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Meet Your 2016 Candidates: Those running for Senate and House answer questions

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



In an effort to help area voters get to know the local candidates for the Legislature and their stands on some important issues, the Addison Independent asked those running for House and Senate to answer a short questionnaire. There are competitive races for most of the seats representing Addison County.

The three candidates running for the two seats in the Addison-1 House district, which encompasses Middlebury, include incumbent Democrat Amy Sheldon, Democratic challenger Robin Scheu and Progressive Jill Charbonneau.

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Green Line says it's 'business as usual' despite losing bid for contract

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



NEW HAVEN — Developers of a proposed high-voltage electricity cable through part of Addison County say it will be “business as usual” for the Vermont Green Line project.

But news that the project lost a bid to sell wind and hydro power to southern New England has caused uncertainty in New Haven, which would gain financial rewards as a result of hosting key VGL infrastructure.

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No pay? No work? Why not, say two high bailiff candidates

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — While most election-season signs dotting county roadsides support candidates for statewide races and local Vermont House and Senate seats, an unusual number have also sprouted up backing two men seeking an unpaid county-wide job in which the officeholder rarely, if ever, does anything: high bailiff.

Two-term incumbent Charles Clark Jr., a Republican who is also the Addison County Sheriff Department’s chief deputy, is facing a challenge from former longtime county deputy and private sector security employee Ron Holmes, a Democrat.

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Happy Valley Orchard expands to meet growing hard cider demand

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Hard cider has literally changed the face of Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury.

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Wonderland: Where dreams come true

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to put your life on pause, and, for just one night, become something of your dreams? What would you be? 

These things of dreams become reality when you walk into Wonderland — a costume, alterations, vintage and otherwise fantastical shop on Middlebury's Main Street. Hannah Hurlburt has made it her business to be our fairy godmother — granting all our wishes true. 

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Brandon Cares considers a needle exchange program like Middlebury's

Posted on October 24, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — There were two impressive guests at the regular Brandon Cares meeting Monday night, and they each offered some optimism and advancement in Vermont’s war on opiate addiction.

The first to speak was Theresa Vezina, the Harm Reduction Program Manager for Vermont Cares, the state’s largest AIDS service organization that administers a syringe exchange program.

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Farmers are uneasy about the sale of one of state's biggest local food distributors

Posted on October 24, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



ADDISON COUNTY — Any businessperson will tell you that it takes more than just a great product to make a success; you also have to get the product to the buyer.

Many local growers and meat producers are wondering what will happen now that ownership of their primary distributor — indeed one of the biggest food distributors in Vermont — is changing hands.

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Local high schoolers grapple with sudden deaths of Harwood students in crash

Posted on October 24, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — In the past two weeks, black and gold became temporary colors of choice for many Addison County students, teachers and school employees.

Sadly, it was not a fashion trend: They were rallying around their peers at South Duxbury’s Harwood Union High School, who are reeling after the unspeakable Oct. 8 tragedy that claimed the lives of four current and one former Harwood students, all either 15 or 16.

Black and gold are Harwood’s school colors.

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Summer blossoms lead to a strong honey harvest

Posted on October 24, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — The same lack of rain that has led to a smaller apple crop in Addison County and statewide has for the most part been a boon for bees in terms of clover-based summer honeys. But the slide from low rainfall to moderate drought the past three months has also dried up fall harvests that are based on wildflowers.

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Rehabilitated bald eagle returned to the wild

Posted on October 24, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON — Staff with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Vermont Institute of Natural Science released a juvenile bald eagle back into the wild earlier this month at Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area in Addison.

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