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town office plan http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/2189/all en Middlebury project re-vote nears http://addisonindependent.com/201404middlebury-project-re-vote-nears <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Middlebury selectboard will soon send out a townwide informational letter reminding people about the May 13 revote on the $6.5 million proposal to build a new municipal building and recreation center.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22910">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201404middlebury-project-re-vote-nears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury town office plan Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:00:50 +0000 John McCright 22910 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury town office bond revote set for May 13 http://addisonindependent.com/201404middlebury-town-office-bond-revote-set-may-13 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday set a reconsideration vote for the $6.5 million town offices-recreation center project for Tuesday, May 13. That Australian ballot vote will be preceded by an informational meeting on Monday, May 12, at 7 p.m. in the municipal gym.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22642">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201404middlebury-town-office-bond-revote-set-may-13" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Middlebury Middlebury College revote Skip Brush town office plan Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:10:45 +0000 Zach Despart 22642 at http://addisonindependent.com Petitioners near goal for Middlebury town office revote http://addisonindependent.com/201404petitioners-near-goal-middlebury-town-office-revote <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-22513" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201404petitioners-near-goal-middlebury-town-office-revote"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/SkipBrush2210.thumbnail.jpg" alt="SkipBrush2210.jpg" title="SkipBrush2210.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MIDDLEBURY RESIDENT HOWARD “Skip” Brush counts signatures on his petition to force a revote on the proposed town offices/recreation center project during a signing gathering at the American Legion Monday afternoon. On Wednesday Brush was around 30 votes short of the 230 votes he needs to file with the town by Thursday, April 3. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; A revote on a proposal to build new Middlebury town offices and a recreation center was still hanging in the balance as the <em>Addison Independent</em> went to press on Wednesday, though the leader of the petition drive to force the referendum was optimistic he would gather the minimum 230 signatures required by the Thursday, April 3, deadline.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22515">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201404petitioners-near-goal-middlebury-town-office-revote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured town office plan Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:33:58 +0000 John Flowers 22515 at http://addisonindependent.com Gregory Dennis: Town office plan – cussed and discussed http://addisonindependent.com/201403gregory-dennis-town-office-plan-%E2%80%93-cussed-and-discussed <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Gregory Dennis </div> </div> </div> <p> Former Middlebury town planner Fred Dunnington sent along photos taken in the tropics with the underwater camera he got as a retirement present this past summer. With the temperature on Monday night hovering at zero, selectboard Chairman Dean George said at Middlebury&rsquo;s town meeting he was glad someone was enjoying warm weather somewhere.</p> <p> Dennis Cassidy asked the moderator, former Gov. Jim Douglas, if he was ready to declare he was running for governor again. Douglas dryly quipped that Cassidy was &ldquo;out of order on many fronts.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/21974/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/21974">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201403gregory-dennis-town-office-plan-%E2%80%93-cussed-and-discussed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog Middlebury opinion town office plan Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:23:36 +0000 Addison Independent 21974 at http://addisonindependent.com UD-3 voters approve first step toward new town gym http://addisonindependent.com/201402ud-3-voters-approve-first-step-toward-new-town-gym <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Addison Central Supervisory Union residents on Tuesday evening voted 306-118, by paper ballot, to allow the UD-3 board to negotiate a lease with the town of Middlebury for a Creek Road parcel that would host an 11,500-square-foot recreation facility.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21849">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201402ud-3-voters-approve-first-step-toward-new-town-gym" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury town office plan Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:49:10 +0000 Addison Independent 21849 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Vote for new gym and town hall at UD-3 meeting and on March 4 http://addisonindependent.com/201402opinion-vote-new-gym-and-town-hall-ud-3-meeting-and-march-4 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Peter and Lucy Schumer </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21812">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201402opinion-vote-new-gym-and-town-hall-ud-3-meeting-and-march-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Middlebury town office plan Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:32:35 +0000 John McCright 21812 at http://addisonindependent.com Brian Carpenter offers business acumen in run for Middlebury selectboard http://addisonindependent.com/201402brian-carpenter-offers-business-acumen-run-middlebury-selectboard <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-21644" style="width: 61px;"><a href="/201402brian-carpenter-offers-business-acumen-run-middlebury-selectboard"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/BrianCarpenter6258_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="BrianCarpenter6258.jpg" title="BrianCarpenter6258.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="61" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BRIAN CARPENTER </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Brian Carpenter has spent almost his entire adult life serving his business and the U.S. Army.</p> <p> He&rsquo;s now hoping for a chance to serve his community as a member of the Middlebury selectboard.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21645">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201402brian-carpenter-offers-business-acumen-run-middlebury-selectboard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured town office plan Thu, 13 Feb 2014 03:17:36 +0000 John Flowers 21645 at http://addisonindependent.com Ted Davis stresses his strengths in planning in Middlebury selectboard run http://addisonindependent.com/201402ted-davis-stresses-his-strengths-planning-middlebury-selectboard-run <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-21642" style="width: 68px;"><a href="/201402ted-davis-stresses-his-strengths-planning-middlebury-selectboard-run"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/TedDavis.thumbnail.jpg" alt="TedDavis.jpg" title="TedDavis.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="68" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TED DAVIS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Ted Davis finished just 43 votes shy of winning a spot on the Middlebury selectboard last year.</p> <p> The retired insurance company executive and current chairman of the Middlebury Development Review Board is burning shoe leather this winter in an effort to prevail in a March 4 election in which eight residents are competing for three selectboard seats that are up for grabs.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21643">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201402ted-davis-stresses-his-strengths-planning-middlebury-selectboard-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured town office plan Thu, 13 Feb 2014 03:16:00 +0000 John Flowers 21643 at http://addisonindependent.com UD-3 school district, town of Middlebury haggle over Creek Road site details http://addisonindependent.com/201402ud-3-school-district-town-middlebury-haggle-over-creek-road-site-details <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-21640" style="width: 169px;"><a href="/201402ud-3-school-district-town-middlebury-haggle-over-creek-road-site-details"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/ParkPlan2714.thumbnail.jpg" alt="ParkPlan2714.jpg" title="ParkPlan2714.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="169" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THIS ARCHITECT’S SKETCH shows a preliminary vision of what Middlebury College would do with the park created by the clearing of the Municipal Building and town gym site, if that comes to pass. See more images at the bottom of the story. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury officials and UD-3 school directors continue to hammer out the terms of a proposed lease that would allow the town to erect an 11,500-square-foot recreation center &mdash; including an addition with team rooms for student athletes &mdash; on land off Creek Road.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21641">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201402ud-3-school-district-town-middlebury-haggle-over-creek-road-site-details" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured town office plan UD-3 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 03:13:20 +0000 John Flowers 21641 at http://addisonindependent.com Committee offers design ideas for new Middlebury town hall; provides floor plans http://addisonindependent.com/201402opinion-committee-offers-design-ideas-new-town-hall <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-21624" style="width: 170px;"><a href="/201402opinion-committee-offers-design-ideas-new-town-hall"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Lobby Final cmyk.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Lobby Final cmyk.jpg" title="Lobby Final cmyk.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="170" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Artist&#039;s conception of the lobby of the proposed Middlebury town office. More images at bottom of this column. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Nancy Malcolm and John Dale </div> </div> </div> <p> <em>Editor&rsquo;s note: This is the most recent in a series of columns by members of Middlebury&rsquo;s Town Offices and Recreation Facilities Steering Committee. Nancy Malcolm chairs that committee and John Dale is a senior architect at Bread Loaf Corp.</em></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21625">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201402opinion-committee-offers-design-ideas-new-town-hall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Middlebury opinion town office plan Thu, 13 Feb 2014 02:42:40 +0000 John McCright 21625 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Middlebury town project is a 'marriage of convenience' http://addisonindependent.com/201402opinion-middlebury-town-project-marriage-convenience <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Craig Bingham </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> The town office/recreation facility proposal is a marriage of convenience between Middlebury College and the town of Middlebury. It is well known that marriages of this sort leave much to be desired. I have noted several major flaws in this proposal, any one of which justifies a rejection by the voters. I&rsquo;m sure that others can find more reasons that warrant leaving this ill-conceived proposal at the altar.</p> <p align="left"> Here are some of the flaws I found, in no particular order.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21623">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201402opinion-middlebury-town-project-marriage-convenience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Middlebury town office plan Thu, 13 Feb 2014 02:27:01 +0000 John McCright 21623 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Spot proposed for town offices http://addisonindependent.com/201401opinion-spot-proposed-town-offices <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Robert Kellogg </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> Am I too late to suggest the ideal solution to our venerable town hall?</p> <p align="left"> Just drive, or walk, to the police station. There lies scenic land, plenty of space for parking, bike and walking paths to the Marble Works, old railroad station near where a new train station would appear behind Greg&rsquo;s. And, removed from the college concerns.</p> <p align="left"> Think ahead. Save the town from migrating south.</p> <p align="right"> <strong>Robert Kellogg</strong></p> <p align="right"> <strong>Middlebury</strong></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21280">full story</a></h4> Opinion Middlebury town office plan Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:32:36 +0000 Zach Despart 21280 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury town office design contract awarded http://addisonindependent.com/201308middlebury-town-office-design-contract-awarded <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEEBURY &mdash; The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday picked Bread Loaf Corp. to provide preliminary design-build services for a new municipal building that would be built on Main Street and a new recreation center that would be erected off Mary Hogan Drive if voters decide to move forward with a proposal floated earlier this summer.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18426">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201308middlebury-town-office-design-contract-awarded" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Middlebury selectboard town office plan Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:05:17 +0000 xian 18426 at http://addisonindependent.com Disclosure of college offer ruffles feathers http://addisonindependent.com/201307disclosure-college-office-ruffles-feathers <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-18007" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201307disclosure-college-office-ruffles-feathers"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Bingham, Craig.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Bingham, Craig.jpg" title="Bingham, Craig.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Selectman Craig Bingham </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury College&rsquo;s offer to provide $5.5 million to the town of Middlebury to help construct a new municipal building and gym comes a year and a half after the institution offered $2.875 million in aid for a similar project, according to Selectman Craig Bingham, who this week decided to divulge the proposal that he said was discussed and rejected by the board during a Dec. 6, 2011, executive session meeting.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18008">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201307disclosure-college-office-ruffles-feathers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured Middlebury College town office plan Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:21:13 +0000 Devon Vila 18008 at http://addisonindependent.com