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Addison County http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/50/all en Parent-Child Center Greenhouse: Helping to grow healthy futures http://addisonindependent.com/201503parent-child-center-greenhouse-helping-grow-healthy-futures <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29423" style="width: 67px;"><a href="/201503parent-child-center-greenhouse-helping-grow-healthy-futures"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Tomato.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Tomato.jpg" title="Tomato.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="67" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TOMATOES RIPEN IN the Parent-Child Center greenhouse. Photo by Richard Conrad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Judith Irven </div> </div> </div> <p> On a recent Thursday, with a foot of snow on the ground and the outside temperature hovering around 15 degrees, spring seemed a long way off indeed.</p> <p> So it was pure delight to step into a warm, sunny greenhouse filled with growing things: trays of green mesclun ready to harvest; a prolific red nasturtium casually draped around a window and an enormous pink New Guinea impatiens.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29424">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503parent-child-center-greenhouse-helping-grow-healthy-futures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Garden spring Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:04:35 +0000 Zach Despart 29424 at http://addisonindependent.com River Watch Collaborative to train volunteers this weekend http://addisonindependent.com/201503river-watch-collaborative-train-volunteers-weekend <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29360" style="width: 151px;"><a href="/201503river-watch-collaborative-train-volunteers-weekend"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/River Watch Prep for Monitoring Upper-Middlebury-River-Ripton-sample-crew-April-2014-MW.thumbnail.jpg" alt="River Watch Prep for Monitoring Upper-Middlebury-River-Ripton-sample-crew-April-2014-MW.jpg" title="River Watch Prep for Monitoring Upper-Middlebury-River-Ripton-sample-crew-April-2014-MW.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="151" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VOLUNTEERS FROM THE Addison County River Watch Collaborative take samples from the upper Middlebury River in Ripton last April. Photo by Matthew Witten </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Like the rest of us, river samplers for the Addison County River Watch Collaborative are crossing their fingers for the arrival of warm weather.</p> <p> &ldquo;Our water sampling season is scheduled to begin on April 8,&rdquo; said River Watch Coordinator Matt Witten. &ldquo;So we need the ice to melt just to have safe access to flowing streams.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29361">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503river-watch-collaborative-train-volunteers-weekend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County monitoring River Watch Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:15:52 +0000 Zach Despart 29361 at http://addisonindependent.com Police shed light on Durst-Shulze link; Family releases statement http://addisonindependent.com/201503police-shed-light-durst-shulze-link <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29355" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/201503police-shed-light-durst-shulze-link"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/PressConference6388.thumbnail.jpg" alt="PressConference6388.jpg" title="PressConference6388.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MIDDLEBURY POLICE CHIEF Tom Hanley talks with reporters Tuesday about the possible link between real estate heir and murder suspect Robert Durst and the disappearance of 1971 Middlebury College student Lynne Schulze. A photo of Schulze can be seen on the left. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; News of the arrest on March 14 of New York City real estate scion Robert Durst on a first-degree murder charge is reverberating to Middlebury, where Durst owned and operated the now-defunct health food store &ldquo;All Good Things&rdquo; in the early 1970s.</p> <p> Middlebury police said an unsolicited phone tip in 2012 about Durst&rsquo;s past ownership of the store led them to consider his link to a Middlebury College student who disappeared in 1971 after having purchased some dried prunes at All Good Things.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29358">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503police-shed-light-durst-shulze-link" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Bowdish disappearance Durst Featured Hanley HBO Keeler Middlebury College Schulze student The Jinx Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:11:09 +0000 Zach Despart 29358 at http://addisonindependent.com New musical is a family affair, with major support from The Grift http://addisonindependent.com/201503new-musical-family-affair-major-support-grift <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29350" style="width: 152px;"><a href="/201503new-musical-family-affair-major-support-grift"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Yeaton5931.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Yeaton5931.jpg" title="Yeaton5931.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="152" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VANESS DUNLEAVY, JEFF Vallone, Peter Day and Clint Bierman will perform a world premiere music, &quot;My Post-Traumatic Cruise Ship Cabaret,&quot; at the Town Hall Theater on April 2, 3 and 4. The show, written by Dunleavy and her father, Dana Yeaton, is partially based on Dunleavy&#039;s experiences as a performer on a cruise ship. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Local playwright Dana Yeaton has a lengthy history of creating funny and inspiring dramatic productions.</p> <p> He probably never imagined that he would help create the talent to act out his words on stage.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29351">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503new-musical-family-affair-major-support-grift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Dunleavy Featured musical The Grift Yeaton Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:44:59 +0000 Zach Despart 29351 at http://addisonindependent.com Educators say small school subsidies have a place in Vermont http://addisonindependent.com/201503educators-say-small-school-subsidies-have-place-vermont <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29348" style="width: 126px;"><a href="/201503educators-say-small-school-subsidies-have-place-vermont"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Collins head shot.thumbnail.jpeg" alt="Collins head shot.jpeg" title="Collins head shot.jpeg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="126" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RNESU SUPERINTENDENT JEANNE COLLINS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Lee J. Kahrs </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON AND RUTLAND COUNTIES &mdash; As the Vermont Senate Education Committee continues its work on an education funding reform bill this week, small schools are once again under scrutiny as lawmakers consider the proposition that school and district consolidation equals cost savings.</p> <p> Now, a new report names specific small schools in Addison and Rutland counties as examples of what&rsquo;s wrong with Vermont&rsquo;s school districting system.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29349">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503educators-say-small-school-subsidies-have-place-vermont" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County brandon Collins Featured grant legislature Otter Valley RNeSU Shumlin small schools Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:39:15 +0000 Zach Despart 29349 at http://addisonindependent.com Shumlin cites costs, quality as reason to reform school funding system http://addisonindependent.com/201503shumlin-cites-costs-quality-reason-reform-school-funding-system <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29346" style="width: 72px;"><a href="/201503shumlin-cites-costs-quality-reason-reform-school-funding-system"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/StoneCutters5503.thumbnail.jpg" alt="StoneCutters5503.jpg" title="StoneCutters5503.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="72" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GOV. PETER SHUMLIN talks with Stonecutter Spirits co-owner Sas Stewart during a visit to the Middlebury production facility Monday morning. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Gov. Peter Shumlin on Monday called on lawmakers to help him contain what he called one of the state&rsquo;s top cost-drivers &mdash; education&mdash; in an effort to make Vermont more fiscally solvent and attractive to job creators. He also made a pitch for efforts to slow the growth of spending on health care (see related story).</p> <p> Shumlin made his remarks before a crowd at the Vergennes American Legion hall during a legislative luncheon sponsored by the Bridport Grange and Addison County Farm Bureau.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29347">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503shumlin-cites-costs-quality-reason-reform-school-funding-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured funding Shumlin small schools Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:36:32 +0000 Zach Despart 29347 at http://addisonindependent.com Vermont withdraws from Dairies of Distinction program http://addisonindependent.com/201503vermont-withdraws-dairies-distinction-program <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Vermont for many years has promoted the healthy image of its dairy farms by participating in the regional Dairies of Distinction Program. Agency of Agriculture, Food and Marketing officials have said that attractive dairies give the consumer greater confidence in the wholesomeness of milk, stimulate milk sales, and encourage public support for the dairy industry.</p> <p> But early this year state Agency of Agriculture sent out letters to dairy farmers saying that it was withdrawing from the program.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29296">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503vermont-withdraws-dairies-distinction-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Agency of Agriculture Dairies of Distinction dairy Livingston Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:58:40 +0000 Zach Despart 29296 at http://addisonindependent.com Dive team searches for missing woman http://addisonindependent.com/201503dive-team-searches-missing-woman <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Vermont State Police divers on Monday continued their search for a missing Connecticut woman, this time in Orwell.</p> <p> VSP Lt. Reginald Trayah said divers searched Johnson&rsquo;s Pond, a 35-acre body of water that straddles the town line between Orwell and Sudbury.</p> <p> Trayah said the search was related to the disappearance of Denise Hart, 25, of Hartford, Conn., who was last seen Jan. 25 in Sudbury. Police suspect foul play had a hand in Hart&rsquo;s disappearance.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29240">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503dive-team-searches-missing-woman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Cornwall diver Hart missing person orwell search Sudbury Vermont State Police Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:03:21 +0000 Zach Despart 29240 at http://addisonindependent.com State budget deficit: How deep should cuts be? http://addisonindependent.com/201503state-budget-deficit-how-deep-should-cuts-be <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Citizens who attended the weekly Legislative Breakfast on Monday heard from lawmakers about their struggle with the fiscal year 2016 general fund budget, which is facing a projected $112 million revenue shortfall.</p> <p> Among the proposed cuts under consideration to shore up the budget are two of the Vermont Department of Public Safety&rsquo;s four Public Service Answering Points (PSAPs) &mdash; better known as E-911 dispatching centers &mdash; in Derby and Rutland.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29233">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503state-budget-deficit-how-deep-should-cuts-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County budget deficit legislature spending Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:00:52 +0000 Zach Despart 29233 at http://addisonindependent.com County mourns passing of Dr. Ayer http://addisonindependent.com/201503county-mourns-passing-dr-ayer <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29213" style="width: 80px;"><a href="/201503county-mourns-passing-dr-ayer"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/ayer.thumbnail.jpg" alt="ayer.jpg" title="ayer.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="80" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DR. ALAN AYER </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Dr. Alan Ayer introduced an estimated 6,000 people into the world during a 36-year career as an obstetrician-gynecologist in Middlebury. Many of those 6,000 people, and many more, were shaken to the core this week after learning of the untimely, sudden death of Ayer this past Friday, March 13. He was 71.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29214">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503county-mourns-passing-dr-ayer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Ayer doctor Featured Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:26:37 +0000 Zach Despart 29214 at http://addisonindependent.com Longtime local baby doctor Alan Ayer dies at 71 http://addisonindependent.com/201503longtime-local-baby-doctor-alan-ayer-dies-71 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON &mdash; Long-time Addison County obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Alan Ayer, who delivered well over 5,000 babies and practiced in this area more than 30 years, died suddenly on Friday, March 13. He was 71 years old.</p> <p> Ayer was a native of Maine, and he received his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He practiced medicine for more than 40 years.</p> <p> Ayer was the husband of Sen. Claire Ayer, who has represented Addison County as a Democrat in the Vermont Senate since first being elected in 2002.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29159">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503longtime-local-baby-doctor-alan-ayer-dies-71" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Ayer doctor Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:07:26 +0000 Zach Despart 29159 at http://addisonindependent.com Addison County physician Dr. Alan Ayer dies at 71 http://addisonindependent.com/201503addison-county-physician-dr-alan-ayer-dies-71 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John McCright </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON &mdash; Long-time Addison County obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Alan Ayer, who delivered well over 5,000 babies and practiced in this area more than 30 years, died suddenly on Friday, March 13. He was 71 years old.</p> <p> Ayer was a native of Maine, and he received his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He practiced medicine for more than 40 years.</p> <p> Ayer was the husband of Sen. Claire Ayer, who has represented Addison County as a Democrat in the Vermont Senate since first being elected in 2002.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29131">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503addison-county-physician-dr-alan-ayer-dies-71" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Porter Hospital Mon, 16 Mar 2015 02:26:34 +0000 John McCright 29131 at http://addisonindependent.com Vermont Gas admits it kept regulators in the dark on pipeline cost increase http://addisonindependent.com/201503new-testimony-shows-vt-gas-knew-about-cost-hike-didnt-tell-psb-five-months <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> MONTPELIER &mdash; Vermont Gas Systems officials last year knew the company&rsquo;s proposed natural gas pipeline through Addison County would cost much more than anticipated, but waited more than five months to tell regulators &mdash; even after the Department of Public Service requested that it do so.</p> <p> This information came to light in recent testimony by Vermont Gas executives in a Public Service Board proceeding to determine whether the company violated board procedure by not providing timely cost updates for Phase I of the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29071">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503new-testimony-shows-vt-gas-knew-about-cost-hike-didnt-tell-psb-five-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County AARP CLF cost hike Department of Public Service Dumont Featured Marchildon Phase I pipeline Public Service Board Recchia Rendall Simollardes Vermont Gas Sat, 14 Mar 2015 13:15:06 +0000 Zach Despart 29071 at http://addisonindependent.com VUHS, Mount Abe and Bristol school boards tread lightly in reworking budgets http://addisonindependent.com/201503vuhs-mount-abe-and-bristol-school-boards-tread-lightly-reworking-budgets <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy and Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Three school boards in northern Addison County met early this week to consider new budget proposals after voters said &ldquo;no&rdquo; to initial proposed spending plans on Town Meeting Day.</p> <p> The Vergennes Union High School and the Bristol Elementary School boards met on Monday evening and the Mount Abraham Union High School Board convened on Tuesday. All three meetings garnered a couple dozen visitors.</p> <p> The boards did not warn any new budgets for revote, but all plan to meet again next week.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29091">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503vuhs-mount-abe-and-bristol-school-boards-tread-lightly-reworking-budgets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County bristol Featured MAUHS school budgets vergennes VUHS Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:44:00 +0000 Trent Campbell 29091 at http://addisonindependent.com Dig in! Chilifest returns to Middlebury this Saturday http://addisonindependent.com/201503dig-chilifest-returns-middlebury-saturday <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29093" style="width: 89px;"><a href="/201503dig-chilifest-returns-middlebury-saturday"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/chilifest 2014 IMG_1220.thumbnail.jpg" alt="chilifest 2014 IMG_1220.jpg" title="chilifest 2014 IMG_1220.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="89" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A CHEF HAS a good time at the 2014 Vermont Chili Festival. Independent file photo </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; This Saturday, March 14, downtown Middlebury will welcome thousands of visitors to its closed-off downtown streets for the 7th Annual Vermont Chili Festival. This very popular event, staged by the Better Middlebury Partnership, will feature live music, an all-local beverage tent, street performers and more than 50 kinds of chili from some of Vermont&rsquo;s best restaurants to sample and enjoy.</span></p> <p> The fun starts at 1 p.m. and sampling will continue through 4 p.m.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29084">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503dig-chilifest-returns-middlebury-saturday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County chili festival Featured Middlebury Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:39:15 +0000 John McCright 29084 at http://addisonindependent.com