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Human remains found in Middlebury, no foul play suspected

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has identified the human remains found in Middlebury last Friday as those of a 28-year-old woman, a Korean national, from Fairfax, Va.

Middlebury Police Chief Tom Hanley on Wednesday morning said that the cause, manner and date of the woman’s death were as yet undetermined. There is no indication that the woman was subjected to or involved in any unlawful activity leading up to her death, Hanley said in a press release.

None of the police leads indicate there is any danger to the public.

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No pay? No work? Why not, say two high bailiff candidates

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — While most election-season signs dotting county roadsides support candidates for statewide races and local Vermont House and Senate seats, an unusual number have also sprouted up backing two men seeking an unpaid county-wide job in which the officeholder rarely, if ever, does anything: high bailiff.

Two-term incumbent Charles Clark Jr., a Republican who is also the Addison County Sheriff Department’s chief deputy, is facing a challenge from former longtime county deputy and private sector security employee Ron Holmes, a Democrat.

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Candidates hear farmer concerns at ag forum

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



MIDDLEBURY — Farmers had a chance to speak directly to prospective legislators at the Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN) forum on local food and farming, held on Oct. 19 at Middlebury College’s Kirk Alumni Center.

Topping the list of farmer concerns were the challenges of marketing and distribution in a rural state with a low population density.

“Sometimes there’s just not enough people here in Vermont to buy all of the local produce,” said Norma Norris of Norris Berry Farm in Monkton.

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Spooktacular and other Halloween activities on tap this weekend

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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Hey, kids! Are you ready for Halloween?

Warm up for a spooky night of trick-or-treating on Halloween by attending this Sunday afternoon’s 9th Annual Middlebury Spooktacular!

Once again, the Better Middlebury Partnership and the town of Middlebury will deliver an outstanding Halloween event for kids of all ages — rain or shine.

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Chamber honors Cunningham, Homeward Bound, Addison Press with awards

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Chamber of Commerce recognized a local business, a non-profit organization, and an individual with awards during its annual meeting last Thursday at Middlebury College’s Kirk Alumni Center.

Three awards were presented in front of a crowd of 60-plus, which included Chamber members and local business people.

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Happy Valley Orchard expands to meet growing hard cider demand

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Hard cider has literally changed the face of Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury.

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Starksboro's harvest supper to benefit environmental educaiton

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



STARKSBORO — The Starksboro Conservation Commission will host its annual Harvest Supper at Robinson Elementary School in Starksboro, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5.

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Wonderland: Where dreams come true

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to put your life on pause, and, for just one night, become something of your dreams? What would you be? 

These things of dreams become reality when you walk into Wonderland — a costume, alterations, vintage and otherwise fantastical shop on Middlebury's Main Street. Hannah Hurlburt has made it her business to be our fairy godmother — granting all our wishes true. 

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Senate Candidate Claire Ayer Q & A

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Claire Ayer



HEALTH CARE: Nearly every economically developed country in the world provides healthcare to all of its citizens at much less cost per person and of quality higher than ours in the United States. We should be able to do that. While Vermont is not in a position to go it alone right now, we are working to contain the costs of healthcare and improve access to care in Vermont. Vermont learned from Vermont Health Connect that we don’t do well overseeing huge technology projects, especially when on short, mandated timeline.

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Senate Candidate Christopher Bray Q & A

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Christopher Bray



HEALTH CARE: In the past, we’ve had a purely private solution that’s left many millions of Americans without health care at all, and many others with only marginally affordable care. Medicare, Medicaid, and the Veterans system have been essential to providing care to many tens of millions of Americans. They should continue.

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