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August 27th, 2015
I love the Addison County Fair. It seems to me to be the perfect combination of all things that make a good agricultural and entertainment fair. That is how I have always felt until now. I can’t imagine who came up with the idea of having caged bears at the fair. It goes against everything a Vermont fair should be.
As we prepare to open our Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival tonight, we’re filled with a sense of anticipation — and gratitude for the many local businesses, restaurants, media outlets, town leaders and venue managers who have fully responded to our call, breathing life into this weekend’s celebration of community and culture. More than 150 people have purchased our $75 weekend film passes. Single tickets will be on sale at each show — although tonight’s premiere is sold out. Check out our full list of films and special events at middfilmfest.org.
To the residents of the Waltham, Panton, Addison, Vergennes and Ferrisburgh:
Due to the recent passage of Act 46, which was enacted last spring by the Legislature, supervisory unions such as Addison Northwest are being required to create a proposal for forming a supervisory district that unifies all member schools into one governance structure.
I am writing in response to a recent editorial by Angelo Lynn, editor of the Addison Independent, and to other articles concerning the controversial work proposed for the two railroad overpasses in Middlebury.
I would like to clarify the intent of my recent letter to the Addison Independent (Thursday, Aug. 20). In the same issue, the editorial cites my letter in a way that might lead someone to infer that it was written in support of an easterly bypass. That is not the case.
In the Thursday, Aug. 20, edition of the AddisonIndependentthe excellent cover story is about the Otter Creek watershed’s sources of phosphorus that are killing Lake Champlain. Fifty percent is coming from agriculture. Seventeen percent is coming from forests. Seventeen percent is coming from stream banks. Assuming that 70 percent of the stream banks are in forests, that would put the forest contribution of phosphorus in the Otter Creek watershed at 28 percent.
BRISTOL — Bristol police informed the public of three recent arrests officers made in town.
Following an extensive investigation, an officer on Aug. 10 cited Lorrie A. Fundis, 46, of Bristol for forgery and for giving false information to a law enforcement officer.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Aug. 21 cited a Killington resident for driving under the influence of drugs, and issued him another citation and two tickets, all actions taken after receiving a tip at about 1:30 p.m. from another motorist about an erratic driver heading southbound on Route 7.