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Hughes to tell hiking club the story of his Yukon trek

Posted on January 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section will hold its annual meeting, with potluck and program, on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 5-8:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Congregational Church of Middlebury. The event is open to both members and the general public.

The evening begins with social time at 5 p.m. and the potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. A short business meeting follows, after which guest speaker Ivor Hughes of Monkton will give a slide presentation titled “Hiking the Chilkoot Trail to the Yukon.”

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VCF appoints Rivera interim president, CEO

Posted on January 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Community Foundation announced that its board of directors has appointed Felipe Rivera as interim president and CEO, effective Jan. 22. The appointment follows the announcement in early December that Stuart Comstock-Gay, the foundation’s current president and CEO, will be leaving his post after seven years at the helm. Comstock-Gay’s last day at the foundation is Jan. 22.

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Morrison to oversee programs at Middlebury Indoor Tennis

Posted on January 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Community Athletics Foundation (ACAF) has hired Erin Morrison as a part-time program coordinator for Middlebury Indoor Tennis. She will oversee current programs and will lead efforts to expand programming for youth and others in the community.

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Arts Beat: Dynamic quartet wraps up residency with concerts

Posted on January 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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The Heath Quartet’s residency at Middlebury College continues with a second free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in Robison Hall (the concert hall) at the Mahaney Center for the Arts. On the program are Béla Bartók’s Quartets No. 2, 4 and 6.

Their residency will also include many other activities such as coaching music students, visits with local elementary schools, pop-up concerts, and more.

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Granville post office closing, piece of community is lost

Posted on January 18, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



GRANVILLE — After the close of business hours this Friday, post office box users in the town of Granville will have to go elsewhere to pick up their mail.

Since 1963, the U.S. Postal Service has leased one room in a Route 100 home next to the general store to serve as the post office; it hosts 50 P.O. boxes used by Granville residents. Citing health issues, landlords Alice “Pete” and William Parrish made an emergency suspension of the lease late last month, forcing the post office to vacate. 

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Vermont philanthropy leader leaves to invest in new challenge

Posted on January 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — It’s safe to say that 2008 was a very challenging time for Stuart Comstock-Gay to take the helm of the Vermont Community Foundation (VCF), an organization that receives and distributes donated funds to a variety of charitable causes throughout the Green Mountain State.

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Brandon area to vote on school unification

Posted on January 18, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — This week, regular Vermont citizens will get a chance to vote on Act 46. The law, enacted last spring, offers financial incentives for towns to merge in multi-school districts governed by a single board and funded by a single budget.

Voters in the eight Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union towns will go to the polls on Tuesday to cast ballots on the proposed Act 46 unification plan for their district.

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Mary Hogan Elementary budget includes new Spanish program

Posted on January 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — ID-4 school directors are seeking voter support for a 2016-2017 Mary Hogan Elementary School budget of $7,391,279, a plan that reflects a 9.08 percent increase in spending, but a much smaller 1.44 percent bump in the homestead education property tax rate.

And Middlebury school directors note that the overall education property tax rate for local students in grades pre-K through 12 is expected to decrease by 4.08 percent, due in part to a substantial increase in students that will in turn net the community more state assistance.

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Nonprofit shop offers gently used clothes, job training for teens

Posted on January 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Jutta Miska has been involved in local teen issues since her family arrived in the Middlebury area back in 1983. She helped establish and staff the Addison Central Teens center and has spearheaded the annual “Swap & Shop” clothing store at Middlebury Union High School for the past four years.

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Thursday night fire destroys Lincoln home; no one injured

Posted on January 15, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



LINCOLN — A fire, believed to have been started accidentally by faulty electrical wiring, destroyed a Lincoln house on the Ripton Road Thursday night. Around 70 firefighters from Lincoln, Bristol, Ripton, Starksboro and New Haven responded to the blaze, in which no one was hurt.

“When we got there the structure was completely engulfed in flames, and there was nobody in it,” said Lincoln Fire Chief Dan Ober.

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