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Coloring book puts kids at ease by explaining eye appointments

Posted on August 19, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — It was almost 20 years ago that Molly Hawley assisted a Cleveland, Ohio, ophthalmology office in creating a coloring book to help relieve pre-appointment jitters for child patients. Youngsters could color in the pictures of the mysterious high-tech eye equipment and at the same time learn that their impending exam would be largely pain-free.

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Law enforcement officials see progress in burglary battle, residents still wary

Posted on August 15, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — Close to 100 residents of Addison and other local towns attended the second of two forums this year dedicated to the frustrating problem of home break-ins, and this time they heard at least some good news from the dozen law enforcement officials on hand, including Vermont Commissioner of Public Safety Keith Flynn and Col. Thomas L’Esperance, director of the Vermont State Police.

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Bristol Police Department incites heated dialogue for posting mugshots online

Posted on August 15, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — The Bristol Police Department, like many other municipal law enforcement agencies around the country, hopped on the social media bandwagon a few years ago. Since 2011, it had been posting public service announcements to its Facebook page and making full use of the site’s photo-sharing feature to share pictures of important events, like department members meeting the governor or receiving awards, along with some funny ones of officers goofing off with community kids.

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Lincoln kids use community space as their canvas

Posted on August 15, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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LINCOLN — On a recent rainy day in Lincoln, the landscape around Garland’s Bridge on Lincoln Gap Road was awash with muted earth tones — gray sky, brown banks laden with dark vegetation, black water.

But following a well-trodden footpath down the riverbank to a favorite local swimming hole beneath the bridge revealed a more striking and brightly hued scene.

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Outhouse used to raise funds for Orwell's 250th birthday celebration

Posted on August 15, 2013 |
By Devon J. Villa and John S. McCright



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ORWELL — Almost every day for the past month, an Orwell resident has awoken to find an outhouse on his or her front lawn that wasn’t there when they retired to bed the previous night.

Whether they welcomed the new facility in their yard or despised it, all knew that it was there for a good cause. A committee had organized the depositing of the old fashion port-a-potty around town as a way to raise money for this weekend’s celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Orwell town charter and to get people excited about the big party.

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Opera house backers seeing renewed energy and vision

Posted on August 15, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — In 1993, a couple feet above the Vergennes city offices a mixture of fallen plaster and pigeon droppings blanketed the abandoned Vergennes Opera House floor.

New Friends of the Vergennes Opera House (FVOH) interim president Gerianne Smart, then a volunteer and later a longtime FVOH head, remembers well the days when hard labor mixed with a distant vision for the future of the city’s theater, now well more than 100 years old.

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Town Hall Theater eyes big moves; new acting co. is first up

Posted on August 12, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Town Hall Theater (THT) Executive Director Douglas Anderson metaphorically looks upon entertainment ideas as tiny flames that should be fanned to burn brightly on the community’s stage. And Anderson has been doing a lot of fanning these days on some new ventures that could soon ignite a veritable blaze of visual and auditory pyrotechnics at the THT.

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Homeless shelter in Vergennes uses slower time for key projects

Posted on August 12, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Residents of the John Graham Emergency Homeless Shelter’s main building this week are staying in other Vergennes properties owned by the nonprofit agency — or in the case of at least one family, camping at Button Bay State Park — while heating improvements are made and other maintenance is performed at the Graham Shelter’s 69 Monkton Road home.

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State's first malt house set to open in Monkton

Posted on August 12, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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MONKTON — Vermont’s plethora of craft breweries are about to get the opportunity to source their malt locally. Andrew Peterson, 44, of Monkton is launching Vermont’s first commercial malt house this fall.

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Field Days Vignettes: Fair offers fun times in farm country

Posted on August 12, 2013 |
By Addison Independent Staff



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Editor’s note: Addison County Fair and Field Days offers so much to look at, smell, hear, touch and taste that to put it all into one story would be impossible. Our reporters and photographers brought home the following vignettes and pictures from the New Haven fairgrounds to give you some sense of the scope of the 65th annual fair last week.

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