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Kids and Seniors find mutual gain in sharing experiences

Posted on November 11, 2013 |
By Christy Lynn



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ADDISON COUNTY — According to a study conducted by the United Nations Population Fund, almost one in 10 people on Earth are over the age of 60. But by 2050, that will jump to one in five.

Many of those older adults are staying young at heart — and helping mold the youngest generation — by providing more and more childcare for grandchildren and by volunteering for programs that bring them into contact with the children in the community.

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Farmers need labor, seek immigration reform

Posted on November 11, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



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Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series on Vermont agriculture and immigration reform.

NEW HAVEN — Addison County dairy farmers talking last week with Congressman Peter Welch said a new immigration bill is vital to meeting their labor needs, as farms increasingly rely on immigrant workers.

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Salisbury woman turns 50, challenges herself to hike the Long Trail

Posted on November 11, 2013 |
By Tony Bates



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VERMONT — Salisbury’s Bamby Pierpont Bates turned 50 last June. A hair stylist, wife, mother of three, and fitness buff, the Baby Boomer wanted to celebrate the milestone by doing something physically challenging and memorable that she had never done before.

So in August she hiked the entire length of Vermont’s legendary Long Trail — 272 miles from the border between Pownal, Vt., and Williamstown, Mass., to the Canadian border at Jay, Vt. She averaged 13 miles a day with a fully loaded pack.

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Labor board to review Porter Medical Center nurses' union vote

Posted on November 11, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will be asked to hold a hearing to reconcile 16 challenged ballots that could determine whether Porter Medical Center’s nurses form a union.

An impressive 146 of PMC’s 150 nurses turned out on Thursday, Nov. 7, to cast ballots on whether to form a union under the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals.

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Organization helps empty nesters refill their coop

Posted on November 11, 2013 |
By Amy Jelen



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ADDISON COUNTY — Whether it’s receiving rental income or assistance with household chores, or just having a friendly companion, there are many ways that homesharing could help seniors in Addison County. HomeShare Vermont is in its 31st year of serving seniors by matching them with a housemate who moves in and provides service in exchange for affordable housing. There are no age or income requirements to homeshare; anyone with a spare bedroom in their home could participate. Here are some examples of how homesharing can benefit all involved.

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The rule of chipmunk game theory

Posted on November 11, 2013 |
By Elise Tillinghast for The Outside Story



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Two chipmunks vie for seeds on our front lawn. One lives directly underneath the bird feeder. Another hails from the far side of the house, address unknown.

The chipmunks appear identical to me: same size, same stripes. Same interests, namely seed hoarding, aggressive chittering, jumping into the bushes and back out again, and brazen stiff-tailed standoffs with the dog.

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Bristol clinic lands $812,500 grant to expand service to the needy

Posted on November 11, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — A six-figure federal grant announced last week will enable a Bristol medical clinic to expand its services, particularly to low- and moderate-income residents in Addison County.

The Five Town Health Alliance was awarded $812,500, which will be put toward expanding services at the Mountain Health Center in BristolWorks complex. It was one of three practices in Vermont that were designated as “community health centers.”

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HOPE gathers food for winters and hoildays

Posted on November 11, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) is working overtime to make sure hungry Addison County residents have enough to eat through the holiday season.

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Temporary bridge on Route 116 in Bristol open to two-way traffic

Posted on November 11, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Workers from J.H. McDonald Co. of Lyndonville moved closer to completing a temporary bridge across the New Haven River at Sycamore Park in Bristol late last month, when this photo was taken by Peter Grant. By late last week the span was pretty much ready to go, Bristol Town Administrator Bill Bryant said on Thursday. By Friday, with the asphalt was down, it was open to two-way traffic.

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Gallery: Tigers beat Rebels for D-I football title

Posted on November 11, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School football team reached Saturday’s Division I final vs. South Burlington by winning 10 straight games, all by margins of at least 22 points.

Game by game, the Tigers’ results in the 2013 campaign were:

•  Aug. 30: At MUHS 35, Essex 7.

•  Sept. 6: At MUHS 23, Hartford 0.

•  Sept. 13: MUHS 28, at Colchester 6.

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