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Field Days parade celebrates fair favorites

Posted on August 11, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



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NEW HAVEN — As the sun set Tuesday night, the first day of the Addison County Fair and Field Days came to a triumphant close with the annual opening parade, a tradition as old as the fair itself.

The parade featured more than 25 groups, each eager to share their favorite thing about Field Days, the theme for the 2016 parade.

“My favorite thing about Field Days is all of it.” said Rustan Swenson, drum major for the Seth Warner Mt. Independence Fife and Drum Corps. “I’m serious, everything, I love it all.”

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One-woman 'soup ministry' grows in Starksboro

Posted on August 11, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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STARKSBORO — Two years ago on a Sunday afternoon, Roberta McKinney pulled up into the loading dock of the South Burlington Trader Joe’s in her family car. She was looking for a bit of food that she could donate to local families in need, but the sight that greeted her stopped her in her tracks: 40 banana boxes filled with meats and fresh produce alongside bags of bread.

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Tax report: Unification would save ANeSU towns money

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — School district unification could save taxpayers in the five Addison Northeast Supervisory Union towns close to $2.5 million in property taxes over five years, according to a report just released by district officials.

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New Haven road crew restructure raises eyebrows

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



NEW HAVEN — At a hastily called meeting late last month, the New Haven selectboard voted to restructure its highway department and terminated the positions of road foreman and highway assistant, effective immediately.

The quick action has left a key town department understaffed during the busy summer construction season and with no clear route for public input into the department restructuring. At the same time, some question whether the board acted legally by holding much of that July 27 meeting in secret session.

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College museum interns curate local landscapes

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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MIDDLEBURY — Matthew Gillis held a ruler up to the wall, meticulously marking a line that he and his fellow interns would later use to hang up the photographs in their art exhibition. If the line were to be even slightly crooked, the photograph would hang clearly at an angle unacceptable to the team.

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Father of Field Days Lucien Paquette to celebrate his 100th birthday

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



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NEW HAVEN — Lucien Paquette sat back in a wooden chair at his kitchen table last week and laughed. He was telling a story about a phone conversation he’d recently had with a doctor who asked him for his birth date.

“Eight, fourteen, sixteen,” Paquette had responded.

The doctor was puzzled, and not amused.

“I had to specify, it was 1916,” Paquette said, chuckling about the confusion.

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Plastics recycling firm eyes Middlebury

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — A Middlebury College alum said he is “100 percent confident” that he and his business partners will establish a new enterprise in Middlebury’s industrial park that will turn tough-to-recycle plastics into such durable products as manhole covers, railroad ties and portable mats that will allow crews to work in areas with soft, wet soils.

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Nuovo's retirement spurs three-way House race in Middlebury

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — For most candidates, prevailing in the upcoming Aug. 9 primary merely earns you a ticket to the big dance — the General Election on Nov. 8, when voters will decide the winners.

But a Primary Day victory next Tuesday could be a coronation for two of the three Democrats vying for Middlebury’s two Vermont House seats. That’s because no Republicans have opted to run in the Addison-1 district this year.

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Sales of Confederate flag are banned at Field Days

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Sam Hartley



NEW HAVEN — There will be no sales of merchandise bearing the image of the Confederate Battle Flag at Addison County Fair and Field Days.

The Field Days Board of Directors on Monday forbade sales of the “Stars and Bars” at the fair, which starts next Tuesday, after it received a petition signed by more than 500 people demanding the ban.

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Putting a new face on a historic treasure: Sheldon Museum melds old and new

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



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MIDDLEBURY — Among the antiquated pots, vintage quilts and clothing, age-old images of Lake Dunmore and local farms at Middlebury’s Henry Sheldon Museum perches a brand new fire-engine red tandem bike made with hydraulic disk brakes and a Bronx electric-assist motor.

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