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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
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Broadway Direct returns for the 13th year

Posted on December 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Bill Carmichael, is once again pulling together the annual Broadway Direct show, marking his 13th year doing so. The production will take place on Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Doors and the cash bar will open at 6:45 p.m. for general seating.

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Glenn Miller Orchestra brings the Christmas mood

Posted on December 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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The world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will bring their classic, big-band hits as well as several holiday favorites to Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater on Monday, Dec. 10. 

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Letter to the editor: Franchises could boost Middlebury

Posted on December 6, 2018 |
By Anders Holm



With two kids in college and two taking college tours I have spent a great deal of time in some of America’s most iconic college towns. Most are very similar to Middlebury, with the quaint downtowns parents expect to see. All the college towns I have visited are dissimilar to Middlebury in one key respect. Every other college downtown I have toured, including others in Vermont and New Hampshire, include judiciously placed and well-appointed franchises. Yes, I said it, franchises.

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Vergennes Police Log: Vergennes officers patrol city for speeders

Posted on December 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police recently continued their crackdown on speeding within city limits, and they began enforcing the city's annual winter ban on overnight parking on city streets. 

Between Nov. 26 and Dec. 2 Vergennes police conducted nine patrols specifically targeted at traffic enforcement. They set up shop on Monkton Road (twice), West Main Street (three times), North Main Street (three times) and Panton Road, and in all ticketed 19 drivers for speeding and warned two more. 

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Middlebury Police Log: Two from Springfield cited for retail theft

Posted on December 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Angelo Amoroso, 29, and Megan Amoroso, 30 — both of Springfield, Vt. — for retail theft, following an incident at Hannaford’s Supermarket on Nov. 28.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Investigated a report of a man allegedly trying to start a fire on Chipman Hill on Nov. 26. Police found the man, who said he was trying to start a fire in order to roast some chestnuts. Police reminded the man of the municipal ordinances against starting fires.

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Vermont State Police: Troopers seek info on Route 17 crash

Posted on December 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — On this past Saturday, Dec. 1, at approximately 12:30 p.m. Vermont State Police troopers were dispatched to a two-car crash on Route 17 near Jersey Street South in Addison. 

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Middlebury budget draft reflects new hires and road work

Posted on December 3, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard will spend the next two months refining a fiscal year 2020 municipal budget proposal that currently reflects almost $600,000 in new expenses, including two new hires and a $296,119 increase in local infrastructure improvements.

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Vergennes recreation group proposes big pool fixes

Posted on December 3, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The newly formed Vergennes recreation committee last week shared with the city council the list of priorities its members created after its first two meetings — and up to $147,000 of work to the city pool was at the top.

The committee, founded to advise the council on maintenance of existing facilities and ways to improve recreation offerings in Vergennes, listed obtaining a grant to fund that work as its first of a number of goals it shared with the council.

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Breathing life into old playthings: Lincoln Library hosts toy swap

Posted on December 3, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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LINCOLN — So profound is the depth of imagination kids summon when they play with toys that it has inspired a special category of storytelling in our culture. From “The Nutcracker” to “The Velveteen Rabbit” to “Toy Story,” we find hope in the notion that our playthings could live separate lives, struggling like we do, fighting our battles, keeping it real when the “real world” intervenes. Integral to many of these stories is the letting go, the heart-wrenching moment when children outgrow their toys and leave them behind forever.

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