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Alleged MUMS shooting scheme foiled

Posted on December 20, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Two 14-year-old Middlebury Union Middle School students have been indefinitely pulled from classes and face juvenile court citations after allegedly cooperating on a plan to shoot another student, and possibly others, on campus on Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Middlebury police are still investigating the case and are withholding the names of the two suspects because they are both juveniles. They are also not disclosing the names of the alleged target(s) in this case, nor the identity of a heroic student who tipped off adults about the alleged shooting plot.

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Muzzleloader hunt puts 2018 over the top

Posted on December 20, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — The year 2017 saw a record of 1,189 deer weighed in Addison County for all seasons combined since 2005, when Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department officials banned shooting spikehorn bucks during November rifle season, thus knocking down the numbers taken in the most popular season.

The record didn’t last long. Hunters smashed it this year, and did so for the third straight season.

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Hospice agencies are combining services

Posted on December 20, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Two of Addison County’s most renowned providers of hospice-related programs are joining forces under a single banner: “End of Life Services Inc.”

This impending merger of Hospice Volunteer Services (HVS) and Addison Respite Care Home Ltd. (ARCH) is expected to result in better coordination of services to area residents in the final stages of their lives and their families.

And officials added the consolidation will likely spawn new initiatives to benefit those in hospice care and the loved ones who will mourn them.

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Kathleen Kolb details the finer points of art

Posted on December 20, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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LINCOLN — Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start with an artist who’s been painting for more than 50 years. Especially an artist like Kathleen Kolb, whose work is so subtly refined and elegant it feels effortless and natural. But here’s the dirty little secret… it’s not. It’s still hard work; beloved work, yes, but work nonetheless.

So we’ll start at the very beginning — a very good place to start.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal comes to Middlebury for film screening

Posted on December 20, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is hosting a special screening of the compelling drama “The Kindergarten Teacher” on Saturday, Dec. 29, at 7 p.m., as part its MNFF 2018/19 Winter/Spring Screening Series at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. The film’s star, Maggie Gyllenhaal, will appear at Town Hall Theater for a Q&A session following the screening. The Q&A will be moderated by Gyllenhaal’s husband, actor Peter Sarsgaard.

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Middlebury, Weybridge move forward on sidewalk

Posted on December 17, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury and Weybridge officials have picked a contractor to build more than 2,000 feet of new sidewalk that will link Seymour Street to Otter View Park off Pulp Mill Bridge Road.

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Medals go to two firefighters who risked their lives

Posted on December 17, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The incident happened two years ago, but the memories of it are indelibly seared in the memory banks of both Paul Garrow and Pat Shaw.

The two veteran Middlebury firefighters and 31 of their colleagues had gathered at their Seymour Street headquarters on Dec. 14, 2016, for an evening of training, food and conversation.

Their training was interrupted at 7:40 p.m. for the real thing: A report of a structure fire at 7 Murdock Court. And to make matters worse, someone was trapped in the structure.

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Ferrisburgh teacher gets students outdoors, earns major nomination

Posted on December 17, 2018 |
By Marin Howell



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FERRISBURGH — Judy Elson, a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher at Ferrisburgh Central School, has always taken her science and environmental education efforts there outside of the classroom.

From harvesting vegetables from the school garden in the fall to tapping maple trees in the late winter, Elson provides her students with tangible, hands-on science lessons.

Elson said that her teaching is centered on what she sees as the value of getting students outside.

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Night Fires illuminates Town Hall Theater

Posted on December 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Theatre Group, Ltd’s annual winter solstice pageant or mystery play will this year, as in many performances past, be a song of celebration for the earth and all who live upon it. The performance will take place at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

With a winding tale held together by a spider who once was a woman and a man who is also a bear and then is a man once more, music and songs from all around the globe create a web of magic and wild mystery, of humor and pathos, within which the spoken words unfold.

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Rebecca Chomyn welds art to life in Vermont

Posted on December 17, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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During her sophomore year in college, then 18-year-old Rebecca Nase Chomyn showed up to her first welding class in a skirt and flip flops. That was the day they were doing a demo of plasma cutting.

“Basically you’re shooting fire toward the ground as you cut metal,” said Chomyn, who graduated from Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn, N.Y., with a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in sculpture. “And I had flip flops on! I never did that again.”

Although her wardrobe choices weren’t great, her metal work was awesome.

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