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Stunt biker wows Field Days crowd

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Nick Garber



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NEW HAVEN — Robbie Pfunder is not a fan of flinching.

For the bike stuntman, who wowed a crowd of fairgoers at the Addison County Fair & Field Days last Tuesday, every inch, and every flinch, matters — especially when kids are involved.

During one of Pfunder’s most impressive feats, audience volunteers Oscar and Maya formed a human high-bar, holding a cord roughly 40 inches in the air for Pfunder to hop over with his bike. As the audience held its breath, Pfunder completed the leap — and both kids jumped back.

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City manager search nearing its conclusion

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes officials remained optimistic about finding a new city manager after the city council on Tuesday met to conduct online interviews with candidates, but were reluctant to identify those candidates.

“Out of respect for our candidates we are unable to yet release names,” said Deputy Mayor Jeff Fritz, chairman of the committee charged with finding a replacement for retiring City Manager Mel Hawley.

Fritz said the committee hopes to interview a candidate or candidates in person either later this week or early next week.  

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'A real crisis': Deadly Spanish flu pandemic hit Addison County 100 years ago

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By James Finn



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ADDISON COUNTY — One hundred years ago this fall an unwelcome visitor came roaring through Northern New England and made a death-dealing stop in Addison County.

The noxious traveler was the Spanish influenza pandemic, which was in the middle of its two-year tear around the globe when it paid visits to Middlebury, Orwell, Shoreham, Bristol and other area towns.

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By the way for August 9

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Brandon hosts silent comedies with live music

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Laughter for the whole family is on tap at Brandon Town Hall, where classic silent comedies starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy will be screened with live music on Saturday, Aug. 11. The show starts at 7 p.m.; admission is free, donations are encouraged.

The program, the latest in the Brandon Town Hall's summer silent film series, will feature short comedies made by the iconic comedy team prior to the advent of talkies. Music will be provided by Jeff Rapsis, a New Hampshire-based composer who specializes in improvising live accompaniment for silent films.

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Four art receptions on tap this weekend

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Looking to see some art this weekend? Well Saturday’s the day. There will be four art receptions at four different galleries in Middlebury and Vergennes on August 10 between 4 and 8 p.m. Make an evening of it and consider yourself classy and cultured.

 

Exhibit: Doughboys and Flyboys

Where: Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury

Reception: Friday, Aug. 10, 4-8 p.m.

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Truck spills cargo on Route 125; police cite area men

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police cited Steven Cadieux, 18, of Milton for driving under the influence after he had allegedly crashed his vehicle into a guardrail on Route 7 in New Haven on Aug. 5.

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Porter hires new general surgeon

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — UVM Health Network Porter Medical Center President Dr. Fred Kniffin, has announced that Dr. Elya Vasiliou has accepted a general surgery position with the UVMHN Medical Group-Porter Medical Center and will start this December. “Dr. Vasiliou is a Johns Hopkins fellowship trained head and neck surgeon and will continue Porter’s long tradition of outstanding general surgery services,” he said.

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Gun group seeks Gov. Scott's defeat

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Xander Landen of VTDigger



MONTPELIER — In recent weeks, Ed Cutler has registered about 40 voters for the upcoming primary. He is working to galvanize members of his organization, Gun Owners of Vermont, to defeat Republican Gov. Phil Scott in the primary election Aug. 14 because of his enactment of new firearms restrictions in April. The group also wants to vote out lawmakers who championed gun control measures.

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Will Eggleston joins National Bank of Middlebury

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Sarah Cowan, Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, National Bank of Middlebury recently announced that Will Eggleston has joined National Bank of Middlebury as Community Business Lender for the bank’s northern market area. He will be working from the bank’s Hinesburg office.

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