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Local sugarmakers say maple season sets records

Posted on April 22, 2013 |
By XIAN CHIANG-WAREN and JOHN S. McCRIGHT



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ADDISON COUNTY — Last year’s maple sugaring season may have ranked among the worst in recent memory. But in 2013, Mother Nature delivered in spades.

“This year broke all records,” said Tom Audet of Ledge Haven Farm in Orwell. “In quantity, quality and length of season, it was just a record breaker.”

Like Audet, sugarmakers across the county are reporting a record season.

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Middlebury cops cleared in fatal Demarais shootout

Posted on April 22, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — State and county prosecutors have cleared two Middlebury police offices of wrongdoing in the shooting death of a man during an armed standoff on Case Street in Middlebury last Oct. 4.

 

Addison County State’s Attorney David Fenster and Attorney General William Sorrell announced on Friday that they had completed separate, independent reviews of the shooting of George Demarais.

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Environmental photographer to screen 'Chasing Ice,' discuss climate change film

Posted on April 22, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — James Balog, the famed photographer featured in the highly acclaimed climate change documentary “Chasing Ice,” will visit Middlebury College to present a screening of the film on Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in Dana Auditorium. Balog will give a brief presentation of his work before the movie is shown and be available for questions afterward. The event is free and open to the public.

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Bridge School hosts annual awards day

Posted on April 22, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Bridge School in Middlebury on March 22 celebrated its 33rd annual Collar Day. Collar Day became an Elizabethan custom after Queen Elizabeth I first commanded her court to dress up and then presented them with awards.

 

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Swinging local trio to perform in Middlebury

Posted on April 18, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Addison County’s newly formed Skylark Trio (comprised of singer Liz Cleveland, Fred Barnes on the piano and David Gusakov on violin) will present an evening of jazz standards and show tunes from the ’40s, ’50s and beyond at Carol’s Hungry Mind this Saturday, April 20.

The trio will perform from 7 to 9 p.m.. There is a $10 cover charge, and food will be available.

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State: New Northlands lease could mean compensation for Vergennes

Posted on April 18, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Although the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has again delayed selecting the next operator of Northlands Job Corps, according to Vermont officials the DOL and the state are close on a new 20-year lease for the MacDonough Drive campus.

It is a deal that might mean that once again Vergennes would be compensated for hosting the program.

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Senate likely to table shorelands bill to get more public feedback

Posted on April 18, 2013 |
By John Flowers



WEYBRIDGE — The General Assembly is likely to postpone until next year a controversial bill that many shoreline property owners fear would place greater restrictions on how they will be able to develop their waterfront property.

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House begins hearings on ‘right to die’ legislation

Posted on April 18, 2013 |
By John Flowers



WEYBRIDGE — Leaders in the Vermont House of Representatives are targeting a May 11 adjournment for the 2013 legislative session, leaving them around three weeks to tackle an ambitious agenda that includes a familiar and emotionally charged issue: whether to give terminally ill Vermonters the authority to take their own lives under a bill called “End of Life Choices.”

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Local runners dodge tragedy at Boston Marathon

Posted on April 18, 2013 |
By John S. McCright and John Flowers



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BOSTON — Ben Bruno of Middlebury was at the family meeting area about two blocks from the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday when two bombs exploded. The 28-year-old — who had finished the race in 3:03.52, about an hour before the first blast— and his companions were confused when they heard the explosions.

“I didn’t want to assume the worst,” he said. “I hoped for the best — maybe it was a transformer blowing or a car backfiring.

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