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Union petition challenges Porter's change in benefits

Posted on November 9, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Members of Porter Medical Center’s nurses’ union on Thursday held a gathering to present hospital administrators with a petition opposing a Porter decision to raise the minimum number of hours that employees need to work in order to qualify for health insurance benefits.

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Migrant worker community pitches in on transportation

Posted on November 9, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Open Door Clinic (ODC) was unsuccessful in its recent application for grant money to improve transportation services for migrant farm workers needing to get to medical appointments, but the Middlebury nonprofit was pleased to announce last week that 28 drivers have now stepped up to provide rides to those in need.

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Community rallies for D.O. program

Posted on November 5, 2015 |
By John Flowers



WEYBRIDGE — More than 60 people turned out at the Addison Central Supervisory Union board’s meeting in Weybridge on Tuesday evening to issue a common plea: Don’t eliminate, or even dilute, the Diversified Occupations (D.O.) program that serves Addison County high school students with special needs.

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Parkinson's resources, nearby and on the web

Posted on November 5, 2015 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — There are a variety of resources for people to learn more about Parkinson’s disease.

Anyone seeking to learn more about the local Movers and Shakers support group that meets the last Thursday of each month may contact organizer Mike Gray at 453-5148. It should be noted that due to upcoming holidays, the group will shift its November meeting to the 19th and its December meeting to the 17th. The meetings begin at 10 a.m. and run until 11:30 a.m., at the Mountain Health Center, 74 Munsill Ave., Bristol.

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Facing illness with dignity: Local Parkinson's disease patients unite as 'Movers and Shakers'

Posted on November 5, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — Mike Gray of Starksboro still recalls the day six years ago that opened a new chapter in his life. He and his wife, Debi, were driving home from a family visit in the Boston area when his right arm started experiencing tremors. He also experienced some pain in his neck and was feeling unusually fatigued.

Gray, 63, quickly went to see his physician, who referred him to a neurologist. He put Gray through some comprehensive testing, consisting mostly of physical observations and an MRI.

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Saturday fire destroys Middlebury home, no one injured

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury firefighters continue to investigate the cause of a Saturday, Oct. 31, fire that consumed a home at 644 Munson Road in Middlebury.

It was at 8:29 a.m. on Oct. 31 that a resident of one of the two apartments at 644 Munson Road called to report smoke and fire coming from the upper level of the two-story building, according to Middlebury fire Chief David Shaw. Six minutes later, Middlebury firefighters were on the scene.

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Amnesty offered to recovering drug addicts

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police and some local human services organizations are teaming up on a new program through which drug addicts will be invited to voluntarily turn in their drugs without fear of facing criminal charges, providing they agree to be steered toward recovery programs and services.

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Bristol woman gets new lungs

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — Bristol’s Kate Heffernan, a 26-year-old cystic fibrosis patient whose quest for new lungs has drawn widespread interest and financial support from people throughout Addison County and beyond, began breathing on her own on Thursday following an intricate organ transplant operation in Boston the previous day.

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County trash district keeps fees stable for next year

Posted on October 23, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Solid Waste Management District (ACSWMD) officials have drafted a 2016 spending plan of $2,818,754 that would require no increase in the current $123-per-ton tipping fee for trash, and would keep level the rates it charges for receiving household hazardous waste and recyclables handled at its transfer station off Route 7 South in Middlebury.

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Middlebury's Charter House to double capacity to help homeless

Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Charter House Coalition will double its capacity to serve homeless families this winter at its Middlebury headquarters, this in response to an increased demand for emergency accommodations.

The Charter House Coalition is a nonprofit dedicated to providing housing and food to those in need in Addison County. During the course of last winter, the coalition provided a temporary home to 55 different individuals and six families at the Charter House at 27 North Pleasant St. in Middlebury.

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