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What's up there?

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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LIANN SPINDELDRAHER, 9, of Berlin, Germany, casts her gaze skyward — and through NASA-approved safety glasses — on Monday in Bristol. Spindeldraher’s family was visiting Bristol, and her father said he was thrilled to give Liann and her sister a chance to view the partial solar eclipse at an event organized by the Bristol Recreation Department and Bristol resident Carl Engvall.

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Seeing for himself

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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R.J. ADLER JOINED the all-ages eclipse-viewing gathering on Monday at Mount Abraham Union High School, hosted by the Bristol Recreation Department and suggested by Bristol resident and Middlebury Union High School science teacher Carl Engvall. The event and drew almost 100 eclipse fans, who shared 25 pairs of NASA-approved safety glasses.

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A sense of awe

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON RESIDENT ED Blechner observes the moon partially obscure the sun, using safety glasses provided by the Bristol Recreation Department on Monday afternoon. Blechner was one of close to 100 people who came together at Mount Abraham Union High School to watch the effect of the celestial bodies aligning themselves in space.

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Ferrisburgh selectboard adopts town plan

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — After a multi-year process Ferrisburgh has a new town plan. The Ferrisburgh selectboard made it official on Aug. 15 by unanimously adopting the plan as proposed by the Ferrisburgh Planning Commission.

The plan creates eight “Planning Areas” and makes recommendations for land use policies and actions for each.

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Wheeling resigns from Ferrisburgh zoning post

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Longtime Ferrisburgh zoning administrator Ken Wheeling resigned his post in a letter to the Ferrisburgh selectboard that the town received on Aug. 14.

Wheeling, 79, had since July 17 been on what Ferrisburgh selectboard Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence described “as an indefinite leave of absence” for undisclosed reasons.

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City council rejects bigotry in Vergennes; resolution supports inclusivity, rights for all

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After hearing from about a dozen-and-a-half citizens at its Tuesday meeting, the Vergennes City Council unanimously adopted a resolution supporting “the rights of people in our nation to love whom they choose; to practice the religion of their choice; to support their families; to be free from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations; and to be safe and secure in their homes and communities.”

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Awe and community unite eclipse viewers; a diverse crowd of young and old gather at Mount Abe

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
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BRISTOL — Monday afternoon in Bristol saw clear skies that were slightly less sunny than usual as a crowd approaching 100 stood next to the Mount Abraham Union High School track, their eyes turned upward.

Spectators of all ages had united at a solar eclipse party to watch the moon gradually block their view of about three-quarters of the sun.

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It's all fun and games for seniors who stay active

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — On a recent Tuesday morning at Project Independence, the Blueberries tennis team relied on winners from all seven members, including overheads and drop shots from Mary Wedge, Margaret Hutchins and Tillie Brown, to defeat Ken Schoen, 7-0, 4-7, 7-3.

The match was held in the ground-floor dining room at Elderly Services Inc. in Middlebury.

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Rabies bait dropped on county smells like food to attract wild animals

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BURLINGTON — Vermont is once again taking part in a nationally coordinated effort to halt the spread of rabies. The annual Rabies Bait Drop began this past Monday, Aug 7.

The weeklong bait drop is part of a cooperative effort between Vermont and the USDA Wildlife Services to stop the spread of the potentially fatal disease.

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Ferrisburgh board to decide on contentious truck depot

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The clock has started ticking for the Ferrisburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment to make its decision on a proposed trucking depot on Tuppers Crossing that has generated strong neighborhood opposition.

The board has taken testimony four times — one each in December, June, July and on Aug. 2 — on the DeVos family application to move its trucking business off its Greenbush Road farm and onto a lot on Tuppers Crossing, just off Route 7, in Ferrisburgh’s Industrial District.

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