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Prosecutor duel still hangs in the balance; Newton coasts to become sheriff

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County voters on Tuesday returned incumbent Addison County State’s Attorney Dennis Wygmans to office by a razor-thin 7,802 to 7,793 margin over independent challenger Peter Bevere of Middlebury.

But  with only nine votes separating the two candidates, Bevere on Wednesday morning confirmed, through his spouse and campaign manager Kelly Bevere, that he’ll seek a recount that could yet tip the scales his way.

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Hardy and Bray sweep in a crowded Senate race

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — Democrats will continue what has been a 16-year grip on the two state Senate seats representing Addison County, Huntington and Buel’s Gore. First-time candidate Ruth Hardy and incumbent Sen. Chris Bray easily won election amid heavy voting on Tuesday throughout the county.

Hardy, a former Middlebury school board official and the executive director of Emerge Vermont, was the top vote-getter, garnering 8,875 tallies. Bray, a three-term incumbent, finished second, with 8,723 votes.

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Democrats oust GOP incumbents in two House races

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers and Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — In two Addison County House races, Democrats unseated Republican incumbents. Click on the links to read more.

Elder, Cordes prevail in tight voting as Baser is unseated in Bristol-area House race

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Orwell eyes school addition

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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ORWELL — Orwell officials are considering expanding their local school to accommodate a cafeteria and gym, amenities currently provided though the adjacent town hall building, which is being targeted for demolition.

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Years after his military service ended, Bucky is still giving back

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON — Addison resident and Rutland native Clifford Douglas, better known to all as Bucky, has donned clothing of many colors for many duties over the course of his 76 years.

As a successful John Hancock insurance agent from the late 1960s to the mid-1990s, mostly working out of his North Main Street home in Vergennes, Douglas stuck with business casual attire.

Over many decades he has worn bright red and white as Santa Claus during annual holiday festivities in Middlebury and elsewhere.

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Tension rises at Mt. Abe as Asst. Principal Bouvier mulls quitting

Posted on November 5, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



BRISTOL — For nine days in October it looked like Mount Abraham Union High School would lose one of its most beloved figures.

In an Oct. 17 letter to school and district officials, assistant principal Justin Bouvier announced his resignation, effective no later than Jan. 18, 2019.

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The 'Farmacy Project' is about produce, not pills

Posted on November 5, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — “Take 120 pounds of carrots, tomatoes, lettuce and apples, and I’ll see you in three months.”

It’s a pretty unconventional prescription for a physician to give to a patient, but 45 county residents will be given that kind of direction by their family doctors beginning next year as part of a new wellness program spearheaded by the local nonprofit “Acorn,” aka the Addison County Relocalization Network.

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Vermont film takes on tough topic: bringing prisoners home

Posted on November 5, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — People tend to make headlines — for all the wrong reasons — when they’re arrested, convicted and sent to jail.

But unless we’re talking about a violent criminal or sex offender, you don’t really hear about prisoners once they’ve paid their debt and are released back into society.

Until now.

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Habitat for Humanity buys four building lots in Vergennes

Posted on November 5, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Habitat for Humanity of Addison County has big future plans for the Little City.

Those plans are being made possible by the Oct. 16 purchase of four Booth Woods building lots from the Raymond Danyow Family Trust. And the sale came at a price that Habitat officials said will make it easier for the nonprofit to turn around and sell volunteer-built homes to Vergennes-area working families at an affordable cost.

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Bebe Miller's dance company comes to Middlebury 'in a rhythm'

Posted on November 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College dance program welcome’s the Bebe Miller Company on Nov. 8-10. Her newest work “In A Rhythm” will be performed at the Mahaney Center for the Arts. Current and past faculty members Christal Brown and Trebien Pollard will perform in the company.

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