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Sen. Leahy, Gov. Shumlin help to launch new transportation hub

Posted on September 2, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — State, federal and local officials converged on Middlebury on Thursday to celebrate the opening of Addison County’s newly built, $4.3-million public transportation hub.

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Cornchuck tournament to benefit Parent/Child Center

Posted on September 2, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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CORNWALL — The Addison County Parent Child Center will hold its first annual Cornwall Cornchuck Tournament fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 3-8 p.m. at the home of ACPCC board member Woody Jackson and his wife, Ingrid Jackson, in Cornwall.

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Town land sale could aid expansion of Middlebury gallery

Posted on September 2, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials have given their preliminary nod to the sale of a small strip of town-owned land that would allow the Edgewater Gallery building at 1 Mill St. to expand to perhaps include a new restaurant.

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Storm disrupts VUHS opening

Posted on September 2, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



VERGENNES — Repairs were under way in various sections of Vergennes Union High School as the school year began last Wednesday, and a series of heavy and unexpected rainstorms early last week wreaked havoc on several language classrooms.

“It overwhelmed the design of the temporary structure on the roof,” explained Co-principal Ed Webbley.

Webbley said he was unsure of the cost of the damage because VUHS is not responsible for the damage from the storm, which is covered by the construction company’s insurance.

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Meet Jim Andrews: Vermont's No. 1 snake man

Posted on September 2, 2013 |
By Candace Page for In This State



Jim Andrews’ boots went splodge, splodge as he trudged along a waterlogged ditch in the mostly pathless Blueberry Hill Wildlife Management Area in the town of Ira on a hot July morning.

His gaze flicked from side to side, alert for the slightest movement. He was already wet to the knees from a thus far unsuccessful brookside hunt for the skittish spring salamander, a slimy amphibian colored the ugly pink of calves’ liver.

“What are we finding?” Andrews called to Cindy Sprague, a volunteer assistant from Huntington.

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Middlebury caretaker indicted for unlawful sexual contact

Posted on September 2, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



BANGOR, Maine — A grand jury in Bangor, Maine, last week indicted Jeffrey Parfitt, 26, of Middlebury, Vt., on one count of class B felony unlawful sexual contact.

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Health Department finds EEE virus in more mosquitoes

Posted on August 30, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) has been detected in more mosquitoes from the swampy areas of Whiting, nearby Leicester, and Brandon, the Vermont Health Department announced today. The Health Department Laboratory just confirmed EEE in five mosquito batches collected by the Agency of Agriculture this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

EEE was also recently detected in mosquitoes in Sudbury, from the opposite side of the swamp from where the Brandon mosquitoes were collected.

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EEE virus found in Sudbury mosquitoes; state sprays twice

Posted on August 29, 2013 |
By Lee Kahrs



SUDBURY — Health officials have detected Eastern equine encephalitis in a test pool of mosquitoes in Sudbury.

It’s the first time the virus has been detected in mosquitoes outside of a hardwood swamp area in Whiting where there have been positive tests over the past two summers.

The mosquitoes were collected by the Agency of Agriculture on Aug. 19, and confirmed by the Health Department Laboratory on Aug. 23.

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Bristol is revamping its harvest festival

Posted on August 29, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — At the base of the Green Mountains, late summer storms have blown the leaves off some trees and turned others prematurely red, bringing autumn and the annual harvest to mind — and the harvest season had already been on the minds of the Bristol Recreation Department’s staff for some time.

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'Green Fire,' an inspiring film, teaches modern conservation

Posted on August 29, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — Friends of the Ripton Community Church will host a screening of the Emmy Award winning film “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time” on Sunday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. at the church on Route 125 in Ripton.

The first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold, “Green Fire” explores Leopold’s life in the early part of the 20th century and the many ways his land ethic idea continues to be applied all over the world today.

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