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Welch: Trump should face obstruction of justice probe

Posted on April 25, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Peter Welch called for Congressional hearings on specific findings in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections. But the Vermont Democrat stopped short of endorsing impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump for allegedly trying to obstruct the investigation.

Welch, Vermont’s lone U.S. House representative, shared his views on the Mueller report — and what might come next — during a Tuesday phone interview with the Addison Independent.

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County roads flood; usual spots inundated with rain, snowmelt

Posted on April 25, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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ADDISON COUNTY — While some low-lying parts of Addison County and Brandon saw streams and rivers overflow their banks, this area so far has been spared the deluge that steady rain and snowmelt brought to parts of Vermont this past weekend.

With some spring rains forecast for the coming week, weather watchers are asking local residents to be aware of water levels in their neighborhoods.

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Local motorcyclist rides to honor veterans

Posted on April 25, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — George Brewer puts a lot of miles on his trusty 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle. There’s nothing quite like the freedom one feels cruising in the open air, drinking in the countryside amid the controlled growl of a well-tuned engine, he believes.

But six years ago, motorcycling took on a new, deeper meaning for Brewer.

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Pratt's Store marks its 50th year serving Bridport

Posted on April 25, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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BRIDPORT — When Bridport folks are missing key ingredients for a meal, a do-it-yourself project or a party, they utter the same refrain: “I can get that at Pratt’s; they have everything.”

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Youth are honing a Green New Deal for Vermont

Posted on April 25, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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MIDDLEBURY — The Green New Deal is getting a Green Mountain twist.

Middlebury College students are drafting a “joint resolution supporting a State Green New Deal and associated legislative and public policy proposals related to climate change and social justice,” which they hope will get introduced in the General Assembly early next year.

The Green Mountain version of the Green New Deal is every bit as transformative as the federal version introduced Feb. 7 by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass.

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How many schools do we need? ACSD considers the future

Posted on April 22, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Almost 100 Addison Central School District residents turned out at an April 17 forum in Middlebury to help shape a long-range plan for the district’s many buildings. The plan could ultimately recommend closure of one or more schools within the ACSD in order to reflect declining enrollment and the rising costs of public education.

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College wrestles with how to handle right-wing speaker

Posted on April 22, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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MIDDLEBURY — Just hours before Polish right-wing politician and philosopher Ryszard Legutko was scheduled to deliver a lecture at Middlebury College last Wednesday, college officials canceled the event, citing safety concerns.

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Porter names Benvenudo its new chief medical officer

Posted on April 22, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — UVM Health Network Porter Medical Center has announced the appointment of Dr. Anna Benvenuto as its new chief medical officer. Dr. Benvenuto will replace Dr. Carrie Wulfman, who announced her resignation from this post in order to focus on her work as a primary care physician in Brandon and as Porter’s Regional Physician Leader for the UVM Health Network.

The chief medical officer has the role as the leader of the physicians on the senior leadership team and she advocates for patient care, ensuring that the highest quality standards are maintained.

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Therrien completes Eagle Scout project, benches for Vergennes Residential Care

Posted on April 22, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Christopher Therrien of the Vergennes Boy Scout Troop 539 completed his Eagle Project by making and donating two benches to the Vergennes Residential Care Home on North Street in Vergennes on April 6. The project was the culmination of months of work by Therrien and his volunteers in seeking material donations, developing plans, organizing the work, and arranging the donation time.

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Town Hall Theater throws a gala with dozens of local artists

Posted on April 22, 2019 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Who doesn’t love a good gala? I mean, come on… especially in springtime. It’s the best excuse to dig out those not-at-all-practical-but-oh-so-wonderful shoes that have been hiding in the back of your closet all winter and get out on the town.

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