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Featured http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1275/all en Police shed light on Durst-Shulze link; Family releases statement http://addisonindependent.com/201503police-shed-light-durst-shulze-link <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29355" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/201503police-shed-light-durst-shulze-link"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/PressConference6388.thumbnail.jpg" alt="PressConference6388.jpg" title="PressConference6388.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MIDDLEBURY POLICE CHIEF Tom Hanley talks with reporters Tuesday about the possible link between real estate heir and murder suspect Robert Durst and the disappearance of 1971 Middlebury College student Lynne Schulze. A photo of Schulze can be seen on the left. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; News of the arrest on March 14 of New York City real estate scion Robert Durst on a first-degree murder charge is reverberating to Middlebury, where Durst owned and operated the now-defunct health food store &ldquo;All Good Things&rdquo; in the early 1970s.</p> <p> Middlebury police said an unsolicited phone tip in 2012 about Durst&rsquo;s past ownership of the store led them to consider his link to a Middlebury College student who disappeared in 1971 after having purchased some dried prunes at All Good Things.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29358">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503police-shed-light-durst-shulze-link" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Bowdish disappearance Durst Featured Hanley HBO Keeler Middlebury College Schulze student The Jinx Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:11:09 +0000 Zach Despart 29358 at http://addisonindependent.com Hundreds seek ouster of ANeSU superintendent http://addisonindependent.com/201503hundreds-seek-ouster-anesu-superintendent <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29352" style="width: 162px;"><a href="/201503hundreds-seek-ouster-anesu-superintendent"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/LincolnMeeting2346.thumbnail.jpg" alt="LincolnMeeting2346.jpg" title="LincolnMeeting2346.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="162" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SEVERAL HUNDRED ADDISON Northeast Supervisory Union voters attended the ANeSU board meeting at Lincoln Community School on Tuesday evening. Many voiced support for a petition that calls for the firing of Superintendent David Adams. Independent photo/Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> LINCOLN &mdash; For 26 seconds, applause rocked the walls of Lincoln Community School&rsquo;s tiny gymnasium Tuesday evening. The cause of the ovation was not, as one might suspect, a game-winning basket or conclusion of a musical performance.</p> <p> Rather, a local resident asked her supervisory union board to fire the superintendent.</p> <p> During visitors&rsquo; business of the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union board meeting, Koran Cousino of Starksboro presented a petition signed by hundreds of voters who support the dismissal of ANeSU Superintendent David Adams.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29354">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503hundreds-seek-ouster-anesu-superintendent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lincoln Adams ANeSU board Cousino Featured McNerney no-confidence Oldham petition superintendent Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:53:21 +0000 Zach Despart 29354 at http://addisonindependent.com New musical is a family affair, with major support from The Grift http://addisonindependent.com/201503new-musical-family-affair-major-support-grift <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29350" style="width: 152px;"><a href="/201503new-musical-family-affair-major-support-grift"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Yeaton5931.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Yeaton5931.jpg" title="Yeaton5931.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="152" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VANESS DUNLEAVY, JEFF Vallone, Peter Day and Clint Bierman will perform a world premiere music, &quot;My Post-Traumatic Cruise Ship Cabaret,&quot; at the Town Hall Theater on April 2, 3 and 4. The show, written by Dunleavy and her father, Dana Yeaton, is partially based on Dunleavy&#039;s experiences as a performer on a cruise ship. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Local playwright Dana Yeaton has a lengthy history of creating funny and inspiring dramatic productions.</p> <p> He probably never imagined that he would help create the talent to act out his words on stage.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29351">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503new-musical-family-affair-major-support-grift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Dunleavy Featured musical The Grift Yeaton Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:44:59 +0000 Zach Despart 29351 at http://addisonindependent.com Educators say small school subsidies have a place in Vermont http://addisonindependent.com/201503educators-say-small-school-subsidies-have-place-vermont <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29348" style="width: 126px;"><a href="/201503educators-say-small-school-subsidies-have-place-vermont"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Collins head shot.thumbnail.jpeg" alt="Collins head shot.jpeg" title="Collins head shot.jpeg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="126" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RNESU SUPERINTENDENT JEANNE COLLINS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Lee J. Kahrs </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON AND RUTLAND COUNTIES &mdash; As the Vermont Senate Education Committee continues its work on an education funding reform bill this week, small schools are once again under scrutiny as lawmakers consider the proposition that school and district consolidation equals cost savings.</p> <p> Now, a new report names specific small schools in Addison and Rutland counties as examples of what&rsquo;s wrong with Vermont&rsquo;s school districting system.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29349">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503educators-say-small-school-subsidies-have-place-vermont" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County brandon Collins Featured grant legislature Otter Valley RNeSU Shumlin small schools Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:39:15 +0000 Zach Despart 29349 at http://addisonindependent.com Shumlin cites costs, quality as reason to reform school funding system http://addisonindependent.com/201503shumlin-cites-costs-quality-reason-reform-school-funding-system <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29346" style="width: 72px;"><a href="/201503shumlin-cites-costs-quality-reason-reform-school-funding-system"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/StoneCutters5503.thumbnail.jpg" alt="StoneCutters5503.jpg" title="StoneCutters5503.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="72" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GOV. PETER SHUMLIN talks with Stonecutter Spirits co-owner Sas Stewart during a visit to the Middlebury production facility Monday morning. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Gov. Peter Shumlin on Monday called on lawmakers to help him contain what he called one of the state&rsquo;s top cost-drivers &mdash; education&mdash; in an effort to make Vermont more fiscally solvent and attractive to job creators. He also made a pitch for efforts to slow the growth of spending on health care (see related story).</p> <p> Shumlin made his remarks before a crowd at the Vergennes American Legion hall during a legislative luncheon sponsored by the Bridport Grange and Addison County Farm Bureau.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29347">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503shumlin-cites-costs-quality-reason-reform-school-funding-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured funding Shumlin small schools Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:36:32 +0000 Zach Despart 29347 at http://addisonindependent.com Starksboro to revote Robinson school spending plan http://addisonindependent.com/201503starksboro-revote-robinson-school-spending-plan <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> STARKSBORO &mdash; Starksboro residents will be the fourth group of voters in the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union to revote their school budget.</p> <p> After a group of town residents last week submitted a petition to the school board to force a second vote on the Robinson Elementary School spending plan for the coming fiscal year, the board tentatively scheduled the revote to be held at a May 2 meeting.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29289">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503starksboro-revote-robinson-school-spending-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro Adams ANeSU budget Cornell Featured revote Robinson Elementary School school board starksboro Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:42:38 +0000 Zach Despart 29289 at http://addisonindependent.com State official proposes uses for Ferrisburgh parcel http://addisonindependent.com/201503state-official-proposes-uses-ferrisburgh-parcel <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> FERRISBURGH &mdash; Light industry with a retail component, especially a value-added agricultural venture, could be the best use for the 34.91-acre parcel the town of Ferrisburgh owns at the intersection at Routes 7 and 22A. That was the message that Department of Housing and Community Development Commissioner Noelle MacKay gave the Ferrisburgh selectboard at a meeting this past Wednesday.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29288">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503state-official-proposes-uses-ferrisburgh-parcel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh development Featured Ferrisburgh Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:41:21 +0000 Zach Despart 29288 at http://addisonindependent.com Early earns 2nd in state bee http://addisonindependent.com/201503early-earns-2nd-state-bee <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29286" style="width: 70px;"><a href="/201503early-earns-2nd-state-bee"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/EarlyBee.thumbnail.jpg" alt="EarlyBee.jpg" title="EarlyBee.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="70" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ST. MARY&#039;S SCHOOL fourth-grader Alice Early earned second place in the state spelling bee last Thursday. Early lasted through 43 rounds of the competition. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John S. McCright </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; When it comes time for you to stand on a stage in front of a large audience under bright lights and spell words on demand, nine-year-old Alice Early of Middlebury has some advice.</p> <p> &ldquo;Keep calm and try to remember,&rdquo; the St. Mary&rsquo;s School fourth-grader told an interlocutor last Friday. &ldquo;If it&rsquo;s a tough word, sound it out, think of it and take a stab.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29287">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503early-earns-2nd-state-bee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury competition Featured Spelling spelling bee Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:40:05 +0000 Zach Despart 29287 at http://addisonindependent.com Boy's heartfelt gift helps soothe the dying http://addisonindependent.com/201503boys-heartfelt-gift-helps-soothe-dying <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29284" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201503boys-heartfelt-gift-helps-soothe-dying"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/PorterRoom4721.thumbnail.jpg" alt="PorterRoom4721.jpg" title="PorterRoom4721.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PORTER MEDICAL CENTER nurses Lisa Hartman, left, and Molly Merkert and Chaplain Laurie Borden pose in The Estuary, a new palliative care stuite at Porter that will serve terminally ill patients and their families. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; It was during a warm July day last year that a grief-stricken, 10-year-old boy came into Porter Hospital clutching a coin-filled Ziploc baggie. He walked up to the front desk, handed the baggie to a volunteer, and simply walked out the door.</p> <p> The volunteer took the money over to the hospital&rsquo;s development office, where the mysterious $6.19 donation was counted and recorded. But the question remained &mdash; who gave the money and for what purpose was it to be used?</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29285">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503boys-heartfelt-gift-helps-soothe-dying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured Porter Medical Center Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:35:13 +0000 Zach Despart 29285 at http://addisonindependent.com Otter Creek brews new ales http://addisonindependent.com/201503otter-creek-brews-new-ales <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29282" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201503otter-creek-brews-new-ales"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/OtterCreekBrewer.thumbnail.jpg" alt="OtterCreekBrewer.jpg" title="OtterCreekBrewer.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OTTER CREEK BREWER Mike Gerhart inspects on of the two new beers the Middlebury company is offering, starting this spring. The year-round beers replace two long-time staples of the Otter Creek lineup. Courtesy photo </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Lovers of Otter Creek Brewing Co.&rsquo;s Black IPA, Copper Ale and Hop Session beers might want to buy and savor them while they can.</p> <p> The Middlebury brewery is phasing out those year-round products in favor of two new brews, the company announced last week: Backseat Berner IPA and Over Easy.</p> <p> Otter Creek marketing director Jed Nelson said the brewery&rsquo;s several seasonal beers, like the firm overall, have been performing well.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29283">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503otter-creek-brews-new-ales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury beer brewing Featured Long Trail Otter Creek Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:29:25 +0000 Zach Despart 29283 at http://addisonindependent.com Two-tiered VUHS revote set http://addisonindependent.com/201503two-tiered-vuhs-revote-set <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; The Vergennes Union High School board at a special meeting on Tuesday decided to put a two-tiered budget proposal before voters on May 5.</p> <p> The first article on the ballot will ask Addison Northwest Supervisory Union residents to back a spending plan that includes about $156,000 of cuts from the $10.47 million proposal that lost on Town Meeting Day, 831-718.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29219">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503two-tiered-vuhs-revote-set" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes ANwSU budget Featured VUHS Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:48:31 +0000 Zach Despart 29219 at http://addisonindependent.com Brandon town manager is put on leave http://addisonindependent.com/201503brandon-town-manager-put-leave <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Lee J. Kahrs </div> </div> </div> <p> BRANDON &mdash; The Brandon selectboard has placed Town Manager Robin Bennett on paid administrative leave.</p> <p> &ldquo;It means that she&rsquo;s going to take the week off and figure out how dedicated she is to the town of Brandon,&rdquo; Selectman Devon Fuller said last week after the board made the decision at a March 9 meeting. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s all part of her performance evaluation, which we began in February.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29218">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503brandon-town-manager-put-leave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brandon administrator Featured selectboard Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:46:22 +0000 Zach Despart 29218 at http://addisonindependent.com Bridging the generations: Playgroup pairs seniors with young companions http://addisonindependent.com/201503bridging-generations-playgroup-pairs-seniors-young-companions <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29215" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201503bridging-generations-playgroup-pairs-seniors-young-companions"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/HelenPorterKids2900.thumbnail.jpg" alt="HelenPorterKids2900.jpg" title="HelenPorterKids2900.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GEORGIA GONG, LEFT, works on a puzzle with Carol Morse during a weekly playgroup hosted by Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury. Every Monday local children join Porter residents for games, puzzles, crafts and storytime. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Faith Gong </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Reed Allen is a volunteer at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury. Every Monday, from 10:45 a.m. until noon, he visits with the elderly residents, plays games, listens to stories, sings songs and does crafts. He enjoys going to Helen Porter, home to seniors in their 70s, 80s and 90s, he says, &ldquo;because it has a lot of toys.&rdquo;</p> <p> Reed is four years old.<img alt="" src="/files/images/Reed Allen with Peggy Sullivan at Helen Porter.jpg" style="width: 290px; height: 475px; float: right; margin: 4px;" /></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29216">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503bridging-generations-playgroup-pairs-seniors-young-companions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Children Featured Helen Porter seniors Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:33:12 +0000 Zach Despart 29216 at http://addisonindependent.com County mourns passing of Dr. Ayer http://addisonindependent.com/201503county-mourns-passing-dr-ayer <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29213" style="width: 80px;"><a href="/201503county-mourns-passing-dr-ayer"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/ayer.thumbnail.jpg" alt="ayer.jpg" title="ayer.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="80" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DR. ALAN AYER </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Dr. Alan Ayer introduced an estimated 6,000 people into the world during a 36-year career as an obstetrician-gynecologist in Middlebury. Many of those 6,000 people, and many more, were shaken to the core this week after learning of the untimely, sudden death of Ayer this past Friday, March 13. He was 71.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29214">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503county-mourns-passing-dr-ayer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Ayer doctor Featured Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:26:37 +0000 Zach Despart 29214 at http://addisonindependent.com Chili Festival: A spicy, fun time http://addisonindependent.com/201503chili-festival-spicy-fun-time <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29211" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201503chili-festival-spicy-fun-time"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Chilifest3952.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Chilifest3952.jpg" title="Chilifest3952.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> JEFF TRUMP OF The Lobby passes out the Middlebury restaurant&#039;s venison maple chipotle entry in the 2015 Vermont Chili Festival Saturday. The Lobby&#039;s chili was winner of the top overall award. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Downtown Middlebury was a mob scene on Saturday afternoon as between 5,500 and 6,000 people filled the closed-off Main Street to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the seventh annual Vermont Chili Festival.</p> <p> The event brought people from many parts of the state to Middlebury to taste more than 50 chilies, enjoy a street band, an all-local beverage tent, a photo booth and more.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29212">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503chili-festival-spicy-fun-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured Vermont Chili Festival Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:23:24 +0000 Zach Despart 29212 at http://addisonindependent.com