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Welch wins higher-ed union award

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vermont), was chosen as the recipient of the American Association of University Professors’ 2014 Henry T. Yost Congressional Recognition Award, given annually to a member of Congress who has championed the causes of higher education.

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Guest Viewpoint: School consolidation, charters, and choice

Vermonters moan about their steadily rising education property taxes, especially as the number of students continually decreases. Rarely do citizens focus clearly on the causes of rising school taxes, and the possible solutions. That is, in part, because the “education stakeholders” are ever alert to control the agenda for “reform”.

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Students celebrate Social Media Day

“Tweet, like, Hashtag.” The social media jargon, while still foreign to some, has become second nature to many. Last week, Castleton State College, in partnership with the Downtown Rutland Partnership, participated in the nationwide Social Media Day.

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Guest Viewpoint: Telling our town's story

Vermont History Expo 2014 is behind us. The Orwell Historical Society Museum’s “One Room Schoolhouse” exhibit, a smaller version of a permanent display, may have only take a few weeks to prepare—and a solid week to design and build—but if the comments in our guest book are any indication, the time and effort paid off in dividends.

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Letter to the Editor: MUHS thanks the local community

...The celebration of this past weekend still echoes as I write this letter of thanks to all the businesses and individuals whose generosity contributed to the joy and experiences of Commencement and Project Graduation for the MUHS Class of 2014. It was truly special and memorable.

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Congratulations to Castleton's local graduates

CSC 2014 grads, President's List, Dean's List honorees

Castleton College congratulates the graduates from 2014. The following students recently graduated Castleton College during the 227th commencement.

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Orwell's mini schoolhouse was a big History Expo hit

Vermont History Expo ‘14

Its dimensions may be a lot smaller than the average Vermont one-room schoolhouse was a century or more ago, but the Orwell Historical Society Museum’s recent traveling “schoolhouse-in-a-trailer”, is actually life size.

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From the Editor: School board accountability

When the Eagle learned in February of this year that former Mary Hogan Elementary School principal and New England math consultant Jim Callahan of Middlebury was running for the ID4 School Board, we were pleased. The local school board has had its share of controversies over the years, and Callahan’s interest in math education, coupled with his decades long experience in the field of elementary education, gave us hope for some changes on the moribund board.

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Artist creating unique map of Weybridge

Weybridge Elementary School and Town of Weybridge officials announced a community art project being created by Annemie Curlin of Charlotte.

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History camp hosted by Mt. Independence Historic Site

The Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell is hosting its annual morning camp for children ages 6 to 11 from June 25-27, 9:30 to 12:30.

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Vergennes Lions donate over $3,000 locally

Never being outdone in the area of local generosity and community service, members of the Vergennes Lions Club typify their club’s motto—“we serve.”

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Looking for your Vermont relatives?

The 2014 Vermont History Expo features the Vermont Historical Society’s Leahy Library, the Genealogical Society of Vermont, and the Vermont Genealogy Library. These organizations and others can help you answer your questions about genealogy and archival research in Floral Hall on the Tunbridge Fairgrounds June 21-22.

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Graduation Week: MUMS students walk to MUHS

Middlebury Union Middle School students walked in the drizzle along Court Street (Route 7) in Middlebury June 13.

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Minot joins Audubon Vermont board

Building a coalition of community leaders is one of the prime ingredients when it comes to sustaining—and growing—a local non-profit organization; that’s why the appointment of culinary arts expert Zachary Minot to the Audubon Vermont Board of Directors bodes well for the wildlife conservation group’s long-term endurance.

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German art is focus of Middlebury celebration

In acknowledgment and celebration of the centenary of Middlebury’s German Language School, the museum wull feature selections from its own collection of German art, June 13-Aug. 10.