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Civil War film with local angle to debut

Posted on May 19, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — A local historian’s two-year mission to make a film about a fascinating Brandon Civil War story will end Sunday with the premiere of the documentary at the Brandon Town Hall.

Former University of Vermont History Professor Kevin Thornton has invited the entire town of Brandon to the premiere of “Death in the Wilderness: A Love Story,” which will be shown at 7 p.m.

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No mystery: Detective society hits 200 years

Posted on May 19, 2016 |
By David Fuchs



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BRIDPORT — Not many organizations can claim to be the oldest of their kind in the United States. Then again, the 200-year-old Addison Bridport Detective Society is not like most organizations.

Begun on Dec. 16, 1816, when roughly two dozen men assembled in the barn of Alan Smith in Addison for its inaugural meeting, the Detective Society has met continuously every year since, making it the oldest association of private investigators in the country that still actively meets, according to Ed Mitcham, the society’s outgoing secretary.

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Landon Urban pleads innocent, held without bail after knife-­wielding at mud bog

Posted on May 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — A New Haven man on Monday pleaded innocent in Addison County Superior Court’s Criminal Division to charges of aggravated assault and simple assault stemming from a Saturday knife-wielding incident at a Plank Road, Ferrisburgh, address, just before 6 p.m.

Landon Urban, 29, listed by court documents as having a Halpin Road, New Haven, address, was ordered held without bail and returned to the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility. Urban had been held there after the Saturday incident for lack of $100,000 bail.

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Vergennes sewer dept. grows to three employees

Posted on May 19, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes will soon add for the first time a third sewer department employee, a move City Manager Mel Hawley last week told the city council could help solve the ongoing problem of the municipal sewer system overflowing into Otter Creek.

Hired was 2012 Vergennes Union High School graduate Geoffrey Grant, who on May 23 will join treatment plant operator Rick Chaput and assistant operator Victor Chaput in the department.

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Legislature OK's Brandon's local option tax

Posted on May 19, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Better late than never. The Brandon Option Tax was the last bill passed out of the Senate Finance Committee and approved by the Legislature before the end of this year’s legislative session.

Local Representatives Steve Carr and Butch Shaw were monitoring the bill as it slowly made its way and then sat in committee for weeks until the last day of the session on May 6.

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Updated rules seek to stop pollution runoff from farms

Posted on May 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture late last week updated rules designed to slow or stop farm runoff into Lake Champlain and is seeking feedback from farmers and other members of the public during a series of hearings next month.

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The Movie Review: Money Monster

Posted on May 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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Money Monster; Running time: 1:38; Rating: R

“Money Monster” is both appealing and aggravating. Appealing because Julia Roberts and George Clooney always deliver for our pleasure, aggravating because once the theme is established, it is painted in primary colors so strong that it loses the force of the point it is making. The point? The rot of Wall Street.

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Vote for Festival on-the-Green T-shirt design

Posted on May 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green celebrates its 38th season this year, and organizers say they’re excited to be returning to the village green. Look for the festival under a big white tent next to St. Stephen’s Church during the week of July 10-16.

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Foxhounds compete in New Haven

Posted on May 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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NEW HAVEN — The 87th New England Hunts Foxhound Show was held on Sunday, May 1, at The Equestry in New Haven. Local foxhunting club Green Mountain Hounds won numerous awards.

A dog show specifically for active foxhounds, this event brought together more than 65 foxhounds from seven packs throughout the region to compete in divisions for English, American, PennMaryDel and Crossbred foxhounds.

Green Mountain Trina was champion of the Crossbred Hound Division and went on to be Reserve Champion, Best in Show.

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