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Downtown site sought for Middlebury Farmers Market

Posted on December 31, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Just two years ago, organizers of the Middlebury Farmers Market were scrambling for a new venue at which to accommodate the more than two dozen vendors who twice each week serve up a diverse menu of fresh veggies, cheeses, fruit, prepared foods and a whole lot more. Temporary parking and traffic problems related to construction on the railroad bridges project downtown prompted the farmers market to look for a new home.

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Ex-MREMS official gets sentenced for embezzlement

Posted on December 31, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A former co-director of Middlebury Regional EMS ambulance service has served seven days in jail and will spend the next three years on probation after pleading guilty in October to two felony charges of embezzlement, stemming from allegations that she stole a combined total of $7,802 from the nonprofit over a more than year-long period to pay for personal items, gifts for friends and her own medical expenses.

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Beards for a cause

Posted on December 27, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MOST OF THE 20 law enforcement officers in the Middlebury police, Bristol police and Addison County Sheriff’s departments who took part in the “Deer Camp Beards for Kids with Cancer” fundraiser show off their facial hair last week before shaving. Independent photo/John Flowers

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MUMS principal authors a book about recovering from her son's death

Posted on December 27, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The calendar.

A simple measure of the passage of time and a marker for special days.

But the calendar, for Kris Francoeur, can be a foreboding benchmark that reaches its gloomy climax in October. That’s the month during which her son, Sam, tragically drew his last breath following an accidental drug overdose.

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ACSD budget draft reflects $31.5M in spending for Middlebury-area schools

Posted on December 27, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District board will soon get to work cobbling a fiscal year 2020 spending plan for Middlebury-area schools. Addison Central administrators recently presented the panel with a first draft calling for $31,534,046 in spending, which represents a 2.24-percent increase compared to this year’s budget.

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Area police officers grow beards, raise $4,154 for ailing kids

Posted on December 27, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Members of three area law enforcement agencies retired their respective razors during the recent deer hunting season, and now they’re celebrating the payoff: A combined total of $4,154 raised for Camp-Ta-Kum-Ta, a camp in South Hero that provides respite, fun activities and support to children afflicted with cancer, and their families.

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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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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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Police provide additional details on MUMS shooting investigation

Posted on December 20, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — After two Middlebury Union Middle School students were detained on suspicion that they were planning to shoot another student, and possibly others, Middlebury police held a press conference on Wednesday morning to give more details on the case and field questions from the statewide media.

Here were the main takeaways from that conference, led by Middlebury Police Chief Tom Hanley and Detective Kris Bowdish, who was the lead investigator:

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UPDATED: Police, school officials avert Middlebury middle school shooting

Posted on December 18, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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 a fellow student and possibly others on campus today, 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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