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Artists' miniature Christmas trees to be raffled at Sheldon Museum

Posted on December 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Twelve colorful, decorative miniature  Christmas Trees are on display at the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, each decorated by accomplished local Addison County artists. The trees will be on display through Dec. 20, when they will be raffled off to support the education and exhibit programs of the museum. 

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Vermont Gas Systems Alerts Customers to Phone Scam

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent Staff



VERMONT– Vermont Gas is warning its 50,000 customers about a bill payment phone scam. In a wave of calls taking place over the last two days, customers received a call saying they have not paid their bill and they should call an 800-number to pay immediately or risk having their natural gas turned off.

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Middlebury College achieves carbon neutrality

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College has won an important battle in what Resident Scholar Bill McKibben recently asserted must become an all-out war on climate change.

Late last week the college announced it had reached carbon neutrality, meaning it has brought its net carbon footprint to zero.

“I am thrilled to announce this significant moment in Middlebury’s history of environmental leadership,” said President Laurie Patton, in the announcement.

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Deer hunters set new mark, kill over 1,000 in 2016 season

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County weigh stations handled more deer in 2016 than in any year since 2005, when Vermont Fish & Wildlife officials banned hunters from shooting spikehorn bucks in November’s rifle season, the most popular of the state’s deer hunting seasons.

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Middlebury rail bridges project delayed for at least a year

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By John Flowers



UPDATED with comment from attorney Jim Dumont.

MIDDLEBURY — A four-year, $40 million overhaul of Middlebury’s two downtown rail bridges will be delayed for at least another year, in light of a decision by state and federal transportation authorities to submit the project to an Environmental Assessment.

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New winter celebration to light up Bristol next week

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Bristol community leaders are planning a new night of live flame, celebration and light to drive the darkness away.

“Lumen,” as the new celebration is called, will take place downtown on next Friday, Dec. 23.

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Loan could create a beverage hub in Middlebury

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury town officials on Tuesday agreed to float kombucha brewer Aqua ViTea a $125,000 loan to upgrade its Pond Lane headquarters with new equipment.

The hope is that the company could someday share the equipment with other small beverage companies seeking to get their start in the beverage industry, and in the process build the town’s reputation as a beverage hub.

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Local puppy retrieves national honors

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Dog is man's best friend, or so they say. But Fergus and Keller are more than just friends to Patrick Berry —they're tools. Equal to his hunter orange jacket, field boots or shotgun, Berry relies on his pups for a successful bird hunt.

Sure, Fergus and Keller have the standard cold wet noses, heart-melting brown eyes, a dedicated eagerness to please and, of course, unconditional love; but what sets them apart from the pooch sitting on your couch and mine is their training —ahem? OK, and their breeding.

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Cirque de Fuego bringing fire show to Bristol on Dec. 23

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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BRISTOL — Bristol will be ablaze next Friday evening with fire spinners, fire breathers and lots and lots of candles. But don’t worry, it’s all perfectly safe. Cirque de Fuego, a husband and wife team from Jericho, will be doing all the fancy fire art at Lumen: Bristol’s Celebration of Fire and Light on Dec. 23. (See related story).

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Home Health & Hospice: Filling a void for 48 years

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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NEW HAVEN — It was 48 years ago that a group of concerned Addison County residents saw a void in local health care system. There was a lack of professional community care services for patients wanting to heal away from the hospital — where stays were often lengthy for post-surgery monitoring.

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