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Martha Sullivan recalled as Salisbury's 'encyclopedia'

Posted on October 15, 2018 |
By John Flowers



SALISBURY — Whenever people in Salisbury are stumped on a historical fact about their town — whether it be the original location of an old barn or the location of a founding citizen’s grave — they have invariably turned to their human encyclopedia.

“Ask Martha.”

Tragically, Martha Sullivan, owner of one of the longest civic resumes in Addison County, will no longer be able to serve as the go-to source for all things Salisbury.

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For Pittsford athlete, cerebral palsy is no bar to Spartan Race

Posted on October 15, 2018 |
By Patty Thomas and Evan Johnson



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KILLINGTON — Killington Resort welcomed some of the world’s strongest obstacle course racers last month to compete in the Spartan Race, which tests the mental and physical strength of athletes with punishing climbs and grueling obstacles including heavy objects to carry, walls to climb and pits of fire to leap over. Covering the entire face of the mountain, the Killington course has long been hailed as the toughest in the entire circuit.

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Pulling strings in Bristol: Artisan turns weather-beaten redwood into guitars

Posted on October 15, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — In 2012, when the University of Vermont dismantled its Centennial Field soccer bleachers, it sold off thousands of feet of weather-beaten redwood planks. Bristol luthier Micah Plante got the chance to pick through about 300 of those planks and selected just eight. Now, slice by 3/32-inch slice and curve by curve, he’s turning the redwood into acoustic and electric guitars.

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Middlebury native hiked Long Trail like it was 1917 — in wool knickers

Posted on October 15, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Mike DeBonis’s curiosity got the best of him last summer, when he decided to spend two weeks of his vacation hiking the Long Trail in 1917 style. You know, wearing wool knickers, carrying a pack basket, sleeping under a twine-supported tarp and eating cold, canned fish for breakfast.

Why, you ask? Good question.

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Towns and college call for Rt. 125 safety, ask for ledge removal at crash site

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury has joined Bridport, Cornwall and Middlebury College in urging the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) to “immediately” make major safety improvements to a notorious stretch of Route 125 near Cider Mill Road where a Shoreham man was killed following a collision with a fire truck on Sept. 9.

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Snowboarder with brain injury inspires VUHS community

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — On Tuesday morning a rapt audience of all Vergennes Union High School students and staff members listened to a man who was once one of the world’s best snowboarders talk about how his life changed “in the blink of an eye” about 10 years ago. He spoke about how he has dealt with that change and is trying to help others face similar adversity.

Speaking in a packed VUHS auditorium was Kevin Pearce, a Vermonter who was once a medal favorite for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and is the co-founder of the Love Your Brain Foundation.

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Sheriff Keeler ready to step down after an eventful 46-year career

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — At age 76, Addison County Sheriff Don Keeler might not move around as well as he used to. But he still puts in a work day that could put a lot of nine-to-fivers to shame.

By day, he manages a workforce of 20 full- and part-time deputies, dispatchers and support staff.

By night, he can often be seen serving writs and other court paperwork to homes and businesses throughout the county.

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Expert Garrett Graff puts probe of Trump into perspective

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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MIDDLEBURY — “If you want to look at how Bob Mueller conducts investigations,” FBI expert Garrett Graff told his audience at Middlebury College Tuesday afternoon, “reread the Rice Report.”

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New shelter expands tourism options in Green Mountain National Forest

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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BRANDON — On Sept. 28, the Chittenden Brook Campground in Brandon saw something unusual: a large, construction-size crane wielding one of two halves of a pre-fabricated building in the middle of the Green Mountain National Forest.

The crane was there to install the new Chittenden Brook Hut, the fifth in a network of backcountry buildings under the umbrella of the Vermont Huts Association. Once completed, the Chittenden Brook Hut will be the first new building the organization has built for its network.

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Fair Haven independent in the mix for governor

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Twenty-seven years ago, Chuck Laramie had reached his personal abyss.

A slave to alcohol and recreational drugs, he was so intoxicated one night that a police officer insisted on driving him home.

“He asked me what I was going to do when I got home, and I told him I had a loaded .38 (handgun) in my drawer and I was going to stick it in my mouth and get it all over with,” Laramie recalled. “That was my plan if it got real bad — that’s how I was going to end my addiction.”

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