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Restaurants' struggle to find qualified help intensifies


ADDISON COUNTY RESTAURANTS are having to pare back operating hours in light of an ongoing shortage of workers, made worse by the return of summer workers to schools and colleges. Cubber’s Restaurant in Bristol has posted this sign in an attempt to woo job applicants. Independent photo/John Flowers

MIDDLEBURY — An ongoing labor shortage is forcing an increasing number of area food-service businesses to either reduce their operating hours, transition to takeout only, or temporarily replace som

Bristol PD patches to benefit local charities


OFFICER JOSH TURNER, left, and Chief Bruce Nason of the Bristol Police Department display the first of what they hope will be a long line of commemorative patches. The BPD plans to sell the patches and donate the proceeds to various charities, based on community input. Department officers will be wearing the pink edition of the patch in October, for breast cancer awareness. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

BRISTOL — Many Bristol residents will tell you their police officers put their hearts into their work, greeting folks and listening to community concerns while out on patrol, offering friendly smil

Gov. Scott in Brandon: We are stronger after Irene


GOV. PHIL SCOTT and Brandon Town Manager Dave Atherton discuss the measures the town has taken to prevent damage from future floods during a press conference last Wednesday commemorating the 10th anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene, which tore through Brandon and other Vermont towns. Independent photo/Steve James

BRANDON — On the 10th anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene, Brandon served as the symbolic poster child for towns from all across Vermont that suffered immense flood damage during that storm. Gov.

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