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Bourne to bid farewell to Mary Hogan School after 26 years as leader

Posted on April 18, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — For 26 years, Bonnie Bourne has woken up each weekday morning energized by her sincere belief that she has the best job in the world: principal at Middlebury’s Mary Hogan Elementary School.

Bourne last week announced she will retire from the best job in the world at the end of this school year, citing three primary reasons — her three granddaughters.

“The time has arrived,” Bourne, 64, said. “There’s a tug between full-time administrative work and three granddaughters, and the granddaughters won.”

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Man sentenced in nursing home robbery

Posted on April 18, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Criminal Court Judge Helen Toor on Monday handed out a four-to-10-year prison sentence to one of the two men involved in a July 4, 2012, armed robbery at a Bristol nursing home.

As part of a plea deal first agreed upon in February, Timothy Boardman, 42, of Monkton will get credit for time already served. Boardman must also pay $141 of court costs.

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South Street work tops short list of Middlebury public works projects

Posted on April 18, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A substantial overhaul of water and sewer infrastructure under South Street will dominate a relatively short list of Middlebury public works projects this spring and summer.

The list, discussed on Thursday by Middlebury Director of Operations Dan Werner, also includes water and sewer upgrades on Charles Avenue and Water Street, along with paving projects for portions of Foote Street, Lower Foote Street and the Painter Hills subdivision.

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Middlebury waterfront to get a facelift

Posted on April 18, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Work is scheduled to begin early next month on a project that will beautify and improve public access to the riverfront area of the Marble Works complex that fronts the Otter Creek Falls in Middlebury.

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Middlebury's Mark Perrin appointed to State Board of Education

Posted on April 17, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin appointed Mark Perrin, a resident of Middlebury, to the State Board of Education on April 12 to serve a six-year term (2013-2019).

Perrin owns and operates Green Peppers Restaurant and Creek Road Farm with his wife, Donna. He has served on local school boards since the mid-1990s, and is a strong believer in life-long learning. Perrin has been actively involved in the community by serving on the Chamber of Commerce, Workforce Investment, and Middlebury Business Association boards.

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Lincoln holding special Town Meeting to settle disputed selectboard expansion

Posted on April 15, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



Update: This article has been amended to reflect that voting on May 14 will take place through Australian ballot voting, not by voice vote, as stated in an earlier version of this article. The Independent regrets the error.

LINCOLN — It’s past the time of year that most Addison County residents keep their ears peeled for important Town Meeting Day news, but Lincoln residents will return to Burnham Hall in the coming weeks for another round of discussion, debate and voting on municipal matters.

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State seeks volunteers for EEE research

Posted on April 15, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — The Vermont Department of Health is calling for volunteers to participate in a research study that will test blood samples from residents living in Brandon, Sudbury and Whiting for antibodies to the Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus.

The Health Department wants to learn if many people have been infected with EEE virusbut did not get sick. Individual test results will not be shared with participants. All information collected during the study will be confidential.

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Bixby to host talk on fractured fairy tales

Posted on April 15, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes will present “Exploring the Rabbit Hole of Fractured Fairy Tales” on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. Bixby Assistant Librarian Dianne Lawson will discuss how fairy tales became fractured, how they are defined, how they are passed down, and whether they are relevant today.

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Board seeks voter OK for $600,000 to fix VUHS roof

Posted on April 15, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Residents of the five Addison Northwest Supervisory Union towns will be asked in a district-wide May 14 vote to support a five-year, $600,000 loan to put a new roof on the leaky Vergennes Union High School classroom wing and auditorium.

In Vergennes, balloting will coincide with the city council’s request for a $1.45 million bond to build a new North Main Street police station, and school and city officials are looking at holding a joint informational meeting, possibly on May 7.

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Senate begins debate on search and rescue bill

Posted on April 15, 2013 |
By Cindy Hill



MONTPELIER — When Vermont Senate Government Operations Committee chair Sen. Jeannette White, D-Windham, opened a hearing on H.182, the Search and Rescue Bill, last Wednesday she gave a nod toward Carol Ault and Kathy Duclos, who were seated in the cramped hearing room.

The two women are aunts of Levi Duclos, the 19-year-old New Haven man whose death while hiking in January 2012 launched public demand for a change in search and rescue procedures.

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