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Middlebury College president Patton to read her poetry

Posted on December 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY —  Laurie Patton, president of Middlebury College, will read from her latest poetry collection, “House Crossing,” on Sunday, Dec. 16, 4:30 p.m., at The Vermont Book Shop in downtown Middlebury. The afternoon will include the reading, a discussion period and a book signing. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

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Fire destroys Vergennes grain business, 10 fire departments respond

Posted on December 12, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — An early-morning blaze on Saturday that could be seen for miles around reduced the Vergennes Feed Commodities International Inc. plant on Meigs Road to a pile of smoldering ruins.

The building, essentially a metal shell that covered almost an acre with a small office area in one end, went up quickly. Vergennes Fire Chief Jim Breur said there were combustible materials inside a wide-open space filled with grain bins, conveyor belts, processors, mixers and other equipment.

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Vergennes Police Log: City police cite man for selling heroin

Posted on December 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Dec. 7 arrested a 48-year-old city resident on a felony charge of selling heroin, an arrest Police Chief George Merkel said was made following an investigation. 

Charged was Kelly Ann McEvoy. She was lodged in the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility. Police said also cited McEvoy for three outstanding warrants for failure to appear in Addison County court. 

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Middlebury Police Log: MUHS student cited for sounding false alarm

Posted on December 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police served a juvenile citation to a Middlebury Union High School student who, on Dec. 3, allegedly looked out a classroom window and exclaimed “school shooter” multiple times. 

Police said the student told them he was just having fun and “didn’t mean it for real.” Police said the student was cited for sounding false public alarms.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

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Vermont State Police: Minivan, tractor-trailer crash results in injuries

Posted on December 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are investigating a crash this past Friday afternoon in Bridport in which a passenger was injured in a crash involving a minivan and a tractor-trailer.

At around 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, troopers were sent to a reported two-vehicle crash on Route 22A north of the North Cream Hill Road intersection in Bridort. Police discovered a Chrysler Town and Country van driven by Carol Rees, 48, of North Pawlet and an International tractor-trailer driven by Randall Uron, 61, of Westville, N.J., had been involved in the crash.

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Bristol puts new recreation center plan on hold

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



BRISTOL — After months of discussion, the Bristol Recreation Community Steering Committee has voted down a plan to develop a new recreation center on the property at 76 West St., in spite of its desirable location and gateway visibility.

The steering committee was formed in September after the town of Bristol on Aug. 20 signed an agreement (contingent upon voter approval) to purchase the 0.59-acre parcel for $166,500, with an eye toward replacing the existing house with facilities that would consolidate the Recreation Department in one location.

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VUHS coach, leader Peter Quinn dies unexpectedly

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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WALTHAM — Highly respected school-based clinician and Vergennes Union High School basketball coach Peter Quinn died unexpectedly on Saturday morning of natural causes, stunning the VUHS and Vergennes community he had served for two decades and saddening the many who knew him statewide for his dedication to the welfare of teens and his love of basketball.

A native of Concord, Mass., and a 1971 graduate of Middlebury College, Quinn started his career in social work at the former Weeks School in Vergennes.

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New sign honors Cornwall abolitionist William Slade

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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CORNWALL — A new sign has gone up in the center of Cornwall village.

This particular sign doesn’t order people to stop, but they should — to take a moment to read about one of the town’s most colorful and accomplished historical figures, a man named William Slade (1786-1859). The Middlebury College graduate and ardent abolitionist served his state as governor, congressman, and as a passionate advocate for public education.

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SheFly takes flight in women's clothing world

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — A business born of the ingenuity of three young women from Middlebury College is hitting the fast track. The co-founders of SheFly Apparel are embarking on a big fundraising push and have forged a partnership with a factory that will begin producing their unique line of outdoor recreation pants for women within a few months.

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Monkton malt grower is expanding — to Charlotte's Nordic Farms

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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MONKTON — Peterson Quality Malt, which opened Vermont’s first malt house in Monkton five years ago, has purchased Nordic Farms, whose big, red-roofed barn stands at a high-profile location off Route 7 in Charlotte, and will move operations there early next year.

Peterson and its new equity partner, Hotel Vermont in Burlington, purchased the 583-acre former dairy for $2.4 million.

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