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Andrew Stein http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/284/all en Vermont State Police Log: Local man cited for sexual assault http://addisonindependent.com/201211vermont-state-police-log-local-man-cited-sexual-assault <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Vermont State Police cited Todd Clapper, 39, of Ferrisburgh, for sexual assault, for an alleged incident involving a juvenile girl in Ferrisburgh on Burroughs Farm Road on Nov. 9.</p> <p> It was on that date that state police and officials with the Vermont Department of Children and Families were called to Porter Hospital to investigate a report of a girl who had been sexually assaulted.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14153">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201211vermont-state-police-log-local-man-cited-sexual-assault" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Logs Addison County Ferrisburgh Thu, 15 Nov 2012 14:34:42 +0000 Andrew Stein 14153 at http://addisonindependent.com Vergennes Police Log: Citizens volunteer help in battling drug crime http://addisonindependent.com/201211vergennes-police-log-citizens-volunteer-help-battling-drug-crime <p> &nbsp;VERGENNES &mdash; Vergennes police continue to get citizen cooperation in their efforts to fight drug crime in the city, as they received seven tips about illegal narcotic activity between Nov. 5 and 11.</p> <p> Three of the tips came on one day, Nov. 8. Citizens came forward with other information twice on Nov. 6, and one time each on Nov. 7 and Nov. 10.</p> <p> In incidents between Nov. 5 and 11, Vergennes police:</p> <p> &bull;&nbsp; On Nov. 5 dealt with loose cows near West Main Street; police put the word out in the farm community, and the cows were collared.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14152">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201211vergennes-police-log-citizens-volunteer-help-battling-drug-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Logs vergennes Thu, 15 Nov 2012 14:32:22 +0000 Andrew Stein 14152 at http://addisonindependent.com A country doctor to tell tales of indomitable Vermonters http://addisonindependent.com/201211country-doctor-tell-tales-indomitable-vermonters <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Beach Conger, MD &mdash; author of &ldquo;Bag Balm and Duct Tape,&rdquo; &ldquo;It&rsquo;s Not My Fault,&rdquo; and &ldquo;It&rsquo;s Probably Nothing: More Adventures of a Country Doctor&rdquo;(2011) &mdash; will speak at Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. as part of the library&rsquo;s Third Thursday series.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14120">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201211country-doctor-tell-tales-indomitable-vermonters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Bixby Library Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:48:41 +0000 Andrew Stein 14120 at http://addisonindependent.com Country farmers taking steps to fight lake pollution http://addisonindependent.com/201209country-farmers-taking-steps-fight-lake-pollution <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-13092" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201209country-farmers-taking-steps-fight-lake-pollution"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/EricClifford2 bw.thumbnail.jpg" alt="EricClifford2 bw.jpg" title="EricClifford2 bw.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ERIC CLIFFORD, AN eighth-generation Starksboro farmer, was one of the first farmers to participate in a USDA program that has conserved thousands of acres of land along Vermont waterways over the last decade. Independent photo/Andrew Stein </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; In the wake of blue-green algae outbreaks along Lake Champlain and public beaches closing due to high E. coli levels, the health of Vermont&rsquo;s freshwater resources was a hot-button issue for many Vermonters this summer.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13093">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201209country-farmers-taking-steps-fight-lake-pollution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured water pollution Thu, 06 Sep 2012 17:21:43 +0000 Andrew Stein 13093 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol tallies up cost of flood repairs http://addisonindependent.com/201208bristol-tallies-cost-flood-repairs <p> BRISTOL &mdash; When Tropical Storm Irene slammed Vermont &nbsp;a year ago, Bristol wasn&rsquo;t as badly marred as some Vermont towns. But large sections of several major roads were wiped out, construction projects were taken back to phase one and several old structures were destroyed.</p> <p> One year later, Bristol Administrator Bill Bryant said the town&rsquo;s infrastructure and finances are in good shape. He credited the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), among others, for aiding in the recovery.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13006">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208bristol-tallies-cost-flood-repairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol bristol flooding infrastructure Irene repairs Thu, 30 Aug 2012 18:08:20 +0000 Andrew Stein 13006 at http://addisonindependent.com Local kombucha company expanding in Bristol http://addisonindependent.com/201208local-kombucha-company-expanding-bristol <p> BRISTOL &mdash; When husband-wife duo Jeff Weaber and Katina Martin moved back to Addison County in 2005, Martin &mdash; a naturopathic physician &mdash; founded Salisbury Natural Family Health the following year.</p> <p> Weaber, with his years of brewing experience in Oregon, decided to combine his and his wife&rsquo;s skillsets to create a beverage high in vitamins and probiotic yeast and bacteria: kombucha, a slightly fermented tea first produced in Asia. In the autumn of 2007, the kombucha company Aqua Vitea was born in the basement of Weaber and Martin&rsquo;s Salisbury home.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. 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If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12965">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208cancer-testicles-can-be-very-treatable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Cancer chemotherapy testicles treatment Mon, 27 Aug 2012 13:53:10 +0000 Andrew Stein 12965 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol commission supports conservation corridor http://addisonindependent.com/201208bristol-commission-supports-conservation-corridor <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; The Bristol Planning Commission at its Tuesday meeting grilled Alex Wylie, agricultural director of the Vermont Land Trust (VLT), for more than an hour about the ins and outs of proposed conservation easements along the Route 116 corridor north of Bristol.</p> <p> The goal of the proposed sale of development rights is to preserve the wildlife corridor, maintain the aesthetics of Bristol&rsquo;s northern gateway and ensure responsible forestry and agricultural practices.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12927">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208bristol-commission-supports-conservation-corridor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol bristol conservation conservation commission Thu, 23 Aug 2012 15:42:22 +0000 Andrew Stein 12927 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol board lays out Howden Hall upgrades http://addisonindependent.com/201208bristol-board-lays-out-howden-hall-upgrades <p> BRISTOL &mdash; At the Bristol selectboard&rsquo;s Aug. 13 meeting, selectmen met with members of the Howden Hall Committee to discuss upcoming renovations to one of the town&rsquo;s oldest buildings.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12926">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208bristol-board-lays-out-howden-hall-upgrades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol historic Howden Hall renovations Thu, 23 Aug 2012 15:37:02 +0000 Andrew Stein 12926 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol considers need for New Haven River floodplain http://addisonindependent.com/201208bristol-considers-need-new-haven-river-floodplain <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Since 1995, a particularly dynamic and volatile portion of the New Haven River &mdash; just south of Bristol&rsquo;s A. Johnson lumber mill &mdash; has moved 400 feet west, encroaching on Route 116 and threatening numerous homes.</p> <p> Kristen Underwood, a river scientist and Bristol resident, has been working on a plan to protect homes along this stretch of Route 116 for the past two years. As she&rsquo;s nearing the end of her state-funded work, Underwood, Route 116 residents, the Vermont River Conservancy (VRC) and the town of Bristol have proposed a solution.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12924">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208bristol-considers-need-new-haven-river-floodplain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Floodplain New Haven River Route 116 Thu, 23 Aug 2012 15:28:25 +0000 Andrew Stein 12924 at http://addisonindependent.com Monkton tussles over proposed 35.9-acre quarrying operation http://addisonindependent.com/201208monkton-tussles-over-proposed-359-acre-quarrying-operation <p> MONKTON &mdash; The Monkton Development Review Board (DRB) is nearing a decision on whether to permit a contentious application for a 30-plus acre quarry off of Monkton Road.</p> <p> According to the application filed by Brisson Stone LLC and David Shlansky&rsquo;s Burchfield Management Company LLC, &ldquo;Brisson Stone will rely on drilling and blasting rock ledge to produce unconsolidated rock and gravel that will be collected on-site.&rdquo; Burchfield Management filed the application, and the two enterprises are working together on this project.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12913">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208monkton-tussles-over-proposed-359-acre-quarrying-operation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monkton Featured rock quarry zoning Mon, 20 Aug 2012 16:24:26 +0000 Andrew Stein 12913 at http://addisonindependent.com En Garde! http://addisonindependent.com/201208en-garde <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12909" style="width: 590px;"><a href="/201208en-garde"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/swordplay7164.standalone.jpg" alt="swordplay7164.jpg" title="swordplay7164.jpg" class="image image-standalone " width="590" height="378" /></a></div> <p> NICO BRAYTON, LEFT, parries an attack by Theo Wells Spackman in a recreation of the duel from &quot;Dangerous Liaisons&quot; during a class at Middlebury&#39;s Town Hall Theater earlier this month. The class &mdash; titled &quot;Are You Talkin&#39; to Me?&quot; and taught by Lindsay Pontius and Neil Worden &mdash; grew out of the notion that combat on the stage is supposed to look scary but is actually a careful and safe skill. Participants were taught hand-to-hand stage combat techniques and basic weapons in order to perform some of the most infamous fights in theater history.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/photos">see all photos</a> | <a href="http://www.trentcampbell.smugmug.com/Addison%20Independent">order reprints</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208en-garde" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 15:55:40 +0000 Andrew Stein 12910 at http://addisonindependent.com Jackman's pushes from fossil fuels to solar power http://addisonindependent.com/201208jackmans-pushes-fossil-fuels-solar-power <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Jackman&rsquo;s Inc., a provider of carbon-heavy heating fuels like kerosene and No. 2 heating fuel, is giving solar a go.</p> <p> The Bristol company, which got its start by selling firewood and coal in 1930, has long specialized in offering a range of heating options to its customers. In the last decade, the company began dealing pellets and bio diesel.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. 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While I found a similar sense of support teaching at a Chinese public school after graduating from Kenyon College, that feeling of community eluded me the following year.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12883">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208clippings-looking-back-year-and-half" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Clippings Thu, 16 Aug 2012 17:03:26 +0000 Andrew Stein 12883 at http://addisonindependent.com State starts review of hospital budget plan http://addisonindependent.com/201208state-starts-review-hospital-budget-plan <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Porter Hospital officials are asking state approval for a fiscal year 2013 budget of around $69 million, including a 4.2-percent increase in net revenues and a boost of 5 percent in the rates charged for medical procedures.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12859">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208state-starts-review-hospital-budget-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured health care Porter Hospital Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:33:40 +0000 Andrew Stein 12859 at http://addisonindependent.com