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Middlebury College to sell homes at discount

Posted on November 26, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College this month announced a plan to sell a number of residential homes it owns to faculty at a discounted rate, while real estate professionals disagree over whether the prospective sales could depress home values in town.

The college said the initiative is part of an effort to help new faculty members find suitable, affordable housing close to campus. Presently, the college rents out the houses to faculty.

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USDA offers tips for cooking Thanksgiving turkeys safely

Posted on November 25, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



WASHINGTON — Thanksgiving is the largest meal many cooks prepare each year. Getting it just right, especially the turkey, brings a fair amount of pressure whether or not a host is experienced with roasting one. The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations on how to properly prepare a turkey to make sure yours is both delicious and safe to serve.

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The Outside Story: Could cricket pie ever become Thanksgiving tradition?

Posted on November 24, 2014 |
By Rachel Sargent



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As you put together a dinner plan for this Thanksgiving, perhaps you’re looking for something to add a little variety to the traditional holiday meal, or ways to eat healthy food while supporting good environmental practices. How about adding insects to the menu? Along with crackers and cheese, grasshopper fritters make excellent appetizers. Or consider adding sautéed crickets and greens as a side to your potatoes, turkey and gravy. What about cricket flour fruitcake instead of the typical pumpkin pie?

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City electronics firm nabs $200k loan from state

Posted on November 24, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — A high-tech manufacturing company in Vergennes shared in $6.3 million in loans announced by the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) for economic development projects totaling over $16.5 million throughout Vermont. The authority projected the loans should create more than 100 new jobs throughout Vermont within three years of completion of the financed projects.

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VUHS inducts students into National Honor Society

Posted on November 24, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Nine students were inducted into the Otter Valley Chapter of the National Honor Society at Vergennes Union High School on Wednesday, Nov. 19. The traditional candlelight induction ceremony was attended by parents, relatives, friends of inductees, teachers, administrators and school board members. 

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Seniors urged to be proactive about end-of-life planning

Posted on November 24, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — These were difficult times for Frank “Sandy” Rose and his family. His longtime spouse, Anne, had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s two years prior, and it was heartbreaking to see her memory and physical well-being fade.

“She got progressively worse,” recalled Rose, who now lives at the Residence at Otter Creek in Middlebury.

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Confronting mortality is essential: A local man makes the most of his final days

Posted on November 24, 2014 |
By Henry Wilmer



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Editor’s note: Henry Wilmer, 69, of Lincoln, is a retired school teacher and former member of the Lincoln School Board. He offered this insight into the dying process.

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Local advocates ready for heating aid requests

Posted on November 24, 2014 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — With the thermometer now consistently dipping below the freezing mark, Addison County residents of limited means have been firing up their furnaces and wood stoves with the hope that they won’t run out of fuel before the end of the winter. And various state and local organizations are offering programs to make sure frigid temperatures don’t claim any victims during the frigid months ahead.

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New sales model could help artists and charities alike

Posted on November 24, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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MIDDLEBURY — The United Way of Addison County has teamed up with a Lincoln artist for a new kind of collaboration that will benefit both the charity and the local art scene.

Local artists said it’s a model that could help them and that other charities should adopt.

The project, said the county’s United Way Development and Marketing Director Nancy Luke, came from a desire to involve more local resources in fundraising drives.

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Middlebury church goes 'green' with pellet boiler system

Posted on November 24, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — It was around 1904 that the late Col. Silas Ilsley — the Civil War veteran whose name graces Middlebury’s Ilsley Public Library — pledged $75,000 to erect the resplendent Memorial Baptist Church building that stands proudly at 97 South Pleasant St.

More than a century later, congregation members have invested two-and-a-half times the church’s original construction price in order to endow it with a pellet boiler system aimed at reducing the structure’s fuel consumption and its carbon footprint for many years to come.

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