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Cornwall dog faces sanctions after attacking woman

Posted on May 14, 2018 |
By John Flowers



CORNWALL — The Cornwall selectboard has ordered a local family to invest in a chain link fence, obedience training and other corrective measures for their dog in wake of an April 17 attack that left a FedEx delivery person severely injured.

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Parent-Child Center book to serve as manual for a new wave of educators

Posted on May 14, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — As one can imagine, the leaders and educators at the Addison County Parent/Child Center are pretty busy teaching young parents to become good nurturers and imparting basic social skills to kids. Veteran staff members have mentored thousands of adults and children, during which they’ve learned — through trial and error — what works when it comes to child rearing.

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Middlebury Dem. Ruth Hardy announces state Senate bid

Posted on May 10, 2018 |
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EAST MIDDLEBURY — After having spent several years serving her community on local school boards, East Middlebury Democrat Ruth Hardy hopes to graduate this fall to a state Senate seat representing Addison County, Huntington and Buel’s Gore.

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Former Rep. Paul Ralston eyes return to Montpelier

Posted on May 10, 2018 |
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NEW HAVEN — Former State Rep. Paul Ralston told the Independent on Wednesday he’s seriously considering a run for one of the two state Senate seats representing Addison County, Huntington and Buel’s Gore.

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Peter Newton confirms he'll run for county sheriff

Posted on May 10, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Peter Newton is hoping area voters give him a promotion this fall. Newton, 46, is running for sheriff, a position that incumbent Don Keeler will be vacating at the end of this year. Keeler has endorsed his lieutenant, something Newton will undoubtedly reference during a campaign that thus far includes former Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs.

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Colleagues, constituents praise Ayer for her work

Posted on May 10, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MONTPELIER — Longtime Addison County Democratic Committee officer Spence Putnam of Weybridge has attended many a political event during the past 16 years that featured testimony from Sen. Claire Ayer, D-Addison. And while Ayer has become synonymous with health care reform in Vermont, Putnam will remember the county’s senior senator as much for her comportment while dealing with constituents as for her list of legislative accomplishments.

Putnam recalled public meetings during which a few folks chastised Ayer for supporting a law or tax they didn’t like.

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New Porter ExpressCare clinic a big success in its first year

Posted on May 7, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center’s ExpressCare clinic, which will soon mark its first anniversary, has wildly exceeded its boosters’ expectations and may soon increase its operating hours in order to meet growing demand for the service.

“It’s received enormous support from our community,” Porter President Dr. Fred Kniffin said of ExpressCare, which treats folks with non-life threatening injuries or illnesses who might otherwise seek out more costly and acute Emergency Department care.

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Middlebury Antique Center and Ben Franklin to close soon

Posted on May 7, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The sun will set on two longtime Middlebury businesses this summer: The Ben Franklin Store at 63 Main St. and the Middlebury Antique Center at 3255 Route 7 South.

Owners of both stores have been trying to sell their respective properties for more than a year. And in both cases, the owners are making clear their closing plans to customers through colorful signs and related liquidation sales.

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New Haven River Anglers keep fishing for fun, 37 years later

Posted on May 7, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — It began in 1981 as a group of avid anglers looking to share their love of the sport.

It’s evolved into a diverse collection of men, women and youths who not only share the common interest in fishing, but also in preserving one of the key natural resources in which they practice their sport.

It’s the New Haven River Anglers Association (NHRAA), which recently celebrated its 37th birthday.

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Sen. Claire Ayer won't run again after 16 years representing Addison County

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Veteran state Sen. Claire Ayer, D-Addison, won’t seek a ninth consecutive two-year term this November, a move that will reverberate through the state’s highest chamber and undoubtedly add intrigue to Addison County’s legislative election picture.

Ayer — chairwoman of the Senate Health & Welfare Committee and one of the most senior and influential Democrat lawmakers in Montpelier — said she wants to make way for an infusion of new blood in the Vermont Statehouse.

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