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Chipman Inn regifts chamber prize money

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Chipman Inn won the Pot of Gold at the Addison County Chamber of Commerce’s recent business networking event. The Pot of Gold is a promotion the chamber offers at its monthly mixers that creates a fun atmosphere and helps drive attendance. If a chamber member’s name is drawn from the pot and they’re in attendance, the member can win up to $500.

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Tinker and Smithy: More than a game store

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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Walk in to Tinker and Smithy Game Store, recently relocated from Creek Road to Main Street in Middlebury, and you’ll find, well — games. Hundreds of them. Big games, little games, board games, card games, strange games, familiar games, games in boxes and opened games, spread about the shops on various tables. 

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Town police and Middlebury College close the book on Murray protest

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



MIDDLEBURY — None of the demonstrators at the March 2 protest of a controversial political scientist at Middlebury College will face criminal charges, but scores of students have been disciplined by the school.

The Middlebury Police Department Tuesday announced it had concluded its investigation into the events surrounding Charles Murray’s visit to the college, with no charges forthcoming.

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Blindness no barrier to massage therapist

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Just another day at the office for Steven Fidler.

He welcomes a client into his massage and hypnotherapy office in Middlebury and motions him over to the comfy, cushioned table.

Fidler can hear the client getting ready. But don’t ask him to describe the person whose stress he will be spending the next hour removing.

Steven Fidler is blind.

Blind, but tremendously adept at a craft he has honed without the benefit of eyesight.

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Middlebury project includes $12M investment in rail

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) officials said this week that a $12 million addition to the downtown Middlebury rail bridges project is related to track improvements, equipment purchases and beefed up train crews that will be needed to ensure freight traffic can continue along the state’s western corridor during what will soon be abbreviated — and at times suspended — train traffic through Addison County’s shire town.

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Police chase suspect in lawn mower theft

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY / NEW HAVEN — Several police agencies combined captured a man who allegedly drove away from a Middlebury store without paying for a lawn mower last week.

Michael Francis, 56, of Colchester reportedly stole a push mower from in front of the Sears store on Exchange Street around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16.

Middlebury police allege Francis loaded the mower into a 2005 Ford Explorer and then sped off.

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Middlebury College admits record number of students of color; admission-acceptance rates highest in years

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College will welcome one of its largest incoming classes in years this fall following a stronger-than-usual response from this year’s admitted students. As of May 1, when admitted students were required to inform the college of their decision, 644 students said they planned to enroll in September, with another 107 in February, for a total of 751.

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D-Day vet to lead Memorial Day parade in Vergennes

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — American Legion Post 14 has chosen Ron Hadley of Middlebury as the grand marshal of the Vergennes Memorial Day Parade this year. Hadley joined the U.S. Navy in the midst of World War II, completed his training in the fall of 1943, and then served all over the world before rounding out his duty in June 1946. He gave this account of his war service:

My war experiences started with my assignment as a junior officer (ensign) to an attack transport ship destined for the invasion of Normandy. Our cargo was 900 Army men and 20 landing craft.

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Painting instructor learned by teaching: Joe Bolger paintings on exhibit at the Edgewater Gallery

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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A casual afternoon conversation about painting with artist Joe Bolger can leave you with the knowledge most cannot gain in a semester enrolled in a traditional painting course. His constant desire to learn from inspiring artists drove him to read, reread, dog-ear, and underline all of their writings. He immersed himself in these books until the concepts were part of his own process and understanding. His passion for creating these visions from figures and portraits, to landscapes is the true force behind his genius.

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Labor historian to give June 7 talk on 'What if poor women ran the world?'

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEURY — Labor historian Annelise Orleck will recount the struggle for welfare rights by Las Vegas women in the 1970s in a talk at Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury onJune 7 at 7 p.m. Her talk,What if Poor Women Ran the World?is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’sFirst Wednesdays lecture seriesand is free and open to the public. (Note: This talk is rescheduled from January.)

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