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Debate for Middlebury House candidates set for Sept. 23

Posted on September 18, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Candidates running for the two Addison-I seats, the Vermont House district that represents Middlebury, have been invited to take part in a forum on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. and run to about 8:30 p.m., allowing time for the audience to ask questions of the candidates and time to visit with the candidates after the forum.

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Climate change movement traces roots to Addison County

Posted on September 18, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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ADDISON COUNTY — Eight years ago, Bill McKibben led a five-day march from Ripton to Burlington to raise awareness about climate change. It culminated in a rally in Battery Park that drew 1,000 people, making the event likely the largest climate change demonstration in U.S. history at the time.

McKibben was pleased with the turnout that day, but was shocked to hear it had set an attendance record. Wasn’t climate change on the radar elsewhere in the United States?

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Orchards: Apple crop OK, but not the best

Posted on September 18, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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ADDISON COUNTY — Local orchards are reporting mixed results for this year’s apple crop: Growers say it’s not as good as last year’s larger-than-average harvest, but is still considered at least close to typical.

“We are picking less fruit than we originally thought we would,” said Bill Suhr of Champlain Orchards. “But we’re grateful that we’ve done a lot of planting lately. A lot of young trees are maturing.”

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Paquette inducted into Vt. Ag Hall of Fame

Posted on September 18, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — Everyone in Addison County knows Lucien Paquette, he moved to Addison County in 1946 to become County Extension Agent. Over 36 years in that position he became the best-known agriculturalist in the county.

Working with farmers of all sorts of crops — from apples to dairy — he developed a reputation that continues to be strong today.

Because of his enduring ties to farming in the Green Mountain State, Paquette recently was inducted into the Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame.

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Middlebury rescue scales back offerings

Posted on September 15, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Regional EMS has phased out some of its two-year-old expanded services and has asked to once again receive Town Meeting Day contributions from area towns in order to stabilize its budget.

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Mayer to step down as president of the Addison County Chamber

Posted on September 15, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — There will be a change at the helm of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber President Andy Mayer announced last week that he will be leaving his position at the end of the month to become the president/CEO of a chamber in Washington state.

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Gov. Douglas gives insights on his 40-year career in politics

Posted on September 15, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Former Gov. Jim Douglas burned through a lot of pens during his eight years as the state’s top executive, signing scores of new laws and proclamations.

Though almost four years out of office, the Middlebury Republican these past few weeks has again been putting his pen to the test — this time scrawling his signature on copies of his new political autobiography, titled “The Vermont Way: A Republican Governor Leads America’s Most Liberal State.”

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One wheel is all these kids need

Posted on September 15, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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MIDDLEBURY — Some students who attend Mary Hogan Elementary and Middlebury Union Middle School walk to school during the warmer months. Others ride their bikes.

But two students, a brother and sister, take a unique form of transportation — the unicycle.

Eighth-grader Nico Gori-Montanelli pedals to the middle school every day, while his sister, fifth-grader Saskia, rolls her way to the elementary school.

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Henna artist to offer history, culture talk

Posted on September 15, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — The ancient and sacred art of body adornment using henna will be explored in this month’s program of the One World Library Project in Bristol. Henna artist Bridgette Bartlett will present “Henna: History, Culture and Rituals” on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol.

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Solid waste law to force big changes

Posted on September 11, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard is considering some major changes to the town’s recycling collection program in view of a new state law that will alter the way communities, haulers, businesses and households will have to deal with their waste.

At issue is Vermont’s Act 148, which orders a series of solid waste management program changes that will be phased in throughout the state from July 1, 2015, through July 1, 2020. The law requires that by next July 1, communities have to:

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