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October 29th, 2015

Opinion: Philosophical musings enjoyed

Posted on October 29, 2015 |
By Peter Grant



I want to thank the Addison Independent for printing Professor Victor Nuovos articles on Socrates.

I find that Socrates probably really existed and was not just the imagination of Plato, who did a lot of the writing about Socrates.

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Opinion: Welch waffling on trade pact question

Posted on October 29, 2015 |
By Barbara McKay



I recently signed an online petition to Congressman Welch, urging him to vote against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Here is his reply, and my response to it. Evidently, he needs to hear from lots of people encouraging him to take a more decisive stand against the TPP.

“Dear Ms. McKay,

“Thank you for contacting me about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. I appreciate hearing your views on this issue.

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Gregory Dennis: Ready or another automotive romance

Posted on October 29, 2015 |
By Gregory Dennis



I bought my first car 41 years ago at Weybridge Garage. It was a 1970 VW Bug with 90,000 miles and four years of Vermont road rust.

I had acquired just enough money from college graduation presents to buy a car. So I bought the first Bug I saw.

Owning a VW was virtually a generational requirement at the time. Plus my girlfriend and I needed wheels as we embarked on the trial-by-fire of living together.

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Hogback Mountain brewmeister turns on the taps in Bristol

Posted on October 29, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Vermont, currently home to more microbreweries per capita than any other state in the union, is about to welcome one more. Hogback Mountain Brewery will soon be ready to hit the shelves.

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Note of appreciation: Local fire departments set record collecting for Have a Heart Food Shelf

Posted on October 29, 2015 |
By Rebecca Price



Last Saturday the fire departments of Bristol, Monkton, Lincoln, New Haven and Starksboro held their annual food drive to benefit the Have a Heart Food Shelf. 

The food drive set a new record. Over 4,650 pounds of food was donated by the citizens of the five-town area. 

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Note of appreciation: An accident reveals how good we have it here in Brandon

Posted on October 29, 2015 |
By Rob Zollman



Yesterday a car drove into the front of my store, Hands-On Music. It was a surreal experience as I was about 10 feet from impact. Thankfully nobody was hurt, only a lot of glass and my entire display was strewn about the floor.

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New Middlebury rental units offer affordability

Posted on October 29, 2015 |
By John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — Nearly a year and a half of construction on two new buildings and rehabilitation on three existing structures culminated in the formal dedication of 22 units of decent, affordable housing in the heart of Middlebury last Thursday.

More than 50 people gathered at the complex off North Pleasant Street at John Graham Court on Oct. 22 to dedicate the complex as the Peter Coe Village Apartments.

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Vergennes Police Log for Oct. 29: Man ticketeed for stopping Route 7 traffic

Posted on October 29, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police ticketed a Middlebury man for obstructing traffic on Oct. 22, an action they took after they said he was found standing in the middle of Route 7 in Ferrisburgh, stopping cars and asking for a ride home. The incident also marked the third time city police had interacted with the man in three days. Ticketed was Albert “Alpine” Bingham, 64.

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