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Waltham home to a new solar-power project

SunCommon, a Vermont-based solar power company, commissioned its first CSA, community solar array in Waltham last week by christening it with a bottle of Middlebury’s Drop-In Brewery beer.

Town moves ahead on rec center plans

A meeting last month of the Middlebury Town Offices & Recreation Facilities Building Committee Meeting included an award of contract for asbestos abatement at the former American Legion building on Creek Road in preparation for demolition.

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Old tires for a good cause

Vermont’s annual tire recycle and resale event “Wheels for Warmth” celebrated its 10-year anniversary this month. $39,391 was raised for emergency fuel assistance programs, sold 1,350 safe, donated tires for pennies on a dollar, and recycled 2,480 unusable tires.

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Danforth Pewter, Gardener’s Supply share Addison solar-power project

Danforth Pewter and Gardener’s Supply Company, two nationally recognized Vermont-based specialty companies, have joined forces on a solar power generating station.

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Society wants I.D. badge on Pulp Mill bridge

A request from the Vermont Covered Bridge Society to post a small identification/information patch on the Pulp Mill Bridge was heard at a recent Middlebury Select Board meeting.

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Peterson is new T&M communications director

The Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing announced that Laura Peterson has been named communications director for the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing.

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Guest Viewpoint: Shumlin economy worsens as unemployment hits 11-month High

An additional one thousand Vermonters were added to the state’s unemployment roles last month, even as Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) and the leaders of his legislative supermajority continue to insist their failed policies are working. Meanwhile, Vermont’s working families struggle to make ends meet in a state that is increasingly unaffordable.

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Public Service Board decides not to reopen Vermont Gas Pipeline case

The Vermont Public Service Board has decided to allow the Vermont Gas Systems pipeline project to continue without further scrutiny through Addison County. Vermont Gas already received regulatory approval for Phase I in December 2013.

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Letter to the Editor: Solar error

Duane Peterson (SunCommon) has made an admission that the Waterbury company erred in not presenting its proposal (for 1195 Dog Team Rd.) to New Haven town officials before seeking Public Service Board approval.

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Health center opens in Middlebury

The Addison County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the grand opening of its newest member, Riverside Natural Health Center located at 5 Park St., in the Star Mill, in Middlebury.

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Boys & Girls Club receives award

The Vermont Agency Foundation celebrated as the president and CEO of the foundation, Randy Raner, presented checks totaling over $40,000 to the charities that were represented in Annual All Charity Golf Classic at County Club of Vermont recently.

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Area businesses partner to support to homeless

For the fourth year in a row, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel, Darn Tough Vermont and Smartwool have teamed up to donate over $13,500 worth of socks and support to representatives from local homeless shelters. The donations are the result of a joint effort between the three businesses to help provide warm, Merino wool socks and much-needed support to the areas homeless population in preparation for the state’s colder months.

Working Landscape Conference returns

ACEDC—Addison County Economic Development Corporation and ACORN, Addison County Relocalization Network, promoters of the annual Financing the Working Landscape Conference, invite entrepreneurs from the working lands community to apply now to pitch their business idea or challenge at the conference.

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Happy retirement, Steve White!

Veteran Middlebury salesman is stepping down

What can you say to a loyal, hardworking employee after nearly 20 years on the job? Well, you can say “thank you” and toast his success over the years with coworkers and customers. That’s exactly what the owners and staff of Countryside Carpet and Paint in Middlebury will do Sept. 30 when they bid farewell to salesman Steve White with cake, refreshments, and lots of handshakes.

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Welch meets with business owners, Rutland's Young Professionals

Rep. Peter Welch (D) hosted an informal roundtable discussion with Killington business owners...

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