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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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Vermont Hard Cider sold for reported $305 million, purchaser expects growth in Middlebury operations

Posted on October 23, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Hard Cider Company LLC — maker of Woodchuck Hard Cider, the top selling cider brand in the United States — has conditionally agreed to combine with C&C Group, maker of cider brands in Ireland and the U.K.  The transaction, which is subject to competition and regulatory approvals, will allow the company to fully harness and maximize the growth of its U.S. cider business.

Terms of the deal were not announced. Business news websites this morning said the sale was valued at $305 million.

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New York Times journalist inspires students at college

Posted on October 22, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College alumna turned Emmy- and Peabody-award-winning journalist Sarah Kramer returned to her alma mater Oct. 11 to talk about new channels for storytelling, eccentric interview subjects and her job as the multimedia producer for The New York Times.

Her talk, called “Personal Narrative in the Digital Age,” was the first this year in the college’s Meet the Press series. It drew from Kramer’s 15 years as a multimedia journalist.

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Heffernan gets 33 months in jail of gun crime

Posted on October 22, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — A Bristol man who was originally charged with attempted murder in a 2011 shooting incident that apparently revolved around a heroin deal gone bad, has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and been sentenced to nearly three years in jail.

Dean C. Heffernan, 28, of Bristol was sentenced late last week in U.S. District Court in Rutland to 33 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

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