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Lawmakers review 2019 session

Posted on June 6, 2019 |
By John Flowers



BRIDPORT — Local lawmakers on Monday recited a stream of successes during the 2019 session that included tapping a funding source for cleanup of the state’s waterways, agreeing on a $6.1 billion budget, banning single-use plastic bags, and passing a measure to ensure lead-free drinking water at public schools.

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Middlebury rail bridges work to intensify next month

Posted on June 6, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Work will begin in earnest next month on a $72.8 million plan to replace Middlebury’s two downtown rail bridges, a massive job that will span into 2021 and will result in closure of both Main Street and Merchants Row during the summer of 2020.

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Bristol homestead is a test farm and a classroom

Posted on June 6, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — Jon Turner nurtures a complicated sort of nostalgia, and it comes with a soundtrack.

“Early Artie Shaw, the big bands,” he said. “I have a nostalgia for the 1940s.”

It makes sense that a former U.S. Marine whose ancestors have fought in every war since the American Revolution might feel a connection with the musical backdrop to World War II.

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Laura Pettibon brought 32 years of creativity to VUES

Posted on June 6, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Soon-to-retire Vergennes Union Elementary School art teacher Laura Pettibon remembers what sparked her interest in art.

The Ohio native, who will step down this month from VUES after 32 years at the East Street school, had moved with her family to Granby, Conn. Pettibon’s fourth-grade art teacher there gave her a simple assignment — draw a goat.

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Rochester Chamber Music Series celebrates 25 years

Posted on June 6, 2019 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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ROCHESTER — Choosing to live in Rochester, a town of just over 1,000 people, is choosing to live a small-town way of life — very small. With all the benefits of knowing your neighbors, and living a quiet, rural life, there are also (as you might expect) some drawbacks — especially for a professional musician.

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Plastic bag ban on hold pending new state legislation

Posted on June 6, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard is re-evaluating the town’s new, “Ad Hoc Plastic Bag Ordinance Committee” in light of the Legislature’s recent approval of a far-reaching plastics ban that’s likely to become law by July 1.

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By the way for Jun. 6

Posted on June 6, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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Residents seek warning structures for Pulp Mill Bridge

Posted on June 6, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents Irene and Ed Barna are longtime fans of the state’s historic covered bridges. Irene just finished a stint as secretary of the Vermont Covered Bridge Society, dedicated to the preservation of these revered jewels in Vermont’s transportation system.

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Alleged Vergennes assailant held without bail

Posted on June 6, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Burlington man allegedly responsible for what Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel described as a “horrific” domestic assault has twice been denied bail in court appearances in Middlebury in the past two weeks.

Police allege Robert McFev, 53, of Church Street, Burlington, assaulted a Vergennes woman in a Green Street apartment on May 25.

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Soggy spring stymies sowing of seeds

Posted on June 6, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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ADDISON COUNTY — Months of unfavorable weather have put a damper on spring planting around the county.

“It’s pretty miserable,” said Jeff Carter, an agronomy specialist with UVM Extension in Middlebury. “It was a harsh winter, which killed various hay crops, including alfalfa and orchard grass. Now the cool wet spring is causing damage.”

Corn crops have been delayed by three weeks, he said.

“Not 20 percent of them have been planted yet,” he said early this week.

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