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Addison Central School board backs level budget

Posted on January 22, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — Addison residents will on Town Meeting Day be asked to be approve an exactly level-funded school spending plan of $1,543,138.

Addison Central School Board members adopted at their Jan. 16 meeting that spending proposal and a separate article to add $10,000 to the school’s capital improvement fund.

A key element in the budget is the return of a math intervention specialist to the school, at either a halftime or 60 percent level to be determined by Principal Matt DeBlois.

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College to dedicate field house and open hall of fame

Posted on January 22, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College this Saturday will dedicate the big, new field house it is building at its athletic complex, and opening the school’s new Athletics Hall of Fame.

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Job cuts eyed at Bristol Elementary School

Posted on January 22, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — A proposed Bristol Elementary School budget that would increase spending by 2.76 percent in the next fiscal year is drawing criticism from some faculty and staff who are concerned that it would cut several staff positions and hurt students.

The $4.9 million spending plan, which the school board tentatively signed off on last week, would curb costs in several areas, including by eliminating one faculty position and five non-special education support staff positions.

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Bray to chair Senate Natural Resources Committee

Posted on January 22, 2015 |
By John Flowers



NEW HAVEN — Sen. Chris Bray had hoped Senate leadership would appoint him to the Natural Resources and Energy Committee this session. The sophomore senator is an avid outdoorsman and he believes the state’s long history of good environmental stewardship should be perpetuated.

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Middlebury College students launch 'Humans of Vermont' project

Posted on January 22, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College consistently ranks among the top liberal arts institutions in the U.S., and the college prides itself on fostering a close-knit community of students and faculty on its small campus. 

But for seniors Sophie Kligler, Noah Goss-Woliner and Molly Parizeau, this means it is possible for students to go through their studies at Middlebury without learning much about surrounding towns, or meeting regular Vermonters.

“It’s easy to be, especially as a student, stuck in that Middlebury bubble,” Kligler said.

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Lazarus building: Going, going, gone...

Posted on January 22, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Demolition of the Lazarus building at 20 Main St. in downtown Middlebury was substantially completed in a single day — Monday, Jan. 19 — and minor site cleanup activities continued on Tuesday and Wednesday, including the installation of temporary perimeter security fencing.

Printer’s Alley was closed to traffic on Monday, but re-opened, as planned, on Tuesday.

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Fire strikes Middlebury home; no injuries reported

Posted on January 19, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Fire Chief David Shaw believes it was the improper disposal of some woodstove ashes that caused a blaze that did significant damage to a home at 14 Brookside Drive in Middlebury during the evening of Sunday, Jan. 18.

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Vergennes continues to handle sewer overflows

Posted on January 19, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — At this past Tuesday’s Vergennes City Council meeting, aldermen, City Manager Mel Hawley and a few residents looked at city sewer system issues for about an hour.

A central point of discussion was the city system’s recurring problem of overflowing into Otter Creek, an issue detailed in a Jan. 12 Addison Independent article.

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Lincoln moves forward on new town office plan

Posted on January 19, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



LINCOLN — An ad hoc committee of residents appointed by the Lincoln selectboard will meet Wednesday to finalize a recommendation to the board on how to proceed with building a new town office building.

The committee has been working since September on the proposal, and will meet on Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the present town office.

Selectman Bill Finger said the town has had discussions about replacing the 45-year-old town office building since 2009. He said the growth of the town has rendered the structure too small.

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Survey sheds light on Middlebury housing market

Posted on January 19, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — People looking for homes in and around Middlebury overwhelmingly prefer single-family residences, and many believe there is not a good inventory of their favorite type of housing in Addison County’s shire town.

Those were some of the findings of a recent housing survey by Middlebury Planning Commission of area homebuyers and employees of some of the county’s largest businesses. The commission plans to use the results to help guide future planning efforts relating to neighborhoods and residential development.

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