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Ben and Jerry add celebrity power to Zeno's 'cook-off'

Posted on July 17, 2014 |
By Evan Johnson



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LINCOLN — As the inventers of renowned flavors like Cherry Garcia and Phish Food, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield know a winning ice cream flavor when they taste it. But this Monday, the founders of arguably the most popular name in ice cream faced a challenge. For the third year, they trained their finely tuned taste buds on the flavor, texture, color and composition of seven flavors of ice cream, designed and named by the campers and management of Zeno Mountain Farm; a decision that was anything but easy.

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The Offer' is too good to refuse

Posted on July 17, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — They came from all walks of life — physicians, hospice workers and grocery store employees, to name a few — all bitten by the acting bug.

But on July 26, this cast of unlikely Addison County thespians will take a common walk down the proverbial red carpet at Middlebury’s Marquis Theater, for the premier of their short film, “The Offer.”

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In new location, Festival on-the-Green still a success

Posted on July 17, 2014 |
By Mary Langworthy



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MIDDLEBURY — The 36th annual Festival on-the-Green was a “tremendous success,” said festival Board President David Andrews, despite the initial scheduling conflicts that resulted in the event actually being held off the green at the Middlebury Recreation Park.

The festival concluded on Saturday, July 12, after a week of concerts, children’s activities, and general revelry. Andrews confirmed that the new venue was a great fit for the event.

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State questions ANwSU bookkeeping

Posted on July 14, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vermont Agency of Education has sanctioned the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union by withholding state and federal grant funds, calling the ANwSU’s financial record “very weak” in a July 3 letter and citing many accounting problems in a July 1 report summarizing a June 10 fiscal monitoring visit.

That monitoring visit came two months after the AOE suspended many ANwSU grant funds because of the district’s failure to file required reports in a timely or satisfactory manner, ANwSU officials acknowledged last week.

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State promises more funds to fight opiates

Posted on July 14, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — State health care officials have promised to find additional financial support for a joint effort by Porter Medical Center and the Counseling Service of Addison County to expand medication assisted treatment services to local residents who are addicted to opiates.

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United Way duo to ride their way to donations

Posted on July 14, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The United Way of Addison County’s Kate McGowan and Nancy Luke have gone to great lengths each year visiting area businesses and organizing events to raise money to benefit local charitable organizations.

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Middlebury students tend to the garden

Posted on July 14, 2014 |
By Mary Langworthy



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MIDDLEBURY — A lone wooden sign on Route 125 west of Middlebury village marks the Middlebury College Organic Farm, tucked on a slight rise in the gently rolling field beyond Bicentennial Hall.

Even though regular classes are not in session, the farm is active, with summer interns busily cultivating a half-acre of land to produce vegetables and herbs for consumption in the college’s dining halls.

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Landowner, Vermont Gas at odds over easement

Posted on July 14, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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ST. GEORGE — A St. George landowner who lives along the route for Phase 1 of the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas project is at odds with Vermont Gas Systems over how much the company should pay to build the natural gas pipeline across his land.

Philip Beliveau is in the process of subdividing his 58-acre parcel into 19 parcels for a housing development, but Vermont Gas has assessed the value of his property as a singular parcel, and offered an easement payout based on that sum.

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Bullrock to sell Middlebury retirement community, others

Posted on July 10, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Bullrock Corp. has signed an agreement to sell its senior care-related holdings — including the Lodge at Otter Creek retirement community in Middlebury — in what is being called one of the largest private transactions in the state’s history.

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Alleged burglar Raymond Ritchie fights his plea agreement

Posted on July 10, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Addison man arrested in July 2013 and accused of committing a rash of burglaries in his hometown and other county communities was back in court on Monday, this time contesting the terms of a plea agreement to which he agreed in April.

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