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Mama, get moving! Benefits of exercise during pregnancy

Posted on July 20, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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Not terribly long ago, the theory among health care providers as well as many friends and family members of mothers-to-be was that your pregnancy was a time to take it easy on the fitness routine and enjoy a phase of relative couch-potato-dom.

However, more current studies reveal that it is not only perfectly safe to keep up a regular exercise plan, but that it is important to bust the myths about supposed dangers associated with exercising while pregnant.

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VPA picks Independent as Vermont's top non-daily newspaper

Posted on July 20, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — The Addison Independent won seven awards — including a coveted first place for general excellence — at the annual Vermont Press Association (VPA) convention and awards ceremony held at the Capitol Plaza in Montpelier on Thursday, July 16.

Competing in the non-daily category against more than three-dozen other publications throughout the state, the Independent also  won:

• Honorable Mention for former reporter Zach Despart in the Mavis Doyle Award for state government reporting.

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Jackman's Inc. marking its 85th year in business

Posted on July 20, 2015 |
By Lizzy Weiss



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BRISTOL — What does it take to maintain a business for nearly a century? Ask the members of the Jackman family, who are gearing up to celebrate their Bristol company’s 85th anniversary this Saturday.

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Middlebury municipal workers agree to new pact

Posted on July 20, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The union representing 38 of Middlebury’s municipal workers has inked a new pact with the town that will assure members wage increases of 2.5 percent, 3 percent and 3 percent, respectively, during each of the next three years.

The three-year pact also requires workers to pick up a slightly greater share of their health care premiums.

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Middlebury business leaders fear RR bridge project could hurt downtown business

Posted on July 16, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury’s downtown merchants and property owners want state and federal transportation authorities to substantially reduce the scope and timeline of a plan to replace the Main Street and Merchants Row rail overpasses, adding that disruption caused by the currently envisioned $50 million project could bankrupt numerous enterprises.

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Bug districts do battle with mosquitos, seek more info from public

Posted on July 16, 2015 |
By Lee J. Kahrs/Brandon Reporter and John S. McCright/Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY / BRANDON — The area’s mosquito problem is at its peak right now, and the Brandon Leicester Goshen Salisbury Insect Control District has its hands full.

The majority of swarmed residents in the four-town district are flooding their local town offices with calls asking when mosquito spraying will take place, while a few are using social media to find out how to get on the “no-spray” list.

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MUHS reunion becomes fund drive for classmate paralyzed in ski crash

Posted on July 16, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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NEW HAVEN — The 10th reunion of the Middlebury Union High School class of 2005 this Saturday will be all about a classmate who unfortunately can’t be there.

The class has decided to make its reunion a fundraiser for Matt Leonard, their friend and classmate who became paralyzed from the chest down following a Feb. 27 skiing accident at Lake Tahoe’s Alpine Meadows resort.

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Woman to dig into ecology, sense of place by walking length of a river

Posted on July 16, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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LINCOLN — The New Haven River flows down from the Green Mountains into Otter Creek, and during the last week of July, a graduate student will walk from its headwaters to its confluence — close to 25 miles. Along the way, Sonia DeYoung will introduce herself and her project to as many people along the river as she can, people with whom she hopes to talk in more depth once she completes the walk.

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Summer road and bridge work in full swing in Addison County

Posted on July 16, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — Motorists are being warned to expect some delays as work gets under way on some major construction projects that will include replacement of bridges and/or culverts in Bristol, Lincoln, Hancock and Bridport, as well as paving work on portions of Routes 22A, 100 and 7.

Josh Donabedian, transportation and energy planner with the Addison County Regional Planning Commission, provided details on the work, some of which has already begun.

The major VTrans projects slated for this summer include:

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Cornwall wrestles with solar proposal, town meeting set to discuss policy

Posted on July 13, 2015 |
By John Flowers



CORNWALL — The Cornwall selectboard will hold a special town meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 11, to get residents’ feedback on a hotly debated solar project being pitched off West Street and to weigh in on the broader topic of how the community should entertain future solar proposals.

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