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Director with local ties wins Academy Award

Posted on February 25, 2013 |
By John S. McCright



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ADDISON COUNTY — When they announced the winner in the best Animated Short Film category at the 85th Academy Awards ceremony Sunday night there was a particularly loud shout of joy at a home in West Addison.

It was the home of Helen and Ed Kahrs, where family and friends cheered for the Kahrs’ son, John, who won the Oscar for his film “Paperman.”

“It was pretty surreal,” said Lee Kahrs, a Salisbury resident and older sister of John Kahrs.

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Addison County's Academy Award Connection

Posted on February 23, 2013 |
By John S. McCright



ADDISON COUNTY — When Vermonters gather around the tube to watch the 85th Academy Awards ceremony Sunday night they will be pulling for their favorite movies, actors and directors. One film up for an Oscar and the film’s director will have a particularly loud cheering section in Addison County.

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County dairy farms recognized for their high-quality milk

Posted on February 21, 2013 |
By John S. McCright



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ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont farms produce some of the best dairy product in the country, but several local dairy farms are being recognized for the truly outstanding quality of their milk.

Agri-Mark Cabot recently honored Kettletop Farm in Weybridge and Cher Mi Farm in Orwell as among the top 28 farms in the 1,260-farm cooperative that stretches across New England and to central New York state in its Top Quality Award competition.

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Clippings: Considering an out-of-this-world experience

Posted on February 7, 2013 |
By John S. McCright



Sometimes I get a little overwhelmed by all the stuff that gets thrown my way — school board stories, personality profiles,  obituaries, weddings and engagements, crime stories, gossip and hard news from Montpelier. All the nitty gritty details that make up the grubby lives we human beings endure on this patch of rock hurtling through space. Good grief! Occasionally a guy just wants get away from it all.

Now, thanks to the Dutch, I may just get to do that.

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New tools, procedures aid state police in crime fighting

Posted on February 4, 2013 |
By John S. McCright



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Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series on burglaries in Addison County. The first part in last Thursday’s edition cataloged the problem of increasing home break-ins.

Some area residents nervous after a rash of home burglaries

Posted on January 31, 2013 |
By John S. McCright



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Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on the increase of burglaries in Addison County. The second part will focus on the state police’s new crime fighting tool.

ADDISON COUNTY — A Weybridge homeowner left her residence for an hour and locked every door in the house. She’d heard about area break-ins and her family was taking precautions.

“We were really locking our doors for the first time after 25 years in Vermont,” she recalled.

“We got hit anyway.”

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Maple Landmark produces toy limousine for Obama inauguration

Posted on January 21, 2013 |
By John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — A little piece of Vermont will be rolling through President Barak Obama’s second inauguration this week.

A limited-edition wooden toy limousine produced by Middlebury’s Maple Landmark is being sold by the official inauguration committee to defray the costs of the week’s activities in Washington, D.C.

The six-inch-long wooden car with wheels that turn is painted black, gray and gold and features the inscription “57th Presidential Inauguration, January 21, 2013.” It also has a small American flag on the fender.

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Sas Carey takes readers on a trip through Mongolia

Posted on January 16, 2013 |
By John S. McCright



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Sas Carey is in Mongolia trying not to buy a drum. It is a shaman’s drum, made with three-year-old female deer skin with a sheep’s tail beater. It is perfect, but she is running out of money and she has told herself and her friends she is not going to buy it.

She lies in bed sleepless. Her heart beats. She feels desire. She tells herself she is not going to buy the drum.

A friend brings the drum for her to see. He tells her to beat it — really smack it.

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Post office hours being reduced in rural communities

Posted on January 10, 2013 |
By John S. McCright



ADDISON COUNTY — As U.S. Postal Service officials implement a plan to wring costs out of rural post offices, some local residents have a last opportunity to affect how service will be cut in their towns.

USPS officials will host meetings in Monkton, Orwell, Shoreham, Hancock and Forestdale in coming weeks that will allow residents to give input on four options for cutting costs at their respective post offices — three of which include shutting the facilities down.

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Porter struggles with electronic records system, sees big cost overrun

Posted on January 10, 2013 |
By John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — Porter Hospital has fallen behind in its multi-year effort to implement an electronic medical records system designed to improve patient care by replacing outdated paper recordkeeping.

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