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October 11th, 2018

National Bank of Middlebury receives recognition

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The National Bank of Middlebury was recently awarded with an “Outstanding” performance evaluation for Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The CRA categorization is an evaluation of a banking institution’s record of meeting the credit needs of its entire community including low and moderate-income neighborhoods. The criteria for the rating is as follows:

•  The level of lending as related to loan-to-deposit (LTD) ratio compared to local and national peer averages.

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Brandon harvest fest reports record turnout

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — In a record crowd, more than 400 people turned for the annual Brandon Fall Festival on Sept. 30 at the town recreation park. Festivalgoers played games, painted pumpkins, took hayrides, enjoyed seasonal foods, and lined up by the dozens at stations to make Brandon’s famous Leaf People.

“Thanks to the dynamic efforts of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce and everyone who came out to make one for their home, more than 300 Leaf People were made” throughout the afternoon, said Brandon Recreation Manager Bill Moore.

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Editorial: State must change process on fixing hazardous roads

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



The recent public effort to fix a dangerous stretch of road on Route 125 just west of Middlebury College campus is a call to action that the towns of Middlebury, Cornwall and Bridport should doggedly pursue — with an eye for setting a new state precedent.

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Editorial: A backcountry opportunity

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



The new backcountry hut recently built at Chittenden Brook campground on the east side of Brandon Gap is more than a story about a few hikers and backcountry skiers wanting a comfortable shelter in which to camp. It’s a story about a new kind of tourism that could boost the area’s economy.

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Ways of Seeing by Noor Traina: Time to tear down stereotypes

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Noor Traina



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“I just wanted you to know that I hope you feel welcome here. And I wanted you to know that I am doing my part to battle Islamophobia.” A well-intentioned woman said this to me after our intense and engaging Zumba class. I was touched and surprised by her kind words.

However, upon reflection, I recognized the unintended bias behind her words, and how this encapsulated the mistaken American image of Muslim women.

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Jessie Raymond: Partnering on paint color is painful

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Jessie Raymond



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“What do you think?” I ask Mark, tossing a pile of paint chips on the table. “I might do the cupboards in a pale neutral. You know, something lighter than taupe but darker than bone, cooler than ivory but warmer than gray. Are you OK with that?”

He shrugs. “What the hell is ‘taupe’?”

Mark’s been no help whatsoever on this walk-in pantry renovation.

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Greg Dennis: Revisiting Justice Kavanaugh and Sen. Leahy

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Greg Dennis



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As Justice Brett Kavanaugh hears his first case on the Supreme Court this week, it’s worth looking back at the role played by Vermont’s longtime senator, Patrick Leahy, in his staunch opposition to confirming Kavanaugh.

No senator shined as brightly as Leahy did during the confirmation battle. The senator, now 78, has slowed down in recent years. But in his sometimes angry and ultimately convincing opposition to having Kavanaugh on the court, he showed that even aging lions can roar magnificently.

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Letter to the editor: Norris deserves another term

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Michael and Alison Matot



We would like to encourage the voters of the Addison/Rutland District to return our Rep. Terry Norris to another term.

Terry has been an employee of the Fort Ti Ferry for nine years, after selling his farm. We were looking for an employee that we could trust and he hasn’t disappointed us.

The year that Michael was injured, Terry stepped up and made sure that every thing with the operation of the ferry went smoothly. Terry has been a resident of Shoreham since 1960 and will represent our small towns well.

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