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Ferrisburgh resident working to put performances, markets in former Grange

Posted on November 28, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — If the dream of one Ferrisburgh resident comes true, the town’s office building and community center will by next summer start hosting a series of monthly performances — and before then host two family-friendly artisans’ markets that will help fund that series.

Resident Kate Yarbrough has already met with the Ferrisburgh selectboard about getting its permission to establish the Grange Series and Grange Markets in the town’s Route 7 landmark, and board members gave her an essentially friendly reception on Nov. 15.

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Remnants of burned covered bridge are cleared

Posted on November 28, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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CORNWALL — Workers have until Dec. 9 to remove the charred remnants of the former Swamp Road covered bridge, in anticipation of the Vermont Agency of Transportation installing a temporary span to restore traffic between Salisbury and Cornwall before Jan. 1, 2017.

That update was provided on Nov. 23 by Cornwall Selectman Brian Kemp and Salisbury Selectman Paul Vaczy, the local liaisons to VTrans in the aftermath of the Sept. 10 fire that destroyed the historic covered bridge spanning the Otter Creek on Swamp Road.

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American Mikaela Shiffrin wins Killington World Cup race; thousands of spectators cheer

Posted on November 28, 2016 |
By Lisa Lynn



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KILLINGTON — In the last few minutes of the Audi FIS World Cup in Killington this past weekend there were six new leaders. As each of the top eight women flashed down Preston’s Pitch, the last steep pitch on the Superstar trail, the times got faster and faster. Racers were coming down in rapid succession, punching past the 40-odd gates, on average, every 1.2 seconds. At the bottom, a new leader appeared on the scoreboard almost every minute.

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Weybridge church blends spirituality with community

Posted on November 28, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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WEYBRIDGE — Some religious leaders describe a “calling” that inspires them to take the pulpit of a church.

The Rev. Daniel Cooperrider’s calling three years ago took him all the way to the top of Snake Mountain in Addison, as part of a hike with members of the Weybridge Congregational Church’s search committee.

“I interviewed at a dozen churches, and this was the most unique interview,” Cooperrider, 32, told the Independent.

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A local nonprofit takes on parental leave issue

Posted on November 28, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY— Three years ago, Bridget Gosselin’s professional and personal lives were facing shakeups of major proportions.

She was pregnant with her daughter, Vivienne, and anticipating the challenges of being a single mom. And while she was entitled to up to 12 weeks of unpaid parental leave under Vermont law, her Burlington employer was not among the few in the Green Mountain State that offer benefits to bridge the costs of the first few months of being out of work to care for a new baby.

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Orwell to field school unification vote for a third time

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By John Flowers



ORWELL — Orwell residents next March will be asked for a third time to merge their school governance with that of five nearby Rutland County towns to form a new Slate Valley Unified Union School District.

Voters in Orwell have already rejected such a move twice this year.

But this time around the new unified school district would be able to take shape even without Orwell’s participation under a “modified” union school district permitted under Vermont’s Act 46.

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Kids 4 Peace guests tell stories of hope

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



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MIDDLEBURY— “There’s a war going on. A war that has caused the colors of life to leave the bodies of those whose names you ascribe to fear. I will never forget how much death loves these people.”

Lena Ginawi, a slam poet and junior at South Burlington High School, stood in front of about 20 Middlebury residents last Friday in an apartment in the Marble Works Condos and recited those words.

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Wooden Wonders: Sheldon Museum showcases Vermont's old-time toys

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Look at a child’s holiday wish list this year and you’ll be hard-pressed to find an item that doesn’t need batteries or isn’t endowed with electronic circuitry. If it doesn’t whir, ring, text, conjure explosions, rack up points or play movies, it’s probably not going to find its way under a Christmas tree.

It hasn’t always been that way.

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Monkton 102-year-old shares some of life's lessons

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MONKTON — On Sunday, Monkton resident Lillian Williams will be 102 years old.

“I just got old the last couple of years,” said Williams, who holds her petite frame upright, laughs readily and speaks with a sparkle in her eyes.

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Cat video festival to offer all-ages entertainment at THT

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of family, friends and food. But what happens when you're stuffed to the brim and have run out of things to say to your long lost relatives? Honestly, most of us would rather ditch the formalities, plop on the couch and surf the web. And what does surfing always boil down to? Cat videos. Don't worry your not alone; in fact, the Town Hall Theater and Homeward Bound have had so much success with their annual Cat Video Festival, they're hosting another festival for the third year on Saturday, Nov. 26.

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