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Bridport dairy farmer: "I feel like I was forced out"

Posted on October 8, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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ADDISON COUNTY — Leonard Barrett can remember when he moved to his East Street farm in Bridport in 1970 with his parents and his brother. There were eight dairy farms on the street.

Today, his is the last one. By the end of next week, there won’t be any.

Across the nation, a confluence of factors is putting family-owned dairies — long the backbone of many rural American towns — out of business.

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Schooner brings piece of history to Vergennes

Posted on October 8, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — When Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) officials were planning this year’s four-month trip through New York, Canada and Vermont for the museum’s replica canal schooner, the Lois McClure, there was little debate about the final stop.

The journey through canals, rivers and Lake Ontario, which ends this coming Friday, has recognized the region’s pivotal role in the War of 1812 between Great Britain and the United States, which had recently won its freedom from the crown — and the 200 years of peace that followed.

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Teacher gives local students a taste of Thailand

Posted on October 8, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Her family and friends in her native Thailand call her by her given name, Chavaran Sriyan.

But to her colleagues and students at the Bridge School in Middlebury, she is simply known as “Angie.”

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UPDATE: Middlebury man killed in shootout with police

Posted on October 5, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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UPDATED Friday, 5:30 p.m.

MIDDLEBURY — After a six-hour standoff, a Middlebury man with a history of threatening others died on Thursday evening during a firefight with local police in the woods off Case Street.

George Demarais, 57, died after he allegedly goaded authorities to shoot him.

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Middlebury readies for Dalai Lama's visit Oct. 12 & 13

Posted on October 4, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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MIDDLEBURY — Preparations are under way at Middlebury College for the arrival of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of millions of Tibetan Buddhists and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, who will mark his third visit to Addison County on the weekend of Oct. 12.

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Vote on $6.5 bond for VUHS facilities set for Nov. 6

Posted on October 4, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board on Tuesday made final its decision to ask voters on Nov. 6 for approval of a $6.5 million bond to fund major repairs and upgrades to the school’s building and site.

Board members said limited feedback since their initial Sept. 25 decision to ask for the project has been largely favorable.

“It’s been more positive than negative,” said board chairwoman Kristin Bristow.

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An author runs to exorcise his demons

Posted on October 4, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Caleb Daniloff spent more than a decade of his life running away from sobriety.

He is  now using the sport of running as a means of maintaining his sobriety, clearing his mind and pushing his now-healthy body to endurance levels he could never have imagined during his days of binge drinking.

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Bixby library to celebrate first 100 years

Posted on October 4, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Back in 1907, Vergennes native William Gove Bixby surprised fellow townspeople in his will by leaving much of his estate — the bulk of which he inherited from his sister — for the purpose of building a new public library in his hometown.

Five years later, workers finished building the Bixby Free Memorial Library, and 100 years after that — on Oct. 13, a week from Saturday, to be precise — the Vergennes institution named after Bixby will hold a party to celebrate its 100th birthday.

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Firm aiming to make solar power a bargain

Posted on October 4, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — A new Waterbury Center-based company is trying to bring the promise of solar-powered electric generation to Addison County at a price that Vermonters can afford.

A new Waterbury Center-based company called Suncommon announced on Tuesday that it will soon begin installing solar electric systems on Addison County homes with no up-front cost and for monthly rates that can be less than what the customers are paying for conventional electricity.

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National dairy trends taking toll on local farmers

Posted on October 1, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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ADDISON COUNTY — With grain prices sky-high and milk prices dropping, a few family-owned Addison County dairy farms are closing their doors this fall.

Paul Audy of New Haven and John Roberts of Cornwall, both in their early sixties, cited a confluence of forces that prompted each of them to get out of the business they had been in for decades: the increasing financial challenges of running a medium-sized herd, the tumultuous market exacerbated by the dairy pricing regulations and the toll of working long hours for years on end.

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