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August 6th, 2018

Barre teen who penned Make-A-Wish book to give Middlebury reading

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Rachel Cohen



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MIDDLEBURY — The captain of boat warned Jamie Heath that they might not see any sea turtles. Initially disappointed, as the sea creatures were her inspiration to choose Hawaii as her destination in the first place, she kept her head down and searched among the coral.

“If you see a sea turtle, call ‘Jamie,’” the captain announced.

Only a little while later someone yelled her name. She stuck her head beneath the water’s surface to find the turtles swimming beneath her.

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Independents have until Aug. 9 to file

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — Anyone wishing to run for office in Vermont as an independent has until this Thursday to file their nomination papers.

Independent candidates must file a statement of nomination (also known as a petition), consent of candidate form, and financial disclosure forms with the Office of the Secretary of State in order to be placed on the ballot in the general election. Independent candidates for Justice of the Peace file with the town clerk.

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Man accused in attack on two older women

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — A Salisbury man with a lengthy criminal record is being held without bail on felony kidnapping and lewd & lascivious charges associated with the alleged assaults of two elderly Middlebury women, one of whom authorities described as being a “vulnerable adult.”

Lyle N. Birchard, 51, pleaded innocent to the charges on Aug. 1 in Addison Superior Court, criminal division. The charges relate to a case investigated by Middlebury Police Det. Kris Bowdish and Det. Lt. Ruth Whitney of the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations.

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Porter Hospital welcomed a near-record 43 babies in July

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Nick Garber



MIDDLEBURY — July was a happy month in the birthing center at Porter Medical Center, which played host to a near-record 42 births — producing 43 babies.

“July was closer to one of our bigger months ever,” said Ron Hallman, the vice president for Public Relations at Porter, which is part of UVM Health Network. “An average month is 22 (births). Last July, as a point of reference, we had 26 births.”

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Local 4-Hers win prizes at show

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN — It was a whirlwind four days for the 92 4-H equestrians who competed in English and Western equitation classes at the annual Vermont 4-H State Horse Show, July 12-15, at the Addison County Fair and Field Days site. 
 
Two 4-H’ers from Addison County, Alexis Marnellos of Lincoln and Catera Doner of New Haven came home with prizes. 
 

Movie review: Leave No Trace

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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Leave No Trace— Running Time: 1:49 — Rating: PG

“Leave No Trace” takes its gentle time to become one of the year’s finest movies.    Debra Granik directed and co-wrote (with Anne Rosellini) a script that is free of conventional plot twists.  Result?  The emotions generated by the story sink quietly and deeply into the audience.  Who can ask for more?

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Art in Nature event held at Dead Creek's visitor center

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will host an evening of art in nature at the Dead Creek Visitor Center in Addison on Thursday, Aug. 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  This free event will consist of a short talk and refreshments at the Visitor Center, after which the group will venture outside to the wildlife management area for some nature exploration through art creation.

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