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From the editor: Fracking myths

There’s a new book about fracking that caught my eye. Written by Virginia-based engineer and environmentalist Greg Kozera. I may be in the minority around here, but for me it was a must read. I want to learn the truth about fracking technology—a technology which is helping put the U.S. on the road toward energy independence

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Candidate Column: Calvin McEathron for Vermont State House

Hi, I’m Calvin McEathron and I’m running for the Vermont House of Representatives as a moderate Independent in Middlebury (Addison-1).

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Campaign '14: Scott Milne wins GOP governor's primary race

Governor's race: Shumlin vs. Milne in general election

Vermont Primary Election 2014

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Family, VIPs, public say farewell to Senator Jeffords

Despite the sadness of gathering for a church memorial to honor a loved one’s passing, the family and friends of the late U.S. Sen. Jim Jeffords were determined to celebrate the man’s life and decades-long accomplishments in the arena of public service.

Forbes resigns; Shaw congratulated

Citing personal reasons, Midlebury Select Board member Travis Forbes tendered his resignation after more than four years of service on the Middlebury Select Board, July 29.

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VSAC: Eligible Vermont low-income students can receive funds to cover incidental costs of college courses

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will administer a new program that provides $50,000 in stipends this year to help low-income high school students cover the costs of books, fees and travel associated with dual enrollment courses.

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Vermont primary voting takes place Tuesday, Aug. 26

With the Vermont Primary Election a week away, area candidates would like to remind all Vermonters about the importance of voting:

Town considers new ordinances

Public input on proposed amendments to Middlebury’s ordinances on the regulation of vehicle speed, parking, traffic lights and traffic signs was discussed July 29.

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Candidate Column: Amy Sheldon for Vermont State House

Candidate Column by Amy Sheldon for Vermont State House

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Peter Briggs (R) | Candidate Column

My name is Peter Briggs. I am a native Vermonter; born in Middlebury and raised in Addison.

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From the editor: A case of solar hubris

Lately, I’ve been wondering why Vermont is rushing so quickly to embrace every neighborhood solar- and wind-energy project that comes down the pike.

Board considers solar-power plan

At a recent meeting, the Middlebury Select Board reviewed a draft Group Net Metering Agreement between the Town of Middlebury and Burlington-based Encore Redevelopment for a proposed 650-panel solar array to be constructed on farmland on Twitchell Hill Road in New Haven.

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Remembering Jim Jeffords

Funeral service in Rutland, Aug. 22

James Merrill “Jim” Jeffords (May 11, 1934–Aug. 18, 2014) was a U.S. Senator from Vermont. Sworn in to the Senate in 1989, he served as a Republican until 2001, when he left the party to become an Independent and began caucusing with the Democrats. He retired from the Senate in 2007. Prior to the Senate, he served as the U.S. Representative for Vermont’s at-large congressional district from 1975 to 1989.

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Donna Donahue (D) | Candidate Column

Addison-1 District, Addison Candidate for State House of Representatives

Town signs amendment agreement

On July 29, the Middlebury Select Board reviewed a list of “Early Release Packages” for the Main Street and Merchants Row Railroad overpass bridge replacements, including a revised grant agreement with the Vermont Agency of Transportation recommended by the project engineering team.