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08/15/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) is seeking feedback from riders and other community members on proposed schedule changes for its in-county services. There will be a public meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Transportation Center located at 297 Creek Road, in Middlebury. If transportation is needed to attend the meeting, rides can be provided.  Please call ACTR at least 48 hours in advance at 388-2287 to arrange. Proposed changes were cited by riders and supported by Efficiency Studies that looked at under-performing areas and unmet community...
08/15/2019
LINCOLN — Antique summertime and beach postcards from the collection of Lucinda Cockrell are on display at the library this month. One shelf is specifically dedicated to postcards with Vermont scenes. It’s a great collection, stop by and check it out. DID YOU KNOW? The library offers Cribbage Night on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Bring your own board, come alone or bring a partner. You can also check out tennis rackets at the library. A big thank you to the Addison Community Athletic Foundation for providing three adult tennis rackets and two for children. There are regular tennis balls and ones...
08/15/2019
Kathleen M. Boe, Esq. was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in the 26th Edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” in the fields of Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law and Real Estate Law.  Boe, a Middlebury resident, has also been named The Best Lawyers 2020 Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Burlington. She practices with the firm of Carroll, Boe and Pell P.C. in Middlebury, where her practice focuses on commercial lending, small business issues, nonprofit entities, estate planning and real estate.  

THE HORSE FIND Her N Keep Her appears to think that being named Open Advanced Beginner Champion at Addison County Fair and Field Days last week is no big deal, but rider Joleigh Bradford of Middlebury is appropriately excited. Independent photo/Steve James
08/15/2019
NEW HAVEN — The following were recognized in the horse shows at the 2019 Addison County Fair and Field Days. Monday, Aug. 5 4-H Beginner Pony: Champion, Sage Stevers and Dukes of Hazzard 4-H Advanced Beginner Horse: Champion, Randy Cameron and One Hot Bob; Reserve Champion, Fallon Bataille and Winter Stark. Open Beginner Pony: Champion, Boston Wilbur and Duncan. Open Beginner Horse: Champion, Binti Bangoura and Enchanted; Reserve Champion, Naria Audet and Maxxed Out; 2nd Reserve Champion, Hannah Genreau and Dirty Harry. Open Advanced Beginner Pony: Champion, Rylee Layn and Hot Coco. Open...

Eden Ginsberg and Ethan DeWitt practice one of their songs during rehearsal last week. Ten of the songs in this production are originals from members of this cast. Independent photo/Elsie Lynn Parini
08/15/2019
Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” might not be an obvious choice for Town Hall Theater’s Young Company — a troupe of youthful players ages 12-26 — considering our time’s current attention to oppression and equality. But that didn’t scare off the theater’s Education Director Lindsay Pontius; she took this controversial classic and decided to make it a rock concert. Performances are Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16 and 17, 7 p.m., at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. “Clint Bierman of The Grift agreed to do a class with me back in February,” she said. “The class was primarily scene study of...

Are we on yet? Colin Foster, 15, of Middlebury, anxiously waits with his brown Swiss cow before the 4-H dairy conformation class at the Addison County Fair and Field Days in New Haven on Tuesday. Independent photo/Steve James
08/12/2019
Last week’s Addison County Fair and Field Days was filled with a thousand little stories — more than can be recounted in one newspaper. We present here a few snapshots from the New Haven fairgrounds to give you a taste of our annual agricultural fair. Click on the links to read some stories from the fairgrounds. Hair spray on a cow and other Field Days grooming tips Field Days barbecue couple brings a backstory Little cow handler carries on a family tradition at Field Days Farmers-to-be learn the value of work during Field Days prep Maple in every form is a family specialty at Field Days...

CONSULTANTS ARE DEVELOPING maps — like this one — of a potential “Triangle Bike Loop” that would connect Middlebury, Bristol and Vergennes. Area residents will be able to share their views at a public meeting in New Haven this Thursday, Aug. 15. Plans call for a final route to be solidified by next February. Then advocates will look for funding to make the route a reality. Map courtesy of SE Group
08/12/2019
NEW HAVEN — County residents on Aug. 15 will be able to shape a newly proposed bike route that would link Middlebury, Bristol and Vergennes. The public meeting, to begin at 7 p.m. in the New Haven Town Hall, will be led by consultants from SE Group of Burlington. The company was selected to design the proposed tri-town route that, when completed, “will provide a safe and enjoyable rider experience, increase connectivity between communities along the route (New Haven, Waltham, Weybridge, Ferrisburgh), and establish a sustainable and valued recreation resource,” according to Mike Winslow,...
08/12/2019
SALISBURY — The Salisbury landfill will stop accepting trash on Sept. 1, thus ending its more than 30-year run and its status as the state’s last operating unlined landfill. And while closure plans are going smoothly, Salisbury still needs to find a hauler to run a mini transfer station at the landfill. Residents will then be able to bring their trash and recyclables to the there for transport to the Addison County Solid Waste Management facility in Middlebury. “All of the haulers in Addison County are so busy,” Selectwoman Pedie O’Brien said. “I think a lot of it is that so many people are...

NEW HAVEN RESIDENT Linda Sweeney, shown this past December with stuffed animals she made out of her late husband’s clothing, recently suffered injuries in a bike accident. She said the helmet she was wearing saved her life. Independent file photo/John S. McCright
08/12/2019
NEW HAVEN — Two weeks ago a bicycle helmet saved Linda Sweeney’s life. “I am here to BEG anyone that rides a bike to wear a helmet,” she said in a Facebook post last week, which she shared with the Independent. “It matters!!!” On July 29, the New Haven resident crashed on her bicycle somewhere near Twin Mountain in Carroll, N.H. “I’m not sure what happened,” said the post, which Sweeney had dictated to a friend. “I apparently hit railroad tracks traveling fast and went down. I was out for at least 20 minutes and a kind passerby called 911.” Sweeney was transported to Littleton Regional...
08/12/2019
VERGENNES — According to Tim Noonan, the executive director of the Vermont Labor Relations Board, he will oversee an election at the Vergennes Police Department either later this month or in early September. The vote will determine if the officers of the city police force will unionize. City officials in July made it official they would not oppose the officers’ wish to affiliate with the New England Police Benevolent Association (NEPBA), a union that represents many law enforcement agencies in New England, including in Vermont. The proposed union includes non-supervisory personnel only, and...

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