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Decision to quit smoking has sweet-smelling reward

Posted on December 30, 2010 |
By Tamara Hilmes



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Editor’s note: This article is the final in a three-part series on Addison County residents who have sought help from the Quit Tobacco Program at Porter Hospital in order to kick their cigarette habits.

SHOREHAM — For the first time in decades, Deborah Diamond, 66, could smell the coming of spring.

Earlier this year, Diamond’s vow to quit smoking once and for all was bolstered when she caught a whiff of that “lovely green smell” that she never wants to lose again.

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ANeSU teachers, board at impasse

Posted on December 23, 2010 |
By Tamara Hilmes and John S. McCright



BRISTOL — Representatives of the six Addison Northeast Supervisory Union school boards and of the teachers who work in those schools met into the wee hours last Thursday negotiating a contract for the current school year. By the end of the night the two sides had come to an impasse.

The school boards will meet next month to decide whether to restart negotiations or impose a contract. If they opt for the latter, the teachers will have to agree to take what the boards offer or strike.

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Clippings: 'Carp'-ing for perfect Christmas gift

Posted on December 23, 2010 |
By Tamara Hilmes



This year, as I sat down to write my letter to Santa, I found my list populated with items like fingerless gloves, Velcro wrist guards, ergonomic keyboards and heated keyboard pads. The big item this year (not a Barbie Jeep or a puppy as in years past): surgery.

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Reynolds to perform at THT

Posted on December 23, 2010 |
By Tamara Hilmes



 

MIDDLEBURY — Though local boy Luke Reynolds has made it big by joining the ranks of popular alt-rock band Guster, he hasn’t forgotten his roots.

On Wednesday, Dec. 29, Reynolds will return to Middlebury to spend the holidays with his family and to play a show at the Town Hall Theater (THT) to promote his newest solo EP, “Maps.”

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Guster uses Bristol as backdrop

Posted on December 23, 2010 |
By Tamara Hilmes



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BRISTOL — First, downtown Middlebury was featured for a second or two in a pair of “30 Rock” episodes on TV, and now downtown Bristol has made its own minutes-long debut on the pop culture scene.

In October, the popular alternative rock band Guster released a music video featuring downtown Bristol as its backdrop.

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A netbook for every student

Posted on December 20, 2010 |
By Tamara Hilmes



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BRISTOL — For the students in Hannah Estey and Rebecca Zavadil’s fifth-grade classes, Christmas came a bit early this year.

On Thursday, the Bristol Elementary School fifth-graders all received new Dell netbooks to use at school and at home through the end of the school year as part of the education portion of the “e-Vermont” grant awarded to the town earlier this year.

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4-year-old inspires his grandpa to quit

Posted on December 16, 2010 |
By Tamara Hilmes



Editor’s note: This article is the second of a three-part series on Addison County residents who have sought help from the Quit Tobacco Program at Porter Hospital in order to kick their cigarette habits.

MIDDLEBURY — Wally Bailey, 62, of Salisbury was only six years old when he smoked his first cigarette.

“At that point, I must have seen people smoke,” Bailey said. “My parents didn’t smoke. No one in my family smoked. I just thought it was cool, I guess.”

Bailey’s friend would steal packs of cigarettes from his parents and the two would smoke them together in secret.

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Mt. Abe student promotes rights in Ghana

Posted on December 13, 2010 |
By Tamara Hilmes



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BRISTOL — Amidst filling out college applications, going on campus visits and completing routine homework assignments, Mount Abraham Union High School senior Rosie Nelson also finds time each week to Skype with the students and faculty of the New Life School in Ghana.

Nelson, 18, on her second trip to Ghana, volunteered at the school for 11 weeks this past summer, during which time she and her 22-year-old German roommate Christina Rohmann worked together to eliminate the practice of caning from the school’s bylaws after witnessing it firsthand.

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Holley Hall renovations completed

Posted on December 13, 2010 |
By Tamara Hilmes



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BRISTOL — According to town officials, after 125 years of active duty, Holley Hall was in need of a little relief. The renovation project began in 2008 and was completed last month. It rehabilitated the historic building and updated the space to meet the current needs of its inhabitants.

“It was not a delightful space,” Town Manager Bill Bryant said. “The needs had just really changed.”

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Kicking the habit: Throat pain convinces smoker to make a lifestyle change

Posted on December 9, 2010 |
By Tamara Hilmes



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Editor’s note: This article is part of a three-part series on Addison County residents who have sought help from the Quit Tobacco Program at Porter Hospital in order to kick their cigarette habits.

MIDDLEBURY — Fifty-five-year-old Suzanne Gagnon has been smoking for 30 years. She picked up her first cigarette when she was just 20 years old, and soon she was smoking two or more packs a day.

For the past five years, ever since she was diagnosed and treated for laryngitis, Gagnon has battled with her addiction.

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