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Brooks turned passion into collection

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



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NEW HAVEN — Only a few miles away from the Henry Sheldon Museum sits an 1800 farmhouse, bursting with Bill Brooks’ own collection of masks, statues, paintings, pottery and duck decoys — his personal folk art museum.

Brooks, executive director of the Sheldon, started collecting art in 1968 when he bought his first painting. Since then, he has spent his life in galleries, talking with artists and gleaning a unique assortment of folk and professional art.

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Stampede nets $122,000 for CF and brings wider benefits to community

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — What began as a family lawn sale in 1991 has now raised close to $2 million for cystic fibrosis research.

This year’s Three Day Stampede toward the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis raised $122,000 according to the initial tally, said long-time Stampede organizer Bonita Bedard. That number is expected to climb somewhat once the final tally is completed within a month or two, said Bedard, adding, “It’s never too late to give.”

All Stampede proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation towards research.

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Putting a new face on a historic treasure: Sheldon Museum melds old and new

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



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MIDDLEBURY — Among the antiquated pots, vintage quilts and clothing, age-old images of Lake Dunmore and local farms at Middlebury’s Henry Sheldon Museum perches a brand new fire-engine red tandem bike made with hydraulic disk brakes and a Bronx electric-assist motor.

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High bailiff, state office races add spice to Tuesday's primary

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Democrat primary contests in the Addison-1 and Addison-4 House districts (see related stories) are not the only draws for voters this coming Tuesday, Aug. 9. Runoffs for U.S. Senator, governor, lieutenant governor, state treasurer and attorney general are also in play.

There’s also a Democrat primary for the position of Addison County High Bailiff.

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Bixby book sale is wrapping up

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — How do you clear a used book sale of 100-plus cartons of newly acquired books? Friends of the Bixby are showing how as they reach the final days of their Humongous Book Sale.

On Saturday, Aug. 6, all books will be on sale by donation. Customers choose the books they want and offer a donation they believe is fair. No questions asked.

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Students explore experimental learning this summer

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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ADDISON COUNTY — A group of students from Bristol Elementary School rush out of the National Bank of Middlebury in Bristol, their arms laden with cash that had been in a safe only minutes before. Onlookers watch, but no one lifts a finger.

Instead, the onlookers smile, bemused, because the students’ arms are laden with Monopoly cash.

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Airport neighbors to appeal for noise relief

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Public Safety & Health Committee on Monday, Aug. 8, will invite citizens’ feedback on the town’s noise ordinance, including from some Middlebury State Airport neighbors who are seeking ways to lessen the impacts of what they believe will soon be an expanded use of the local airport.

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Brandon wetland conservation plan worries some neighbors

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs/Brandon Reporter



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BRANDON — One month after federal natural resource officials touted the preservation of 500 acres of wetland on Union Street, abutting neighbors of the property are voicing concerns over future flooding and mosquito issues.

The largest conservation easement in Vermont, the preservation of the tract at the former Dean farm along the Otter Creek was celebrated by a host of state and federal wildlife and agriculture officials at a ceremony at the farm on June 23. The farm is now owned by Lyn and Jim Des Marais.

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Paul Strand captured Vermont in black and white

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



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MIDDLEBURY — “I like to photograph people who have strength and dignity in their faces; whatever life has done to them, it hasn’t destroyed them. I gravitate towards people like that.”

Paul Strand’s words hover over a series of black-and-white photos featuring farmers, brides and scenes of an all-too-familiar rural Vermont in the Middlebury College Museum of Art this summer.

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Judge tells state to open pipeline hearing

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Mike Polhamus VTDigger.org



An ongoing dispute over whether Vermont Gas can install a natural gas pipeline through a park in Hinesburg is the last obstacle the company faces as it seeks to install a 41-mile line from Williston to Middlebury.

A court decision and several legal actions made in the past few days could have an impact on how the project proceeds.

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