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New judge takes bench at Addison County Courthouse

Posted on October 5, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The regular changing of the guard within Vermont’s local courthouses has brought a new presiding judge to Addison County — Samuel Hoar Jr., who replaces Judge Robert Mello, who has been transferred to Franklin County Superior Court.

Addison County’s new judge hopes to be spending the next two years in Addison County’s courthouse, and he does not mind getting a change of scenery on a regular basis.

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Rutland man arrested for burglaries in Shoreham and Orwell

Posted on October 5, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



SHOREHAM/ORWELL — Vermont State Police on Wednesday, Sept. 30, cited Matthew Hinton, 25, of Rutland for burglary and possession of stolen property in connection with three break-ins reported in Orwell and Shoreham the previous Monday.

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Down the drain: Street stencil reminds us that waste goes to lake

Posted on October 5, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — As merrymakers began arriving for the Bristol Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26, a group of 14 volunteers with the New Haven River Anglers Association fanned out along Bristol streets on a serious mission.

In groups of twos and threes they stopped at storm drains in the village center, laid down a stencil, and painted a message for anyone who deposits waste — fluids and solids — into the gutters:

“Keep It Clean, Drains To River.”

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Brandon woman killed in Route 7 crash in Middlebury

Posted on October 5, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police continue to investigate a fatal accident involving a collision between a pickup truck and a farm vehicle on Route 7 South in Middlebury on Saturday evening.

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Moose on the move, Vermont drivers beware

Posted on October 5, 2015 |
By Addison Indedendent



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MONTPELIER — Drivers need to be alert and cautious because moose are on the move, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

Moose are more likely to be crossing roadways at this time of year, especially after dark or early in the morning. The peak of their breeding season is late September and the first two weeks of October.

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Falcons come back from the brink in Vermont

Posted on October 5, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — Forty-five years ago, a lone male peregrine falcon spotted at Mt. Pisgah above Lake Willoughby was the last wild falcon left in Vermont. The last. The entire species had been wiped out (technically “extirpated,” not extinct), not only in Vermont, not only in the Northeast, but throughout its entire range east of the Mississippi.

This year, state wildlife biologists reported 44 cliff-nesting pairs producing a record 67 chicks — several in Addison County.

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Chamber honors Ralston, Two Brothers Tavern, Middlebury Rotary for their leadership

Posted on October 5, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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NEW HAVEN — With cooling temperatures and a fire-red sunset outside of Tourterelle Restaurant and Inn’s tented pavilion, the Addison County Chamber of Commerce recognized Two Brothers Tavern, Paul Ralston and the Middlebury Rotary Club with its top awards at the organization’s annual meeting last Wednesday evening.

Middlebury’s Two Brothers Tavern received the 2015 Business of the Year Award, which recognizes businesses that have grown, while providing excellent products or service and doing well by their employees and the community.

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Ripton Ridge Run set for Oct. 11

Posted on October 5, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — The Ripton Ridge Run celebrates its 28th year on Sunday, Oct. 11. The Ridge Run, a fundraiser for the Friends of the Ripton School, features a 5K run, a 10.4K loop run and a non-competitive 5K fun-walk. All races start and end at the Ripton Elementary School where there will be lunch, a raffle and awards.

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Starksboro’s Arthur Clifford inducted in Vt. Agriculture Hall of Fame

Posted on October 5, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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STARKSBORO — The Clifford family of Starksboro has been running its dairy farm in Vermont almost as long as Vermont has been a state.

“Our dairy farm was founded in 1807. We’re one of the longest running dairy farms in Vermont and we’re proud of the contributions we’ve made in our community over the years,” said Jane Clifford, who runs the farm with her husband, Eric, the eighth generation.

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Otter Creek to become Vt.'s biggest brewer thanks to new brew house

Posted on October 5, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Otter Creek Brewing this month will begin construction on a nearly 8,000-square-foot addition at its Exchange Street headquarters that will house a state-of-the-art, fully automated 120-barrel brew house that is expected to make OCB the largest brewery (by volume) in the state.

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