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Middlebury Police Log: Man cited after violating abuse prevention order

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited David Warner, 66, of Middlebury for allegedly violating an abuse prevention order on Oct. 2.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Investigated an Oct. 2 report about some intoxicated men allegedly causing problems in the new park off College Street, leaving trash on the ground and breaking glass. Police were able to locate a few of these men and turned them over to a sober person.

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Childcare provision seen as inadequate: Offerings for youngest said to fall short

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



MIDDLEBURY — Child advocacy groups estimate that more than 79 percent of Vermont’s infants and toddlers likely to need child care don’t have access to programs considered to be high quality. For Addison County, the estimate is 88 percent for infants, 64 percent for toddlers.

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Group sets 50,000 pennies fundraising goal based on tragic "witch" history

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Leading up to their production of Arthur Miller's “The Crucible,” Nov. 2-5, at Town Hall Theater, the Middlebury Community Players are raising money for WomenSafe, Inc., and raising awareness about violence against women, not only in our own communities, but throughout history.

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Tree expert will guide visitors through foliage walk at college this weekend

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Celebrate “Fabulous Fall Foliage” with a walk along the Trail Around Middlebury, sponsored by the Middlebury Area Land Trust. This hour-and-a half walk will be led by tree expert Tim Parsons, Middlebury College’s Landscape Horticulturist.

For Parsons, who is also a Vermont Certified Horticulturist and certified by the International Society of Aboriculture, fall foliage speaks to the tree’s life cycle.

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Middlebury couple are moving to hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico, urge aid to island

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Soon-to-be Puerto Rican residents and current Middlebury residents Andy and Bronia Van Benthuysen have a message for their current friends and neighbors on behalf of their future neighbors:

Please help.

The Van Benthuysens, undeterred by the devastation Hurricane Maria unleashed on Puerto Rico in late September, plan to retire to that U.S. territory in April.

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Lions donate $25K to Elderly Services

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY —The Lions Club of Middlebury on Oct. 2 presented Elderly Services Inc. with a $25,000 check dedicated to completion of the Eldercare Excellence Major Gifts Campaign of 2015-2017.

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Opera Company of Middlebury concocts an 'Elixer of Love'

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



The Opera Company of Middlebury enters its 15th season with a production of Donizetti’s famous comedy, L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love).  The fizzy romantic opera tells the story of a con artist who convinces a town that his strange concoction can cure any ill — and can even make other people fall in love with you.

Tucked into the laughter is one of the most famous tenor arias of all time, the haunting ballad “Una furtiva lagrima”. 

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Lyn DuMoulin's 'Places of the Heart' now at Jackson Gallery

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Lyn DuMoulin spends her summers canoeing, bicycling, bird watching and hiking the deep country of the Adirondack mountains. Watercolors by the Middlebury artist reflect her passion for nature and outdoor activities with scenes from Vermont and the Adirondacks. She loves to paint people, canoes, mountains, and the back waters of the great North Country.

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Workout warriors

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Four Addison County residents joined under the Team PatriWODic banner to finish third among 14 teams at the 2017 Vermonster CrossFit Competition, held in Barre on Sept. 23. The team, pictured on the right above, consisted of (left to right) Steven Beckwith, Liz Sabourin, Alicia Prime and Ryan Francoeur. The competition consisted of four different team events, one that required the quartets to pull a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck up an incline. Click below to see a video of the truck pull. 

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Is hemp Vermont's next big crop? Middlebury farm plants marijuana cousin

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — While lawmakers in Montpelier argue over marijuana legalization, Middlebury dairy farmers Joel Pomainville and Sam Berthiaume are readying harvest of a cousin of marijuana — hemp — that promoters hope could be a new cash crop for Vermont farmers.

“The potential is so huge on this stuff,” said Berthiaume.

Secretary of Agriculture Anson Tebbetts, who toured Pomainville and Berthiaume’s 13 acres of hemp on Monday morning, said hemp could be a supplement crop for Vermont’s dairy farmers, like maple syrup.

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