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Discussion on Vermont's energy future reignites talk of renewable energy and carbon tax debate

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont has made great strides in boosting its renewable energy portfolio during the past decade, and should now consider a carbon tax to encourage consumers to move away from fossil fuels and generate funds to help low-income residents make their homes more weather tight.

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Just another day in a year of strange weather

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — Those who wonder if this past Monday morning’s freak windstorm was unusual or just the latest extreme weather in Addison County this year have good reason to do so.

Consider the following:

•  The average temperature in October in Burlington through Oct. 30, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), was 58.6 degrees — 10.5 degrees warmer than typical and about 2 degrees warmer than the previous record for the month.

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Wind knocks out power to thousands: Storm makes record impact on state

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy and John S. McCright



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ADDISON COUNTY — Roughly one-third of Vermonters at least temporarily lost power due to the house-shaking, tree-felling windstorm late Sunday and early Monday as wind gusts around the county reached 80 mph, and winds topping 100 mph were reported on the state’s highest peaks.

The gale resulted in more outages across Vermont than any storm in history, including Tropical Storm Irene and the l998 ice storm, according to Green Mountain Power.

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The King's Singers: Back by popular demand

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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The last time the King’s Singers — a London-based, all-male a cappella sextet — came to Middlebury, they were a hit. Actually, that’s an understatement.

The 2015 concert was scheduled to take place in Robison Hall, but it quickly sold out and was moved to Mead Chapel, where it earned a standing ovation from the crowd. Audience members requested a repeat, and after two years of organizing, spearheaded by Middlebury’s Performing Arts Series Director Allison Coyne Carroll, the King’s Singers are coming back.

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Personal ties connect locals to Salem Witch Trials; 'Crucible' puts our history in the spotlight

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Three-hundred-twenty-five years ago, in a farm village now just a three-and-a-half-hour drive away, 14 women and five men were hanged and one man pressed to death with stones over accusations of witchcraft.

The incident has long captured the imagination of writers, artists and observers of human nature, so much so that in many ways it is still with us today.

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Thousands still powerless in Addison County after windstorm

Posted on October 31, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — As of early Tuesday morning 5,300 Green Mountain Power customers in Addison County remained without electricity following the house-shaking, tree-felling windstorm late Sunday and early on Monday. GMP spokespersons said the high winds caused more outages across Vermont than any in the company’s history.

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City earmarks $3,880 for repairs to Vergennes swimming pool

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — At the Oct. 24 meeting of the Vergennes City Council, board members took a concrete action that should prove popular: They approved $3,880 in repairs to the city pool.

Many residents in the past two years have urged the council to pay more attention to the pool, calling it probably the city’s most valuable recreation asset.

On this past Tuesday, the council unanimously backed City Manager Mel Hawley’s recommendation to spend $3,880 to caulk the joints around the edge of the pool and all the joints in the decking around the pool.

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Black and white classmates tell real-life story of desegregation

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Fifty-one years ago, Rose Strayhorn Bell, sisters Donnie Copeland Meadows and Fernanda Copeland, and Jim Grimsley showed up for the first day of sixth grade at Alex H. White Elementary in Pollocksville, N.C.

That morning Strayhorn Bell and the Copeland sisters broke the color barrier at what had been an all-white school.

Grimsley had never attended school with African American children.

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Program enlists dogs to help Vermont veterans

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Dale Tucker scooped up a tennis ball and sent it hurtling into the teeth of an unseasonably warm wind that was swirling around the new Middlebury dog park last Tuesday.

His beautiful young German shepherd, Abby, dutifully gave chase.

Abby kept one eye on the ball and the other on Tucker, the center of her universe. Her bond to Tucker is being strengthened through a program called Vermont Paws & Boots, which trains service dogs to aid military veterans and first responders who need a constant companion for savings that can be life-saving.

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Meet the baker: Erin Bettencourt from Sweet-E's in Middlebury

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Remember these words:

“No dessert until after you’ve finished your ______.” Brussels sprouts, lima beans, okra… whatever overcooked, slimy, totally gross vegetable you left piled in the corner of your dinner plate.

Most of us remember these words coming from our parents, but it’s not something Erin Bettencourt says to her three kids. In fact she believes just the opposite.

“Life is short. Eat dessert first.”

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