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HOPE renews call for food shelf donations

Posted on October 15, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Officials at the organization Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects, or HOPE, are renewing their call for food shelf donations that will be critical in feeding Addison County’s low-income residents until locally organized food drives replenish the cupboards later this fall.

Jeanne Montross, executive director of HOPE, first made the pitch in August — a time when food reserves are typically low. Unfortunately, that appeal didn’t resonate as well as Montross had hoped.

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Martha Sullivan recalled as Salisbury's 'encyclopedia'

Posted on October 15, 2018 |
By John Flowers



SALISBURY — Whenever people in Salisbury are stumped on a historical fact about their town — whether it be the original location of an old barn or the location of a founding citizen’s grave — they have invariably turned to their human encyclopedia.

“Ask Martha.”

Tragically, Martha Sullivan, owner of one of the longest civic resumes in Addison County, will no longer be able to serve as the go-to source for all things Salisbury.

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Towns and college call for Rt. 125 safety, ask for ledge removal at crash site

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury has joined Bridport, Cornwall and Middlebury College in urging the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) to “immediately” make major safety improvements to a notorious stretch of Route 125 near Cider Mill Road where a Shoreham man was killed following a collision with a fire truck on Sept. 9.

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Sheriff Keeler ready to step down after an eventful 46-year career

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — At age 76, Addison County Sheriff Don Keeler might not move around as well as he used to. But he still puts in a work day that could put a lot of nine-to-fivers to shame.

By day, he manages a workforce of 20 full- and part-time deputies, dispatchers and support staff.

By night, he can often be seen serving writs and other court paperwork to homes and businesses throughout the county.

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Three locals open new yoga sanctuary in Middlebury

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — “Dil,” loosely translated from Persian and Hindi, signifies “heart,” “soul,” “courage,” “generosity” and “wish.”

It’s also the name of a new yoga sanctuary that will hold its grand opening this Saturday, Oct. 13, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at its new home at 13 Washington St. in Middlebury Classes officially start on Monday, Oct. 15.

The space most recently hosted “Ollie’s Other Place,” a book, toy, game and educational gift store for babies and children.

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Lazarus Park proposal advances

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — An effort to name a new downtown Middlebury park after a prominent local family has moved a step closer to bearing fruit.

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Fair Haven independent in the mix for governor

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Twenty-seven years ago, Chuck Laramie had reached his personal abyss.

A slave to alcohol and recreational drugs, he was so intoxicated one night that a police officer insisted on driving him home.

“He asked me what I was going to do when I got home, and I told him I had a loaded .38 (handgun) in my drawer and I was going to stick it in my mouth and get it all over with,” Laramie recalled. “That was my plan if it got real bad — that’s how I was going to end my addiction.”

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Shoreham to decide on solar array buy-in; special town meeting set

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



SHOREHAM — Shoreham residents on Oct. 23 will be asked to invest in solar energy to help power — at a bargain — their town-owned buildings.

The Shoreham selectboard last month voted unanimously to hold a special town meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at which residents will asked to be spend up to $55,351 for as many as 94 solar panels at a 150-kW solar array on an acre at 869 Watch Point Road in Shoreham.

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Officials to help residents clear pot convictions

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Addison County residents who have difficulty landing a better job or securing federal tuition assistance because of a marijuana-related blemish on their criminal record, please take note.

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Now cancer-free, Jenn Buker gives back

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Jenn Buker on Monday reflected back to 2002, the most tumultuous year of her life.

The Lincoln native’s world that summer had been turned upside down by four soul-searing words delivered clinically through a telephone line by her physician.

“You have breast cancer.”

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