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The secret drawer in Room No. 9 at the Waybury Inn

Posted on April 24, 2017 |
By Douglas Anderson



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Health care reform effort stalls in Statehouse

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Local lawmakers on Monday served notice that legislation aimed at creating publicly financed primary health care in Vermont will not advance until next year, at the earliest.

Sen. Claire Ayer, D-Addison, explained there has not been the needed support from the administration of Gov. Phil Scott, now in his first term of office.

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Mount Abe's Bouvier takes an unusual career path

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — It’s almost impossible to imagine newly hired Mount Abraham Union High School Assistant Principal Justin Bouvier outside the halls of the school where he’s worked for over a decade and from which he graduated almost 20 years ago.

The 35-year-old Bristol native has built a career out of helping young people — especially those who struggle the most.

But what most teens roaming the halls of MAUHS might not realize is that Bouvier’s own path to success wasn’t always clear or certain.

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Prosecutor shifts from clubs to courts; Addison County state's attorney shares his story

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Dennis Wygmans had always envisioned himself as someone who would bring entertainment to the masses, whether as co-owner of the former Burlington nightclub Club Toast or as a budding attorney looking to represent rising stars in the music industry.

But about 10 years ago, Wygmans flipped the script. He decided to make the courtroom his new stage, where real-life dramas play out for the highest of stakes — justice.

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Middlebury farmers' market moves to VFW

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Farmers’ Market (MFM) will serve up its 43rd season beginning Saturday, May 6, at a brand new location with a growing crop of vendors offering a diverse menu of fresh veggies, cheeses, fruit, prepared foods and a whole lot more.

The new location is the Middlebury Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7823 headquarters at 530 Exchange St., which offers a generous parking area on which vendors will set up their respective booths.

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Bristol nonagenarian a fount of wisdom

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By Margaret Owen



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BRISTOL — Margaret Owen has kept track of the things she’s heard over her 90 years on this Earth.

The Bristol resident took the time to write down some of the old sayings or superstitions that people used to use and some still are used.

Some of them are filled with wisdom, some of them are a little silly. Many of them can make you stop and think.

1. Comb your hair in the dark, you’ll comb sorrow into your heart.

2. Clean hair out of your comb and burn it, or you could lose all your hair.

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United Way attracting more volunteers, but donations are lagging

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — United Way of Addison County (UWAC) officials are coming to grips with two current philanthropic trends in Addison County, both of which will have a significant bearing on the organization’s future fundraising efforts.

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Middlebury entrepreneur snags $500K from 'sharks'

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College alum Cam MacKugler knew he had a winner in his Seedsheet invention, a product that allows anyone, virtually anywhere, to grow their own food.

And while his tiny, three-year-old company has been selling product at a nice clip from its headquarters in Middlebury, MacKugler knew Seedsheet could do a lot better if fertilized with major capital.

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Labor tops dairy concerns: Local farmers tell Rep. Welch their frustrations with federal policy

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Congressman Peter Welch arrived in Middlebury last Thursday ready to hear county dairy farmers’ ideas for improving the next farm bill — in particular ways to fix the current farm bill’s underperforming program to help the dairy farmers survive plunging milk prices.

But the price of milk and the Margin Protection Program’s failure to help Vermont’s dairies wasn’t at the top of anyone’s talking points.

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Elephants remain hot topic during local circus

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Garden Brothers Circus came to town last week — minus two of its biggest attractions.

Vermont’s rules governing importation and display of exotic animals resulted in Garden Brothers leaving its two elephant performers elsewhere during the circus’ Vermont tour, which included a couple of April 12 shows at Middlebury’s Memorial Sports Center.

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