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Vergennes Lions Club honors members

Posted on July 13, 2015 |
By Addison Indepndent



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VERGENNES — At the last Vergennes Lions Club meeting, Past International Director Tom Broughton of the Middlebury Lions was presented a plaque, made by Mike Daniels, recognizing the many years of help to the Vergennes Lions. In presenting the award, Vergennes member Gary Russell thanked Broughton for all he had done for Lions Clubs throughout the world. Broughton thanked the club for the many years of friendship and support.

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Shy dog takes major leap to self confidence

Posted on July 13, 2015 |
By Christy Lynn



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Trudy is a border collie mix whom we adopted four years ago when living in Vancouver, British Columbia.

When she first came to live with us, Trudy was prohibitively shy — she would roll on her back submissively when meeting any new person or even at the sight of another dog. It made it nearly impossible to take her out of the house.

Over the years and with plenty of exposure to love and attention, Trudy has become a different dog.

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Wet weather, pesticides sting county's beekeepers

Posted on July 13, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



ADDISON COUNTY — Andrew Munkres’s summer has gotten off to a busy start. As a bus driver during the school year, he looks forward to summer when he can return to his 150 hives at the Lemonfair Honeyworks in Cornwall.

“It’s pretty hard work for a summer vacation,” he said. “In the spring when the beekeeping is ramping up and the school year is slowing down, it’s pretty tough juggling both.”

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Energy forum to be held at Town Hall Theater

Posted on July 13, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Public Service Department will be holding a public forum in Middlebury on Thursday, July 16, at the Town Hall Theater to solicit Vermonters’ thoughts on how the state can meet its energy goals — and energy needs — in the coming years. Refreshments start at 5:30 p.m. and the forum runs from 6 to 8 p.m. The input will inform the next revision of Vermont’s long-range Comprehensive Energy Plan. A final plan is due to the Legislature in December.

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Studio school to show their skills and sell their artwork Sat., July 18

Posted on July 13, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The 10th annual Art on the Green, Middlebury Studio School’s annual craft fair fundraiser, is on Saturday, July 18, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the Middlebury town green by St. Stephen’s Church.

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VPA to honor Free Press' Donoghue for First Amendment efforts

Posted on July 13, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Longtime journalist and educator Mike Donoghue of South Burlington has been selected to receive the Matthew Lyon Award for his lifetime commitment to the First Amendment and the public’s right to know the truth in Vermont.

The Vermont Press Association, which represents the interests of 11 daily and about four dozen non-daily newspapers circulating in Vermont, will honor Donoghue at its annual meeting and awards banquet on July 16 at the Capitol Plaza in Montpelier.

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Arts Beat for July 13: Bourbon Renewal brings blues, jazz to Brandon

Posted on July 13, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



The members of Bourbon Renewal are no strangers to Brandon Music, as regular visitors will know them as members of the John Funkhouser Quartet, but this concert marks Britt Connors’ debut performance at the Brandon venue. Hear their blend of blues, folk and country with jazz voicings and pop sensibilities live on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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Bristol OKs $3.19 million firehouse bond

Posted on July 9, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



BRISTOL — The price is right. That was the message Bristol voters sent Tuesday by approving a $3.19 million bond to build a new firehouse.

The 415-140 decision came at the end of a two-year process, during which Bristol’s Fire Facility Building Committee evaluated some 31 possible sites, discussed plans and held informational meetings.

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Shoreland law seen as aiding lakes and residents

Posted on July 9, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Addison County lakefront property owners have been skeptical about Vermont’s Shoreland Protection Act, which became law in July 2014.

For example, at a February 2014 legislative breakfast in Bridport several attendees panned draft versions of the bill, and some local lawmakers also came out against it during the legislative process.

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Rolling thrones: Outhouse race brings humor, drama as Bristol celebrates 4th

Posted on July 9, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — For Andrew Lafleur, Justin Stone and Blair Stone, the giant American flag draped over Bristol’s Main Street between two fully extended fire ladders on July 4 acted like the Arc de Triomphe does in Paris for the Tour de France winner. 

The flag — donated and lofted for Bristol’s Independence Day celebration by the Addison County Firefighters Association — served as the backdrop for their victory in a famous athletic event, the 37th annual Great Bristol Outhouse Race.

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