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Shumlin, Ayer welcome closure of nuclear plant; wary of decommissioning

Posted on August 29, 2013 |
By Associated Press



MONTPELIER (AP) — Vermont’s only nuclear power plant will shut down by the end of next year, ending a nasty legal battle over the future of the 40-year-old plant, Entergy Corp. announced Tuesday.

The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station is expected to cease power production after its current fuel cycle and will begin being decommissioned in the fourth quarter of 2014, the company said. The station will remain under the oversight of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission throughout the decommissioning process.

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Animals on the prowl at Sheldon 'Fashion and Fantasy' exhibit

Posted on August 29, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Those who visit Middlebury’s Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History often feel like they’ve stepped into a bygone era, surrounded by antique farm implements, kitchen utensils, furniture and toys. It’s a veritable time capsule of 19th-century New England Americana.

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Ritchie jailed as police link him to 46 home burglaries

Posted on August 29, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Around 20 Addison and Shoreham residents packed the main courtroom at the Mahaney Courthouse in Middlebury on Monday fearing the man they believe burglarized their homes — Raymond Ritchie — would be released after his arraignment on an unrelated cultivation of marijuana charge.

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Scouts swishhhhh through soap box derby

Posted on August 29, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren and Trent Campbell



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BRISTOL — A long-time favorite of Boy Scouts around the county coasted into Bristol on Saturday. Members of Bristol Cub Scout Pack 543 hosted their first-ever Soapbox Derby.

Scout leader Greg Grover said the race, which was attended by 15 Cub Scouts and more than 60 of their family members, was a big hit.

“We had a great time,” Grover said. “We were talking after about making it an annual event.”

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Entergy to close Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant at the end of 2014

Posted on August 27, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



VERNON — Entergy Corp. on Tuesday said it plans to close and decommission its Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon. The station is expected to cease power production after its current fuel cycle and move to safe shutdown in the fourth quarter of 2014.

New Orleans-based Entergy said Vermont Yankee will remain under the oversight of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission throughout the decommissioning process.

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Durasol buys Geiger building, looks to grow

Posted on August 26, 2013 |
By John McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — In anticipation of continued growth of its commercial awning manufacturing business, KE Durasol Awning Co. has purchased the building on Pond Lane that formerly served as the headquarters of Geiger of Austria.

Durasol on June 27 closed on the $1.8 million purchase of the 51,600-square-foot building on 19.1 acres at 38 Pond Lane. The sale was facilitated through $720,000 in financing through the Vermont Economic Development Authority.

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Opera Company of Middlebury celebrates 10 years

Posted on August 26, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Four singers, one piano player, and an enthusiastic crowd gathered Aug. 18 at the Town Hall Theater to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Opera Company of Middlebury.

“We wanted to feature two OCM alums who have gone on to major professional careers and two of our former cast members whom we think will have terrific careers,” said Artistic Director Douglas Anderson.

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The Starline Rhythm Boys play Friday at Lincoln Peak

Posted on August 26, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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NEW HAVEN — The Starline Rhythm Boys will play at Lincoln Peak Vineyard on Friday, Aug. 30, 6-8 pm.

Now celebrating 15 years together, the trio plays vintage country, honky-tonk and rockabilly music with strong harmony vocals. Their repertoire includes many superb originals as well as covers of both classic and obscure numbers. Promoters say their music is great fun for both listening and dancing.

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Expert to discuss immigrants — Are they a blessing or a bane?

Posted on August 26, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Immigration expert Harriet Orcutt Duleep will deliver the fall 2013 edition of the D.K. Smith ’42 Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 4:30 p.m. at Middlebury College’s Twilight Auditorium. Orcutt is research professor of public policy at the College of William and Mary. Her lecture is titled “The New Immigrants — Blessing or Bane?”

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Shoreham Festival celebrates ‘Dog Days’

Posted on August 26, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



SHOREHAM — The town of Shoreham will celebrate the theme “Dog Days of Summer” on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the 2013 Shoreham Festival. 

The day kicks off with a hearty pancake breakfast served at the Shoreham Congregational Church from 8 to 10 a.m.

The Shoreham Tennis Club will host 3 hours of fun play from 9 a.m. to noon. This fun and friendly group of tennis players will welcome new players, as well as help seasoned veterans on the court shake the rust off that backhand.

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