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Artisan shows craft of cheesemaking

Posted on August 18, 2011 |
By Andrea Suozzo



NEW HAVEN — Visitors to the Addison County Fair and Field Days last week could follow the “Fresh cheese curds” sign and find themselves next to the Milking Parlor and Dairy Bar, at a simple white trailer with a window on one side.

Veronica Pedraza, wearing a net cap, guarded the sterile environment of her mobile cheesemaking unit. She was spending the summer traveling with the Orleans County Fair mobile cheese unit to county fairs around Vermont.

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2011 Field Days results

Posted on August 18, 2011 |
By Addy Indy Staff



Editor’s note: With loads of fun activities, good weather, exciting rides and lots of friendly faces, the 63rd annual Addison County Fair and Field Days was by any account a great success. But some of the participants at last week’s fair can also demonstrate another measure of success: ribbons and honors from various competitions. Here are listings of many of those winners. Look for more in a future edition of the Addison Independent.

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Shelter work still ongoing during rehab

Posted on August 15, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Despite the ongoing renovation of the John Graham Homeless Shelter’s main building on Monkton Road in Vergennes, shelter officials have continued to fulfill the organization’s mission of finding housing for the homeless — even though demand is higher than usual, said Shelter Executive Director Elizabeth Ready.

Ready said plans had first called for the 10-bedroom Monkton Road building to stay open during the $627,000 project, which is expected to be finished in early September.

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Ag head talks up marketing at Field Days

Posted on August 15, 2011 |
By Andrea Suozzo



NEW HAVEN — Between petting cows in the 4-H barn, eating maple creemees at the Maple Barn and rubbing elbows with sheep shearers and cheesemakers, Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross’ visit to Addison County Fair and Field Days last Wednesday was a busy one.

Wednesday’s visit wasn’t just an afternoon of fun at the fair — Ross spent much of his time listening to the people he met, guided by Sen. Claire Ayer, D-Addison County and Brandon, and Rep. Will Stevens, I-Shoreham.

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Bus hits 75-year-old woman in Middlebury

Posted on August 15, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police are investigating an Aug. 10 traffic accident that seriously injured a 75-year-old Washington, D.C., woman who was struck by an Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) bus at the intersection of Merchants Row and Main Street.

Police said the woman, identified at Anne Curtis Odom, was struck in the roadway at around 3:35 p.m. and sustained “severe traumatic injuries.”

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Fair filled with telling moments

Posted on August 15, 2011 |
By Addy Indy Staff



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Editor’s note: Addison County Fair and Field Days provides a calliope of sights and sounds that tantalize the senses and tickle the imagination, and the 63rd annual edition last week was no exception. As always, the five-day event proved too much to capture in one place, but we’re presenting a few verbal snapshots from the fairgrounds along with some fantastic photographs by Trent Campbell and Andrea Warren.

 

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Nation's poet laureate to speak at Bread Loaf

Posted on August 15, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Poet Philip Levine mentored scores of aspiring wordsmiths during the 1980s as a faculty member of Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.

Levine, now 83, will return to the nationally renowned, 10-day conference in Ripton on Thursday, Aug. 18 — this time with a different role and some loftier credentials.

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington last Wednesday announced Levine as the nation’s new Poet Laureate for 2011-2012.

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Lincoln loses school board member, seeks replacement

Posted on August 15, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



The Lincoln school board is looking for a replacement for senior board member Donny Sargent, who resigned from the board. Sargent’s resignation was accepted at the school board’s May 16 meeting.

A new candidate will be appointed by the school board to finish out Sargent’s term. Voters will elect a new board member at town meeting next March.

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Middlebury sets meetings to explain fire station project

Posted on August 15, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard last Tuesday formally approved a warning for a Sept. 27 vote on whether the town should spend $250,000 to further refine plans for a major makeover of the town’s two fire stations.

The Sept. 27 vote will be a precursor to a $4.875 million bond referendum to pay for replacement of the East Middlebury fire station and a substantial renovation and expansion of the department’s headquarters on Seymour Street.

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Local theater seeks to expand offerings

Posted on August 15, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Bill Shafer has mapped out some ambitious plans to expand use of the Marquis Theater, but the scope of those plans will largely hinge on his ability to leverage money from some major motion picture studios.

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