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Bristol selectboard to sign pact with Vt. Gas

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



BRISTOL — Natural gas service is coming to Bristol.

After months of intense discussion, the town selectboard on Monday night voted, 3-1, to pledge their signatures on a proposed license agreement with Vermont Gas Systems (VGS) as soon as the remaining contract kinks get worked out.

The decision surprised many of the 50 in attendance at the Holley Hall meeting, who had expected to continue a discussion about a proposed survey — or even a vote by residents — that would gauge town interest in signing up for natural gas service.

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Cornwall weighs future of 215-year-old church

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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CORNWALL — Most folks turn their attention to estate planning as they approach their golden years, to make sure their worldly possessions are conveyed according to their wishes.

If individuals can make such decisions for themselves, why shouldn’t they do it for their places of worship?

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Lincoln church aiding Haitian orphanage

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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LINCOLN — At the United Church of Lincoln they’re known as the “Orphanage Angels.”

Last month, their luggage full-up with supplies and their hearts full-up with love, Patrice Wassmann and Karen Wheeler boarded a plane bound for Caribbean nation of Haiti.

Their destination: L’Orphelinat Notre-Dame de Perpetuel Secours, eight miles north of Port-au-Prince.

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Weekend warriors: Breathing new life into our old home

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By Christy Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — Last summer, my husband Sam and I finally decided to jump in with both feet on the house we had been renting. We bought the house and began a process that could be compared to giving an 85-year-old a facelift.

It started with demolition on the half of the house that we had been renting to another tenant and hadn’t seen any major work for at least 50 years.

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Cornwall dog faces sanctions after attacking woman

Posted on May 14, 2018 |
By John Flowers



CORNWALL — The Cornwall selectboard has ordered a local family to invest in a chain link fence, obedience training and other corrective measures for their dog in wake of an April 17 attack that left a FedEx delivery person severely injured.

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Ferrisburgh neighbor issue still a challenge; hearing on rats, dog rescuer continued

Posted on May 14, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Acting as the town’s board of health, the Ferrisburgh selectboard on May 8 considered a rat infestation at the Sand Road home of a dog rescuer.

While they came to no decision before continuing the hearing until May 29, board members did not rule out imposing sanctions in what appears to be an increasingly difficult situation for town officials.

“The board understands there may be other avenues to pursue,” said Selectboard Chairman Rick Ebel.

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Parent-Child Center book to serve as manual for a new wave of educators

Posted on May 14, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — As one can imagine, the leaders and educators at the Addison County Parent/Child Center are pretty busy teaching young parents to become good nurturers and imparting basic social skills to kids. Veteran staff members have mentored thousands of adults and children, during which they’ve learned — through trial and error — what works when it comes to child rearing.

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Students tell Lincoln's story with words, images, recipes

Posted on May 14, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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LINCOLN — A group of Middlebury College students is trying to help the folks in Lincoln learn a little bit more about their town.

Students in Professor John Elder’s Environmental Studies seminar spent the past three months in Lincoln interviewing residents, making maps, producing plays and collecting recipes for a recent presentation.

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Cornwall students get a primer on puppetry

Posted on May 14, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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CORNWALL — Students at Cornwall’s Bingham Memorial School on Thursday, May 10, put the finishing touches on some colorful, fanciful puppets they fashioned under the expert guidance of folks from the No Strings Marionette Company.

Led by Barbara Paulson and Dan Baginski, the 10-day program saw K-6 students build puppets, create soundtracks, and perform their work, according to Bingham educator Valerie Calzini.

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Middlebury Dem. Ruth Hardy announces state Senate bid

Posted on May 10, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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EAST MIDDLEBURY — After having spent several years serving her community on local school boards, East Middlebury Democrat Ruth Hardy hopes to graduate this fall to a state Senate seat representing Addison County, Huntington and Buel’s Gore.

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