Nuovo resigns from Middlebury Area Land Trust Board

In correspondence dated Oct. 21, Victor Nuovo announced that he intends to step down from the Middlebury Area Land Trust Board on Jan. 1 after eight years on the board.

Verizon wants to replace tower

At a recent Middlebury Select Board meeting, Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay updated board members on the status of Verizon Wireless’ request to replace its tower on top of Chipman Hill.

Carrara wins town sand bid

Middlebury’s Operations Director Dan Werner recently sought bids from four local suppliers to provide winter road traction sand for the 2014-15 season.

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Sorrell settles with Stonebridge, J.C. Penney

The Vermont Attorney General’s Office has settled consumer protection claims against Stonebridge Benefit Services, Inc., a seller of discount membership programs, and against J.C. Penney Company, Inc., which provided Stonebridge with consumer credit card information.

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Rutland business shares with Vermont Adaptive

The two organizations have joined forces to raise money for sports and recreational programs for people with disabilities.

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Rutland Energy Innovation Center offers geothermal power event

The GMP College Connections lecture series is hosting its next energy discussion on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the Energy Innovation Center, 68-70 Merchants Row in Downtown Rutland. The free public event begins at 5:30 p.m. and lasts approximately an hour. Light refreshments will be served.

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Business sponsors sexual abuse prevention programs at Orchard School

Vermont-based nonprofit Puppets in Education (received a second year of funding from Shearer Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac to support a day of Sexual Abuse Prevention programs at Orchard School last week.

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Company encourages Vermonters to give to neighbors in need as winter approaches

Green Mountain Power is stepping up with a $130,000 donation to WARMTH, a program that helps Vermonters with heating emergencies.

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Ex Gov. Douglas to speak in Middlebury

Middlebury resident and former Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas (R) will be the featured speaker at the annual meeting and dinner of the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History on Wednesday, Nov. 19, presenting “The Vermont Way.”

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Middlebury business goes solar

It’s not surprising that a fitness center by the name of Vermont Sun is now using old Sol to provide its electricity needs.

Company tapping a local resource with maple drinks

Big Barn Grazers, LLC, a Georgia, Vt., company formed by two of the largest maple sugar families in Vermont, is creating a new line of beverages as well as two new Vermont partnerships.

Scanlon, Franco nominated to town posts

Nomination were made to fill a vacanciens on the Downtown Improvement District Commission and the Health Officer and Deputy Health Officer.

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Middlebury: Finding retailers to fit the town

At a meeting held Oct. 28, Ben Wilson, president of the Better Middlebury Partnership, provided the Middlebury Select Board with an update on recent work of the BMP and the final report on “The Future of Retail in Middlebury Study and Next Steps.”

Teen Center faces challenges

Colby Benjamin, co-director of ACT, Addison County Teens and a Parks & Rec Committee member, spoke to the Middlebury Select Board Oct. 19 about the Teen Center’s recent experience dealing with an especially challenging group of emerging teens, and reported on an exploratory discussion the Committee had around potentially merging ACT with the town’s Parks & Recreation Department.

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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.