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Middlebury to host Arts Walk on Friday

Posted on August 8, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The 2013 Middlebury Arts Walk season continues with the season’s fourth event taking place on Friday, Aug. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. Middlebury Arts Walk is a free event (for artists, venues and attendees) and is held the second Friday of the month from May to October. In many cases the art is on display all month long — not just that evening.

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Sgt. Poynter returns to Addison County Sheriff's Department

Posted on August 5, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Sheriff Don Keeler has announced the return of Paul H. Poynter to the Addison County Sheriff’s Department after an 18 year absence.

Poynter began his law enforcement career at the Addison County Sheriff’s Department in 1988. Deciding that he wished to pursue a full-time career in law enforcement, he attended and graduated from the Vermont Police Academy in 1995.

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Leicester joins invasive species fight

Posted on August 5, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



LEICESTER — The town of Leicester has been awarded a $28,000 grant from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to help control invasive species on Lake Dunmore and Fern Lake, located in the towns of Leicester and Salisbury. The control program is coordinated and operated by the Lake Dunmore/Fern Lake Association.

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Bristol-area softball team impresses at regional tournament

Posted on August 5, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL, Conn. — The Mount Abraham 11-and-12-year-old Little League softball all-star team that won the Vermont champions in early July posted a 1-3 record at the Eastern Regional Tournament, which was played in Bristol, July 20-24. It was the first time in memory that a Vermont Little League team had scored a victory in a regional tournament.

“The girls had an experience of a lifetime,” said Lisa Hoff, mother of a team member. “It was amazing to be one of 11 teams representing over 600 Little Leagues in 11 states in the Eastern Region.”

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State asks for assistance in counting turkeys

Posted on August 5, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — How many broods of wild turkeys are you seeing in Vermont, and how many young turkeys, or poults, are roaming with their mothers?

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking people who see turkeys during August to report their sightings in the state’s seventh annual online turkey brood survey.

The turkey brood survey can be found on the department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com). The survey allows entry of the numbers of adult males, adult females and poults as well as the date, time and location of the observations.

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A moment in time

Posted on August 1, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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A VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH courtesy of the town of Granville shows school children posing in front of the Corner School, which local residents are planning to turn into a community center. The former one-room schoolhouse on Post Office Hill Road has not been used as a school since 1946.

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Horse play

Posted on August 1, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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VERMONT 4-H’ERS FROM three 4-H clubs participate in a club class with a circus theme at the State 4-H Horse Show, held July 11-14 on the Addison County Fair and Field Days grounds in New Haven. Local 4-H winners at the show were Cara Panton of Bristol, Beginner reserve champion gymkhana; and Alexis Marnellos of Lincoln, Advanced Beginner reserve champion in English riding classes.

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RSVP and United Way honor volunteers

Posted on August 1, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — In June, RSVP and the Volunteer Center of the United Way held its annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon at the American Legion in Vergennes. One hundred thirty volunteers gathered to be honored for their service to local nonprofit organizations.

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Many Champs, Panthers claim individual league swim titles

Posted on August 1, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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ST. ALBANS — Members of the Vergennes Champs and Middlebury Panthers swim teams had nine champions and posted many good times at the Champlain Valley Swim League Championship this past Friday and Saturday in St. Albans.

The Town of Essex Swim Team was tops in the eight-team field, scoring 2,000 points. The Champs scored 926.5 points to claim sixth place overall and the Panthers were seventh with 799.5 points.

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Stone gets 6th Devil's Bowl win, Masterson 8th in 150-lapper

Posted on August 1, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



WEST HAVEN — Rookie Josh Masterson of Bristol led the local contingent on Sunday in the big 150-lap St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 150 stock car race at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway, which drew a number of American-Canadian Tour drivers.

Middlebury’s Todd Stone continued his winning ways this season by capturing the checkered flag in the 35-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race. A number of other Addison County drivers had good showings on the day.

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