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Lightning strike at Brandon Town Hall interrupts concert

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The Phil Henry Trio was halfway through a concert at the Brandon Town Hall Saturday night when the building was struck by lightning during a severe thunderstorm.

To say it was electrifying would be an understatement.

It was over in a few seconds, but the bolt caused thousands of dollars in damage to the town hall’s stage lighting system.

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Church holds lobster fest

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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See Vermont agriculture up close during Open Farms Week

Posted on August 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — Following a successful first year, farmers across Vermont are once again opening their barn doors and garden gates to the public for a behind-the-scenes look at Vermont’s vibrant working landscape. Vermont Open Farm Week 2016 will be held Monday, Aug. 15, through Sunday, Aug. 21.

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Town Hall Theater preserves historic character of building while enlarging stage door

Posted on August 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — There was only one problem with the original 1884 loading dock door at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater. It was too small to actually load anything into the theater.

“The original door gave us a 4’ by 6’ opening, far too small for the kinds of set pieces we use in productions today,” said THT executive director Douglas Anderson. “The old door was historic and lovely, but it seriously limited the kinds of productions and events we could host here at THT.”

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Oral vaccines fight wildlife rabies in Vermont from the air

Posted on August 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BURLINGTON — The 20th annual Rabies Bait Drop began Tuesday, Aug. 9, in eight Vermont counties as part of a continued effort to stop the spread of rabies among wildlife. Rabies is a viral disease that is mainly found in raccoons, foxes, bats and skunks, and can infect domestic animals and people. Rabies vaccine, if given soon after a human is bitten by a rabid animal, is highly effective. However, rabies is almost always fatal without immediate medical treatment.

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HOPE planning to renovate subsidized apartment building

Posted on August 15, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — At its Monday meeting, the Bristol selectboard agreed to sponsor an application by the organization Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) to the Vermont Community Development Program for a $30,000 planning grant to renovate two subsidized housing buildings on Hunt Farm Road.

“We really do need housing for low-income people,” said HOPE Executive Director Jeanne Montross. “We desperately need housing for low-income people.”

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Tavern helping dog duo find new home

Posted on August 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, has turned to Two Brothers Tavern in Middlebury for help in finding a permanent, loving home for two dogs — Atticus and Mandi —surrendered to the shelter in July. 

Homeward Bound Executive Director Jess Danyow explained that the two dogs came to Homeward Bound because one of their elderly owners died and the other was unable to care for them alone.

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Preserving culture through art: Folklife center keeps many traditions alive

Posted on August 15, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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MIDDLEBURY — Sitting in her Barre living room,Abenaki basket makerJeanne Brink first moistened thin strips of ash to make them more flexible and easier to work with. The Abenaki artist picked up the base of the basket that she had earlier made out of ash, and began to weave the strips so that they built up from the base.

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Police agencies announce DUI checkpoints

Posted on August 15, 2016 |
By Addison County



ADDISON COUNTY — The Vergennes Police Department along with other Addison and Chittenden county law enforcement agencies, will be on the lookout for incidents of driving under the influence for the rest of the month.

Those agencies will be conducting DUI checkpoints and roving DUI interdiction patrols in Addison County throughout August.

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