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May 25th, 2017

New flavor of community support: Bristol company expands ice cream CSA

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Eliza La Rocca has always loved ice cream.

“I actually went through a period from elementary school to middle school where I was sort of obsessed with it,” said the ice cream impresaria half of Bristol’s Farm House Chocolates and Ice Cream. “Wherever we’d go, I’d immediately point out ‘Oh, there’s an ice cream shop ... and there’s another.’”

A stint in Italy leading food tours got her hooked on “the clean and bold” flavors Italians bring to gelato.

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Middlebury project includes $12M investment in rail

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) officials said this week that a $12 million addition to the downtown Middlebury rail bridges project is related to track improvements, equipment purchases and beefed up train crews that will be needed to ensure freight traffic can continue along the state’s western corridor during what will soon be abbreviated — and at times suspended — train traffic through Addison County’s shire town.

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Gov. Scott vetoes pot bill: Says he is open to some changes

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Elizabeth Hewitt of VTDgger.org



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MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott became the first governor in the country to veto a bill that would legalize marijuana.

Scott announced Wednesday he will send the bill, S.22, back to the Legislature because the measure does not meet his requirements on a few key points.

However, the governor said he is “offering a path forward.” If lawmakers make certain changes to the legislation, he’d be willing to come around, he said.

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Police chase suspect in lawn mower theft

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY / NEW HAVEN — Several police agencies combined captured a man who allegedly drove away from a Middlebury store without paying for a lawn mower last week.

Michael Francis, 56, of Colchester reportedly stole a push mower from in front of the Sears store on Exchange Street around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16.

Middlebury police allege Francis loaded the mower into a 2005 Ford Explorer and then sped off.

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Middlebury College admits record number of students of color; admission-acceptance rates highest in years

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College will welcome one of its largest incoming classes in years this fall following a stronger-than-usual response from this year’s admitted students. As of May 1, when admitted students were required to inform the college of their decision, 644 students said they planned to enroll in September, with another 107 in February, for a total of 751.

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Vergennes-area youths selected for Girls' State

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Vermont and Unit 14 of Vergennes will sponsor seven junior girls as delegates to Vermont Girls’ State, June 17-June 22, at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Vermont.

Selectees include Ally Atkins, Anneke Boelens, Norah Deming, Peighton Duprey, Nora Hatch, and Anya Sonwaldt, from Vergennes Union High School and Kristin DeGraaf who is attending Rice Memorial High School.

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D-Day vet to lead Memorial Day parade in Vergennes

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — American Legion Post 14 has chosen Ron Hadley of Middlebury as the grand marshal of the Vergennes Memorial Day Parade this year. Hadley joined the U.S. Navy in the midst of World War II, completed his training in the fall of 1943, and then served all over the world before rounding out his duty in June 1946. He gave this account of his war service:

My war experiences started with my assignment as a junior officer (ensign) to an attack transport ship destined for the invasion of Normandy. Our cargo was 900 Army men and 20 landing craft.

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Infinitus, longest trail race in state, offers races from 8K to 5,518 mile in Goshen

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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GOSHEN — The longest trail race in the state, the third Infinitus 888K (551.8-mile) starts on May 18, 8:08 a.m., and gives runners 10 days to complete laps in the wilds of the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area. Based out of Blueberry Hill Inn in Goshen, the weeklong event gives lesser mortals a chance to run the trails of the Moosalamoo with an 8k, 80k, marathon, 100-mile or 250-mile options. In 2015 and 2016, only one person finished the 888k. Plenty more tried.

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