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Meet the Chef: V Smiley returns to family farm in New Haven, runs small-batch preserves business

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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At the tender age of 11, V Smiley wanted to be the fashion editor at Vogue.

After graduating with a degree in art history and English from St. Mary's College in Maryland, she wanted to be part of the Los Angeles arts scene.

Now the 31-year-old is back home on the family farm in New Haven with her mom Susan and her partner Amy, making preserves with fruit, honey and aromatics.

Smiley's a dreamer, to the core.

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Bixby Library's annual plant sale will offer books and a lot more

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Friends of the Bixby Memorial Library will hold their annual plant sale on Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the library, 258 Main St. in Vergennes.

Don’t miss the varied selections for the locavore’s delight — farm fresh eggs, spring asparagus and rhubarb — and a selection of annuals, vegetables, shrubs & berry bushes, perennial plants of all kinds, herbs and gently-used gardening items.

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Basin Harbor solar heads back to court

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — A solar array erected on Basin Harbor Club property and opposed by some neighbors, particularly on nearby Mile Point Road, is headed for the second time to Vermont Supreme Court.

Neighbor Mary McGuire and her family are appealing to the Supreme Court an April 24 Public Service Board (PSB) denial of McGuire’s Motion for Reconsideration.

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N.Y. man caught with heroin stash and over $13,000 in cash

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Mike Donoghue



MIDDLEBURY — About 18 grams of heroin and $13,725 in cash have been seized following a traffic stop by the Addison County Sheriff’s Department, court records show.

Lamont Hudgkins, 35, of Staten Island, N.Y., has pleaded innocent in Vermont Superior Court, criminal division, in Middlebury to charges of heroin trafficking, conspiracy to traffic in heroin and possession of 10 ounces of marijuana — all felonies. He was initially jailed for lack of $75,000 bail, but has since been released on a bail bond with conditions.

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ACTR to celebrate Dump the Pump Day with free rides June 15

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) and Marble Valley Regional Transit District (MVRTD) will join other transit systems nationwide to participate in the twelfth annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 15.

In honor of Dump the Pump Day, ACTR and MVRTD are offering fare-free rides for all passengers who ride the bus on Thursday, June 15, 2017. ACTR will also offer gifts to its morning commuters while supplies last.

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Police issue drunk driving citation to woman found in car on RR track

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN — Vermont State Police cited Mary Mendoza, 33, of Weybridge for driving under the influence (first offense) on Tuesday, May 30, after she allegedly drove off Route 7 and onto the train tracks at the junction of Route 17 in New Haven at around 11 p.m.

Police allege Mendoza had driven an estimated 50 feet along the rail line before her vehicle got stuck, according to a press release issued by VSP Capt. Michael Manley and Sgt. Aaron McNeil.

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Cornwall students celebrate Farm to School grant

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Seven students from Bingham Memorial School in Cornwall gathered with students and teachers from about 20 Vermont schools at the Statehouse cafeteria in Montpelier earlier this year along with legislators, government officials and Vermont Farm to School Network leaders to celebrate Farm to School Awareness Day and honor 2017 grant winners.

The Cornwall students — Sarah Tölgyesi, Molly Thalen, Lucy Goetz, Erin Sears, Miley Hansen, Ben Longman and Linc Bonner — accepted an Implementation Grant on behalf of Bingham Memorial.

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Orwell honors its veterans: New town monument pays tribute to soldiers of three wars

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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ORWELL — Memorial Day parades are good at providing a yearly reminder of the tremendous sacrifices that have been made by men and women in the armed forces.

Unfortunately, the spotlight on those sacrifices tends to dim when the marching bands have played their final tunes and the confetti has been cleared from the parade routes.

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Maritime Museum to use $600,000 gift for education fund

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — Lake Champlain Maritime Museum & Research Institute (LCMM) was recently awarded a substantial gift from the Hoehl Family Foundation. With a $600,000 gift, LCMM has created the Robert & Cynthia Hoehl Memorial Education for All Fund.

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Translators, environmental writers to offer Bread Loaf lectures and readings

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — The Middlebury Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference and Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference will each offer free lectures and readings to the public when they are in session June 3-9. Both conferences are modeled on the Middlebury Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the oldest writers’ conference in the country.

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