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Vt. Sun reaps benefits of solar

Posted on November 13, 2014 |
By Evan Johnson



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MIDDLEBURY — You’d think that with a name like Vermont Sun Fitness Center, Steve Hare’s business would have gone solar sooner.

The notion of installing solar power panels at the gym off Exchange Street in Middlebury did occur to Hare about a decade ago. But back then, the businessman says, solar arrays were expensive and took a longer period to pay off installation costs than they do now.

Now, he says, thanks to changes in technology and production techniques, that’s changed.

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Conference connects business startups with funding

Posted on November 13, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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MIDDLEBURY — Harry Zieve-Cohen has a problem. The nonprofit he works with, Middlebury Foods, aims to serve food insecure Vermonters, but its growth is stifled by how difficult it is to connect with potential customers in this rural state.

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Police look for missing Monkton teen

Posted on November 12, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — Vermont State Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a 14-year-old boy who has been missing from his Monkton home since Tuesday afternoon.

Wayne LaRose was last seen at his home at around 2:50 p.m. on Nov. 11, according to VSP Trooper Adria Pickin. He left the home on foot after having been involved in an argument with his stepmother, according to police.

LaRose is believed to be in the Monkton, Bristol, Vergennes or Starksboro areas.

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Salute to Veterans: Rizner served in many capacities

Posted on November 10, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — John Rizner wasn’t getting much out of high school in West Dudley, Mass., back in 1946. So he quit school and decided to get a tutorial from Uncle Sam, which turned into a 22-year-lesson with the United States Army that included a lot of international travel and service during two wars.

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Salute to Veterans: Faith sustained Many during time in Korea

Posted on November 10, 2014 |
By Evan Johnson



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MIDDLEBURY — Robert Many credits two things for helping him through his service in the Korean War: his faith and his ability to type.

Many grew up in Salisbury and attended elementary school there. He played baseball at Middlebury High School and claims his fastball was so fast he earned the nickname “Fireball,” which he has kept to this day.

“I could have played for the Red Sox but farming nearly killed me,” he said.

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Salute to Veterans: Vets' reaction to war can be very different

Posted on November 10, 2014 |
By Patricia Lewis



“Listen to what vets say … and what they don’t say.”

I have lived with a veteran all my life — first my father, then my husband. Both men were profoundly affected by their military experiences.

My father, Walter G. Eaton, talked constantly of World War II, living the campaigns of Africa, Italy and France over and over again. Almost 60 years ago, when I was seven, I could recite his stories — and right before he died in 1996, I heard him telling his physician the same ones.

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Former Middlebury dentist returns to county

Posted on November 10, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — There’s a new dentist in Addison County; or more accurately, an old dentist.

Many residents remember the dental practice Dr. Jim Cossaart owned in Middlebury from 2000 to 2008. After returning to his native Kansas for six years, Cossaart and his wife, Deb, returned to Vermont this summer and last month opened up a new practice in Bristol.

The Cossaarts opened the new office, Bristol Park Dental, at the beginning of October. Jim Cossaart said it’s nice to be back in Vermont.

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VUHS goes under the waves with 'Mermaid'

Posted on November 10, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School will present its annual fall musical on Nov. 13-15 in the newly renovated VUHS auditorium. An ensemble cast of 50 VUHS students in grades 7-12 will sing and dance in “The Little Mermaid,” based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Show times are Thursday and Friday, Nov. 13 and 14, at 7 p.m., and on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 3 p.m.

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MUHS' 'Legally Blonde' hits the stage this weekend

Posted on November 10, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School brings the hilarious and heart-warming “Legally Blonde, the Musical” to the stage Nov. 14-16.

Based on the popular movie starring Reese Witherspoon, the musical follows Elle Woods (Hannah Roque), who appears to have it all as Delta Nu sorority president in sunny California. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law School.

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Starksboro mentors keep skill-building afloat

Posted on November 10, 2014 |
By Alice Dubenetsky



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STARKSBORO — This summer, Stephen Ahern taught Isaiah Szczecienski how to build a skin boat. The two worked all summer — using nearly all donated materials — making plans, bending wood and tying the “skin” to the frame to make a watertight canoe, fit for its maiden voyage on Lake Iroquois. The two presented their completed project to the students and staff of Robinson School at a weekly MARS (Meeting At Robinson School) gathering.

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