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State police arrest 12 pipeline opponents

Posted on September 15, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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NEW HAVEN — Vermont State Police on Tuesday cited 12 people — including a member of the local clergy and a Middlebury town official — with unlawful trespass after they stood in the way of construction on a New Haven segment of the Addison County natural gas pipeline.

Organizers of the natural gas pipeline blockade said they took the action to show solidarity with efforts by Native Americans and allies in North and South Dakota who are trying to block construction of an oil pipeline there.

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Monkton man lets the harmonica speak

Posted on September 15, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Typically in an interview, the reporter asks a question and the subject answers (as best they can anyway). Well, thats not how it happened last week when I interviewed Mark Lavoie on the phone. I (the reporter) asked the questions and Lavoie (the subject) answered through his harmonica. No joke, he played several different riffs and diddies in place of sentences and explanations. 

Cool, yes. But how am I going to put these sounds into words?

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Brandon McDonald's to close; new eateries set

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs/Brandon Reporter



BRANDON — The McDonald’s fast food restaurant in Brandon will close at the end of the month, and two new eateries are expected to move into the space.

Champlain Oil owns the building on Route 7 North, also known as 228 Grove St., which houses the Jiffy Mart convenience store and gas station. An application has been submitted to the town of Brandon for a conditional use review by the Development Review Board, and is on the agenda for a Sept. 28 hearing.

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Artist profile: Alissa Faber, glass artist

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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Deep in the Vermont forest, artist Alissa Faber trudges through the terrain dragging a piece of decaying wood behind her. This log, once dead on the forest floor, might be overlooked by any other, but in Faber’s eyes this is an opportunity to create.

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College opens new townhouse-style student housing

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Robert Keren



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MIDDLEBURY — Less than one year after Middlebury College began clearing the site for a 158-bed residence complex, its first student occupants have moved into the four new buildings on the western edge of campus.

Orientation leaders, residential life staff and student-athletes started arriving two weeks ago at the 58,800-square-foot Ridgeline Residence Complex.

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Middlebury College greets class of 2020; classes begin

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The fall semester at Middlebury College opened on Monday, Sept. 12, with 607 new first-year students on campus and a total enrollment, including undergraduates studying abroad, of 2,747 students.

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Ferrisburgh bans cycling event following complaints

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard decided at its Sept. 6 meeting it will not again allow the Vermont Senior Games to run bicycle races on town roads.

The organization’s four hours of mid-day races Aug. 27 on Little Chicago, Botsford and Hawkins roads generated one formal complaint from a resident as well as phone calls to board members, according to Selectboard Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence.

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Awful or Amazing: Understanding Victorian furniture's bad rap

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — This Wednesday at 7 p.m., the Henry Sheldon Museum and its alliance partner Historic New England will try to figure out if Victorian furniture is a work of creative genius, or just plain ugly. The talk “Victorian Furniture: Design Run Amok or Inspired Creativity?” will be given by Nancy Carlisle, who is the Historic New England Senior Curator of Collections, at the town of Middlebury’s new Town Offices, 77 Main St., across from the Sheldon Museum.

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Middlebury Garden Club announces Roadside Attractions winners

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — The Middlebury Garden Club has announced the winners of its annual Roadside Attractions Awards. These accolades recognize gardens cultivated  by people around the county who are not members of the club.

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Hunters be aware: Please don't shoot collared bears

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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SEARSBURG — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking people hunting bear in southern Vermont to avoid shooting bears with yellow ear tags and radio collars during this fall’s hunting season. The bears are collared as part of an ongoing study on the effects of a proposed wind energy development within Green Mountain National Forest in the towns of Searsburg and Readsboro.

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