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Group to scare up spooky stories

Posted on September 19, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Ilsley Public Library Youth Services Librarian Tricia Allen wants to hear about Middlebury residents’ favorite haunts — and she’s not talking about their preferred bars or night spots.

Allen is a member of a local youth educators’ group that is seeking to compile a series of ghost stories linked to Middlebury people, places and things. Plans call for those stories to be recorded and made accessible by mobile phone for people looking to take a spooky tour of Middlebury around Halloween.

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Brandon events key on poetry, literature

Posted on September 19, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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Shoreland Protection Commission seeking public input in Middlebury on Thursday

Posted on September 18, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Lake Shoreland Protection Commission will conduct a public meeting on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 6-8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Middlebury. The Vermont General Assembly established the Lake Shoreland Protection Commission earlier this year in order to:

•  Provide information to the public regarding the current health of waters of the State, including the results of the 2012 Agency of Natural Resources’ State Water Quality Remediation, Implementation, and Funding Report.

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Full text: Alex Wolff speech to Chamber of Commerce

Posted on September 17, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



The following is the full text of a speech given by Alex Wolff at the Addison County Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting Sept. 12.

Everyone’s Invited:

Addison County and the New Endurance Sports Boom

We live in an old farmhouse in Cornwall. Our front yard faces a road where a long hill flattens out obligingly beneath the canopy of a large pig-nut tree.

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Court rebuffs alleged burglar’s claim for bail

Posted on September 16, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — After a failed attempt this past Tuesday in Addison Superior Court’s criminal division to win his pre-trial freedom, the Addison resident suspected of committing many burglaries in Addison County and neighboring counties will try again on Sept. 25.

At 9 a.m. on that Wednesday in the Mahady Courthouse, Raymond Ritchie, 37, will attend a “weight of the evidence” hearing that could, in theory, free him until he is tried on burglary, unlawful trespass and marijuana cultivation charges.

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Extra $1 million pledged for new RR tunnel project

Posted on September 16, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — State and federal authorities have found an additional $1 million to help fund a new concrete tunnel to replace the Main Street and Merchants Row railroad underpasses, which now leaves the town just $500,000 short of covering expenses for its preferred project option.

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9/11 flag vandalism shocks Middlebury College

Posted on September 16, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



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MIDDLEBURY — A memorial on the Middlebury College campus to those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks was vandalized this past Wednesday, shocking many on campus.

A leader of a group that pulled up 2,977 American flags placed in the lawn between Mead Chapel and the Davis Family Library told the Addison Independent in an exclusive interview that she had no regrets for her actions, saying she found the display offensive to Native Americans.

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Business soars for airplane outfitting firm

Posted on September 16, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Saying someone’s business is “soaring” can fall into the category of a trite embellishment.

But it’s a term that can legitimately be used about Green Mountain Avionics (GMA), a budding new enterprise that helps aircraft soar reliably through the skies.

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Denu, Swift House efforts are recognized

Posted on September 16, 2013 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



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FERRISBURGH — Among those community leaders who excel at contributing to their communities, Middlebury businessman Eric Denu was named the 2013 Addison County Chamber of Commerce Buster Brush Citizen of the Year at the chamber’s annual meeting last week. The Swift House Inn was recognized as the Business of Year, and the Community Achievement Award went to Addison County Home Health and Hospice.

The awards were presented Thursday night, Sept. 12, at the Basin Harbor Club in front of a crowd of 100.

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Addison unveils draft of zoning; tweaks expected

Posted on September 16, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — On Sept. 9 the Addison Planning Commission unveiled a draft update to town zoning that includes a rewritten section on waivers that would allow residents flexibility from lot-line setback requirements, a new section regulating fences, and the addition of an already approved section on “personal landing strips” for private airplanes.

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