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How 26 pieces of lead changed the American Revolution

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



(Hint: they weren’t musket balls)

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Wild and lovely: gettng to know the wild plants of Vermont

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Judith Irven



With their beautiful colors and shapes, and sometimes a subtle fragrance, I have always had a passion for flowers. Of course, as a gardener, I spend countless hours contemplating the best ways to cultivate and display the flowers in my garden.   But, perhaps even more, I am in awe of the diversity and beauty of wildflowers that — with absolutely no help or assistance from humankind — thrive in our mountains and meadows.  

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Nuovo's retirement spurs three-way House race in Middlebury

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — For most candidates, prevailing in the upcoming Aug. 9 primary merely earns you a ticket to the big dance — the General Election on Nov. 8, when voters will decide the winners.

But a Primary Day victory next Tuesday could be a coronation for two of the three Democrats vying for Middlebury’s two Vermont House seats. That’s because no Republicans have opted to run in the Addison-1 district this year.

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Sales of Confederate flag are banned at Field Days

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Sam Hartley



NEW HAVEN — There will be no sales of merchandise bearing the image of the Confederate Battle Flag at Addison County Fair and Field Days.

The Field Days Board of Directors on Monday forbade sales of the “Stars and Bars” at the fair, which starts next Tuesday, after it received a petition signed by more than 500 people demanding the ban.

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Brooks turned passion into collection

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



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NEW HAVEN — Only a few miles away from the Henry Sheldon Museum sits an 1800 farmhouse, bursting with Bill Brooks’ own collection of masks, statues, paintings, pottery and duck decoys — his personal folk art museum.

Brooks, executive director of the Sheldon, started collecting art in 1968 when he bought his first painting. Since then, he has spent his life in galleries, talking with artists and gleaning a unique assortment of folk and professional art.

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Stampede nets $122,000 for CF and brings wider benefits to community

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — What began as a family lawn sale in 1991 has now raised close to $2 million for cystic fibrosis research.

This year’s Three Day Stampede toward the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis raised $122,000 according to the initial tally, said long-time Stampede organizer Bonita Bedard. That number is expected to climb somewhat once the final tally is completed within a month or two, said Bedard, adding, “It’s never too late to give.”

All Stampede proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation towards research.

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Putting a new face on a historic treasure: Sheldon Museum melds old and new

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



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MIDDLEBURY — Among the antiquated pots, vintage quilts and clothing, age-old images of Lake Dunmore and local farms at Middlebury’s Henry Sheldon Museum perches a brand new fire-engine red tandem bike made with hydraulic disk brakes and a Bronx electric-assist motor.

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High bailiff, state office races add spice to Tuesday's primary

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Democrat primary contests in the Addison-1 and Addison-4 House districts (see related stories) are not the only draws for voters this coming Tuesday, Aug. 9. Runoffs for U.S. Senator, governor, lieutenant governor, state treasurer and attorney general are also in play.

There’s also a Democrat primary for the position of Addison County High Bailiff.

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Bixby book sale is wrapping up

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — How do you clear a used book sale of 100-plus cartons of newly acquired books? Friends of the Bixby are showing how as they reach the final days of their Humongous Book Sale.

On Saturday, Aug. 6, all books will be on sale by donation. Customers choose the books they want and offer a donation they believe is fair. No questions asked.

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