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Hard cider boom lifts Addison County apple orchards

Posted on October 20, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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Editor’s note: This is the first in a series profiling the effect of the hard cider boom on Addison County apple orchards.

ADDISON COUNTY — A growing thirst for hard cider nationwide is changing the landscape for Vermont apple growers, including those in Addison County, one of the state’s most important apple growing areas.

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Tie off, apron on: Superintendent takes over school kitchen

Posted on October 20, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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CORNWALL — Addison Central Supervisory District Superintendent Peter Burrows is most commonly seen attired in a snappy suit, crunching numbers in his office or peering in on classrooms to see if ACSD educational programs are paying dividends.

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Historic churches reflect the shiretown; watch the video

Posted on October 20, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



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Middlebury Houses of Worship I: Pride of the Town. Video by Jason Zhang/Addison Independent 

MIDDLEBURY— Some people get uncomfortable in houses of worship, particularly those who are uncomfortable about religion, says local history expert Glenn Andres.

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Former auditor Randy Brock stresses jobs, the economy in run for Lt. Gov.

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — A half-century after earning his bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College, Randy Brock returned to his alma mater on Wednesday to encourage a new generation of Republican activists. He and former Gov. James Douglas of Middlebury were among the senior state GOP officials who helped the Vermont College Republicans group celebrate an election countdown event on campus.

Brock, 73, was happy to offer counsel to the young party faithful — but he was also asking them for votes.

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Route 7 construction projects wrapping up for the season

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — Work in Middlebury, New Haven and Ferrisburgh on two major Agency of Transportation Route 7 projects will soon be wrapped up for 2016.

According to a Friday email from VTrans spokesperson Stephanie B. Barrett, the 7.87-mile Route 7 paving project from High Street in Middlebury to just north of New Haven Junction will be complete on Monday, when workers will just be cleaning up for the year. Oct. 4 was the target completion date for 2016’s half of a mostly federally funded, $5.53-million project.

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Film explores the imprisoning world of eating disorders

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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VERMONT — In her 20-some years as a documentary filmmaker, the Northeast Kingdom’s Bess O’Brien has taken on such hard-hitting subjects as heroin use, prescription drug addiction, domestic violence, sexual abuse and the 1994 rape and murder of 17-year-old Stephanie Sady of Rutland by her own uncle.

Now the award-winning O’Brien has trained her lens on the self-destructive and often secretive world of eating disorders.

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'Traders' race through Vermont wilderness

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



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GRANVILLE — During the weekend of Oct. 7-9, some 75 athletes from around the nation headed to an 850-acre farm in Granville, where they endured challenges that included navigating with map and compass, lighting and transporting bonfires, going without sleep and carrying felled trees.

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'Macbeth' as psychological thriller: Actors Workshop production takes audience inside Macbeth's journey

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By Megan James



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Most of us know the story of Macbeth: Ambitious Scottish war hero heeds the prophecy of witches, and the urging of his wife, assassinates the king in cold blood and unravels in spectacular fashion.

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Candidates raise big bucks for 2016 election

Posted on October 13, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — Local candidates vying in contested elections for Addison County’s seats in the Vermont House and Senate have accumulated some healthy campaign war chests — particularly in the Addison-4 House district, where Progressive/Democrat Mari Cordes of Lincoln has raised a whopping $19,037.

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New plan pitched for replacement of Middlebury railroad bridges

Posted on October 13, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) officials on Tuesday outlined a new project timetable for replacing the two rail bridges in downtown Middlebury, a schedule that calls for work to span four years, but confine the most disruptive, detour-laden construction to a 10-week period from June to August of 2019.

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