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Roundabout considered for Route 7 in Ferrisburgh

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Agency of Transportation could install traffic lights at the North Ferrisburgh intersection of Route 7 with Stage and Old Hollow roads within three years, according to a VTrans memo. But a roundabout at that location could be another option, according to the Addison County Regional Planning Commission (ACRPC).

Ferrisburgh and regional planning officials last week said they were encouraged by a VTrans pledge to study the intersection and plan for upgrades to an intersection town residents and officials alike have said is dangerous.

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Helen Porter unveils rehab, ARCH upgrades

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Helen Porter Rehabilitation and Nursing residents and patients are enjoying two much-anticipated gifts this week: newly renovated facilities, and a return to more placid conditions after five months of hammering, sawing and drilling.

Bread Loaf Corp. workers on Thursday, Sept. 20, were putting the finishing touches on a major project at the Middlebury institution that provides short-term rehabilitation and long-term health and memory care.

The work at Helen Porter has produced:

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Cornwall house is a labor of love for Habitat crew

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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CORNWALL — With its great elementary school, sweeping vistas, stately homes and proximity to the shire town, Cornwall has earned a reputation as being one of Addison County’s “high-rent” communities.

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Home sweet home: Candy store owners open motel

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — Naturally after Blanca Jenne and her husband, Brad, bought the Greystone Motel on Route 7 South in Middlebury late last year, they wanted to update the property. “This place needed a lot of love,” Blanca Jenne says. “The furniture was from the ’80s and ’90s.” First the place was cleaned top to bottom, and new beds and bedding were also at the top of the list. Some new drywall and carpet were installed.

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Brandon artist Tecari Shuman: 'Colors are important to me'

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — “Colors are important to me.”

So begins Tecari Shuman’s artist statement in his catalog of paintings.

“I don’t know exactly why, but they are. It goes back to my landscaping days. I noticed that certain colors just go well together — just feel right. Working in the landscape, I became connected to nature. Through this intimate relationship, I discovered that I am nature … that we’re all nature.”

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Free summer lunches in jeopardy in some towns

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Seven Addison County towns hosted free meals sites this past summer that delivered thousands of meals to hungry local kids, though human services providers are concerned some of those communities might soon have to cut off the food supply due to federal income eligibility standards.

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High-voltage power line project back on the radar for New Haven, Ferrisburgh

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



NEW HAVEN — The Vermont Green Line was the ill-fated high-voltage power line that developers wanted to run through northwestern Addison County until late 2017, when sponsors pulled the plug after failing to get contracts to deliver energy to southern New England.

But now the project, which could bring millions of dollars in payments to New Haven and Ferrisburgh for hosting the infrastructure, could be back on the table.

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Bristol Family Practice is first to offer video appointments with physicians

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — Dr. Natasha Withers of Bristol Family Practice makes house calls that don’t add a single mile to her vehicle odometer.

No, she doesn’t take a bus, nor does she have a helicopter.

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Producer eyeing Vermont game warden books for television

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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VERMONT — Could humorous stories about Vermont fish-and-game wardens make for good television?

Hollywood producer Geoffrey Sharp, who grew up in Middlebury, believes it could.

Sharp recently inked a “shopping agreement” with “Vermont Wild” series author Megan Price and will spend the next year pitching the idea to television networks. Price’s five “Vermont Wild” books are a conglomeration of insightful and often-funny stories told from the perspective of Vermont game wardens.

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Kids offered more at club's new Vergennes home

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — After spending about five afternoons each at the new home of Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes, 15-year-old members Renee Marshall and Bethany Cram both gave it thumbs-up reviews.

On a warm Monday after school the two friends from Vergennes were relaxing on the lawn of the club’s new 20 Armory Lane headquarters — and lounging in a yard was something they couldn’t do back at the group’s old clubhouse on School Street, where each had hung out regularly for at least the past two years.

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