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August 21st, 2014

Some states have property rights advocates — why doesn't Vermont?

Posted on August 21, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



ADDISON COUNTY — For months, landowners along the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project pipeline route have asked state regulators to provide them with legal help to negotiate easements with Vermont Gas Systems.

The Office of the Attorney General does not represent private citizens, and many landowners feel the Department of Public Service has not offered adequate legal support, leaving them with few resources to represent their best interests.

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Does algae threaten Lake Champlain drinking water?

Posted on August 21, 2014 |
By Jenevra Wetmore



VERMONT — For three days early this August Ohio’s fourth-largest city had no drinking water. Toledo’s tap water, supplied by Lake Erie, was contaminated with toxins produced by blue-green algae, forcing 500,000 residents to turn off their taps.

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Middlebury Democrats ready for primary

Posted on August 21, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — Voter turnout for a primary in a year that doesn’t have a presidential election can be woefully low. But a variety of local candidates involved in write-in campaigns and a hotly contested primary race in the Addison-1 House district are hoping to give Addison County voters an extra reason to show up at the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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Local primary election candidates profiled

Posted on August 21, 2014 |
By Addison Independent Staff



ADDISON COUNTY — When voters in Addison County go to the polls for the primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 26, they will have one contested race for a Vermont House seat and several candidates seeking to get enough votes to qualify to get on the General Election ballot.

In the past few months the Addison Independent has published profiles of candidates involved in competitive elections. Click on the links below to read about these candidates.

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Ritchie drops opposition to guilty plea in burglary spree

Posted on August 21, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — An Addison County Superior Court hearing on Tuesday cleared the way for an Addison man to be sentenced for his role in a rash of burglaries in the first half of 2013.

Raymond Ritchie, 38, faces 13 years to life in prison when Judge Robert Mello delivers his sentence in a hearing set to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 17.

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Teens want more space at Ilsley Library

Posted on August 21, 2014 |
By Jenevra Wetmore



MIDDLEBURY — Teens and tweens would like a little more room at Middlebury’s Ilsley Public Library.

That’s the recommendation from youngsters age 11 and up who were invited to the Main Street library this past Tuesday to discuss how the library currently serves their needs and how it could do a better job.

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Little City to celebrate Vergennes Day from dawn to dusk

Posted on August 21, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes Day celebrates its 33rd year on Saturday, Aug. 23. On the Friday evening before, the event kicks off with a street dance in City Park featuring the music of The Hitmen from 7 to 10 p.m. Vergennes Day, hosted and sponsored by the Addison County Chamber of Commerce and area businesses, is a celebration of city and community and can be enjoyed by all ages. Full details of the event and a schedule of activities are available at www.vergennesday.com.

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Skate park proposed off Mary Hogan Drive

Posted on August 21, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department is seeking input from area teens and adults on a proposed skatepark that would be built off Mary Hogan Drive.

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