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Cast-off clothing a hot commodity

Posted on December 8, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — It can be tough for teens to fill out their wardrobes given the current price of clothing and the cost and hassle of getting to some of the regional fashion hubs.

Jutta Miska, co-director of the Addison Central Teens organization, knows the problem well and two years ago came up with a novel way of bringing affordable clothing directly to local youths at Middlebury Union High School. It’s called the “Two-Day Clothing Swap & Shop,” and it will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 9, and Wednesday, Dec. 10, at MUHS.

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From 9-year-old novelist to published author

Posted on December 4, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — As a child, Marshall Highet would often lose herself in the wondrous science fiction worlds created by such celebrated authors as Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury.

Now a parent and educator, Highet has created her own futuristic world in a new book that she hopes will beguile young readers with an exciting, heartwarming tale couched in a deeper message of standing up for one’s beliefs, as well as caring for one another and for the world in which we live.

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Middlebury nixes skate park plan citing tepid support, high cost

Posted on December 4, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials have put the brakes on planning for a new, local skate park in wake of the loss of $30,000 in seed money and what they said has been a lack of interest exhibited by prospective users of such a facility.

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Community Trust transition touched by tragedy as outgoing director dies

Posted on December 4, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Community Trust (ACCT) Executive Director Terry McKnight died unexpectedly of a major heart attack on Saturday, Nov. 29, just weeks away from transitioning into retirement following more than a decade with the county’s largest affordable housing organization. He was 64.

“This is a real personal tragedy,” longtime ACCT board President John Tenny said of the impact McKnight’s death will have on his family, friends and associates.

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East Middlebury residents wary of airport upgrades

Posted on December 4, 2014 |
By John Flowers



EAST MIDDLEBURY — Vermont aviation officials are seeking federal funding to extend and widen the runway at the Middlebury State Airport. But some neighbors of the East Middlebury facility are hoping the project remains grounded due to concerns about a potential increase in air traffic and the required pruning of some buffer trees along the takeoff and landing approaches.

At issue is a proposal to lengthen the Middlebury Airport runway by 700 feet, to a total of 3,200 feet, and also widen it from the current 50 feet, to 60 feet.

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Teens being victimized by new app

Posted on December 4, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The leader of the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations is warning area teens and parents to be on guard for some unsavory side effects of a growing list of social media apps, some of which are leading to teens receiving unsolicited pornographic spam and sexual propositions from strangers.

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'Pop-up' park to be sited in Middlebury

Posted on December 1, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard has agreed to establish a “pop-up park” on the soon-to-be-cleared Lazarus Building spot at 20 Main St. Middlebury College bought that building earlier this year and gave it to the town to raze in order to widen the adjacent Printer’s Alley access to the Marble Works, and to make way for replacement of the nearby Main Street railroad overpass.

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Town office lawsuit dismissed

Posted on December 1, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — An Addison County Superior Court judge has dismissed a civil lawsuit filed by a local man against the town of Middlebury, Middlebury College, the Addison Independent and Bread Loaf Corp. The plaintiff, Middlebury resident Alpine Bingham, alleged the defendants’ collective actions unduly influenced the electorate prior to votes held earlier this year on the $6.5 million municipal building/recreation center project.

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Talks pour new hope into Middlebury hydro project

Posted on December 1, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard has decided to reopen its negotiations with Anders Holm as he seeks to re-establish a hydroelectricity operation at the Otter Creek falls.

Holms’ long running plans to construct a 1.6-megawatt hydro turbine near the falls has been at a standstill for more than two years. Holms owns the building at 56 Main St., right next to the picturesque falls. Operating as Middlebury Electric Co., he wants to install a water turbine to generate electricity from the swiftly flowing water that runs underneath his building.

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Warming shelter gets new location

Posted on November 26, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — There will again be a warming shelter to help the homeless this winter, but it will be located in the Congregational Church of Middlebury’s Charter House on North Pleasant Street instead of at the Memorial Baptist Church.

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