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Porter offers options to patients about to lose their physician

Posted on April 5, 2016 |
By Addison Independent Staff



MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center officials are reaching out to the scores of patients who will be affected by the announced closing of the Porter Internal Medicine (PIM) practice.

Porter Medical Center Interim CEO Dr. Fred Kniffin confirmed the closing at Porter’s annual meeting held on Wednesday, March 30. He sent a letter this week to PIM patients elaborating on the move.

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Students of the Week - April 4, 2016

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independendent



The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.

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Power line talks moving forward in Ferrisburgh

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — While some specifics of negotiations between Ferrisburgh officials and the companies proposing a major new underground power line from New York state to New Haven will probably remain undisclosed, selectboard Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence said the issue will be discussed at the board’s Tuesday meeting.

Lawrence said residents will be able to learn more on Tuesday about where things stand with the town and the proposal to run some of the 60-mile, $650 million Vermont Green Line (VGL for short) underground along Ferrisburgh roads.

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Public Service Board might close Vt. Gas hearings

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Mike Polhamus



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Public Service Board is considering whether to bar the public from attending eminent domain hearings for a controversial gas pipeline.

The board has asked participants in the Vermont Gas Systems hearings for comment by March 31.

Protesters have interrupted eminent domain proceedings, the March 17 court order says, “by shouting, singing loudly, and leaving their seats to crowd the physical space around many of the parties and the court reporter.”

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Sewage violations at Button Bay State Park

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — The state agency in charge of Vermont parks last week admitted to two violations of its sewage treatment and disposal system permit at Button Bay State Park in Ferrisburgh and one violation of its permit at Lake Carmi State Park in Enosburg Falls. The violations occurred in summer 2014.

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Two locals earn 'Master Angler' distinction for their fishing prowess

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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RUTLAND — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department late last month released its annual Master Angler program report and 35 Vermont anglers have garnered “Master Angler” status for 2015. Among those named Master Angler were a Middlebury man and a Ferrisburgh youth.

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MUHS students place second in Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School team turned in a strong performance at the Vermont-NEA Scholars’ Bowl state championships held Saturday, March 26, at the University of Vermont. The Tigers won five straight before finally losing a close match to Burlington in the final round.

Competing for Middlebury’s varsity team under Coach Perry Lessing were senior Elias Wyncoop and juniors Josh Bechhoefer, Dace Eaton, Henry Ganey and Ronan Howlett.

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Porter officials ready for new chapter

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center officials last week publicly apologized for what they acknowledged have been almost 10 months of internal strife within the hospital, and urged physicians, nurses, staff and patients to help them turn the page to a new chapter in the organization’s 91-year history.

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Bristol case sparks sex offender questions

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs wants to change state law so that local law enforcement can’t be left out of the loop when a registered sex offender moves into their community.

In early March, Gibbs learned that a registered sex offender had been living in Bristol since early October without his police department’s knowledge. State law requires that offenders notify the Department of Public Service and the Sex Offender Registry when they move, said Gibbs, but not local law enforcement.

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Honey flavors result from bees' changing landscape

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Joe Rankin



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As spring approaches, the sun is climbing higher each day and I know that it won’t be long until my honeybees are out seeking nectar and pollen.

From early-blooming red maple trees. Then sugar maples, apple trees, dandelions. From blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. From clover, staghorn sumac, and basswood trees. From milkweed in the abandoned field. From the coneflowers, thyme and sage in our perennial garden. From asters and goldenrod; jewelweed and Japanese knotweed. For a bee, the warmer seasons are a Mardi Gras parade of nectars.

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