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Pressing ahead: Vermont Hard Cider sold in $305 million deal

Posted on October 25, 2012 |
By Angelo Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — For a company that had been “on its deathbed” in 2003, Woodchuck Hard Cider has made a remarkable turnaround. The Middlebury company now has 125 employees, $70 million in annual sales, more than 60 percent of the hard cider market in the United States, and sales growth of 29 percent and 25 percent annually in the past two years.

And, as of Monday, it is part of a global hard cider company based in Ireland.

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State commits to passenger rail through Middlebury by 2017

Posted on October 25, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont will proceed with sufficient rail improvements to re-establish passenger train traffic along its western corridor from Rutland through Middlebury to Burlington by 2017, and the state will proceed on that track regardless of the prospects for federal funding.

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Vergennes sets public forum on 6,000-square-foot police station

Posted on October 25, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen agreed on Tuesday to adopt a 6,076-square-foot, 24-room building as a working model for a new police station, and they set a Nov. 27 public informational meeting to explain to residents why city officials believe the building is necessary and hear feedback from taxpayers.

Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel said the draft plan has won approval from law enforcement officials around Vermont and is designed to meet the needs for a 10-man city department now and for the foreseeable future.

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Towns try a Halloween alterative: Trunk or Treat

Posted on October 25, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — It can be challenging for parents in rural Addison County communities to scare up some Halloween fun for their kids every year. Trick or treating often means piling the little ghouls and goblins into the car for a series of short jaunts to homes spread throughout the community, or taking them to high density neighborhoods in other towns to fill up their bags in short order.

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Duo in Ferrisburgh giving scares for a good cause

Posted on October 25, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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FERRISBURGH — Kathy Smith of Bolton and Michelle Livingstone of North Ferrisburgh have had a ball scaring the daylights out of people for the past five Halloweens. Each year, they have collaborated on a creative haunted house that has also scared up some cash for worthy causes, such as for Tropical Storm Irene recovery and for National Guard families.

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Bigger Bristol police district eyed

Posted on October 25, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — The Police Advisory Board plans to take a first step to gauge public support for expanding the police district beyond the village limits to include the entire town of Bristol.

The board this week announced it will conduct a survey of Bristol residents outside of Holley Hall on Election Day.

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Middlebury Town Plan set for Nov. 13 hearing

Posted on October 25, 2012 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday made its revisions to the draft town plan and warned it for a Tuesday, Nov. 13, public hearing during the board’s regularly scheduled meeting. That meeting begins at 7 p.m.

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Zoning laws keep Addison officials busy

Posted on October 25, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON — Addison planners continued to make headway in their major effort to update the town’s zoning laws. They hope to have a finished draft for a public hearing by November, according to September minutes.

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Panton working on town projects

Posted on October 25, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



PANTON — Panton selectmen have in recent months been overseeing a number of projects to town properties, many to completion.

The most prominent, paving of much of Panton Road, was completed prior to their Oct. 2 meeting. The town also was set to review bids on Oct. 3 for an upgrade of the Dead Creek Bridge, but that meeting was rescheduled.

The highway department also improved a stretch of West Road and installed surveillance cameras at the town garage to help deal with what town officials called persistent theft problems.

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Middlebury to close South Street on Saturday

Posted on October 24, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials this week announced that South Street will be closed to through traffic on Saturday, Oct. 27, starting at 7 a.m.

The street will be closed specifically at 3 South St. (the home of the Middlebury College President). This will allow workers to install a new water service and fire sprinkler line.

All through traffic from Main Street (Route 30) must use Porter Field Road to get to South Street.

The street will be closed until the work is done; which officials said could be in the late afternoon.

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