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Middlebury Police Log: Police look into possible stalking incident

Posted on September 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police fielded a complaint from a local woman who feared she was being stalked by another woman in the Court Street area on Sept. 27.

No arrests were made.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a patient having a mental health issue in the Painter Road area on Sept. 21.

•  Received a report of an alleged threat that had been made against a Vermont Probation and Parole official on Sept. 21.

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Seating for the shelter

Posted on September 28, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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HANNAFORD CAREER CENTER students deliver a donated picnic table to Homeward Bound in Middlebury recently. Pictured, from left, are Jake Burnham’s senior STEM students Troy Verburg, Jordan Broughton, Daniel Emmell and Tanis Cook, and Homeward Bound Executive Director Jess Danyow. The table, which was built by last year’s ninth-grade students, will be used by staff and volunteers to enjoy sunny weather and the company of dogs in an outdoor play yard.

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Leicester man killed in crash on Route 7

Posted on September 28, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



PITTSFORD — A Leicester man was killed in an early morning collision on Route 7 that closed the road through Pittsford for six hours on Sept. 18.

Vermont State Police said Bryan Greene, 43, was killed that Friday when at around 5:45 a.m. the motorcycle he was driving, a 1983 Honda Shadow, crashed head-on with a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero driven by Shane Goodrich, 28, of Rutland. Greene was pronounced dead at the scene. Goodrich was wearing a seatbelt and sustained minor injuries. Both vehicles were a total loss.

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Judge tells college to reenroll student

Posted on September 28, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — On Sept. 16, U.S. District Court Senior Judge J. Garvan Murtha ordered Middlebury College to re-enroll an undergraduate student that the college had expelled this summer.

Under the court’s order, the student (going by the pseudonym “John Doe”) will be permitted to attend Middlebury while his lawsuit challenging the expulsion continues.

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Pets of the week for Sept. 28, 2015

Posted on September 28, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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Billionhair Donald Dog, pictured with his minion, Trumpty Dumpty, is launching his worldwide campaign from the heart of Panton. Donald Dog’s most important campaign pledge is to build a wall around Panton to keep out Cats, and make the Squirrels pay for it.

The Panton Publicity Hounds (Lello, a 6-year-old golden retriever, and Hooligan, a 5-year-old Havanese) and Judi Fisher, Panton

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Filmmakers look at the Great Famine in China, challenge government narrative

Posted on September 28, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Two Chinese filmmakers will visit the Middlebury College campus this week to show their documentaries about the Great Famine in China. The public is welcome to screenings, which will include question-and-answer sessions with the filmmakers.

The “Great Famine” is the Chinese famine of 1959-1961. An estimated 20 million to 40 million people died in this famine.

Mr. Wu Wenguang and Ms. Zhang Mengqi will be talking about an ongoing project to make documentary films that are oral histories of that time.

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Starksboro's Kahler lauded for green work in Vt.

Posted on September 28, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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STARKSBORO — Ellen Kahler, the executive director of the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, will be recognized this week for her statewide work to promote green, sustainable jobs and, by extension, the farms and forests on which Vermont’s rural economy depends.

Kahler, of Starksboro, will receive the Art Gibb Award for Individual Leadership from the Vermont Natural Resources Council at VNRC’s annual meeting Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Inn at Lareau Farm in Waitsfield.

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Local restaurants helping fund Farm Share program

Posted on September 28, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont is organizing the 21st annual Share the Harvest event, to be held at more than 52 food businesses around the state on Oct. 1.

Up to 15 percent of sales on this day at participating restaurants, co-ops, and stores will be donated to NOFA-VT’s Farm Share Program, which assists limited-income Vermonters in obtaining farm fresh fruits and vegetables through subsidized shares in CSA (community supported agriculture) programs.

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Zeno Mountain community members star in a documentary film

Posted on September 28, 2015 |
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RIPTON — The North Branch School of Ripton is celebrating its 15th anniversary year and is making plans to offer a series of events as a way of thanking the community for its love and support throughout this time. The first event will take place Friday night, Oct. 9, at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. The North Branch School in conjunction with the Doug Fund at Vermont Community Foundation and THT will host the documentary film “Becoming Bulletproof.”

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Brandon artists to welcome vistors on Open Studio weekend

Posted on September 28, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Oct. 3 and 4 is the weekend when artists in the Brandon area will open their studios for people to see how they work. Studios are open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.

The Brandon Artists Guild at 7 Center St. is a great place to start your tour. You can see what artwork the guild’s members have on display, then pick up local and state maps there and visit three local artists within walking distance of the gallery before traveling to artists further outside town.

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