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College sees $49.9 million in donations

Posted on July 31, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



MIDDLEBURY — Fundraising improved significantly at Middlebury College over the last 12 months compared to the previous fiscal year, the school announced on July 25.

During the 2014 fiscal year, which ended on June 30, the college received more than $49.9 million in philanthropic support. This amount is $7 million more than the previous year, according to a college press release.

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Middlebury board delays vote on solar project

Posted on July 31, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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Saturday events to support Matthew Power memorial fund

Posted on July 31, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Friends and family of the late Matthew Power, a revered international journalist and Middlebury College graduate, will hold a yard sale and silent auction this Saturday, Aug. 2, to raise funds for a new, contemplative garden and seating area at the Otter Creek Falls in downtown Middlebury.

Born in Middlebury and raised in Cornwall, Power attended Middlebury Union High School.

He lost his life at age 39 this past March 10 while on assignment for Men’s Journal covering a story along the banks of the Nile River in Uganda.

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Critics urge reform of state's mental health system

Posted on July 30, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



ADDISON COUNTY — Mental health care professionals around the state say Vermont’s mental health system is overburdened, and that too often the mentally ill end up in the state corrections system.

Nearly half of all inmates at Vermont prisons seek mental health treatment, making the Department of Corrections likely the largest mental health care provider in the state.

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Travis Forbes resigns from Middlebury's selectboard

Posted on July 30, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Selectman Travis Forbes resigned suddenly and unexpectedly Tuesday night, citing mounting personal and professional time commitments and frustration over what he indicated was his inability to influence operations at the Middlebury Department of Public Works.

Forbes, 35, was first elected to the selectboard in 2010 in a successful write-in campaign, and won re-election in 2013. He and his family run Case Street Redi-Mix Inc.

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Salisbury's lost son to return after 62 years

Posted on July 30, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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SALISBURY — The Dyer family plot in the West Salisbury Cemetery hosts a simple headstone in memory of Bobby Dyer, the prodigal son who left small-town life and his own budding motorcycle business more than six decades ago to serve his country during the Korean War.

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Alvarez awarded national arts honor in White House ceremony

Posted on July 30, 2014 |
By Phoebe Lewis



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WEYBRIDGE/WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday evening as local writer Julia Alvarez sat chatting with Michelle Obama at the White House, she tried to snap a photo of the First Lady to send to her family.

“I felt like a little hick with my eager little iPhone,” Alvarez recalled with a laugh back at her Weybridge home on Tuesday.

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Summer is a busy time at Lake Champlain resort in Ferrisburgh

Posted on July 30, 2014 |
By Mary Langworthy



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FERRISBURGH — Tucked in its scenic, secluded corner of West Ferrisburgh, Basin Harbor Club is off the beaten track for many Addison County residents. In July and August, however, Basin Harbor is a vibrant, bustling community, and an economic driver with an impact that reaches far beyond the rolling golf course and iconic Adirondack chairs that dot the resort property.

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Middlebury Police Log: Wandering boy reunited with Mom

Posted on July 30, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police located the mother of a young boy found wandering in the roadway near the Pulp Mill Bridge on July 21. Police located the child’s mother and have referred the matter to state officials.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Were informed that someone had taken a checkbook from a Buttolph Drive residence on July 21.

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Pictures on the ground: Planning your garden

Posted on July 28, 2014 |
By Judith Irven



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It’s high summer and already some of us are contemplating next year’s garden. Perhaps this fall we will move some plants from one spot to another or maybe dig a completely new bed. And so the gardening cycle continues.

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