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August 6th, 2012

Three locals finish grueling Ironman competition

Posted on August 6, 2012 |
By Lauren Davidson



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ADDISON COUNTY — Considered by many to be the ultimate test of strength and endurance, the Ironman competition is not for the average athlete. It starts with a 2.4-mile swim that is followed by a 112-mile bike ride and wraps up with a marathon (26.2 miles) on foot. It is common for many to drop out during the course of the race

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Video: 4-Hers prepare for Field Days

Posted on August 6, 2012 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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Last week, 4-H members around the county were making final preparations for Field Days, grooming and walking their animals. Hear what they had to say, then look out for the 4-H events at Field Days! Members are showing in the Fitting and Showmanship and Confirmation 4-H events, and most will also show their animals in the open show. 

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Editorial: Insight into county's character

Posted on August 6, 2012 |
By Angelo Lynn



It’s fair time in Addison County. As of Tuesday, the amusement rides will be swirling, 4-Hers will begin showing their livestock, and competitors in events like armwrestling and iron-pan throwing will set the stage for five days of friendly competition, including tractor pulling contests and the always-fun Demolition Derby.

And those are just a few of the highlights.

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August 3rd

Middlebury warned about potential scam

Posted on August 3, 2012 |
By Addison Independent Staff



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury authorities on Friday were put on alert about a woman going door-to-door claiming to be raising money on behalf of the Vermont Electric Power Co. (VELCO) for the Share Heat program that provides fuel assistance for Vermonters. Steve Costello, a spokesman for Green Mountain Power, said the state utilities do not raise Share Heat money through door-to-door campaigns are urging residents to not donate in this manner. Anyone in Middlebury receiving a visit of this nature should call police at 388-3191.

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August 2nd

Bristol gathers to grapple with drug crime

Posted on August 2, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



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BRISTOL — A noticeable rise in armed robberies, burglaries and drug-related crimes have plagued Bristol this past year.

To identify the problems behind these crimes and find solutions, more than 100 citizens, law enforcement officials and social workers packed into the muggy basement of Bristol’s St. Ambrose Church on Tuesday evening. While police officers did not quantify the increase in local drug activity, those in attendance agreed that Bristol and Addison County have a drug problem, and it’s getting worse.

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4-H kids ready animals for star turns at fair

Posted on August 2, 2012 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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ADDISON COUNTY — 4-H club members around the county were hard at work this week preparing for their biggest event of the year: Addison County Fair and Field Days.

During the week, the 350 4-H members in 18 clubs around the county will show their animals, compete in other events, and demonstrate their ongoing projects. In the lead-up to the next week, members were doing the final grooming and training of the animals that will soon fill the fairgrounds’ barns.

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Editorial: Nation's wealth gap challenged

Posted on August 2, 2012 |
By Angelo Lynn



Vermont’s Sen. Bernie Sanders made national news this week when he tweeted that six members of the Walton family, which owns Walmart, own more wealth than the bottom 40 percent of Americans. Politifact, a non-partisan fact-checking institute that focuses on American politics, decided to check it out to see if the proverbially progressive Independent was on target or exaggerating for effect.

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Editorial: Romney sends sour message

Posted on August 2, 2012 |
By Angelo Lynn



Talk about making lemonade out of lemons. Mitt Romney’s trip abroad was an unmitigated disaster, giving his message handlers a tall order to fill — and not just because of his verbal gaffes. 

Romney started off the trip by insulting the British and the London Olympic committee to no recognizable purpose, when it would have been so easy, and politic, to be polite (and silently helpful if he thought criticism could have been constructive.)

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