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UPDATED: Four sent to hospital after explosion rocks aerospace plant in Vergennes on Friday

Posted on December 11, 2017 |
By John McCright



VERGENNES — A handful of people were taken to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries sustained in an explosion at the United Technology Corp. Aerospace plant in Vergennes just before noon on Friday.

An explosion rocked the Panton Road plant that employs 775 people who make equipment for the aerospace and defense industry.

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Middlebury gives preliminary OK to medical marijuana dispensary

Posted on December 11, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Development Review Board (DRB) has given a preliminary OK to a medical marijuana dispensary on Route 7 South.

Applicants will now fine-tune their proposal based on feedback they received from DRB members at their Nov. 27 meeting. The dispensary could earn a final go-ahead at either the DRB’s Jan. 8 or Jan. 22 meetings.

Brandon already has a medical marijuana dispensary.

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New high-end apartments proposed for Washington Street in Middlebury

Posted on December 11, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A plan to install eight high-end apartments in the former Vermont Federal Credit Union building at 24 Washington St. in Middlebury has gained preliminary approval from the Middlebury Development Review Board (DRB).

The applicants must fine-tune their proposals based on feedback they received from DRB members at a Nov. 27 meeting. The plan for the apartment could earn a final go-ahead at either the DRB’s Jan. 8 or Jan. 22 meetings.

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Amy Sheldon honored with 'Climate Champion' award

Posted on December 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BURLINGTON — Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) honored two dozen Vermont House legislators Dec. 6,  as “Climate Champions” for their efforts to grow the economy and create green jobs by putting a price on carbon pollution.

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Lewis Creek Association's Illick recognized for protecting nature

Posted on December 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — For 24 years Otter Creek Audubon Society has given an annual award, the Silver Feather, to an individual “in honor of notable devotion, dedication and untiring effort on behalf of the preservation and appreciation of the birds, other wildlife, and natural communities of Addison County.”

This year the Silver Feather was awarded to Marty Illick, the retiring Lewis Creek Association executive director. The award presentation was made at the Otter Creek Audubon annual dinner on Nov. 9 at the American Legion post in Middlebury.

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Northlands students, Vergennes Lions team up for toy drive

Posted on December 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Collection barrels are out for the holiday toy drive, and playthings are being donated, according to Vergennes Area Lions Club “Toys for Vermont Kids” Committee Co-Chair Sue Hays. Donated toys will be distributed through local food shelves and will stay in the Vergennes and Bristol area communities.

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Mr. Christmas Tree pageant returns this Saturday

Posted on December 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — It’s likely you’ve never celebrated Christmas quite like this. Back for the fifth year, the Addison County Young Life Mr. Christmas Tree Pageant will take place this Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Mount Abraham Union High School Auditorium.

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The Outside Story: Coyotes are getting ready for winter

Posted on December 11, 2017 |
By Susie Spikol Faber



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Eight years ago, my husband and I planted 128 fruit trees on a hillside, mostly apples, but the back few rows included stone fruits. Our apples began producing with gusto after only a few years. We made gallons of cider and sold bushels of heirloom apples. But the plums have required patience. Their blossoms are so delicate and our springs so unpredictable that after eight years, there are still varieties we have yet to taste.

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Classic Robert Frost cards on display at college

Posted on December 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Not many people know that Robert Frost first published a number of his poems in holiday card form. Middlebury College Special Collections has a complete set of these cards, 28 in all, on display in the Davis Family Library Atrium; it will host a reception on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 4-5 p.m.

Robert Frost and the Spiral Press created holiday greeting cards of the highest craftsmanship and design from 1929 until 1962. Works of art in themselves, the cards also stand as true first editions of the chosen poems.

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'Rockumentary' on 1960s revolution to screen in Lincoln on Wednesday

Posted on December 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



LINCOLN — Lincoln Library will screen the 2009 “rockumentary” film “Soundtrack For A Revolution” this Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m.

This film tells the story of the 1960s civil rights movement through its powerful music — the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality. In addition to the archival footage the film features new performances of the freedom songs by top artists and interviews with civil rights foot soldiers and leaders.

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