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Pipeline construction to resume even as PSB begins investigation

Posted on March 12, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



ADDISON COUNTY — The new Public Service Board investigation into cost hikes related to the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project will begin this month and may not conclude until late May at the earliest, according to a schedule proposed by the board March 2.

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After debate on school spending, VUHS board looks to decide on Tuesday

Posted on March 12, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board on Monday took steps toward an April 14 budget revote and picked a new chairperson. But, despite debate among its members and the 20 attendees, board members did not settle on a new spending plan.

In a paper ballot of the board members, Addison representative to the VUHS board Laurie Childers unseated sitting chairman Kurt Haigis, one of two VUHS directors from Ferrisburgh, as the board’s new leader.

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Mount Abe board mulls options, seeks input

Posted on March 12, 2015 |
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BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School board took its first crack at developing a new budget proposal for the Bristol school Tuesday evening after voters in the five-town area rejected the initial draft on Town Meeting Day.

While board members did not decide whether to create a budget that is more or less expensive than the original spending plan, they did decide to solicit input from voters and staff to help make up their minds.

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Bristol School Board wants voter feedback on school spending

Posted on March 12, 2015 |
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BRISTOL — Three-dozen parents, teachers and community members packed the Bristol Elementary School library Monday evening to give their input to the school board on how it should draft a new budget proposal.

But board members did not discuss spending numbers that could appear in that proposal or set a date for citizens to vote on it.

Voters on Town Meeting Day rejected the original spending plan, which totaled $4.93 million, by a tally of 377 to 267.

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City council picks Perry as senior alderman

Posted on March 12, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



 

VERGENNES — In addition to deciding to move ahead with a city park for preschoolers, Vergennes aldermen at their meeting Tuesday evening also:

•Elected Renny Perry as senior alderman. Perry will stand in as mayor if needed at meetings when Mayor Bill Benton is absent. Randy Ouellette held the post in recent years, but chose not to run for another term.

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Chuchi Veguez recognized for 'changing the world'

Posted on March 12, 2015 |
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MIDDLEBURY — WomenSafe announces that Susan “Chuchi” Veguez is the recipient of the 2015 Kimberly Krans Women Who Change the World Award. A reception will be held Wednesday, March 25, from 5-6:30 p.m. at 109 Catamount Park in Middlebury to honor and celebrate Veguez’s dedication to the community. Refreshments will be provided.

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State leaders welcome public input on solar siting

Posted on March 12, 2015 |
By Addison Independendent



MONTPELIER — Area residents interested in the issue of siting solar energy projects will have an opportunity to share their opinions with legislators on Tuesday, March 24, from 6 to 8 p.m., during a special hearing in Room 11 of the Vermont Statehouse.

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Builders invited to share issues on energy efficiency

Posted on March 12, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



 

MIDDLEBURY — Why does it cost so much to build a new energy efficient house, and what’s up with all of these crazy insulation details?

People who are involved in the building trades are often asked these questions, and some of them ask these questions themselves.

Vermont Integrated Architecture, a Middlebury design and planning firm, is inviting area builders and architects to its “Roundtable for Residential Building Professionals” on March 25 to discuss such questions in an open, roundtable format.

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Economic development pitches to be heard in Middlebury

Posted on March 11, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Economic Development Corp. (ACEDC) announces that Lt. Gov. Phil Scott is coming to Middlebury to hear from Addison County businesses, educators, students, local governments, social service agencies and others about prospects for improving Vermont’s economy.

Scott has been hosting a series of what he calls “economic pitch sessions” around the state, at which people present their ideas for economic prosperity.

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Students of the Week - March 9, 2015

Posted on March 9, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.

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