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ERIC CARTER, LEFT, and Ian Albinson are running for Bristol selectboard in a special election that will be held Dec. 3.
10/31/2019
BRISTOL — Two Bristol residents have declared their candidacy for selectboard in a special election that will be held Dec. 3. Ian Albinson and Eric Carter will run to replace former selectboard member Ted Lylis, who suddenly resigned in September. Albinson owns and operates Albinson Design, which produces design and animation for film and television. He is executive director of Bristol CORE, a nonprofit organization that promotes the downtown economy and organizes community events. In addition to working with the selectboard and town administration on a variety of projects, he also serves on...

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE PRESIDENT Laurie Patton presented the 2019 Bonnie and John McCardell Citizen’s Award to Claire Ayer.
10/31/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury President Laurie L. Patton last week presented the 2019 Bonnie and John McCardell Citizen’s Awards to seven Addison County residents — Harvey Green, Carol Green, Barbara Saunders, Helen Bigelow, Cleon Bigelow, Claire Ayer and Mark Perrin — in recognition of their remarkable contributions to the community.  This year’s presentations were made at a celebratory dinner for the current and prior recipients of the award on Oct. 22, at the President’s House at 3 South St.  Middlebury College honors local citizens for exemplary volunteerism and service in a tradition that...
10/31/2019
BRANDON — The Otter Valley Unified Union school board held the first reading of a new classroom viability policy at its meeting on Oct. 16. The board approved the policy unanimously, but it will still need to be approved at the second reading next month before it is ratified. The policy sets guidelines on what size classes can be throughout the district, which will go a long way in determining the future of some of the district schools. The guidelines set class minimums in K-3 at 12 students and in 4-6 grades at 16. Adding all the minimum class sizes together means a K-6 elementary school...
10/31/2019
STARKSBORO — Starksboro’s annual Harvest Supper will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 in the Robinson Elementary School’s multi-purpose room. Tickets will be available at the door: $10 for adults, $5 for 12 years and younger, and families (two adults and two children) for $25, with each additional child $3. The menu will include roasted Stonewood Farm turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, butternut squash soup and roasted root vegetables from Lewis Creek Farm, as well as apple crisp, apple and pumpkin pie served with cold cider or hot tea and coffee. Takeout can be...

JUSTIN WEDGE AND Meagan Oberly are the new owners of Noonie’s Deli in Middlebury’s Marble Works complex. The partners are infusing new life into the popular sandwich shop. Independent photo/John Flowers
10/31/2019
MIDDLEBURY — The latest owners of Noonie’s Deli — Meagan Oberly and Justin Wedge — promised to bring stability and more scratch cooking to the much-loved Middlebury sandwich shop, which has changed hands four times during the past decade. The couple officially acquired Noonie’s from Jonathan Wish on Aug. 1. At the time, Oberly had been serving as the shop’s general manager and Wedge had been helping out in the kitchen. Wish, according to the couple, had other business interests in Chittenden County that were taking his time, so much so that he was looking to sell Noonie’s to someone who could...
10/31/2019
SHOREHAM — At least one of the two out-of-state men arrested on felony cocaine and Fentanyl trafficking charges following a raid on an Addison County home last week is getting his case moved to federal court where stiffer penalties can be imposed. At around 2:10 a.m. on Oct. 24, Vermont State Police troopers armed with a search warrant raided a home at 255 Lapham Bay Road in Shoreham. Police said they found Fentanyl and cocaine with a combined estimated street value of more than $35,000. The FBI, working with Vermont State Police, filed a criminal complaint in U.S. District Court against...

BEN CURTIS
10/31/2019
VERGENNES — Ben Curtis, a senior at Vergennes Union High School and recent Student of the Week, has been chosen for this year’s DAR Good Citizenship award. Each year a Vergennes Union High School senior is chosen for the award. Faculty members nominate three seniors and then the senior class elects one of those three as their Good Citizen. The award recognizes a student that possesses the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism to an outstanding degree. Curtis has a long history of excellent academic work, taking AP classes and college level courses. He has also been...
10/31/2019
LINCOLN — I would like to thank everyone who donated to the 5-Town Fill the Firehouse Food Drive. Thank you to the LCS students and staff for collecting eight boxes of non-perishable items for the food shelf. Thank you to Grace, Nate and Jake O. of the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department and their families for all their help with the food drive. Thanks to all of the student helpers for greeting people, collecting their donations and sorting and boxing it all up. What kind and generous kids! Thank you to all who stopped by the firehouse Saturday with your food and monetary donations. Lincoln’s...
10/31/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Suzanne Brown, retired Visiting Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College, will be at Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. to give a Vermont Humanities Council talk entitled “Immigration Restrictions Then and Now: Short Stories of Edith Eaton (Sui Sin Far).” Brown will discuss three 1912 short stories by Edith Eaton (Sui Sin Far) that examine the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and its effects on the Chinese immigrant community. Eaton’s stories explore assimilation issues, family separations, discrimination, and fear of deportation in ways that still...
10/31/2019
MONTPELIER — Making the most of the meals provided by deer taken in hunting seasons starts with processing them quickly and correctly, which is why the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has three online videos demonstrating how to process deer. Finding the videos is easy on the Fish and Wildlife website, vtfishandwildlife.com. Click on “Hunt” and then “From Field to Freezer.” The educational videos are titled “Field Dressing Your Deer,” “Skinning a Deer” and “Butchering a Deer.” “Correctly processing game can make a big difference in the taste of the meat,” said Nicole Meier, an...

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