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Brandon mulls a local option tax for road, bridge repairs

Posted on April 23, 2015 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The Brandon selectboard is going to ask town residents to take the first step toward levying a 1 percent local tax that would fund repairs to local infrastructure.

Projections are that such a tax would raise roughly $130,000 a year for Brandon to spend solely on capital improvement projects, such as sidewalks, road and bridge repair, and vehicle maintenance and replacement.

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Health clinic at MUHS considered to serve students directly

Posted on April 23, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Local physicians, mental health professionals and school officials are discussing the possibility of opening a health clinic at Middlebury Union High School, a facility through which students could receive medical attention, substance abuse counseling and other services that are beyond the current purview of school nurses.

“The idea itself has been around for a long time,” explained MUHS Principal William Lawson. “It’s been something some of my staff here have always been interested in.”

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Couple caters to gaming enthusiasts at new Middlebury store

Posted on April 23, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — When Scott Gemignani says he likes games, he’s not talking about the ones you operate with a joystick or the varieties you can play on a computer.

“People are getting tired of (electronic) devices,” Gemignani, a 35-year-old East Middlebury resident, said during a recent interview.

The games that Gemignani enjoys are the ones played with cards, dice, moving pieces and a lot of imagination.

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Local churches aim to increase efficiency

Posted on April 23, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — Two Addison County places of worship are taking a close look at their respective, historic church buildings in an effort to better tailor their space to meet the growing needs of their respective communities.

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Shoreham man recognized for record 44-pound carp

Posted on April 22, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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VERMONT — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has released its annual Master Angler program report and the 2014 edition is highlighted by two new state record fish — both caught in Lake Champlain.

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Judge Sessions to share insights from the federal bench on Thursday

Posted on April 22, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — How does a judge make a sentence fit the crime or settle a contested public issue?

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Addison County celebrates Week of the Young Child

Posted on April 20, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont is honoring its youngest learners during the Week of the Young Child, April 12-18. This nationwide event is sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children.

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Districts offer publicly funded preschool

Posted on April 20, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



Addison Northeast, Addison Central and Addison Northwest supervisory unions — which cover 17 towns in the Bristol, Middlebury and Vergennes areas — all will support some sort of publicly funded preschool programs in 2015-2016.

What is publicly funded preschool?

Publicly funded preschool is defined as 10 hours per week (35 weeks per year, September-June) of developmentally appropriate early learning experiences based on Vermont’s Early Learning Standards.

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Hospital readies for ramp, lobby projects

Posted on April 20, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The front entrance of Porter Hospital will soon get a big makeover that will include an access ramp for mobility-impaired people and a spruced-up lobby.

It’s a more-than-$140,000 project that Porter Medical Center (PMC) officials are calling “long overdue,” and one that will be made possible through the generosity of the PMC Auxiliary and an anonymous benefactor who is making a $25,000 contribution in honor of longtime Porter President Jim Daily, who will soon retire.

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Carbon tax and solar arrays spur debate

Posted on April 20, 2015 |
By John Flowers



WEYBRIDGE — At the legislative breakfast at the Congregational Church of Weybridge on April 13, lawmakers and citizens in attendance discussed energy topics facing Vermont, including the usefulness of a carbon tax and the spread of solar arrays.

The notion of a carbon tax to discourage the use of fossil fuels and create more capital for individuals, businesses and the state to invest in renewable energy. The Legislature has been discussing some carbon tax bills, but they have not been gaining much traction at the Statehouse.

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