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Future of Middlebury's Creek Road in flux as erosion eats it away

Posted on July 2, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury is currently facing a costly decision about how — and whether — to fix a large swath of Creek Road, a choice that might mean taking on Mother Nature, or simply walking away.

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Middlebury's town zoning director leaving for college job

Posted on June 29, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Ted Dunakin confirmed last week that July 2 will be his last day as Middlebury’s director of planning and zoning. His imminent departure — to serve as a maintenance project manager at Middlebury College — comes at a time when the community was already looking for a new town planner to replace Eric Blair, who left earlier this year to take a job with the Orton Family Foundation.

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Bristol to close its landfill and vote on re-joining solid waste district

Posted on June 29, 2015 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — After Aug. 1, Bristol will take the first steps toward burying its municipal landfill, a move that will require local residents to either contract with a hauler to pick up their household waste and recyclables, or bring those materials themselves to a new drop-off center on the landfill property.

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Hunt for prison escapees plays out near camp of local couple

Posted on June 25, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Doug and Debby Anderson are the part owners of a camp in northern New York state to which they can occasionally escape from their daily routines in Middlebury, where they reside.

That word “escape” has now taken on a new meaning for them.

Their camp, in Mountain View, is located within the targeted area of a painstaking search for two escaped convicts from the Clinton Correctional Center, located just 20 miles away in Dannemora, N.Y.

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Middlebury police opt for Tasers as non-lethal alternative

Posted on June 25, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday green-lighted their local police department’s proposal to acquire Tasers, a device that officials believe will better enable officers to control aggressive and assaultive suspects without having to resort to deadly force.

“Taser” is the product name for what police refer to as a “Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW)” that uses an electrical charge to disrupt muscle control in a suspect to which it is applied.

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Foodaroo attracts more than 1,000 hungry folks to Middlebury

Posted on June 25, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The first-ever “Foodaroo” attracted more than 1,000 people to downtown Middlebury this past Sunday to sample unctuous edibles, hear a variety of great music and dance up a storm.

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Middlebury native returns with fun, homemade 'Pirate' film

Posted on June 25, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — As a kid growing up in Middlebury during the late 1970s and early 1980s, Peter Ferland would yearn for snow days and weekends when he could break out his Super 8 camera and make some fun-filled movies with his buddies.

He filmed, and occasionally starred in, some abbreviated and decidedly low-budget knock-offs of James Bond and the Swamp Monster. Ferland and his neighbor Mike Sommers filed down the blade of an axe to add realism to their own slasher movie. He also made some very good claymation movies.

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Business is brewing on Middlebury's Exchange Street

Posted on June 22, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Two popular beverage companies in Middlebury’s industrial park are rolling out new ventures aimed at delivering their respective products to a growing number of fans.

Otter Creek Brewing (OCB) is pursuing a 7,195-square-foot brew-house addition for its headquarters at 793 Exchange St. that would allow the company to more than double its annual production of 65,000 barrels of beer.

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New tenants selected for Skihaus location

Posted on June 22, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Two local businesses — Otter Creek Kitchenware & Electronics and Edgewater Gallery — last week confirmed plans to occupy the soon-to-be-vacated Skihaus storefront in downtown Middlebury’s Battell Block.

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Porter's new 3-D mammography machine brings breast cancer into focus

Posted on June 18, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Porter Hospital has acquired a new, state-of-the-art mammography machine that uses 3-D technology in producing images so reliable that it gives staff radiologists a 41-percent better chance in detecting invasive breast cancer compared to the previous, two-dimensional mammography test.

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