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Artist hopes novel process will add spark to his work

Posted on April 20, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



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MIDDLEBURY — Bob Gold has divided his life into two parts. He spent the first part as a dentist. He studied at the New York University School of Dentistry and was a clinical assistant in prosthetic dentistry at Harvard University. Gold ran a successful private practice for over 20 years in Manchester, N.H.

Then in 1996, while he was sitting at an intersection, a pickup truck crashed into the rear end of his car, leaving him with traumatic brain and spine injuries. He lost his ability to read and write, and all ability to practice his profession.

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Pets bring joy to local workplaces and increase productivity

Posted on April 20, 2015 |
By Christy Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — Animal lovers will often describe time spent around their beloved pets as therapeutic, calming, uplifting and stress-relieving.

For folks that leave their pets at home during the workday, there’s often a sense of hurry when leaving the office so as to give a friendly hello to that familiar face that’s waiting to greet one at the door.

Increasingly, however, workplaces are opening their doors and their policies to pets at work and are seeing some positive results.

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Police cite passenger in fatal auto-bicycle crash

Posted on April 20, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



WEYBRIDGE — The passenger in the vehicle that struck and killed 55-year-old old Kelly Boe on April 14 was arrested the next day and cited for violating the conditions of his release.

Tracy Yandow, 52, of Ripton had been on release on the condition that he not consume alcohol. Vermont State Police contend that Yandow had been drinking on the day that Nathan Dearing allegedly drove a vehicle into Boe while he was cycling with his wife on Hamilton Road in Weybridge.

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Sex offender ordered to stay away from county women

Posted on April 20, 2015 |
By Mike Donohue of the Burlington Free Press



MIDDLEBURY — A two-judge panel has ordered convicted sex offender Richard Laws, 49, to stay away from two Addison County women for at least the next 12 months.

Acting Family Court Judge Barry Peterson and Assistant Judge Irene Poole heard statements from the two women during separate hearings on Wednesday about their desire to have no contact with Laws, who was released from prison last Thursday.

He had completed serving a 23-year sentence for the rape and brutal beating of a woman in Waitsfield in 1992.

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Carbon tax, solar arrays spur debate

Posted on April 16, 2015 |
By John Flowers



WEYBRIDGE — At the legislative breakfast at the Congregational Church of Weybridge on Monday, lawmakers discussed the future of education reform in Vermont (see story, here).

Other discussion at Monday’s breakfast focused on:

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Springtime upkeep planned for the Long Trail

Posted on April 16, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



VERMONT — At 273 miles long, Vermont’s Long Trail stretches the length of the Green Mountain State. As with the Middlebury Area Land Trust's Trail Around Middlebury, this historic hiking trail depends heavily on the work of volunteers to keep it maintained.

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Students of the Week - April 13, 2015

Posted on April 16, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.

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Lawmakers at odds over health care reform funding

Posted on April 16, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Local lawmakers and area health care providers will be closely monitoring the progress of a $20 million tax package designed to further Vermont’s health care reform effort.

Part of that $20 million in revenues — derived from taxes on sugar-sweetened and diet beverages, tobacco products and dietary supplements — would be used to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates to doctors and other service providers, some of whom are struggling to remain solvent.

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Brandon selectman hired to serve as town manager

Posted on April 16, 2015 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — Selectman Dave Atherton is Brandon’s new town manager.

The Brandon selectboard announced its decision to hire Atherton at a busy selectboard meeting Monday night.

Heeding input from voters over the last month, the selectboard chose a local candidate to fill the position that became open when Town Manager Robin Bennett resigned last month.

Atherton will have to resign from the selectboard before taking the new job. His town manager contract will take effect April 20, after two other board members return from vacation.

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Proposed city playground now in jeopardy

Posted on April 16, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The proposed East Street preschool playground appeared to be on life support after Tuesday’s Vergennes City Council meeting.

Project designer David Raphael of Middlebury landscape design firm LandWorks told the aldermen on Tuesday he could no longer continue to devote time to the project, and that because of needed sitework it appeared even the scaled-down version approved by aldermen this winter could not be built for its $42,000 price tag.

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