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New Middlebury dog park nears funding goal

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Organizers of a new Middlebury dog park are in the stretch drive to raise the final $3,000 it will take to pay for the fencing that will encircle the roughly two-acre property adjacent to the Porter Medical Center campus. Boosters would like to see construction begin on the park before the snow flies, though they will not begin work until they have the entire $15,000 fence budget in hand.

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New Middlebury gym gets mostly thumbs up as new polling place

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
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MIDDLEBURY —  Prior to Nov. 8, some Middlebury residents had raised concerns about how voters would adjust to the new polling place at the town’s recreation facility at 151 Creek Road.

With the General Election now squarely in the rearview mirror, town officials said they have received mostly positive reviews from local voters, who for the first time in many years — perhaps ever — cast ballots in a venue outside of the core village area.

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Middlebury town officials to answer bridges filing

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — State and federal transportation authorities are targeting mid-December for their formal response to an 18-page complaint letter filed on Oct. 31 by opponents of the looming downtown Middlebury rail bridges project.

In the meantime, officials promised planning for the estimated $40 million undertaking will proceed.

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Donations sought for county food shelves

Posted on November 14, 2016 |
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MIDDLEBURY — While state and national political candidates early this week were promising a chicken in every pot, volunteers at Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) were gathering turkeys and other food to make sure area low-income residents will have enough to eat for Thanksgiving and beyond.

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Compost is heating up at Middlebury business

Posted on November 14, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Folks at the Foster Brothers Farm in Middlebury have been innovators in recycling and green energy for years, whether it be embracing manure-to-energy technology or producing organic manure composts like its popular “Moo Doo.”

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Incumbent Senators Ayer, Bray earn new terms

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — Residents of Addison County, Huntington and Buel’s Gore turned out at the polls in hefty numbers on Tuesday to return their two incumbent Democratic senators to office, Claire Ayer and Christopher Bray.

District voters again made Ayer their top choice. The Addison resident easily won her eighth consecutive two-year term with 11,985 tallies, compared to 9,543 for New Haven’s Bray, who earned his third straight term.

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Local police grow beards to help sick kids

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Deer season in Vermont means diligently scanning the fields for game, getting up before sunrise and playing card games at camp.

And for many guys, it means growing beards — a nasty beard that itches until scissors and a razor deliver final relief when the shooting ends.

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Audubon to laud Ripton's Warren King

Posted on November 7, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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RIPTON — Longtime Otter Creek Audubon Society (OCAS) member Warren King helped establish the group’s “Silver Feather Award” in 1995, bestowed each year to a county resident exhibiting “notable devotion, dedication, and untiring effort on behalf of the preservation and appreciation of the birds, other wildlife and natural communities of Addison County.”

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Middlebury group launches fight over downtown RR bridges

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A group of downtown Middlebury property owners and merchants are asking Vermont Agency of Transportation Secretary Chris Cole to abandon the current $40-million, 4-year plan to replace the community’s two downtown rail bridges. They want to shift to a more basic project they contend could produce two new spans within around three months for approximately $5 million.

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Statewide races spice up Nov. 8 ballot

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
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ADDISON COUNTY — A variety of statewide races and a polarizing presidential contest are expected to amp up excitement at the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

The presidential race includes Democrat Hillary Clinton, Republican Donald Trump, Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Clinton and Trump have traded barbs and policy positions during three televised debates and almost daily through social media and an onslaught of negative ads.

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