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Trump stuns nation; Scott races past Minter

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By John Flowers and John S. McCright



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ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County residents turned out at the polls in large numbers on Tuesday to primarily back Democratic candidates for federal, statewide and local offices.

The tidal wave of Donald Trump mania that swept a sizable part of the nation did not swamp Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign locally in Addison County or across Vermont. The Democratic standard bearer easily beat Trump, the Republican nominee, in the county — the tally was 11,216 to 5,297.

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ANeSU approves new governance model for schools

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Residents in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union said yes to school governance and budgeting unification on Tuesday with the margins very close in two of the five towns in the district.

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Local police grow beards to help sick kids

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Deer season in Vermont means diligently scanning the fields for game, getting up before sunrise and playing card games at camp.

And for many guys, it means growing beards — a nasty beard that itches until scissors and a razor deliver final relief when the shooting ends.

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American Legion national commander reaches out to Vt. vets

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Recently elected American Legion National Commander Charles Schmidt of Oregon has several missions as he travels around the nation during his year in office.

Schmidt, a retired and decorated 27-and-a-half year Air Force veteran and 33-year American Legion member, stopped at Vergennes Post 14 on a Monday afternoon last month as part of his four-day visit to Vermont.

Schmidt, granting an interview after a Post 14 hot lunch and soda with a hunting story on the side, described one of his basic missions.

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New approach could boost orchards, cider makers

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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This is the third in a series profiling the effect of the hard cider boom on Addison County apple orchards.

CORNWALL — Sunrise Orchards and Vermont Hard Cider are in the midst of a bold experiment — possibly the first of its kind — to see if there’s a new approach to raising apples.

That approach, if successful, could put the cider market front and center for local orchards and help both growers and cider makers improve their bottom lines.

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Exercise your rights; vote on Election Day

Posted on November 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — Finally!

Election Day arrives on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Vermonters will head to their polling places — most open at 7 a.m. and all of them close at 7 p.m.

For the first time, voting in Middlebury will time take place at the town’s new recreation facility on Creek Road.

Addison County poll watchers said early voting was very strong over the past few weeks, which is no surprise given the presidential election and competitive races for some statewide offices, most local House seats and Addison County’s two Senate seats.

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Change to forest rules generates discussion among local loggers and foresters

Posted on November 7, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — Although only about half of Addison County is forested, its mountains and the green forests that give them their name hold an even an larger place in many residents’ hearts.

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Gym floor setback hits Mt. Abe

Posted on November 7, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School Athletic Director Devin Wendl summed up in a Thursday email the latest news about the school’s gym floor project:

“OUCH.”

On Wednesday afternoon, the contracting firm installing the new floor and fixing the water leaks that ruined the old gym flooring informed Mount Abe administrators that the company had to send workers to deal with an emergency at the University of New Hampshire.

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Audubon to laud Ripton's Warren King

Posted on November 7, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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RIPTON — Longtime Otter Creek Audubon Society (OCAS) member Warren King helped establish the group’s “Silver Feather Award” in 1995, bestowed each year to a county resident exhibiting “notable devotion, dedication, and untiring effort on behalf of the preservation and appreciation of the birds, other wildlife and natural communities of Addison County.”

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Meet the Chefs: Sabai Sabai's Chef Noi and Tip

Posted on November 7, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Meet Chef Noi. That means “little chef” in Thai, “but he’s not little,” joked Noi’s wife, Tip. And she’s right, Chef Noi (officially named Thammarong Uttamang) is anything but little. He not only has a large stature, but also a large heart and large dreams. Chef Noi and Tip (who’s real name isn’t Tip, it’s Taphatsnun Sinpaksawat) moved to Middlebury five years ago with the hopes of running their own restaurant.

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