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Sheriff Keeler ready to step down after an eventful 46-year career

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — At age 76, Addison County Sheriff Don Keeler might not move around as well as he used to. But he still puts in a work day that could put a lot of nine-to-fivers to shame.

By day, he manages a workforce of 20 full- and part-time deputies, dispatchers and support staff.

By night, he can often be seen serving writs and other court paperwork to homes and businesses throughout the county.

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Expert Garrett Graff puts probe of Trump into perspective

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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MIDDLEBURY — “If you want to look at how Bob Mueller conducts investigations,” FBI expert Garrett Graff told his audience at Middlebury College Tuesday afternoon, “reread the Rice Report.”

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New shelter expands tourism options in Green Mountain National Forest

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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BRANDON — On Sept. 28, the Chittenden Brook Campground in Brandon saw something unusual: a large, construction-size crane wielding one of two halves of a pre-fabricated building in the middle of the Green Mountain National Forest.

The crane was there to install the new Chittenden Brook Hut, the fifth in a network of backcountry buildings under the umbrella of the Vermont Huts Association. Once completed, the Chittenden Brook Hut will be the first new building the organization has built for its network.

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Spotlight on the Vermont Senate race 2018: How would you approach climate change?

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Editor's note: The response from Ruth Hardy that we published in Thursday's print edition and here on addisonindependent.com mistakenly left off the last two paragraphs of her response. It was our mistake. We are printing the enitre respone below. Appologies to the candidate.

The six candidates for the Senate seats representing Addison County, Huntington and Buel’s Gore were asked to comment on five important issues.

Today, for the third issue, we asked each of them to address climate change with the following prompt:

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Three locals open new yoga sanctuary in Middlebury

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — “Dil,” loosely translated from Persian and Hindi, signifies “heart,” “soul,” “courage,” “generosity” and “wish.”

It’s also the name of a new yoga sanctuary that will hold its grand opening this Saturday, Oct. 13, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at its new home at 13 Washington St. in Middlebury Classes officially start on Monday, Oct. 15.

The space most recently hosted “Ollie’s Other Place,” a book, toy, game and educational gift store for babies and children.

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Ferrisburgh site eyed for trash center

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Addison County Solid Waste Management District board of supervisors has voted to negotiate with Ferrisburgh about possibly purchasing or leasing the town’s 34.91-acre parcel outside of Vergennes for a regional recycling and trash collection site.

With the Vergennes recycling center probably closing on Dec. 31, Addison County Solid Waste Management District (ACSWMD) Manager Teri Kuczynski said the district board believes the best long-term answer to Vergennes-area trash and recycling handling is a regional drop-off center.

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Lazarus Park proposal advances

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — An effort to name a new downtown Middlebury park after a prominent local family has moved a step closer to bearing fruit.

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Sweet and sour film offers immigrant's perspective

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Gone are the warm evenings for leisurely walks and cocktail-hour on the porch — it’s officially fall and winter is looming. You might find yourself wondering what to do with yourself these days because it’s dark, cold and, frankly, almost time to hibernate.

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Vermont diocese to identify abusers

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Kevin O'Connor of VTDigger.org



BURLINGTON — Vermont Catholic Bishop Christopher Coyne will form a committee of lay men and women to review the statewide diocese’s clergy misconduct files and publicly release the names of abusers. “Lay” refers to Catholics who are not priests, nuns or other members of the clergy.

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Search is on for life-sustaining planets

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The annual meeting of the Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering (VASE), which will be held next Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Middlebury College, will feature a public lecture by an expert on “exoplanets” that could one day sustain human life.

David Latham of the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is the Director of Science for TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. TESS was launched successfully in April.

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