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Ban the bag? Duo seeks end to plastic bags in Middlebury

Posted on May 7, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



MIDDLEBURY — If they were balled up to the size of tennis balls, the disposable plastic shopping bags used in Middlebury every year would fill up more than three tractor-trailers — maybe even as many as six.

Few of those bags stayed balled up, however, and most of them find their way to landfills.

Middlebury resident Amy McAninch and Middlebury College sophomore Amelia Miller have proposed a solution to this excess waste: a townwide ban on single-use, carry-out plastic bags.

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New Porter ExpressCare clinic a big success in its first year

Posted on May 7, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center’s ExpressCare clinic, which will soon mark its first anniversary, has wildly exceeded its boosters’ expectations and may soon increase its operating hours in order to meet growing demand for the service.

“It’s received enormous support from our community,” Porter President Dr. Fred Kniffin said of ExpressCare, which treats folks with non-life threatening injuries or illnesses who might otherwise seek out more costly and acute Emergency Department care.

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UPDATED: Publisher of Valley Voice Cheryl White dies

Posted on May 7, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Cheryl White, the longtime owner and publisher of The Valley Voice newspaper in Middlebury, died of natural causes at her Bridport home this past Thursday evening, May 3.

White was well known in her hometown as well as throughout the broader community, with many friends and close associates built through her decades in journalism. She bought The Valley Voice more than three decades ago.

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Middlebury Antique Center and Ben Franklin to close soon

Posted on May 7, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The sun will set on two longtime Middlebury businesses this summer: The Ben Franklin Store at 63 Main St. and the Middlebury Antique Center at 3255 Route 7 South.

Owners of both stores have been trying to sell their respective properties for more than a year. And in both cases, the owners are making clear their closing plans to customers through colorful signs and related liquidation sales.

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Career Center's maker space leaps ahead

Posted on May 7, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — An effort to crowdfund $6,000 to be eligible for a $100,000 grant to create a community-wide “makers space” at the Patricia Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury faces a deadline this Friday, May 11, with the goal in sight.

“We’re well on our way to reaching the $6,000 match,” said career center Superintendent Dana Peterson, though added that with or without the grant, the career center’s maker space is well on its way to becoming a reality.

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Beef cattle raised on grass in Cornwall

Posted on May 7, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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CORNWALL — What does “grass-fed beef” mean?

For Cheryl and Marc Cesario of Meeting Place Pastures in Cornwall, “grass-fed” is more than a label slapped on a package of beef. It’s a way of thinking.

“I don’t see myself as a beef producer. I’m a grass farmer,” Marc said. “I’m in the energy business. The sun shines every day, whether I do anything or not. The question is: How do you harvest the sun?”

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New Haven River Anglers keep fishing for fun, 37 years later

Posted on May 7, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — It began in 1981 as a group of avid anglers looking to share their love of the sport.

It’s evolved into a diverse collection of men, women and youths who not only share the common interest in fishing, but also in preserving one of the key natural resources in which they practice their sport.

It’s the New Haven River Anglers Association (NHRAA), which recently celebrated its 37th birthday.

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Northern Daughters unveils new Vt. landscapes

Posted on May 7, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Northern Daughters Fine Art Gallery in Vergennes this week is rolling out “Where to Land,” a solo exhibit of oil paintings by Bonnie Baird. Baird is known for her authentic, personal paintings of the Vermont landscape. Her work possess a subtle drama, depth and detail that pays homage to her relationship with the land — one that has developed throughout her life as a farmer. Baird says, “My work gives the environment a breath, a body through which viewers acknowledge the breadth of emotions evoked by our surroundings.”

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Michele Fay Band bringing Americana to Lincoln

Posted on May 7, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Local favorites Michele Fay Band will step on the stage at Lincoln’s Burnham Hall on Saturday, May 12, and perform original and Americana music for the Burnham Music Series.

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Movie review: RBG

Posted on May 7, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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RBG — Running Time: 1:37 — Rating: PG

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