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Country Home Products of Vergennes sold to Wisconsin company

Posted on August 3, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES/WAUKESHA, Wis. — A Wisconsin company that makes power generation equipment and other engine-powered products announced today that it had bought home and garden equipment manufacturer Country Home Products, which is based in Vergennes.

Generac Holdings Inc. acquired Country Home Products Inc. and its subsidiaries effective Aug. 1. The value of the transaction was not announced, but the company said it would make that number known during a quarterly earnings conference call on Thursday.

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Vermont Gas fined $100,000 for late report on its cost hike

Posted on August 3, 2015 |
By Erin Mansfield Vt Digger



SOUTH BURLINGTON — The state’s utility regulators fined Vermont Gas Systems $100,000 for failing to report in a timely manner a cost increase on the natural gas pipeline it is building from Colchester to Middlebury and Vergennes.

The Public Service Board on Friday wrote in an order that Vermont Gas broke the public trust in its regulatory authority when it waited “nearly six months” to disclose its first cost increase on the project last year.

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Local website created to help fight opiate addiction

Posted on August 3, 2015 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Bob Donnis of Bristol knows how a solid drug-addiction recovery program can benefit a patient; he saw one work for a relative.

Hoping to see additional success stories, Donnis and other members of the Addison County Opiate Treatment Committee recently hailed the launch of a new website that will give people the information they need to steer away from drug abuse, or get help if they are already in the throes of addiction.

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Local A&W raising funds for wounded warriors

Posted on August 3, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Steve Nardell didn’t get any parades, salutations or nonprofit organizations springing up to look out for his interests and those of his fellow soldiers who returned from Vietnam in 1970.

But Nardell, a Middlebury retiree, is helping to rally the troops for a special Aug. 6 fundraiser that will generate funds for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a charity and veterans-service organization that offers a variety of programs and events for wounded veterans of military actions that have followed the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Middlebury police officers honored for exemplary acts

Posted on August 3, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — It was on July 7 of last year that Middlebury Police Sgt. Mike Christopher was called to the Champlain Farms store on Court Street amid reports of a man behaving irrationally and threatening to shoot people.

Christopher found the man, and it was what he didn’t do next that landed him on a recent commendation list put together by the Middlebury Police Department.

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AgrAbility keeps injured farmers in business

Posted on August 3, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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WEST ADDISON — Can a farmer sustain a life-changing injury and keep working in agriculture?

Lee Kayhart, Merton Pike and Kenny Young provide living testimony that the answer is yes.

The three long-time Vermont farmers spoke at the Kayhart Brothers Dairy in West Addison this past Thursday at a Farmer’s Field Day, sponsored by UVM Extension’s AgrAbility Project.

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Local rye to be distilled into whiskey at Shoreham distillery

Posted on August 3, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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SHOREHAM — WhistlePig LLC is busy installing distillery equipment and is lining up plenty of oak barrels — some of them made from Vermont-grown white oak — in anticipation of beginning on-site production of its rye whiskey at its Quiet Valley Road farm in Shoreham as soon as next month.

Company officials also confirmed on Tuesday that WhistlePig will soon open a tasting room in Middlebury, in association with Danforth Pewter. Danforth is a nationally renowned manufacturer of pewter products that is headquartered on Middlebury’s Seymour Street.

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Bus company powered by the sun

Posted on August 3, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) has achieved another milestone in carbon savings and reduction of operating expenses. The Community Transportation Center (CTC) on Creek Road in Middlebury is now harnessing the power of the sun to provide most of its electric energy needs. The installation of the 180-panel rooftop solar system also completes the construction of the CTC. It was made possible by a grant from the Federal Transit Administration and matching donations from community supporters.

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Cat lady saves feral felines for 10 years

Posted on August 3, 2015 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — Mei Mei Brown is a sucker for cats. A lifelong lover of felines, she is also the driving force behind the Brandon Feral Cat Assistance Program, now celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Thanks to Brown’s diligence and love for the animal, what was once a big problem in Brandon is now under control. Over the last decade, 166 feral, or wild, cats have been trapped, spayed or neutered, and released or adopted.

“Yes, I am the crazy cat lady,” Brown joked in an interview last week.

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Maplefields project in Middlebury nears an end

Posted on August 3, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Officials at R.L. Vallee Inc. said their company’s Maplefields convenience store and filling station at 60 North Pleasant St. (Route 7) in Middlebury will reopen in late August after an ongoing expansion project that will bring some new services and amenities to the Middlebury location.

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