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Middlebury Police Log: Shire town police issue drunk-driving citation during busy week

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Derek St. George, 22, of Jacksonville, N.C., for driving under the influence of alcohol following a traffic stop on Route 23 on Nov. 23.

Police said they measured his blood-alcohol content at 0.141 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Located a student who had run away from the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center on Nov. 20.

•  Served temporary restraining orders on two local men on Nov. 20.

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Vergennes Police Log: Winter parking ban starts Dec. 1

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Tis the season — to remember that the Vergennes winter parking ban takes effect every year when the clock strikes midnight on Nov. 30.

Between Dec. 1 and March 31 vehicles may not be parked on city streets between the hours of 2 and 6:30 a.m.

As for those that are left out on the streets during those hours?

“Vehicles are subject to being ticketed and towed,” said Police Chief George Merkel.

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OVUU weighs its options for elementary schools

Posted on November 27, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — A directive from the Otter Valley Unified Union School Board to level fund the next budget may result in a very different educational landscape in the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union.

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Noted explorer dies in plane crash in area

Posted on November 27, 2017 |
By John S. McCright and John S. McCright



PITTSFORD — An 89-year-old Massachusetts man who led an extraordinary life of exploration and excitement died on Wednesday evening while traveling to see his family in Starksboro for Thanksgiving.

Norman L. Baker of Windsor, Mass., was piloting a four-seat Cessna airplane when it crashed in Pittsford. He was the only person on board.

“My dad absolutely loved flying,” Dan Baker of Starksboro told the Independent on Friday afternoon. “He’d rather fly that plane to see friends and family than drive a car.”

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Hart to lead Ilsley into new chapter

Posted on November 27, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Dana Hart has enjoyed the bright lights and excitement of the Big Apple for the past seven years. But she’s about to realize her longstanding dream of relocating closer to her Vermont family, thanks to her recent appointment as new director of Middlebury’s Ilsley Public Library.

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Dec. 2 'Sleepout' to aid programs for homeless

Posted on November 27, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY/VERGENNES — The annual “Sleepout” near the Otter Creek Falls is one of John Graham Housing & Services’ biggest fundraising efforts each year.

This year’s edition will take place on Saturday, Dec. 2. It will begin with a candlelight vigil on the Middlebury green beginning at 4 p.m.

Participants can bring a bag of food, a box of diapers, toiletries, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, a new quilt or set of sheets for a family moving into a home.

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Painter's art provides a window to another world

Posted on November 27, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY/SHOREHAM — “I’m searching for something that’s never been seen before,” says painter Jim Butler, of his art-making process.

For the Shoreham resident and co-chair of the Middlebury College studio art program, paintings provide a glimpse into a world that both is and is not.

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Vergennes discusses bridge replacement

Posted on November 27, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — While the main focus of a Nov. 15 meeting in Middlebury of the Addison County Regional Planning Commission’s Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) was the Agency of Transportation’s promise to study a truck bypass around downtown Vergennes (see story in this edition), VTrans and local officials also discussed replacing or rebuilding the Vergennes bridge over Otter Creek, possibly within a decade.

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Make your own holiday ornaments using recycled materials

Posted on November 27, 2017 |
By Sarah Pope



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I always enjoy the challenge of creating something really lovely out of materials that have been discarded, neglected, thrown out or otherwise deemed unworthy. These holiday ornaments are fairly simple to make with materials you already have at home, and can be a fun family project, so put on the holiday music, heat up some hot cocoa and have some fun.

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Efforts to create Bristol business park proceed

Posted on November 27, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — As work concludes on the extension of the town waterline to Lovers Lane and repair and replacement of the water system along West Street, progress continues toward the new Bristol business park — with some unexpected wrinkles still to be worked out.

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