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Middlebury College grad to hit the field at the Super Bowl

Posted on January 30, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — Steven Hauschka looks not so different from everybody else in the Middlebury College class of 2007 facebook. Sandwiched between Casey Harwood and Tristan Hayes, Hauschka’s photo shows a fresh-faced kid from Needham, Mass., who had come to Middlebury to get a first-class education and play soccer.

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Comparing the cost of new Middlebury town offices vs. renovation

Posted on January 9, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



MIDDLEBURY — Bread Loaf Corp. this week provided estimates that compare the cost of building the new Middlebury town offices and town gym on new sites vs. renovating or reconstructing the existing municipal building and gym at the corner of South Main and College streets.

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Clippings: Was it better in the good old days?

Posted on December 5, 2013 |
By John S. McCright



One of the endless saws one hears is that things were better in the good old days. When were these good old days? Back when men bound other men in chains, women were something less than second-class citizens, human lives were short and brutish and the best one could hope for was a death that was relatively quick? Those good old days?

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Exchange student from Spain shoots deer on first hunt

Posted on November 13, 2013 |
By John S. McCright



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NEW HAVEN — There is a special kind of excitement in a young Vermonter’s voice when he or she tells you about the first time they bagged a deer. One 15-year-old who shot his first deer this past Saturday during Vermont Youth Hunting Weekend had a unique twist — he is an exchange student from Spain visiting Vermont for a year.

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Classic Chevelle draws a lot of attention

Posted on October 24, 2013 |
By John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — It’s sitting there just a few paces off Quarry Road in front of a small barn, so coy and so alluring.

Its finely sculpted body has beckoned many a lover of the finer things in life to stop and gawk and even make advances.

“Everybody and their brother dropped in,” said Jamie Simpson. “I had seven to 10 people per day asking if I’d sell it.”

The object of all this solicitous attention is a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS.

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Clippings by John McCright: Daddy looks back to see the future

Posted on October 3, 2013 | Blog Category:
By John S. McCright



When I saw my older daughter walking away from the car after I dropped her off for her first middle school dance recently I felt a little tug of the heartstrings and knew that with every step she took she was going one step farther away from her daddy, one step closer to life on her own as an independent individual.

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Hattie Brown, newspapers' eyes on Lincoln, retires after 30 years

Posted on September 12, 2013 |
By John S. McCright



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LINCOLN — Harriett “Hattie” Brown has delivered the news from Lincoln for three decades as the town correspondent for the Addison Independent. The 94-year-old is sharp as a tack and more active than most people in their 10th decade; but she decided recently that she is ready to pass the job on to another Lincoln resident.

Her last installment of the Lincoln News appeared in this past Thursday’s edition.

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Fire destroys Nop farm equipment; animals are OK

Posted on August 22, 2013 |
By John S. McCright



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SALISBURY — Work was returning to normal at the Nop Brothers and Sons Farm in Salisbury this week after a big fire claimed the equipment barn off Route 7 this past Friday night. The new normal, that is, in which the family and their farm workers must take hours of extra time feeding the more than 600 cows they milk each day.

No people or animals were injured in the blaze, which drew firefighters from eight area departments, but the farm lost four critical feed trucks, two skid steers and a tractor that were all used in feeding the cows.

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And on and on and on ...

Posted on August 1, 2013 |
By John S. McCright



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THE SIDING OF the Granville Town Hall presents a simple yet intriguing puzzle for the human eye.

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Firefighters save one Granville barn as another burns

Posted on July 11, 2013 |
By John S. McCright



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GRANVILLE — Firefighters from five towns knocked down a hot fire at an old tool shed in Granville last Sunday afternoon, thus saving the big old barn that sits only a few feet away.

The 30-by-40-foot shed was fully involved in flames when members of the Granville Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene at 3 p.m., and the firefighters immediately started pouring water on the blaze and on the historic barn that sat only 12 feet away.

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