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Rainy June bogs down farmers

Posted on July 6, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — According to the National Weather Service, June’s rainfall in Burlington of 8.67 inches proved to be the third highest since 1884, trailing only 1922 and 2013.

Nobody had to tell Vermont farmers that news.

“Every year we have our little times and issues with wet weather,” said Peter James, co-owner of Weybridge’s Monument Farms. “But this year it’s been the entire month of June.”

Heavy rain and clouds in June pose special problems for dairy farmers.

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ACTR drivers unionize; contract to be negotiated

Posted on July 6, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) drivers and mechanics have voted to unionize through the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 597. Workers last week voted 10 to 7 in favor of that action, with one challenged ballot.

A previous union drive initiated last year by ACTR workers failed by a close 9-8 tally.

James Moulton, executive director of ACTR, explained the process that will now unfold.

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Turning Point Center seeks new home for its addiction recovery work

Posted on July 6, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Turning Point Center (TPC) of Addison County is seeking land or a building in which to relocate within the year. Free, would be nice.

 The nonprofit drug rehabilitation center learned recently it has until next August to vacate its rented space within Middlebury’s Marble Works complex, so they’re in the market for another benevolent, if not wholly supportive, landlord — preferably one who could donate space to them.

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Group offers zero-interest loans to spur local small businesses

Posted on July 6, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Economic Development Corp. (ACEDC) is well-known for maintaining a revolving loan fund that allows qualifying businesses to borrow tens of thousands of dollars.

The ACEDC is now serving as a bridge for no-interest loans for local entrepreneurs seeking as little as $500 to help jump-start their small enterprises.

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Bumble bee added to Vermont's threatened and endangered list

Posted on July 6, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources recently added nine species to the list of state threatened and endangered species. The listing included four plants, three bumblebees, one amphibian and one bird.

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Kimble discusses his art in 'Wednesdays with Warren' series

Posted on July 6, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — In conjunction with the exhibit “Warren Kimble, All-American Artist: An Eclectic Retrospective,” the Sheldon Museum in Middlebury will offer a series of “Wednesdays with Warren” gallery talks by internationally known Brandon artist Warren Kimble. His presentations will take place on Wednesdays at noon, on July 8 and 22, Aug. 12 and 26, Sept. 9 and 23, and Oct. 7.

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Sheldon Museum annual garden tours to be held July 11

Posted on July 6, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Summer has finally arrived in Addison County and the gardens are in full bloom. On Saturday, July 11, from noon-5 p.m., the Sheldon Museum presents its fourth annual garden tour, this year titled “Lincoln Garden Vistas.”

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College language schools celebrated at Middlebury Arts Walk

Posted on July 6, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Zone Three Gallery, in Middlebury’s Marble Works, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Middlebury Language School with a special art and poetry event during the Middlebury Arts Walk on Friday, July 10.

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Arts Beat for July 6: Festival on-the-Green offers entertainment for the whole family

Posted on July 6, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



Middlebury’s exciting Festival on-the-Green continues on Tuesday. Here are the highlights. At noon, Stephen Gratto will present a Brown Bag Special performance for the whole family. At 7 p.m., the Miles Donahue Quintet, described as “a jazz treasure,” hits the stage. Then, at 8:30 p.m., Darlingside will perform. “A quartet with a rich line in acoustic textures and chamber-rock dynamics,” says one enthusiastic reviewer.

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Parades, events highlight July 4 holiday

Posted on July 2, 2015 |
By Joseph Brown



ADDISON COUNTY — Massive parades. Awesome fireworks displays. Mouthwatering food. And, of course, the Great Bristol Outhouse Race.

That’s what residents of Addison County and Brandon are preparing for the Fourth of July, which, this year, commemorates 239 years of American independence.

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