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Town police and Middlebury College close the book on Murray protest

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



MIDDLEBURY — None of the demonstrators at the March 2 protest of a controversial political scientist at Middlebury College will face criminal charges, but scores of students have been disciplined by the school.

The Middlebury Police Department Tuesday announced it had concluded its investigation into the events surrounding Charles Murray’s visit to the college, with no charges forthcoming.

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Breaking the barriers: Local women tell stories of their glass ceilings

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series looking at the Vermont Women and Leadership report recently issued by Change the Story VT.

ADDISON COUNTY — When Peg Martin broke the gender barrier as the first woman on the Middlebury selectboard in 1973, board chair Earl Cone greeted her with: “You can’t change the color of the town trucks. We’ve just finally decided.”

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New memorial unveiling and parades on tap this weekend

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison County



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ADDISON COUNTY — Memorial Day festivities in Addison County this coming weekend will range from solemn to fun.

Three parades are planned, as well as the dedication of a new veterans memorial in Orwell.

Starting at 1:30 p.m., the parade will run through the middle or town and feature bands, community groups, trucks, classic cars and more. Bob and Sue Arnebold will be the grand marshals. Both have served Orwell for many years: Sue as the town clerk and Bob as an Orwell firefighter.

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Artists in Vermont open studio doors this Saturday and Sunday

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Bright yellow signs compete with a multitude of greens along Vermont’s roads enticing visitors to the studios of craftspeople and other artists across Vermont during the 2017 Spring Open Studio Weekend, this Saturday and Sunday.

Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and creative process, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to meet a wide variety of local artists and craftspeople in their studios, and purchase high quality, handmade artwork.

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VUHS 8th-grader, mom get ready to go far for a cause

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Fourteen-year-old Kobe Kessler said he was getting restless and wanted to break out of his school-and-sports routine, and not in a small way.

Kessler, a Ferrisburgh resident and Vergennes Union Middle School 8th-grader, found the perfect answer. He; his veterinarian mother, Denise Kessler; and family friend Tom Stuwe, a Barre veterinarian, will this summer ride bicycles 4,200 miles across America and raise money for a good cause while doing so.

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Middlebury construction season is here: Downtown bridge work is top project

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents this spring and summer will experience the first of several strong doses of construction work that will cause some temporary inconveniences but some long-term upgrades to the town’s infrastructure.

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Rep. Welch says GOP Congressmen 'concerned'; he questions president's competence

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Michelle Monroe (St. Albans Messenger)



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ST. ALBANS — Speaking from Washington last Wednesday afternoon, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., said the revelation that President Donald Trump may have asked former FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into a former member of his administration has “ratcheted up concern” in the House of Representatives.

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America, Brandon welcomes immigrants: New citizens sworn in at Neshobe School

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Evan Johnson



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BRANDON — They came from Thailand, Somalia, the Philippines, Canada, Sweden, Mali, Bhutan and more, but at the end of the May 10 naturalization ceremony at the Neshobe Elementary School in Brandon, 62 candidates from 29 countries left as Americans.

The event filled the school auditorium with elected officials, area residents, students and teachers. Even U.S. Rep. Peter Welch was on hand to be the first to welcome the newest citizens, the largest group ever gathered for the annual ceremony in Brandon.

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Ferrisburgh farmers could face fine for illegal tree-cutting

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — The Vorsteveld Farm could technically be fined up to $1,088,000 for cutting down 1,870 trees and shrubs with trunks of less than six inches in diameter and another 306 trees with larger trunks, all along a 0.75-mile stretch of Ferrisburgh’s Arnold Bay Road, according to Ferrisburgh Tree Warden Clifton Mix. 
Mix included those calculations in a May 16 letter to the selectboard that the board reviewed at its meeting that evening. 

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The Inner Gardener shares her secrets

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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This time of year it’s easy to have garden-envy, especially if you’re just starting a landscaping or gardening project of your own.

When you drive around, do you notice the beautiful, well-established gardens hugging other peoples’ homes, bursting with native foliage, well-timed blooms and a mysterious sense of effortlessness? And then look at your shovel, bags of compost, weed-covered lawn and wonder ? egads! How do I begin?

Well, there’s good news. You don’t have to do it alone.

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