the fast track," but that he had since heard from the Vermont Agency of Transportation that funding will not be forthcoming in time for the work to be completed this summer. 

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Broadway veteran Elisa Van Duyne teaches dance in Vergennes

Posted on April 15, 2019 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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VERGENNES — You just never know when you’ll catch the theater bug. For Elisa Van Duyne it happened when she was in third grade.

“My mom took me to see Bob Fosse’s ‘Dancing’ — it was my first Broadway show,” remembered Van Duyne, who’d been dancing since she was four and a half. “After the show, I remember, I turned to my mom and said: ‘Mom, I’m going to be on that stage someday.’”

And sure enough, she was.

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Climate experts size up hope for the future

Posted on April 15, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



MIDDLEBURY — Last Monday, just days after launching his new book, “Falter,” then joining climate justice activists for the first leg of the 65-mile Next Steps Climate Solutions walk, Ripton author and 350.org founder Bill McKibben returned to Middlebury College to participate in a panel on the ethics of climate change.

Joining McKibben were British philosopher Rupert Read and climate scientist (and lead coauthor of the 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report) Kim Cobb.

The panelists were asked to consider the following questions:

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Middlebury postpones ban on plastic bags pending state action

Posted on April 15, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials are postponing work on a proposed ban of single-use plastic bags for retail transactions, pending the outcome of a legislative effort to pass a statewide ban.

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Learn about the Green New Deal for Vermont April 19

Posted on April 15, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The organization Sunrise Middlebury invites the public to a Vermont Town Hall Meeting this week to learn about the Green New Deal. The event will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 19, at Mead Chapel on the Middlebury College campus.

The town hall will offer the opportunity to listen to presentations on the Green New Deal for Vermont and the U.S. as well as the Sunrise movement. Participants are encouraged to share stories about the impacts of climate change and discuss what a Green New Deal could mean for Vermont.

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Mary Hogan preschoolers moved by the blues

Posted on April 15, 2019 |
By Steve James



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MIDDLEBURY — The gym at Mary Hogan Elementary School in Middlebury was jumping this past Monday morning as preschoolers got a taste of the blues. For an hour, the whole class got down and danced to a real blues band.

It was all part of a week of social events to mark “The Month of the Young Child,” designated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, explained teacher Kim Forbes, the director of the pre-school program at Mary Hogan.

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Two cars land in Lake Champlain in one day; one car was stolen

Posted on April 15, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON — Two cars took a dunk into Lake Champlain within a half mile of each other near the Lake Champlain Bridge in Addison this past Wednesday.

 Vermont State Police first were called to the McCuen Slang Fishing Access off Route 125 a little more than a mile south of the bridge at about 10 minutes until 7 a.m. on April 10. Someone had spotted a vehicle in the lake.

Troopers met with members of the Addison Volunteer Fire Department, who told them that the vehicle was unoccupied.

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See the stars — and Mars — at observatory open house

Posted on April 15, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — As in previous years, Mittelman Observatory and the Middlebury Physics Department will again host stargazing open house nights this spring. These Observatory events are scheduled for Friday evenings, April 26 and May 3, from 9 p.m. until 10:30 p.m., weather permitting.

Mars will be in the evening sky on these dates. A variety of interesting stars, star clusters and nebulae will also be visible through the Observatory’s telescopes. The Observatory includes a 24-inch telescope in a dome and smaller telescopes on the roof.

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