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Plugged in

Posted on July 3, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



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NOAH GILLESPIE, 6, of Middlebury gets some help from his mom, Anne, with his electric ukulele during a class at the Ilsley Library Tuesday morning. The ukulele lessons were taught by Dayve Huckett from the Middlebury Community Music Center.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Swing happy

Posted on July 3, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



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LUCY GOETZ IS happy with her return during “Little Aces” tennis camp at the Middlebury recreation department courts Tuesday morning.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Fest Fun

Posted on July 3, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



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Festival-goers line up to sample Colchester-based Havoc Mead at this past weekend's Midd Summer Fest. The event drew another sizable crowd this year to its Saturday event in Middlebury’s Marble Works. More than 40 vendors, including several new companies, provided samples of beer, wine, spirits, cider and food. Independent photos/Victoria Provost

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Bristol voters to cast ballots on firehouse, July 7

Posted on July 2, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



BRISTOL — After nine months of evaluating sites, discussing plans and holding informational meetings, the town of Bristol has reached the time for a decision on a new firehouse.

Architects have designed an 11,000-square-foot facility to be built by local businessman Kevin Harper on a site off West Street. Upon completion, the town hopes to purchase the building and a 9.03-acre parcel of land through a $3.19 million bond.

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Summer pastimes: Hobby takes Briport teen soaring into the sky

Posted on June 25, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



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BRIDPORT — Before he enters his freshman year of college in the fall, Matthew Becker has a busy summer ahead of him. The recent graduate of Middlebury Union High School will spend the workdays helping out in the pro shop at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course in Middlebury, collecting balls on the driving range, maintaining and cleaning a fleet of carts and teaching golf at a camp for six- to 11-year-olds.

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Bull completes mission, college alums pull off 50-year-old prank

Posted on June 11, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



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MIDDLEBURY — Stationed on the roof of the Middlebury Beef Supply in East Middlebury, a lone bovine figure kept a watchful eye over the parking lot and the passing traffic on Route 7. For more than 50 years, the bull remained at its post — that is, until last week.

With the help of some Middlebury College alumni, “Ferdinand,” as the bull is known, finally completed a trip to the interior of Forest Hall on the college campus, a mission five decades in the making.

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Students put 'maker' spin on science

Posted on June 8, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



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MONKTON — Fifth-grader George Collette’s entreaty to come see the science experiment waiting outside the Monkton Central School gymnasium this past Thursday afternoon was hard to turn down.

“Have you ever seen a marshmallow fly?” he asked.

Outside on the pavement, he and his team scrambled to ready their contraption. Using a bicycle pump, a length of PVC tubing and lots of tape, they used air pressure from the pump to launch marshmallows, as well as their favorite projectiles — wadded tissues soaked in water.

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Clippings: Looking for the right word? Choose wisely

Posted on June 3, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



In my summers between college semesters I worked for a construction contractor in Southern Vermont, performing work that didn’t require much skill, so much as basic knowledge of what end of the hammer to hold. I did everything from hanging sheetrock to demolition. I even helped raise an organ factory from the 19th century to build a new foundation under it.

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Land adds to Bristol firehouse cost

Posted on May 28, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



BRISTOL — Last week, members of the Bristol Fire Facility Committee learned the cost of a new firehouse. On Tuesday evening, that price tag went up when they learned how much the land under it would cost.

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New barn coming to Fair and Field Days

Posted on May 22, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



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WALTHAM — There’s something new coming to the Addison County Fair and Field Days. It’s not a ride, exhibit or contest, but serves a thoroughly practical purpose.

Visitors to this summer’s fair will find a new safety building located near the fairgrounds’ front entrance.

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