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Bristol native turns hobby farm into diversified business

Posted on July 29, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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BRISTOL — Anne Myrick’s sprawling property off of Route 17 west of Bristol village is covered with intricate gardens, wide fields and a pond.

In recent years, her son Tony Myrick has added to the view. Myrick, 39, has been farming on a few acres near his childhood home and selling what he produces at the Bristol Farmers’ Market for four years. Yore Fare Farm, as he titled the enterprise, is turning a profit this year for the first time.

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Middlebury Farmers Market is moving onto drier ground

Posted on July 29, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — While everyone can appreciate the improvements being made near Otter Creek Falls in downtown Middlebury this summer, the construction site and the adjacent Marble Works lawn has had its share of mud and mess like any other construction site during this wildly wet summer.

Still, every Saturday and Wednesday the Middlebury Farmers Market has been open for business, with both vendors and customers alike putting aside any aversions they may have to mud for the sake of good food and company.

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Salisbury belltower undergoing repairs

Posted on July 29, 2013 |
By Barbara Andres



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SALISBURY — For folks who live in the town of Salisbury, depending on where they live, there are certain sounds which are part of the auditory landscape — the rush of water, whine of mosquitoes, peepers, birdsong, the coyote chorus, power tools, to name a few. Two others come to mind: the train in the wee hours in West Salisbury and the tolling of the bell from the church in the village.

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Middlebury seeks help designing new town office

Posted on July 25, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middle­bury selectboard on Aug. 13 is scheduled to pick a design-build company to help draw up plans for a new municipal building and gym, a project that could be put to the voters as soon as this November.

Board members on Tuesday agreed to establish the five-person committee to evaluate four design-build teams that are in the running for the contract. The teams are DEW Construction Corp. and Freeman French Freeman, Inc.; Engleberth Construction and Wiemann Lamphere Architects; ReArch Co. and Vermont Integrated Architecture; and Bread Loaf Corp.

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HOPE seeking new tenants

Posted on July 25, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The local human services agency Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) is trying to recruit some new tenants to generate the necessary rent to help pay off and maintain the organization’s John V. Craven Community Services Center off Boardman Street in Middlebury.

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Dunmore, Fern Lake group looks to stay ahead of pesky milfoil

Posted on July 25, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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LEICESTER — Faced with the relentless encroachment of milfoil and unpredictable financial assistance from the state to battle that problem, the Lake Dunmore/Fern Lake Association (LDFLA) is seeking to raise at least $1.725 million to permanently endow the ongoing effort to clear nuisance aquatic weeds from the two bodies of water.

“This would provide the nucleus of a successful program today, and into the future,” LDFLA Treasurer Jay Michael said on Monday of that new campaign, called “Lakes Alive — Now and Forever.”

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Starksboro gardener’s artistic talent blooms

Posted on July 25, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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STARKSBORO — Twelve years ago the property on Robert Young Road purchased by Price and Marijke Niles for their retirement was full of grass, brambles and brush.

“It was so bad, the real estate agent told us not to buy it,” Marijke Niles, 67, recalled. “But we fell in love with the big rock, the view and the pond, and I wanted a big open space where I could garden.”

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VUHS students learn many skills in raft-building class

Posted on July 25, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Earlier this month, students in the Building Machines summer school class at Vergennes Union High School started chatting about Mark Twain’s stories of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer’s exploits in a small Mississippi River town.

Class member Malcolm Donovan-Cook described what happened next in a course taught by Ferrisburgh resident Peter Stapleford, and for which seven 7th-, 8th- and 9th-graders had signed up to spend time working with Lego robotics and computer programming.

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Former Weybridge clerk apologizes for embezzlement, gets two-year jail term

Posted on July 22, 2013 |
By John Flowers



WEYBRIDGE — Former Weybridge Town Clerk Karen Brisson asked for forgiveness from the many whose bond of trust she broke by embezzling more than $400,000 in taxpayers’ funds over six years, a crime for which she was sentenced to two years in prison on July 18 by U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss.

“All of the suffering and pain I am going through is self-inflicted. That doesn’t make it less painful,” Brisson told those present during her sentencing proceeding in federal court in Rutland.

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Smoking cessation program at Porter offers new ways to quit

Posted on July 22, 2013 |
By Luke Whelan



ADDISON COUNTY ­­— Chuck Arel, 68, smoked two packs of cigarettes a day for most of his life after starting when he was 14.

On Nov. 26, 2012, after several failed attempts at quitting, he smoked his last cigarette.

“I knew it wasn’t healthy. I knew for a long time that smoking wasn’t good for anybody,” the Vergennes resident said. “But it’s not an easy habit to quit.”  

Arel developed emphysema, and until quitting he had a chronic cough at night.

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