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City council passes zoning rules

Posted on July 23, 2012 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a revised set of zoning regulations that reflect the newly created Historic Neighborhood and Northern Gateway districts, and also endorsed the first rewrite of the city’s subdivision laws since the 1970s.

It was in 2009, after approval of the updated city plan, that officials began revising the related zoning and subdivision regulations.

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Local crowd-funding enterprise boosts area farmers

Posted on July 23, 2012 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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MIDDLEBURY — For Middlebury resident Kevin Lehman, it wasn’t enough to put in a few dollars at a farmers’ market in support of local food and farming projects. Two years ago, he decided there needed to be a way for local entrepreneurs to raise more toward their goals.

“I wanted to do what I could to build a more sustainable, robust food system,” he said.

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Bristol woman cited for forgery

Posted on July 22, 2012 |
By Addison Independent Staff



BRISTOL – A Bristol woman was cited on 21 counts of forgery on Saturday, July 21 after she allegedly stole 21 of her mother’s checks and cashed them over a two-week period for a total of around $894, according to Vermont State Police. Cassandra J. Fraser-Brown allegedly forged her mother’s signature and cashed the checks at various locations in Bristol, police said. She is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges at the Addison County Courthouse on Aug. 27, according to police.

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Breaking: Five departments respond to blaze at Mister Up's

Posted on July 19, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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Updated 7/19/12 2:57 p.m.

MIDDLEBURY — Arson investigators have ruled that a Thursday, July 19 fire at Mister Ups Restaurant was caused by the spontaneous combustion of bark mulch that had been piled up against the base of the building.

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City Council approves revised zoning and subdivision regulations

Posted on July 19, 2012 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a revised set of zoning regulations that reflect the newly created Historic Neighborhood and Northern Gateway districts, and also endorsed the first rewrite of the city’s subdivision laws since the 1970s.

It was in 2009, after approval of the updated city plan, that officials began revising the related zoning and subdivision regulations.

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Bristol plan enters final stretch

Posted on July 19, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



BRISTOL — After almost a decade of helping shape a proposed town plan, the Bristol Planning Commission may have considered the document for the last time on Tuesday.

At its monthly meeting, the planning commission unanimously OK’d the 42 revisions proposed by the selectboard.

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New dental center eyed for Bristol's downtown

Posted on July 19, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



BRISTOL — For roughly half a decade, a local nonprofit has sought to set up the Addison County Dental Center, a dental facility for low- to moderate-income citizens. Now, with Bristol health facilities shifting spaces and one clinic applying for special federal status, chair of the center’s board, Peg Martin, thinks the nonprofit’s stars might finally align in Bristol.

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Claudon's boatworks business runs like clockwork

Posted on July 19, 2012 |
By Kaitlyn Kirkaldy



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WEYBRIDGE –– Michael Claudon managed to combine three of his passions –– antique clocks, economics and wooden boats –– into one successful business venture.

Claudon started Snake Mountain Boatworks in 2008, opening it for customers in 2011. Before that, he worked with antique clocks and taught economics at Middlebury College. He explained that the jump from restoring clocks to wooden boats is not as farfetched as it seems.

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Vermont dragon boat team crowned world champs

Posted on July 19, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



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ADDISON COUNTY/HONG KONG — When the crew at Dragonheart Vermont arrived in Hong Kong for the International Dragon Boat Federation’s Club Crew World Championships, the team of breast cancer survivors was overwhelmed.

Under a sky filled with ultra modern skyscrapers, the grueling water conditions were unlike anything the team had ever encountered. Adding to the team’s apprehension, a typhoon slammed the southern Chinese territory the weekend before the races.

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Group to shine light on domestic violence

Posted on July 19, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Bristol-based artist Stephanie Larsen literally dreamed up a fundraiser to benefit local domestic violence awareness programs.

Larsen, a domestic abuse survivor herself, was asleep when she imagined how to generate some cash for the Addison County Council Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (ACCADSV). In her reverie, she saw a group of wonderfully painted lamps and shades illuminating a banner that stated, “Shine a light on domestic violence.”

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