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Addison County among hardest hit by last week's storm

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — As of Friday night Green Mountain Power was expecting to have service restored to all but a handful of its Addison County customers, even though 400 homes, businesses and farms were still making do without electricity at about 10 a.m.

GMP spokesperson Dorothy Schnure said the company was focusing on Addison County on Friday because only another roughly 200 of its customers elsewhere in Vermont still lacked power after Monday morning’s major windstorm turned off electricity to more than 118,000 GMP customers and snapped 100 power poles in half.

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Local farmers, Congressman Welch share farm priorities

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — “It’s a mess in Washington,” Congressman Peter Welch told a group of Champlain Valley specialty crop farmers who gathered in Middlebury last week to share their wish lists for the 2018 farm bill. But, despite the dysfunction in much of the nation’s capital,  the Vermont Democrat said there is still hope because there tends to be bipartisan support to “get a decent farm bill.”

Key to building that support, he said, is first gathering specific concerns and recommendations from constituents.

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Japanese students visit career center as part of cultural exchange

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Fifteen high school students from Tottori, Japan, visited the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center this past Tuesday as part of a youth cultural and environmental exchange program. Japanese students learned about the trapper boat-building unit of the Architecture and Engineering program and visited the Agricultural program.

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Addison hopeful on complex joint septic, town hall work

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — The multi-year effort to build a septic system that would serve Addison’s town clerk’s office, fire station and former town hall — a project sparked by a move to restore ownership of that former town hall to Addison — continues to chug forward with at least all deliberate speed.

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Middlebury fire linked to storm

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Thanksgiving might still be a few weeks away, but a Middlebury family has good reason to be thankful to still have a home and their health following a Nov. 1 windstorm-related fire at 629 Happy Valley Road.

Homeowner Martin Beatty called for fire department assistance at around 4:50 a.m. this past Wednesday, reporting smoke in the house, according to Middlebury fire Chief Dave Shaw.

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Meet the baker: Caroline Corrente from Haymaker Bun Co. in Middlebury

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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What’s your favorite food? Do you prefer savories like bacon, mac n cheese or pizza, or maybe you like sweets like creme brulé, brownies or bananas Foster? For Caroline Corrente its cinnamon buns.

“Cinnamon buns are my absolute favorite,” she said in a recent interview. “But it’s really upsetting when you order one and it’s too dry, bready or dense.”

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Non-GMO cookbook highlights recipes from around the state

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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Since she was young, Tracey Medeiros has loved most things food-related. She started to cook as a child, inheriting her mother’s fondness of the family dinner. “Our time at the dinner table revolved around the pleasure of good food, and still does today,” she said.

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Need a vehicle? Here are some tips to help out

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



Buying a vehicle is not simple. Customers have to make endless decisions — new or used; lease or buy; what size, make, model and color; how many miles; what year; and how much can you pay … The list goes on, and it’s intimidating.

To all of these questions swirling around in your head add the stereotypical wheelin’-and-dealin’ car salesperson who weasels you out of a good car and into a bad deal. It’s enough to make anyone avoid the car dealership.

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Local DAR group honors VUHS senior

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The local Daughters of the American Revolution, Seth Warner-Rhoda Farrand Chapter have announced that the 2018 DAR Good Citizen is Mason Charlebois the son of Marcel and Cathy Charlebois of Vergennes.

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Bristol man charged with child sexual assault

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — A 61-year-old Bristol man last week pleaded innocent to a charge that he sexually assaulted a five-year-old girl.

Kendell Ducharme, 61, a registered sex offender, entered the plea to a charge of aggravated sexual assault on a victim younger than 13 in Rutland Superior Court, criminal division, on Wednesday, Nov. 1. He could face 10 years to life in jail and a fine of up to $50,000 if convicted.

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