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07/16/2019
MIDDLEBURY — For those who would like to have one or more government agencies as clients for their business, the Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (VT PTAC) will hold a workshop on how to make such an arrangement come about on Wednesday, July 17, from 10 a.m.-noon, at Addison County Economic Development Corporation, 1590 US Route 7 South, Suite 8, in Middlebury.  VT PTAC is a government-funded program that helps Vermont small businesses sell their goods and services to the federal, state or local government. The workshop will describe the services PTAC offers and help small...
07/16/2019
BRANDON — For the 31st year running, Brandon will have its annual Great Brandon Auction on Tuesday, July 16, at 4 p.m., at Estabrook Park. Billed as the auction to be at, the event supports local businesses and the Brandon Chamber of Commerce community projects. Auctioneer Barb Watters will preside over the event, which offers antiques, collectibles, new merchandise, services, original art, and more. There will be surprises and treasures from attics and barns and lots of gift certificates to dozens of state and local businesses, including restaurants, museums, fuel oil and massages. New...
07/16/2019
MONKTON — The Monkton Museum and Historical Society will be visiting the Lincoln and Bristol Historical Society Museums on Saturday, July 13. Anyone interested in joining the group for this tour is welcome. If you would like to carpool, be at the Monkton Town Hall by 9:15 a.m. on the 13th — the group will leave by 9:30 a.m. sharp. If you wish to drive yourself, the plan is to be at the Lincoln Historical Society Museum, located on 88 Quaker Street, by 10 a.m. After visiting the Lincoln museum, the group will have lunch in Bristol, then go to the Bristol Historical Society Museum, located at...
07/16/2019
VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School has announced its honor roll for the final quarter of the 2018-2019 academic year. Those named to the roll include:  GRADE 12  High honors: Kaelen Dobson, Bess Gramling, Marin Howell, Cheyenne Jewett, Morgan Lynk, Wade Mullin, Ezekiel Palmer, Hannah Philbrook, Dylan Rapoport, Abigail Smith and Cedar Winslow.  Honors: Jasmine Arel, Nathan Bourgeois, Emma Bryant, Colby Bushey, Benjamin Clark, Holden Clark, Kylie Comeau, Ashley Cray, Bethany Delgadillo, Trayshawn Floyd, Jameson Haggett, Jack Halpin, Olivia Hutchins, Josie Jackman, Emily Jackson, Olivia...
07/11/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School has released its honor roll for the final quarter of the 2018-2019 school year. Students on the roll include: Grade 9 High Honors: Megan Balparda, Julia Bartlett, Caroline Browdy, Carlisle Brush, Zachariah Burrows, Ivy Doran, Catherine Dyer, Owen Hamilton, Viviana Hammond, Anya Hardy-Mittell, Sophie Larocque, Jason Li, Joseph Morsman, Zoe Noble, Astrid Olsen, Fairley Olson, Holly Staats, Abigail Sunderland, Alex Tolgyesi, Hannah Turner, Grace Vining and Katherine Whipple. Honors: Camilla Adelman, Alyza Alger, Thomas Ash, Noah Berg, Natasha Berno,...
07/11/2019
With June just ended, the second quarter of 2019 will likely test the record books for rain. While n o t as severe as April, which saw essentially double the average rainfall, May and June continued to be well above average. Even though Otter Creek is within its banks, the wetlands are still holding an excessive amount of water. Continued large rainfall will perpetuate large mosquito nesting areas. However, the worst of the flooded fields is hopefully, but no guarantees, in the past.  Larvae counts are now generally moderate in most areas, although there were some high counts — 50 to 200...
07/11/2019
BRANDON — Davenport Solar LLC has reached an agreement with the landowners adjacent to their proposed new solar site near Syndicate Road and West Creek Road in Brandon and also with the state. The agreement clears the way for a certificate of public good that could soon be issued by the Public Utility Commission (PUC), the agency that regulates utilities in Vermont. The proposed solar array would generate 15 megawatts of electricity. For the sake of comparison, in Addison County there is a 4.99MW array in Panton (off Panton Road near Jersey Street), a 2.2MW array off Route 7 north of New...
07/11/2019
PANTON — The Panton selectboard has scheduled a special meeting for Monday night at 7 p.m. at Panton Town Hall, to which it has invited Vermont Agency of Agriculture and Agency of Natural Resources officials to address the issues of manure spreading, particularly in the winter months, and water quality, particularly in Lake Champlain. Selectboard Chairman Howard Hall said the board invited state officials to the meeting to explain the permitting process for manure spreading and protecting the lake. The agenda also includes a chance for residents a chance to question officials and comment on...

COMPETITION WAS KEEN among the 12- and 13-year-olds at the State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest, June 28, at Audet's Blue Spruce Farm in Bridport. Among those placing in the group were Whiting’s Morgan White (in pink t-shirt), and Elisabeth Crawford, second from right. Missing from the photo was honorable mention winner Emma Deering of Middlebury. Photo courtesy UVM Extension
07/11/2019
BRIDPORT — The annual State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest, held June 28 in Bridport, saw a good turnout with 53 4-H dairy members from throughout the state competing for top-10 rosette ribbons in their respective age groups. The judging took place at Audet’s Blue Spruce Farm, a third-generation family farm. The 4-H’ers, ages 8 to 18, judged two classes of Holsteins (junior three-year-olds and senior three-year-olds) and three classes of Ayrshires (three-year-olds, fall calves and winter calves). The top Addison County finishers included Brianna Vander Wey of Ferrisburgh, who received third place...
07/11/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Dr. Diana Barnard, a palliative care physician and long-time member of the Addison County medical community, who works at both Porter Medical Center and the UVM Medical Center, has been awarded the UVM Health Network Home Health and Hospice Madison-Deane Award for Excellence in End-of-Life Care. This annual award is given by the Madison-Deane Education Fund, formerly the Madison- Deane Initiative (MDI), which is the educational arm of the UVM Health Network Home Health and Hospice’s Hospice and Palliative Care Program.  According to the MDI website, this award is given annually...

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