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Middlebury time capsule reveals trove of artifacts

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Bob Myrick was the picture of tranquility among a sea of excited faces assembled in the lobby of the Middlebury municipal building Tuesday evening for the long-anticipated solution to a local mystery.

What was in the 77-year-old time capsule found in a cornerstone of the old municipal gym now being demolished at 94 Main Street?

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Storm downs limbs, causes power outages and property damage

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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ADDISON COUNTY — The wind howled and the rain drummed heavily over the roof at the Davios’ in East Middlebury this past Saturday. The family huddled inside, thinking it safe where it was warm and dry.

That was, until moments later, when the shingles on the roof began to shear off and the rain began to leak into the house.

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Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op unveils its expansion plan

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Natural Foods Cooperative is seeking permission to renovate and expand its retail store at 9 Washington St. by around 3,000 square feet in an effort to keep pace with a steady surge in business.

The Middlebury Development Review Board took its first look at the MNFC proposal on Monday and will continue its evaluation on Monday, Aug. 8, according to board Chairman Kevin Newton.

“From my perspective, it looks like something we would approve,” he said on Tuesday.

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Another delay for Middlebury rail bridges project?

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Amtrak prides itself on having more than an 80-percent track record for punctuality when it comes to its “Vermonter” train route from St. Albans to Washington, D.C.

But punctuality is not a term being used to describe the timetable for replacement of Middlebury’s two rail bridges, as local officials confirmed the massive, $40 million project is likely to be delayed yet again.

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Artist Home Wells provides a strange new beauty

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By Isabel Lower



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Ferrisburgh residential tax rate is up 3.7 percent

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Monday adopted a fiscal year 2016-2017 residential tax rate that is 7.01 cents, or about 3.7 percent, higher than the 2015-2016 rate.

The town’s new residential rate is $1.9701 per $100 of property value, up from exactly $1.90 in 2015-2016.

For homeowners who pay based solely on the value of their property, the increase will mean another $70.10 in taxes per each $100,000 of assessed value.

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Middlebury seeks Exchange St. pathway for bikes and pedestrians

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — In addition to discussion concerns about the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and the planned replacement of two downtown rail bridges (see story on Page 1A), the Middlebury selectboard at a Tuesday meeting:

• Unanimously agreed to ask VTrans to consider funding for an 8-foot-wide “shared-use” path along Exchange Street to accommodate pedestrians, joggers and cyclists.

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Free Gospel Choir concerts offered in Shoreham and Ripton

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — The Addison County Gospel Choir will perform two concerts next week followed by their annual appearance at Field Days.

This renowned group, under the leadership of Suzanne Rood, is comprised of singers representing a dozen churches in Addison County. Each year they perform on the opening night of the Addison County Fair and Field Days, but you can hear a preview at this concert on Aug. 6 in Ripton and Aug. 7 in Shoreham.

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CSAC client accused of stabbing two at mental health agency home

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A Middlebury man with mental health issues pleaded innocent to two counts of attempted second-degree murder at the Addison County Courthouse on Monday. The pleas come after a Sunday, July 24, incident during which he allegedly stabbed a worker and a fellow resident in a Counseling Service of Addison County (CSAC) home off Route 7 in Middlebury.

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College interns join front lines in fight against poverty

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



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ADDISON COUNTY — For Doug Wilson, a Middlebury College sophomore from Hershey, Penn., the Charter House in Middlebury is home for the summer. In exchange for room and board, Wilson is kept busy picking tomatoes, squash, berries and garlic.

He’s helping harvest the more than 5,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables that the Charter House Coalition uses to prepare and serve meals to the community seven days a week.

And he’s embracing every minute of it.

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