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Photo exhibit tells the true stories of loggers today

Posted on November 12, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Lawrence “Tweeter” Felion left school after eighth grade and “began logging at 15 with a crosscut and ax.” Now 78, the Leicester native is still logging alongside his son and brother, who’ve been part of his close-knit crew for decades. Born the oldest of 11 siblings during the Great Depression, Felion says, “I know what hard times are.”

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Retired general shaped by 30 years in the Army

Posted on November 11, 2015 |
By Brianna McKinley and John Sl McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — Brian Carpenter, 53, was first interested in the military as a way to get a college degree without being too encumbered by debt. What grew out of that was a very successful career in the Army and the National Guard and a life dedicated to service.

The Middlebury native, who owns and runs farm equipment dealership Champlain Valley Equipment in his hometown, served 30 years in the Army and Army National Guard, and retired a year ago as the second in command of Guard forces in Vermont and with the rank of general.

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VTrans: Middlebury rail bridges clearance must rise

Posted on November 9, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — State transportation officials have served notice that Middlebury should not count on any further reduction in the minimum vertical clearance requirement for its two deteriorating downtown rail underpasses that need to be replaced. This means that the bridges will have to be re-done with a minimum 21 feet of clearance for trains, and not at the current 17 feet, 9 inches of clearance that local officials believe could have led to a more basic project and shorter construction timetable.

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Candidates for governor weigh in on elder issues

Posted on November 9, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Three of the five announced candidates for governor faced scrutiny on Friday from what would be their largest growing constituency — senior citizens, who want to know how the state’s next top executive will respond to their economic, transportation, housing and health care needs.

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Union petition challenges Porter's change in benefits

Posted on November 9, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Members of Porter Medical Center’s nurses’ union on Thursday held a gathering to present hospital administrators with a petition opposing a Porter decision to raise the minimum number of hours that employees need to work in order to qualify for health insurance benefits.

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Route 7 sewer work will cause detours, delays in Middlebury

Posted on November 9, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Department of Public Works warns Middlebury drivers that there will be street traffic disruptions on the north end of town starting Nov. 10 and running through Nov. 20.

North Pleasant Street (Route 7) between Elm and Exchange streets will be reduced to one lane between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., beginning Tuesday, Nov. 10, until approximately Friday, Nov. 20, for a private sewer line extension. Traffic control will be on site.

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Theater will host an evening of Mercer tunes

Posted on November 9, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Town Hall Theater in Middlebury is celebrating the fifth successful year of its education program with a musical tribute to lyricist Johnny Mercer called “He Wrote That Too,” a reference to the extraordinary number of famous songs Mercer wrote. THTs students, teachers and friends will present an evening of songs you didnt know you knew Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 14, at 7 p.m.

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Gender equity conference on tap Nov.12

Posted on November 9, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Nationally acclaimed expert Jennifer Siebel Newsom, director and producer of the groundbreaking films “Miss Representation” and “The Mask You Live In,” is the keynote speaker at an upcoming conference at Middlebury College, titled “Boys, Girls and Gender Equity in Education.”

The conference, which is aimed at reducing gender-related educational gaps in preK-12th grades, is on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Newsom will speak at 11:45 a.m.

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Jewish congregation hires education director

Posted on November 9, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Havurah: The Addison County Jewish Congregation announces its new director of education, who also serves in the newly created position of Program & Outreach coordinator.

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Fromhold to head up Porter nursing home staff

Posted on November 9, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY Dr. Karen Fromhold has been appointed as the new medical director of Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, and will assume this role on Jan. 1. She will be replacing Dr. Carrie Wulfman, who recently was appointed chief medical officer for Porter Medical Center. 

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