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August 7th, 2017

Women filmmakers take center stage in this year's new filmmakers festival

Posted on August 7, 2017 |
By Jay Craven



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The road for independent filmmakers is tough. This is one reason that film festivals are important — they reach audiences outside the commercial distribution system.

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Middlebury currency from 19th century sells for $64K

Posted on August 7, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The National Bank of Middlebury has built a solid reputation for sound fiscal management since its founding in 1831.

But a small error made by the bank 142 years ago has paid a few currency collectors some very high dividends.

The rare, misprinted $10 bank note printed by the National Bank of Middlebury back in 1875 just sold for a whopping $64,625 to an undisclosed buyer at an Aug. 3 auction at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

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Gun range dispute in Whiting intensifies

Posted on August 7, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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WHITING — Tempers were high at the Whiting Town Hall last Wednesday, Aug. 2, as those involved in a zoning hearing over the legality of a gun shooting range argued the facts of the case and even questioned the veracity of a video of the previous hearing.

At issue was a shooting range operated by Nicolas Iocco on his property at 299 Stickney Road.

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Farm equipment catches fire in New Haven

Posted on August 7, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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NEW HAVEN — Three municipal fire departments — New Haven, Middlebury and Vergennes — responded to a fire that flared up around noon on Thursday on a farm just south of Tourterelle restaurant on Route 7 in New Haven. Passersby observed black smoke ballooning from the property.

According to New Haven Fire Chief Alan Mayer, the fire destroyed a piece of farm equipment — a Claas chopper. Tyler Steady, the chopper’s owner, had been sharpening its knives when the blaze occurred.

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Middlebury's Isley Library seeking $9.6 million for big expansion

Posted on August 7, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Ilsley Public Library trustees have hired a consultant to determine how much money could be raised locally to underwrite a major expansion and renovation of the library — a project tentatively estimated at around $9.6 million.

The board’s decision to commission a fundraising feasibility study comes on the heels of a newly released report that recommends removing the library’s two most recent additions and erecting a new, 14,000-square-foot structure onto the back of the original, 1924 Ilsley building.

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Pollinator meadows produce low-maintenance beauty

Posted on August 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Have you heard the buzz about helping pollinators with native plants? Planting a meadow of native plants for pollinators is a rewarding way to enhance your local ecosystem with a low-maintenance landscape feature. In the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests, we have planted pollinator meadows at two of the ranger stations, Rochester, Vt., and Hector, N.Y., as part of our Native Plants Program. Below, we share our tips so you can plant one too.

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Bristol woman awarded vet scholarship

Posted on August 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Students graduating veterinary school have an average student loan debt of over $162,000, according to a survey of the American Veterinary Medical Association. This is a crushing amount of debt for young veterinarians just starting out in their career and can take decades to pay off.

A group of Vermont veterinarians has awarded scholarships to three vet students — including one from Bristol — to help cushion the blow.

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Shoreham Apple Fest seeks entries for its local photo contest

Posted on August 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



SHOREHAM — Photos are now being accepted for Shoreham’s Apple Fest Photo contest. This year’s theme is “Your Addison County.” Any and all sights or scenes that capture the “real” Addison County are welcomed.

An annual fundraiser for Shoreham’s Friends of the Platt Memorial Library, Apple Fest will be held this year on Sunday, Sept. 17 from 12-4 p.m. The event features music by Snake Mountain Bluegrass, a pulled pork sandwich lunch, a farmers’ market, an apple pie contest and children’s actvities.

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