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Part 1 of rail bridge project done; businesses wary of 'big dig'

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Downtown Middlebury merchants are assessing the economic fall-out from the recently completed installation of temporary bridges on Merchants Row and Main Street. Business owners located closest to the construction zones predictably reported the most substantial losses, while virtually all of those polled by the Independent praised the town and Kubricky construction for their outreach during the project.

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Middlebury street sweeping scheduled for Aug. 21-25

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs/Brandon Reporter and John S. McCright/Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Town of Middlebury workers are scheduled to clean streets this week.

Street sweeping in the downtown area will take place Monday-Friday, Aug. 21-25, weather permitting. Work hours will be from 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to refrain from overnight parking on downtown area streets.

Those with questions or concerns are asked to contact the town of Middlebury Highway Department at 388-4045.

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Mill Street parking lot to be closed for six days

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Mill Street Parking Lot in downtown Middlebury will be closed from Monday, Aug. 24, through Tuesday, Aug. 29, so work on the continued improvements to the parking lot can continue. These improvements include new lighting installation, stormwater upgrades, fresh landscaping and paving.

Town officials said this work will result in heightened noise and truck traffic along with parking impacts. The actual paving will be scheduled at a later date after all other work has been completed.

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Investigative writer Dick Lehr comes to film fest

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Jay Craven



Pulitzer Prize finalist Dick Lehr is a fearless investigative writer. He will appear at this year’s Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival to talk about his work, which has led to the production of two films (“Black Mass” and “The Birth of a Movement”) along with two more (“The Fence” and “Judgment Ridge”) that are now in development.   

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Character actors' contributions to be highlighted at festival

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Jay Craven



Great character-actors often go underappreciated and they’re usually underrated for the impact they have in our star-driven film industry. I’m sure this can be discouraging for the actor — they can deliver a richly nuanced performance only to have it upstaged by the muscular plot or movie stars that Hollywood uses to sell tickets. But that comes with the territory.

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Frey is featured artist at Edgewater Gallery

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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“Painting is an expression of our interior life mixed with our response to a perceived world, played out on the surface,” explained Maine-based oil painter Philip Frey.  The visual space in Frey’s paintings is both peaceful and inviting. The viewer can sense his enjoyment in both the process and the product.

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St. Mary's in Middlebury welcomes a new pastor

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Luke Austin arrived at a crossroads around 15 years ago.

Should he use his new law degree to pursue a career in federal government, or take the spiritual route into the priesthood.

Father Luke, as he is now known, chose the latter path, and he has no regrets. He is now settling into his brand new role as leader of the Middlebury area’s Catholic congregation, which attends services at St. Mary’s Church in Middlebury, St. Bernadette in Bridport, and St. Genevieve in Shoreham.

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County residents ready for solar eclipse

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Jan Walker



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You are never the same after viewing a total solar eclipse. Those who have experienced one find themselves craving the next and may even travel the globe to repeat the experience.

There will be a solar eclipse next Monday, Aug. 21. Fortunately, weather permitting and with proper equipment, all of the people who live in continental United State will be able to see at least a partial eclipse. Those in a narrow, 70-mile-wide strip of land running from Oregon to South Carolina will have the chance to view the total eclipse.

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THT Young Company takes on 'School for Scandal'

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Town Hall Theater’s Young Company presents “The School For Scandal” by restoration playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan next week, Tuesday, Aug. 22 and Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m.

This is the second Young Company production of the summer following on the heels of “Annie.” The comedy is directed by THT’s Education Director Lindsay Pontius and Kendra Gratton.

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Kids wanted for firefighter muster fun this Saturday; fundraiser also to include dinner and raffle

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Several area businesses will be teaming up to raise money for some critical first responders in Middlebury this Saturday, Aug. 19, as part of a fundraising tradition that began six years ago in memory of former volunteer firefighter Adam Myers.

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