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County's VSP post gets new leadership


VERMONT STATE POLICE Lt. Jeff Danoski, left, is retiring and is ceding the helm of the New Haven Barracks to his colleague, newly promoted Lt. Matthew Daley. Daley has served at the New Haven Barracks since 2014. Independent photo/John Flowers

NEW HAVEN — A new lieutenant is taking the helm of Addison County’s contingent of the Vermont State Police.

And it’s a familiar face.

HOPE forbids rummaging in its Dumpster


THE NONPROFIT HELPING Overcome Poverty’s Effects has put up “no trespassing” signs on the Dumpster at its Middlebury headquarters, in response to Dumpster-diving incidents that they say pose liability issues. Meanwhile, some of those who’ve been doing the diving contend that HOPE is throwing away donated stuff that could be repurposed for low-income people. Photo courtesy of Brenda Dutton

MIDDLEBURY — One person’s trash is another one’s treasure, the old saying goes.

Fred Hansen works hard to make camping fun


FRED HANSEN, CENTER, bought the Smoke Rise campground on the north edge of Brandon four years ago because of his love of camping and desire to keep working. Hansen is pictured here with his wife, Barbara, on the right and campground manager Anita LaRocque. Brandon Reporter photo/ Russell Jones

BRANDON — Fred Hansen spends his winters in Florida, but he doesn’t enjoy his time there as much as the summers in Vermont. In fact, he hates it.

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