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Building, parking garage pitched for downtown Middlebury parcel

Posted on August 6, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — A coalition of Addison County businesspeople has emerged as the only group still in the running to develop Middlebury’s so-called “Economic Development Initiative (EDI)” property, one of the last remaining parcels available to build upon in the downtown.

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Festival to spotlight some Vermont films

Posted on August 6, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival has announced the initial lineup of films with connections to Vermont that will be screened at this summer’s inaugural event.

With more than 320 films submitted — three times the number originally expected — festival organizers said the selection process was energizing but challenging.

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Landfill was more than a dump to many; Bristol sees passing of an era

Posted on August 6, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — For the past 20 years, scale attendant George Smith, 89, has made taking the trash to the dump an extraordinary experience.

Bristol residents came out in droves last Saturday to thank Smith for his long service to Bristol, shake hands, and say farewell to the town’s landfill and to Smith’s quietly charismatic presence and welcoming smile.

Saturday, Aug. 1, was the Bristol town landfill’s last day.

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Getting a haircut at Field Days: Young shearer carries on old tradition

Posted on August 6, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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NEW HAVEN — You can hear the sheep tent at the Addison County Fair and Field Days long before you enter it. Once you enter, the place is defined by sounds as much as sights.

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Plastic fantastic: Visitors to Button Bay asked to join art project

Posted on August 6, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Visitors to Vermont’s state parks are routinely reminded to dispose of their trash, but over the next two weekends those who make their way to Button Bay State Park in Ferrisburgh are being asked to bring with them at least some discarded items.

Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation officials awarded Burlington artist Rebecca Schwarz a residency at Button Bay that will run Aug. 7 to 9 and 14 to 16, and recycled plastic is a major part of that residency.

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Local website created to help fight opiate addiction

Posted on August 3, 2015 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Bob Donnis of Bristol knows how a solid drug-addiction recovery program can benefit a patient; he saw one work for a relative.

Hoping to see additional success stories, Donnis and other members of the Addison County Opiate Treatment Committee recently hailed the launch of a new website that will give people the information they need to steer away from drug abuse, or get help if they are already in the throes of addiction.

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Middlebury police officers honored for exemplary acts

Posted on August 3, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — It was on July 7 of last year that Middlebury Police Sgt. Mike Christopher was called to the Champlain Farms store on Court Street amid reports of a man behaving irrationally and threatening to shoot people.

Christopher found the man, and it was what he didn’t do next that landed him on a recent commendation list put together by the Middlebury Police Department.

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AgrAbility keeps injured farmers in business

Posted on August 3, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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WEST ADDISON — Can a farmer sustain a life-changing injury and keep working in agriculture?

Lee Kayhart, Merton Pike and Kenny Young provide living testimony that the answer is yes.

The three long-time Vermont farmers spoke at the Kayhart Brothers Dairy in West Addison this past Thursday at a Farmer’s Field Day, sponsored by UVM Extension’s AgrAbility Project.

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Local rye to be distilled into whiskey at Shoreham distillery

Posted on August 3, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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SHOREHAM — WhistlePig LLC is busy installing distillery equipment and is lining up plenty of oak barrels — some of them made from Vermont-grown white oak — in anticipation of beginning on-site production of its rye whiskey at its Quiet Valley Road farm in Shoreham as soon as next month.

Company officials also confirmed on Tuesday that WhistlePig will soon open a tasting room in Middlebury, in association with Danforth Pewter. Danforth is a nationally renowned manufacturer of pewter products that is headquartered on Middlebury’s Seymour Street.

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Bus company powered by the sun

Posted on August 3, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) has achieved another milestone in carbon savings and reduction of operating expenses. The Community Transportation Center (CTC) on Creek Road in Middlebury is now harnessing the power of the sun to provide most of its electric energy needs. The installation of the 180-panel rooftop solar system also completes the construction of the CTC. It was made possible by a grant from the Federal Transit Administration and matching donations from community supporters.

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