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Newton advances in sheriff's race

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Peter Newton on Tuesday took a first step in his bid to lead the force on which he serves, defeating Ron Holmes, 2,948 to 1,423, in a Democratic primary.

Newton will now go on to face former Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs in the Nov. 6 general election. Gibbs is running as an independent for the county sheriff’s job.

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Cordes, Elder prevail in Addison-4 runoff

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Democrats in the Addison-4 district towns of Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton and Starksboro on Tuesday overwhelmingly picked Mari Cordes and Caleb Elder to move on to the general election on Nov. 6, when they’ll vie against two Republican candidates for the district’s two seats in the Vermont House.

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County voters opt for Scott, Sanders, Welch and Hallquist

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
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ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County residents largely voted along state lines in Tuesday’s primary elections, affirming their support for veteran federal incumbents — like Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch — while strongly backing Hyde Park Democrat Christine Hallquist in her bid to unseat current Republican Gov. Phil Scott.

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Energy plant proposed for Middlebury

Posted on August 13, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A Massachusetts-based company is seeking state permission to build a “resource recovery center” in Middlebury’s industrial park that would derive energy from wastewater supplied by several local manufacturers, energy that would be funneled into Vermont’s electricity grid.

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Area Democrats to vie in Aug. 14 runoffs for sheriff, House seats

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Local primary elections typically offer few fireworks and are thus notorious for low voter turnout.

But a hotly contested race for sheriff and a crowded runoff for the Addison-4 House district are giving Addison County residents — and particularly Democrats in the Bristol area — extra reasons to vote on Aug. 14.

Local interest is also being generated by Ethan Sonneborn, a 14-year-old Bristol youth who will compete for the Democrat nomination for governor.

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Carol's café closes after 13 years; new coffeehouse to open in its place

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Downtown Middlebury’s much-loved, but financially challenged, Carol’s Hungry Mind Café sold its last muffin and cup of coffee on Tuesday, with owner John Melanson saying a slow summer and mounting debts finally forced him to throw in the towel.

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Sheldon exhibit explores local participation in WWI

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — It was idealistically, perhaps even naively, dubbed “the war to end all wars” after an international accord brought an end to the carnage of World War I on Nov. 11, 1918.

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Orwell readies for Act 46 showdown; school could face forced merger

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By John Flowers



ORWELL — Orwell School directors will meet with the Vermont Board of Education on Wednesday, Aug. 15, in what could be the community’s last opportunity to argue against the proposed merger of the independent school with the recently created Slate Valley Modified Unified Union School District (SVMUUSD).

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Peter Bevere seeks county prosecutor job

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Attorney Peter Bevere has already prosecuted cases in Chittenden and Rutland counties.

Now he wants to perform that job closer to his Middlebury home. So Bevere, 44, has decided to challenge incumbent Addison County State’s Attorney Dennis Wygmans this November. Bevere recently filed his nomination papers to run as an independent against Wygmans, a Democrat.

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Local couple prepares for Muslim pilgrimage

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Farhad Khan has spent a half-century dreaming about a trip designed to fortify his religious faith and cleanse his spirit.

The Middlebury resident’s dream is about to come true.

Farhad and his wife, Amtul, on Aug. 11 will join 16 other members of the Vermont Islamic Society (VIS) in a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It’s called the “Hajj,” a religious obligation that every adult Muslim must fulfill at least once in their lifetime, if they are physically able and have the resources to do so.

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