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President Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention

Posted on September 7, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



Editor's note: President Obama accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for the 2012 presidential election last night at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C. Transcript via www.whitehouse.gov.

10:24 P.M. EDT

MRS. OBAMA:  I am so thrilled and so honored and so proud to introduce the love of my life, the father of our two girls, and the President of the United States of America -- Barack Obama.  (Applause.)

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More EEE mosquito spraying planned for Friday evening

Posted on September 7, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



UPDATED: Spraying times announced.

WHITING/BRANDON — Vermont Department of Health officials this morning said that lightning and poor visibility made it impossible for them to fully complete the mosquito aerial spraying operation in Brandon and Whiting on Thursday evening.

Spraying of the pesticide Anvil 10+10 will continue tonight between 7:30 and 11 p.m. Officials hope to complete all spraying tonight.

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Neighborhood watch group to form in Bristol

Posted on September 6, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — With an apparent rise in drug crime and burglaries in Bristol, and the police department understaffed and strapped for resources, residents on Bristol’s Maple Street are coming together to form a neighborhood watch group.

The first planning meeting was held last Thursday at Living Well Residential Care, which is spearheading the effort to form a watch group.

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90-year-old returns to birthplace: Fire & Ice restaurant

Posted on September 6, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — It is a homecoming of sorts when Avis Warren Butler dines at her favorite local restaurant.

That’s because Butler was born and raised at 26 Seymour St., which happens to be the address of Fire & Ice Restaurant.

Butler, who now lives in Bristol, returned “home” on Aug. 24 for what she thought would be a fairly low-key 90th birthday luncheon.

But it didn’t turn out that way.

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Ripton cabins offer vacationers a country getaway

Posted on September 6, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — When Marty and Carol Kulczyk bought 112 acres off 2430 North Branch Road in Ripton six years ago, they knew they weren’t going to be the only ones enjoying the serenity, wildlife, panoramic mountain views and starry nights that can be experienced in abundance on the wooded property.

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New owners bringing new offerings to Rockydale Pizza

Posted on September 6, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL —Rockydale Pizza’s new owners just gave a facelift to the restaurant on Rockydale Road east of Bristol village.

Co-owners David Steadman and Carla Nichols, who took the reins four weeks ago, have put in a new kitchen, updated the menu and increased their hours of service.

No changes have been made to the pizza recipes, which are old community favorites, Steadman said. But the updated menu includes some tasty new features, including homemade daily specials like stuffed green peppers, barbeque ribs and pulled pork.

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Brandon man dies from mosquito bite; state to spray on Thursday

Posted on September 6, 2012 |
By Lee Kahrs



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BRANDON — One man is dead and another remains hospitalized after the first human cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus in Vermont were detected in Brandon and Whiting on Saturday, and state officials are on the offensive.

Richard Hollis Breen, 87, of  Brandon died Tuesday from the disease and a man from Sudbury remains hospitalized on Wednesday. Breen lived on the emu farm in Brandon where at least 16 emus died from the disease last September when EEE was for the first time detected in animals in the state.

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United Way lowers its fundraising target

Posted on September 6, 2012 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — United Way of Addison County (UWAC) officials will launch the 2012 fundraising campaign on Sept. 20 with what they believe is a more realistic financial goal and an impending change in its administrative leadership.

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Young reader tells us about her favorite books

Posted on September 6, 2012 |
By Arianna Graham-Gurland



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Editor’s note: One of the prizes for participants in this summer’s Dream Big Summer Reading Program at Ilsley Public Library was the opportunity to work with the editor on a story for the Addison Independent. Seven-year-old Arianna Graham-Gurland, who just started second grade with Mrs. Doyle at Mary Hogan Elementary School in Middlebury, was the top reader in the Grade 1-3 category tallying 160 titles this past summer. Here she tells about some of the books she liked best.

 

By ARIANNA GRAHAM-GURLAND

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Country farmers taking steps to fight lake pollution

Posted on September 6, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



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ADDISON COUNTY — In the wake of blue-green algae outbreaks along Lake Champlain and public beaches closing due to high E. coli levels, the health of Vermont’s freshwater resources was a hot-button issue for many Vermonters this summer.

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