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Ian Trombulak http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/552/all en LCMM to investigate 1812 battle http://addisonindependent.com/201109lcmm-investigate-1812-battle <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-9356" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201109lcmm-investigate-1812-battle"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/MacDonough&#039;sShipyard.thumbnail.jpg" alt="MacDonough&#039;sShipyard.jpg" title="MacDonough&#039;sShipyard.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THIS RENDERING BY artist Kevin Crisman depicts Commodore Thomas MacDonough’s crew building one of the vessels at the shipyard in Vergennes in anticipation of the Battle of Plattsburgh, a key U.S. victory in the War of 1812. </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Almost 200 years ago, Commodore Thomas MacDonough won a crucial naval battle in the War of 1812 that drove the British &mdash; the world&rsquo;s greatest naval force at the time &mdash; from the Plattsburgh, N.Y., battle site back into Canada, allowing the United States to retain a larger piece of northern territory when a peace treaty was signed two months later.</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/9338">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201109lcmm-investigate-1812-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes 1812 battle history ship vergennes Mon, 26 Sep 2011 16:00:00 +0000 Ian Trombulak 9338 at http://addisonindependent.com Chicken project imparts valuable lessons http://addisonindependent.com/201109chicken-project-imparts-valuable-lessons <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-9145" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201109chicken-project-imparts-valuable-lessons"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/chicken8257.thumbnail.jpg" alt="chicken8257.jpg" title="chicken8257.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HANNAFORD CAREER CENTER Chickens find a local ending to their short lives. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Mary Hogan Elementary School fifth-graders hatched them, Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center agribusiness students raised them and Middlebury College students will eat them.</p> <p> Without leaving the town of Middlebury, the 203 chickens of the Chick-to-Plate project have been teachers to more than 200 students &mdash; by career center Director Lynn Coale&rsquo;s count &mdash; and now, will be dinner to hundreds more.</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/9134">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201109chicken-project-imparts-valuable-lessons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury agriculture education Hannaford Career Center Sat, 03 Sep 2011 16:00:21 +0000 Ian Trombulak 9134 at http://addisonindependent.com Riverside businesses in Middlebury stave off rising waters http://addisonindependent.com/201109riverside-businesses-middlebury-stave-rising-waters <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-9114" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201109riverside-businesses-middlebury-stave-rising-waters"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/sandbaggers0417.thumbnail.jpg" alt="sandbaggers0417.jpg" title="sandbaggers0417.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Members of the Middlebury College football team helped load up sandbags to bolster Jackson&#039;s on the River against rising river levels in downtown Middlebury Thursday afternoon. Otter Creek was expected to crest in Middlebury late Thursday night or early Friday morning. Independent photo/Ian Trombulak </div> </div> </div> <p> The crest of the Otter Creek River is coming slowly but surely through Addison County, having hit Leicester late yesterday and now approaching downtown Middlebury. The U.S. Geological Survey projects the crest to reach Middlebury between midnight and 2 a.m. tonight.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9115">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201109riverside-businesses-middlebury-stave-rising-waters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury flooding Irene Thu, 01 Sep 2011 20:50:42 +0000 Andrew Stein 9115 at http://addisonindependent.com Eastern county towns hit hard, left isolated after roads destroyed http://addisonindependent.com/201109eastern-county-towns-hit-hard-left-isolated-after-roads-destroyed <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-9119" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201109eastern-county-towns-hit-hard-left-isolated-after-roads-destroyed"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/flood1261 2_1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="flood1261 2.jpg" title="flood1261 2.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ROAD CREWS INSPECT damage to Route 100 at the intersection with Route 125 in Hancock Monday. Flood damage forced the temporary closure of many local roads and every state highway in Addison County. Photo by Willem Jewett </div> </div> </div> <p> GRANVILLE/HANCOCK &mdash; As most Addison County residents turned to recovery and repairs early this week, many Granville and Hancock residents were still trying to make do without phones, electricity and passable roads.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> The only two Addison County towns on the eastern slope of the Green Mountains were among the communities hit hardest when Tropical Storm Irene dumped a massive amount of rain on Vermont Sunday.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9060">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201109eastern-county-towns-hit-hard-left-isolated-after-roads-destroyed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Granville Hancock flooding Irene transportation Thu, 01 Sep 2011 16:00:26 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 9060 at http://addisonindependent.com Floods close some local roads http://addisonindependent.com/201108floods-close-some-local-roads <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Officials at the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) on Monday afternoon were continuing to work toward full recovery of the roadways around Addison County and Vermont that were flooded on Sunday as the remnants of Hurricane Irene swept through Vermont.</p> <p> In Addison County the flooding appears to have been less severe than in other parts of the Vermont. According to Chris Cole, VTrans Director of Policy, Planning and Intermodal Development, the southern counties Bennington and Windham were hit especially hard.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9047">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201108floods-close-some-local-roads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County flooding Irene weather Mon, 29 Aug 2011 21:10:45 +0000 Andrew Stein 9047 at http://addisonindependent.com Vermonters slow to take up tools for saving energy http://addisonindependent.com/201108vermonters-slow-take-tools-saving-energy <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-9034" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201108vermonters-slow-take-tools-saving-energy"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/LauraAsermily1172.thumbnail.jpg" alt="LauraAsermily1172.jpg" title="LauraAsermily1172.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MIDDLEBURY RESIDENT LAURA Asermily stands beside the tank of her solar-powered water heater. This is only one of the many improvements she’s made to make her home more energy efficient. Independent photo/Andrea Warren </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Three years after the Legislature passed Act 92, the Vermont Energy Efficiency and Affordability Act, the state is not on pace to reach the act&rsquo;s goal of improving energy efficiency in 25 percent of Vermont homes (roughly 80,000) by 2020.</p> <p> Instead, the state is likely to fall short of this goal by 28,000 homes.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9018">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201108vermonters-slow-take-tools-saving-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury green energy Mon, 29 Aug 2011 16:00:29 +0000 Ian Trombulak 9018 at http://addisonindependent.com Panton to build community with 250th party http://addisonindependent.com/201108panton-build-community-250th-party <p> PANTON &mdash; On Saturday, Sept. 10, Panton will join the cluster of Addison County towns commemorating their 250th birthday this calendar year, and townspeople are planning a daylong celebration with myriad activities and attractions for all ages to mark the occasion.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> The celebration, which recalls the date in 1761 when colonial Gov. Benning Wentworth issued Panton&rsquo;s official charter, will begin in earnest at 11 a.m. on the Beillo property south of the Panton Town Hall.</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/9023">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201108panton-build-community-250th-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Panton 250th Mon, 29 Aug 2011 16:00:24 +0000 Ian Trombulak 9023 at http://addisonindependent.com Update: McKibben spends the weekend in D.C. jail cell http://addisonindependent.com/201108bill-mckibben-arrested-tar-sands-action <p> <strong>Update (8/25/11):</strong></p> <p> WASHINGTON, D.C. &mdash; From where he sits &mdash; behind bars in a Washington, D.C., jail cell &mdash; everything is going according to plan for Bill McKibben.</p> <p> The environmental author and activist was arrested on Saturday, Aug. 20, in Washington while protesting the proposed construction of a 1,700-mile pipeline that would pump oil from the Tar Sands of Alberta, Canada, to oil refineries in Texas. He was one of 70 arrests on Saturday.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8977">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201108bill-mckibben-arrested-tar-sands-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ripton Bill McKibben environment Tar Sands Thu, 25 Aug 2011 17:00:28 +0000 Ian Trombulak 8977 at http://addisonindependent.com Video: Highlights from Field Days 2011 http://addisonindependent.com/201108video-field-days-2011-highlights <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-8954" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201108video-field-days-2011-highlights"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/skillet7792.thumbnail.jpg" alt="skillet7792.jpg" title="skillet7792.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <p> The 63rd annual Addison County Fair and Field Days was last week, and the Addison Independent reporters were there with video cameras to record the action. We compiled a quick highlight reel of the fair, interspersed with fairgoers&#39; favorite parts of the yearly Addison County tradition! Whether it was the food, the farm equipment or the family atmosphere, there was something at Field Days for everyone. What was your favorite part? Let us know in the comments!</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8953">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201108video-field-days-2011-highlights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Multimedia Field Days 2011 Fri, 19 Aug 2011 22:10:46 +0000 Ian Trombulak 8953 at http://addisonindependent.com McKibben would go to jail to oppose pipeline http://addisonindependent.com/201108mckibben-would-go-jail-oppose-pipeline <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Bill McKibben doesn&rsquo;t make a habit of getting arrested, but for the right cause he won&rsquo;t hesitate to do so.</p> <p> Apparently, stopping the proposed 1,700-mile pipeline that would pump oil from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, to oil refineries in Texas is one such cause.</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/8909">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201108mckibben-would-go-jail-oppose-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Bill McKibben environment Thu, 18 Aug 2011 16:00:27 +0000 Ian Trombulak 8909 at http://addisonindependent.com Slideshow: Demolition derby http://addisonindependent.com/201108slideshow-demolition-derby <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-8903" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201108slideshow-demolition-derby"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/demo8274.thumbnail.jpg" alt="demo8274.jpg" title="demo8274.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <p> During last week&#39;s 63rd annual Addison County Fair and Field Days, the #1 Auto Parts Demolition Derby was once again among the most popular events. Over the course of two nights, fans gathered to watch old junker cars &mdash; decorated with spray paint and driven with pride &mdash; continuously smash into each other until just one vehicle was still running. The event featured separate competitions for 4-cylinder, 6-cylinder and 8-cylinder engines, as well as a minivan round and a pick-up truck round. Here, sports reporter Andy Kirkaldy gives a rundown of the popular event. </p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8902">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201108slideshow-demolition-derby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Multimedia Addison County Fair and Field Days demolition derby Field Days 2011 Mon, 15 Aug 2011 21:12:22 +0000 Ian Trombulak 8902 at http://addisonindependent.com Batting Around: Designated differences http://addisonindependent.com/201108batting-around-designated-differences <p> In <a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201107batting-around-when-stars-and-leagues-align">my last column</a>, I wondered aloud why the two leagues in Major League Baseball &mdash; the American League and National League &mdash;&nbsp;have a different number of teams (the AL has 14, and the NL 16). Baseball, I concluded, is a game of details, and if two leagues are competing for the same prize, they ought to be competing under the same conditions. That means, quite simply (to borrow from my science vocabulary): where possible, hold everything equal.</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/8867/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/8867">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201108batting-around-designated-differences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog Fri, 12 Aug 2011 18:02:58 +0000 Ian Trombulak 8867 at http://addisonindependent.com Artistry spans generations in local family http://addisonindependent.com/201108artistry-spans-generations-local-family <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-8832" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201108artistry-spans-generations-local-family"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/lisacoal0199.thumbnail.jpg" alt="lisacoal0199.jpg" title="lisacoal0199.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VERMONT ARTISTS LISA Coale, left, and her grandfather Richard Niebuhr will have their work displayed side-by-side during the Middlebury Arts Walk this Friday at Otter Creek Custom Framing. Coale will display her acrylic paintings, while Niebuhr will show his photography. Independent photo/Ian Trombulak </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Some say that artistry runs in the family. If that&rsquo;s true, then it may be that Weybridge resident Lisa Coale has inherited a keen artistic eye from her grandfather Richard Niebuhr of Middlebury.</p> <p> Connoisseurs of art can decide for themselves &mdash; the two will have their art featured side-by-side at Otter Creek Custom Framing on Friday as part of this month&rsquo;s Middlebury Arts Walk. Coale&rsquo;s acrylic paintings and Niebuhr&rsquo;s photography will be on display from 5-7 p.m.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8813">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201108artistry-spans-generations-local-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury arts Arts Walk events Thu, 11 Aug 2011 16:00:29 +0000 Ian Trombulak 8813 at http://addisonindependent.com Masonic fair open to community http://addisonindependent.com/201108masonic-fair-open-community <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; Just one week after Addison County Fair &amp; Field Days wraps up, the New Haven fairgrounds will again be covered with rides, games, food and more, as the first annual Grand Master&rsquo;s Fair is set to take place on Sunday, Aug. 21. The event will be free to the public.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> This fair is being organized by the Freemasons of Vermont, as well as other Masonic fraternities including the Order of the Eastern Star, Scottish Rite, York Rite, the Shriners, DeMolay Boys, Rainbow Girls and the Sojourners.</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/8823">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201108masonic-fair-open-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven Masons Thu, 11 Aug 2011 16:00:22 +0000 Ian Trombulak 8823 at http://addisonindependent.com Shoreham family rallies for education in D.C. http://addisonindependent.com/201108shoreham-family-rallies-education-dc <p> SHOREHAM &mdash; Moved by the release this spring of statistics that said 72 percent of Vermont schools &mdash; including 13 of 25 schools in Addison County and Brandon &mdash; failed to make enough government-mandated progress, several local people traveled to Washington, D.C., on July 28 to attend the Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action. The event was organized in opposition to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, known as NCLB.</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/8792">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201108shoreham-family-rallies-education-dc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shoreham education No Child Left Behind rally Mon, 08 Aug 2011 16:00:26 +0000 Ian Trombulak 8792 at http://addisonindependent.com