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Local groups staging play to spur dialogue about death

Posted on September 30, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — As Hospice Volunteer Services Director Priscilla Baker knows, death can be a tough subject to discuss — particularly when it involves one’s own mortality or that of a loved one.

“We are a death-phobic society,” she said on Thursday. “We want to help people find the right language and safety in the conversation.”

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Prindle Wissler's artwork on display in Brandon

Posted on September 30, 2013 |
By Addison Indepdenent



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BRANDON — The Compass Music and Arts Center offers a great opportunity to see a selection of work by one of the area’s most beloved artists. Prindle Wissler was a lifelong artist and teacher who studied art at Skidmore College and Columbia University but was a lifetime learner, making discoveries and messes, as she would say, right up to the time of her death in 2011 at the age of 99. 

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Weybridge decides on use for settlement

Posted on September 30, 2013 |
By John Flowers



WEYBRIDGE — Around 150 Weybridge voters turned out at a special town meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 25, to earmark $475,980 in embezzlement-related insurance settlement funds to a variety of municipal uses, with the lion’s share going to the creation of a “major equipment fund” for future substantial purchases. And residents declined the selectboard’s invitation to use $50,000 of the money as a property tax rebate.

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Break-in victims invited to view items recovered by police

Posted on September 30, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



NEW HAVEN — Vermont State Police are inviting any Addison County resident who has been the victim of a burglary or theft since 2010 to come to VSP’s Route 7 barracks in New Haven on Oct. 7 to view a cache of stolen property recovered from an Addison home.

Full story: New burglary charges brought against Addison man

The viewing hours next Monday are set for 10 a.m. until noon and from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Afternoon holiday party in city has fun and safety in mind

Posted on September 30, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14 will be hosting a Halloween Costume Karaoke Dance Party on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 1-2 p.m. at the American Legion in Vergennes, followed by Trunk or Treat in the parking lot from 2-3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. 

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Button Up Vt. Day of Action set to lend a hand to those in need

Posted on September 30, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — Spring has long been the time when Vermonters Green Up. This fall Vermonters will be encouraged to “Button Up.” Saturday, Oct. 5, is the first annual Button Up Vermont Day of Action. Vermonters have a powerful opportunity to participate in a local effort — or start their own — to encourage friends and neighbors to lower their energy bills this winter by weatherizing their homes.

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New Vermont hunting rules in effect

Posted on September 30, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department points out that three new hunting rules passed by the Legislature are now in effect.

1.      A person shall not take or attempt to take any wild animal by shooting a firearm, a bow and arrow or a crossbow while on or within 25 feet of the traveled portion of a public road.

2.      It is also illegal to shoot a firearm, a bow and arrow or a crossbow across the traveled portion of a public road.

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Gallery: Lincoln Peak Vineyard Harvest Festival

Posted on September 27, 2013 |
By Trent Campbell



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Lincoln Peak Vineyard in New Haven held its first annual Harvest Festival Sept. 22. Staff photographer Trent Campbell snapped these photos. 


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Bristol man killed in cement truck crash in Hancock

Posted on September 26, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



HANCOCK — A Bristol man riding in a cement truck was killed when the truck overturned on Route 125 in Hancock Wednesday afternoon. The driver was seriously injured.

Vermont State Police reported that Jason Barton, 35, of Winooski was driving a cement mixer truck eastbound on Route 125 around 1:20 p.m. on Sept. 25, with 45-year-old Michael Thompson of Bristol as a passenger. The mixer was loaded with concrete on the way to a job site.

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Raymond Ritchie faces new burglary charges

Posted on September 26, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The man accused in a string of burglaries committed in Addison County earlier this year faced additional charges in Vermont Superior Court’s Criminal Division in Middlebury on Wednesday and was denied bail.

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