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Hops yard grows in Starksboro

Posted on September 26, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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STARKSBORO — It’s a golden early fall day. Across from the beaver pond along a stretch of Route 17 where it snakes toward the spine of the Green Mountains stand two acres of trellises, each row as high as a house. Twirling up 18-foot lengths of twine, 2,000 hop plants reach toward the sun, laden with cones (the name for those blossoms that make beer taste so good to some).

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Youths learn by doing during National 4-H Week

Posted on September 26, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — National 4-H Week, from Oct. 2-8, recognizes the role that 4-H plays in helping young people “learn by doing” through club work, community service and activities that cultivate strong leadership, citizenship and life skills.

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Ferrisburgh property transfers through June 2016

Posted on September 26, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — The following arms-length real estate sales were recorded in Ferrisburgh during the final nine months of 2015 and the first six months of 2016:

• April 21, 2015, Robert Blanchard to Diane Nadon and Tyson Blanchard, home at 189 Old Hollow Road, $187,500.

• May 1, 2015, Kody Murray to Lauren Cynewski, home at 2494 Sand Road, $116,900.

• May 13, 2015, Melissa and Randy Smith to PennyMacHolding LLC, home at 6808 Route 7, $165,400.

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Vergennes students unite to call for Peace One Day

Posted on September 26, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The sun shone once again this past Wednesday morning on the Vergennes Union High School Peace One Day celebration, the 12th annual student-organized, school-wide assembly dedicated to peace in students’ lives, at the school, and in the broader Vergennes community as well as the nation and the world.

Student speakers, joined by Ben & Jerry’s Rob Michalak, the company’s Global Director of Social Mission, talked about what peace meant to them and what actions the school community could take.

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Vergennes property transfers through June 2016

Posted on September 26, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The following arms-length real estate sales were recorded at Vergennes City Hall during 2015 and the first six months of 2016:

•  Jan. 8, 2015, Peter Morris to Pierre Legrand LLC, commercial property at 247 Main St., $280,000.

•  Jan. 20, 2015, Briarwood LLC to Vergennes Healthcare LLC, commercial property at 1 Alden Place, $1,067,317.81.

•  Jan. 29, 2015, Donald Harrington to Claire Gendreau, condo at 5 Country Commons, $168,000.

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Arts Beat for Sept. 26: The powerful Rodney King story on stage at THT

Posted on September 26, 2016 |
By Greg Pahl



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History, poetry and tragedy collide when stage and film actor Roger Guenveur Smith (“American Gangster,” “Malcolm X”) tackles the thorny odyssey of Rodney King, caught in the glare of the national spotlight as the victim of police brutality that ignited the 1992 Los Angeles riots. This performance will kick off the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series’ 97th season at 8 p.m., on Friday and Saturday in the Seeler Studio Theatre of the Mahaney Center for the Arts.

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Ferrisburgh bakery/deli moving down Route 7

Posted on September 22, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Soon — possibly by the end of next week — a 10-year-old Ferrisburgh business will move about a third of a mile south along Route 7 to a new home next to The Dock Doctors.

The Ferrisburgh Bake Shop and Deli, founded in 2006 by Ferrisburgh resident Lisa Denton next to the town’s Route 7 post office, will take over renovated space that most recently housed convenience store/gas station/deli Vermont Energy Co., and before then the Little Otter General Store.

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United Way sets $650,000 fundraising goal

Posted on September 22, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The United Way of Addison County (UWAC) has historically enlisted a lot of local movers-and-shakers to head up its annual fund drives. This year’s team is also formidable, and comes with a special blessing.

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MS is striking Vermont particularly hard

Posted on September 22, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The causes of multiple sclerosis (MS) remain somewhat of a mystery, but research is producing new treatments and medications that are allowing patients to maintain better quality of life.

“Everyone has their own version of it,” said Dr. Andrew Solomon, a UVM Medical Center neurologist and director of institution’s Multiple Sclerosis Center. “It’s a combination of genetics and environmental triggers. There have been hundreds of genes that have been associated with MS.”

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State OKs ANeSU unification plan

Posted on September 22, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — The Vermont Board of Education on Tuesday approved the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union’s plan to unify governance and budgeting at the Bristol-area schools.

The decision on whether to move forward with that plan is now in the hands of the five-town electorate, which will vote on it Nov. 8.

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