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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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Cliff tops closed to protect bird nests

Posted on May 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Hiking Vermont’s hillsides is a great way to enjoy a spring day, but the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Audubon Vermont recommend you check to see if the area you’re planning to hike or climb is open. Several cliff areas are currently closed to protect nesting peregrine falcons.

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Farmers support $50M antiturst settlement

Posted on May 19, 2016 |
By Tom Benton of the St. Albans Messenger



BURLINGTON — More than 30 farmers were in federal court this past Friday to express their views on a proposed $50 million settlement between farmers and Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and its affiliate Dairy Marketing Services (DMS).

Several Vermont farmers spoke at a hearing to determine the fairness of the proposed settlement. Last year, U.S. District Judge Christina Reiss rejected a proposed settlement after hearing from farmers, sending the two sides back to the drawing board. Farmers in the Northeast filed the class action suit seven years ago.

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Sen. Claire Ayer eyes top post in Senate; Sen. Bray in running

Posted on May 19, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MONTPELIER — Saying she wants to help train and encourage a new generation of leaders in the state’s highest chamber, longtime Addison County Sen. Claire Ayer confirmed this week that she will run for the top leadership position in the Vermont Senate.

And it looks like the Addison Democrat will have plenty of competition for the job of Senate president pro tempore — including from within her own senatorial district, which includes Addison County, Huntington and Buel’s Gore.

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Rep. Willem Jewett to retire after 14 years in the House

Posted on May 19, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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RIPTON — Rep. Willem Jewett, D-Ripton, told the Addison Independent this week that he will not seek re-election after 14 years representing the Addison-2 district, a tenure that saw him serve in some key House leadership positions and become a mainstay of the House Judiciary Committee.

Jewett, 52, also waged a successful and public battle against cancer, using his position in the public eye to shed more light on non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a disease with which he was diagnosed in early 2008.

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Speaker Smith to vie for lieutenant governor

Posted on May 19, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont House Speaker Shap Smith is seeking Vermont’s second-highest constitutional office.

The 50-year-old Morrisville Democrat confirmed his bid for lieutenant governor on Tuesday during a far ranging interview at the Addison Independent.

“I do believe there are a lot of opportunities in the lieutenant governor’s race to make a difference,” Smith said. “I believe that office could be used even more effectively to convene people on the big issues of the day.”

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Hannah Bureau: Paintings on exhibit at Edgewater Gallery

Posted on May 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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If you have seen her textural, softly geometric landscapes, it should come as no surprise, that painter Hanna Bureau prefers grays. Before this description brings the word “drab” to mind, know that with these grays Bureau builds vibrant impressions of a scene observed. Fields and sky are rendered in warm and cool grays, with strokes of lilac, ashen green, and blue. Bureau’s wide, fluid brush strokes, thick with paint, impart the richness in the memory of a landscape, while her palette acts as the soft haze of recollection.

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Horseshoe pitchers fete 50th year of local group

Posted on May 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The Sodbusters Horseshoe Club kicked off its 50th year of play this past Sunday with a tournament at its home courts in Bristol. There were 46 competitors in the tourney.

Results were as follows, with the win-loss record, and ringer percentage:

Class A

1. Destinnie Wilke, 6-0, 42.92; 2. Steve Clark, 4-2, 29.17; 3. Brian Simmons, 3-3, 50.42; 4. John Remy, 3-3, 33.75; 5. Denny Young, 2-4, 27.50; 6. Michael Brown, 2-4, 22.50; 7. Dan Gonyaw, 1-5, 44.17.

Class B

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