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Bevere readies recount request in State's Attorney election

Posted on November 12, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury independent Peter Bevere on Tuesday, Nov. 13, will officially petition for a recount of votes cast in the election for Addison County state’s attorney, in an effort to erase a nine-vote edge held by incumbent Dennis Wygmans following an initial ballot tabulation on Nov. 6.

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HOPE Holiday Shop needs donations

Posted on November 12, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) officials are enlisting the help of local businesses, restaurants, places of worship and individuals to boost what has become an historically low inventory of free toys that are given to low-income children through the organization’s Holiday Shop.

“This is as low as I’ve seen it,” longtime HOPE Executive Director Jeanne Montross said of the Holiday Shop’s toy reserves.

How low?

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Police grow beards to raise funds for kids with cancer

Posted on November 12, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Members of various Addison County law enforcement agencies are once again covering their faces to symbolically encourage citizens to open their wallets to a special camp serving young cancer patients.

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Vote sends Orwell into Slate Valley school district

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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ORWELL — Orwell will be forced to join the Slate Valley Modified Unified Union School District (SVMUUSD), based on a combined 2,216 to 1,615 vote of residents in the six-town district on Tuesday.

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WWII vet Ron Hadley takes an honor flight

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Thousands of people each year tour the Marine Corps War Memorial near Washington, D.C.

Based on the iconic photograph taken by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal, the memorial immortalizes the six soldiers who raised the second American flag on Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi on Feb. 23, 1945, thus heralding the beginning of the end of the U.S. campaign in the Pacific during World War II.

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Prosecutor duel still hangs in the balance; Newton coasts to become sheriff

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County voters on Tuesday returned incumbent Addison County State’s Attorney Dennis Wygmans to office by a razor-thin 7,802 to 7,793 margin over independent challenger Peter Bevere of Middlebury.

But  with only nine votes separating the two candidates, Bevere on Wednesday morning confirmed, through his spouse and campaign manager Kelly Bevere, that he’ll seek a recount that could yet tip the scales his way.

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Hardy and Bray sweep in a crowded Senate race

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — Democrats will continue what has been a 16-year grip on the two state Senate seats representing Addison County, Huntington and Buel’s Gore. First-time candidate Ruth Hardy and incumbent Sen. Chris Bray easily won election amid heavy voting on Tuesday throughout the county.

Hardy, a former Middlebury school board official and the executive director of Emerge Vermont, was the top vote-getter, garnering 8,875 tallies. Bray, a three-term incumbent, finished second, with 8,723 votes.

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Unveiled

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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WORKERS WHO HAVE been scraping and painting the steeple of the Congregational Church of Middlebury have removed the black shroud that protected much of the tower since late July.

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Orwell eyes school addition

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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ORWELL — Orwell officials are considering expanding their local school to accommodate a cafeteria and gym, amenities currently provided though the adjacent town hall building, which is being targeted for demolition.

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Elder, Cordes prevail in tight voting as Baser is unseated in Bristol-area House race

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
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BRISTOL — Two years ago, Rep. Fred Baser, a Bristol Republican, was the top vote-getter in the two-seat Addison-4 House district representing Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton and Starksboro.

This year, Baser placed third and out of the running as Democrat challengers Caleb Elder of Starksboro and Mari Cordes of Lincoln prevailed in a hotly contested four-person race for the two coveted spots in Montpelier.

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