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July 17th, 2017

Part of Middlebury Main Street closing for bridge work this Friday

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY  — On Friday, July 21, Main Street in downtown Middlebury will be closed between Seymour Street and Merchants Row due to temporary bridge construction, transportation officials announce.

The road will be closed for about two weeks to enable the Vermont Agency of Transportation to build a temporary bridge over the railroad to ensure the safety of travelers until a permanent bridge is built in 2018 through 2020.

VTrans has established a project website, vtrans.vermont.gov/projects/middlebury, to provide information about the project.

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Middlebury American Legion wins award for charity

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury American Legion Post 27 scooped up some impressive awards at the annual Vermont American Legion convention held June 23 to 25 in Rutland.

Post No. 27 was awarded the Americanism Award based on membership, the Ray Greenwood Children & Youth Award, the Meritorious Service Award for Extreme Support of Children & Youth Programs, and the Edward Giles Americanism Trophy for the post with the outstanding Americanism Program.

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Middlebury property tax rate increases by 2 cents

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on July 11 approved an overall, fiscal year 2018 residential property tax rate of $2.806 per $100 in property value. That represents a roughly 2-cent increase compared to last year’s rate of $2.786.

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Stop dog bites from happening

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Dottie Nelson



No matter how you feel about dogs, everyone can agree that dog bites hurt. No one wants their child to be bitten by a dog. There are lots of things you can do to keep that from happening.

Begin by teaching your child about unfamiliar dogs:

•  Don’t approach, touch or bother dogs who are sleeping, eating or chewing on something. This also applies to dogs that are caring for puppies.

•  Never approach a barking, growling or frightened dog.

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Benware is busy in Leicester and Salisbury

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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LEICESTER — On the land that now houses the Blue Ledge Farm, near Leicester’s border with Salisbury, used to sit the first schoolhouse in Addison County. To those who live there, the remnants of that schoolhouse serve as a symbol of the town’s longstanding commitment to education.

One Leicester resident who embodies that commitment is selectboard Chair Diane Benware, who has also been a teacher in Leicester and the surrounding community for more than 40 years.

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Addiction Help: The warning signs of substance use and abuse

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Jessi de Boer



Counseling Service of Addison County and The Addison County Committee on Opiate Addiction have teamed to put together a series of articles for our community this summer. Our hope is that this column offers information, support and hope for addiction recovery, specifically opiate addiction (heroin/painkillers). 

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Great Brandon auction to be held Tuesday, July 18

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — If you plan to attend one auction this summer, know that a big one is coming up next week.

The 29th Annual Great Brandon Auction will be held Tuesday, July 18, at Central Park in downtown Brandon. The venue will be open for previews at 2 p.m.; bidding with auctioneer Barb Watters starts at 4 p.m.

Terms: cash or good check.

The event is sponsored by the Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce and will benefit the community projects of the chamber.

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Letter to the editor: Meals on Wheels staff reduction might hurt service

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Marcia Liotard



My husband and I have been volunteer drivers for Meals on Wheels for going on 10 years. We do Route 3 out of Bristol, which covers the western side of the town, and all of Lincoln and Starksboro. We have worked with Tracy Corbett, MOW’s Addison County coordinator for the entire time, and we are very displeased by the manner in which Age Well “eliminated” Tracy’s position. 

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