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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.

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.