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Language school kicks off summer

Posted on June 23, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — June marks the beginning of the Middlebury Language Schools’ summer sessions, known internationally for their intensive immersion approach to the teaching of language and culture. 

This year two of the Language Schools will celebrate anniversaries — the Betty Ashbury Jones M.A. ’86 School of French will turn 100 and the Chinese School will hold its 50th session. The debut of the School of Korean last summer brought the total number of Middlebury Language Schools to 11.

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Middlebury film festival announces its first scheduled events

Posted on June 23, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



It's time to start thinking about this year's 2nd Annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF). Even though the event doesn't kick off until August 25, movements and murmurings are getting us excited to welcome this festival back to Middlebury. 

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Getting to know Mo*Se Farm

Posted on June 23, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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Seth Ross came to Vermont from Rhode Island to attend UVM. Monika Ankjaer-Jensen came after studying at Virginia Tech to work in the dairy sector breeding cows. The two met on the small dairy farm where Ross works, when he's not working on their joint endeaver Mo*Se Farm in Orwell. Currently their farm focuses on eggs and roasting chickens, but there's hope for a "pint-sized dairy farm" on the way.

"In addition to the working landscape, we both love the four seasons," said Ross in an interview this spring.

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Book Review: 'Before the Fall' by Noah Hawley

Posted on June 23, 2016 |
By Jenny Lyons



If you enjoy a really good thriller, Before the Fall by Noah Hawley has everything you’re looking for: uber-rich characters, a roguish underdog hero, ethical quandaries and a satisfyingly clever plot. 

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Partnership honors brokerage, citizen

Posted on June 23, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



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MIDDLEBURY — The Better Middlebury Partnership honored IPJ Real Estate of Middlebury as the Business of The Year at that organization’s annual meeting Tuesday night at American Flatbread. Jutta Miska received BMP’s Citizen of the Year designation.

Miska was honored because of her years of volunteer efforts with youth. As co-director of the Addison Central Teens Organization, she worked with local teens and community members to establish and develop the local teen center, 94 Main Street, in Middlebury.

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Middlebury College honors staff

Posted on June 23, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — President Laurie L. Patton expressed her heartfelt appreciation for the valuable contributions made by every member of the Middlebury College staff at the annual event honoring this year’s recipients of Staff Recognition Awards.

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Vermont Community Foundation hires Dan Smith as CEO

Posted on June 23, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Dan Smith, the current president of Vermont Technical College, has been hired as the next president and CEO of the Middlebury-based Vermont Community Foundation. 

Smith brings to the Community Foundation experience in public service, organizational planning and development, as well as a strong legal background, VFC officials said in a release Tuesday announcing his hiring.

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America's bald eagle is on it's way back

Posted on June 23, 2016 |
By Michael J. Caduto



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To the delight of all who revel in the grace and beauty of nature, bald eagles are soaring above New England in numbers unseen for over a century. We’ve come a long way since the days when poor farming and logging practices denuded our forests, choking streams with silt and compromising the food chain. We now know that if you degrade the eagle’s habitat and pollute the water, you affect the entire web of life, including fish-eating birds in the skies above. 

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Former VTrans head Sue Minter pushes for free higher ed. in Gov. race

Posted on June 23, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Sue Minter coordinated upgrades to hundreds of miles of the state’s roads and dozens of its bridges during her brief run as secretary of the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans).

The Waterbury Center Democrat is now getting a first-hand glimpse of those improvements as she campaigns to become the next governor of Vermont.

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Utility poles blamed for groundwater pollution

Posted on June 23, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



MONKTON — The Monkton selectboard was concerned when a local household’s drinking well was found to be contaminated with the known toxin pentachlorophenal soon after a utility pole sited close to the home’s drinking supply was replaced in March 2014.

The board took action that started a chain of events resulting in a state environmental report, recently posted on the Monkton town website, that raised flags about this widely used chemical, also known as “penta.”

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