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Local herbalist promotes natural medicine

Posted on September 18, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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LINCOLN — As the United States grapples with burgeoning health care costs and Vermont trudges its way toward a single-payer system, a Lincoln woman is harking back to treatments of an older time — herbal medicine.

Emily French, a clinical herbalist, runs Sweetgrass Herbals out of her home. Through the business, she teaches classes about herbalism and natural medicine, and provides consultations for people seeking relief from simple rashes to chronic pain.

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ACSU asks for public input

Posted on September 18, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — All seven Addison Central Supervisory Union towns are hosting community forums this week and next to get public feedback on the district’s effort to establish a strategic plan that will clearly define and establish the ACSU’s educational priorities.

The forums will allow local school board members to hear residents’ thoughts on how public education might best be delivered to this and future generations of ACSU students.

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Local buses headed to NYC climate march

Posted on September 18, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Addison County residents and Middlebury College students have filled four buses to go to the People’s Climate March taking place in New York City this Sunday, Sept. 21. They will be joined by others commuting by train, vans and car pools. More than 900 Vermonters and students from Vermont colleges are expected at the march.

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Brandon Inn worker cited for embezzlement

Posted on September 18, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — A former employee of the Brandon Inn has been charged with embezzling roughly $60,000 from the owners of the Park Street landmark in downtown Brandon.

According to Brandon police, Carmen M. Dozier, 38, of Rutland falsified her time cards, set up fake vendor accounts, and had bill payments funneled to her personal bank account over the course of the one year she was employed as the front desk clerk at the inn.

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Views from the Vet: It's looking like 2014 is a good year for dairies

Posted on September 18, 2014 |
By Joe Klopfenstein DVM



Today for the first time I saw evidence that fall is really on its way. Was it wood smoke coming from someone’s chimney? The first colorful leaves? Robins congregating and planning their journey south? None of the above; today I saw the first rows of corn disappearing into the chopper. Soon corn silage will fill the big bunker silos and the valuable forage will be fermenting into next year’s feed.

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Leicester store to re-open soon

Posted on September 18, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



LEICESTER — Leicester residents will be happy to hear that the only store in town will soon re-open.

Brothers Peter and Paul Handy of Chittenden County have bought the Leicester General Store, which has been closed since April.

The store and gas station, located near Leicester Four Corners, occupied a unique niche, being the only retail establishment on Route 7 between Middlebury Beef Supply and the Jiffy Mart in Brandon.

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Kelly Brush Century Ride raises $320,000

Posted on September 18, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Kelly Brush Century Ride Powered by VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations drew more than 700 riders to its Sept. 6 ride and raised $320,000 for adaptive athletic equipment for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) and to improve ski racing safety.

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Mount Abe facilities committee offers tours

Posted on September 18, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Facilities Advisory Committee is conducting weekly tours of Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School in Bristol on Wednesday evenings. The tours start at 6:30 p.m. in the school lobby.

The tours began Sept. 10 and continue every Wednesday until Oct. 15.

During the summer the Facility Advisory Committee conducted several community engagements at the school and found building tours to be a very effective way to get community members through the doors.

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Daily Chocolate owner gets sweet surprise — an award nomination

Posted on September 18, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Daily Chocolate co-owner Jennifer Roberts had no plans to pursue one of Martha Stewart’s 10 annual American Made Awards.

In fact, Roberts had never heard of the honors until her younger brother, Evan, with whom she had grown up in Cornwall but who now lives in New Hampshire, told her this summer he was nominating her Vergennes business and had started filling out the online forms.

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Group seeks to aid 'disconnected youth' in Addison County

Posted on September 18, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Representatives of Addison County’s business, human services and education sectors are banding together to tackle one of Vermont’s — and the nation’s — most pressing social and economic quandaries: How to draw into the workforce a growing segment of the population known as “disconnected youth,” citizens between the ages of 16 to 24 who are either unemployed or not in school.

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