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Kathryn Flagg http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/92/all en Pollution in Lake Champlain, Part 3: Treading water: slow clean up continues http://www.addisonindependent.com/201007pollution-lake-champlain-part-3-treading-water-slow-clean-continues <p><span style="font-family: "Times New Roman"">ADDISON COUNTY — Warm weather earlier this month sparked blue-green algae blooms in Lake Champlain’s waters, prompting the Vermont Department of Health to caution boaters, swimmers, pet-owners and other residents to avoid contact with the contaminated water. </span><br /> <p class="Bodycopy"><span style="font-family: "Times New Roman"">The water may not be clear, but this much is: Pollution in the form of phosphorus entering the lake poses a serious threat to Lake Champlain’s waters. </span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5257">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201007pollution-lake-champlain-part-3-treading-water-slow-clean-continues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County environment lake champlain pollution Mon, 26 Jul 2010 18:00:03 +0000 George Altshuler 5257 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Pollution in Lake Champlain, Part 2: Knee-high in July takes on new meaning http://www.addisonindependent.com/201007pollution-lake-champlain-part-2-knee-high-july-takes-new-meaning <p>Editor’s note: This article is the second in a three-part series about the Lake Champlain clean-up efforts. After examining the state of the county’s waterways on July 15, we’re turning our attention to the divisive debate about the role agriculture plays in water quality degradation. (All articles are available after print publication online at <a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com" title="www.addisonindependent.com">www.addisonindependent.com</a>.) In next week’s final installment, we look ahead to what’s on the horizon for clean up efforts in the Lake Champlain basin.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5244">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201007pollution-lake-champlain-part-2-knee-high-july-takes-new-meaning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County environment lake champlain pollution Thu, 22 Jul 2010 17:30:09 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 5244 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Pollution in Lake Champlain, Part 1: After millions in cost, where's the benefit? http://www.addisonindependent.com/201007pollution-lake-champlain-part-1-after-millions-cost-wheres-benefit <p class="Bodycopy"><span style="font-family: "Times New Roman""><em>Editor’s note: With frustration brewing about the amount being spent on Lake Champlain clean-up efforts — and the apparent lack of results in better water quality — the </em></span><span style="font-family: "Times New Roman"">Addison Independent <em>set out to understand the complicated discussion about water quality in Vermont, with a focus on the agricultural industry often pinpointed as a main culprit in lake pollution.</em></span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5165">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201007pollution-lake-champlain-part-1-after-millions-cost-wheres-benefit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County environment lake champlain pollution Thu, 15 Jul 2010 17:30:10 +0000 George Altshuler 5165 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Mutlimedia profile of Dan Freeman http://www.addisonindependent.com/201007mutlimedia-profile-dan-freeman <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-5147" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/201007mutlimedia-profile-dan-freeman"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/img_8722.thumbnail.jpg" alt="img_8722.jpg" title="img_8722.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DAN FREEMAN IN Leathworks, the shop he has opened on Park Street in 1986. Independent Photo/Kevin Lehman </div> </div> </div> <p>Dan Freeman began hand-making custom leather shoes in the 1970s, and opened his Middlebury shop about ten years later. To learn the trade, he tracked down an old leather-worker in New Orleans, and spent days on Grey Hound buses traveling to Louisiana. After some persistence from Freeman, the New Orleans man agreed to teach Freeman his trade. Freeman estimates that there are around ten people left in the country that make the his type of custom boots and shoes. </p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5148">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201007mutlimedia-profile-dan-freeman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Multimedia Mon, 12 Jul 2010 18:53:40 +0000 George Altshuler 5148 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Freeman steps into shoemaking niche http://www.addisonindependent.com/201007freeman-steps-shoemaking-niche <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-5140" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/201007freeman-steps-shoemaking-niche"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/web_img_8750.thumbnail.jpg" alt="web_img_8750.jpg" title="web_img_8750.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DAN FREEMAN OPENED his shoemaking shop in Middlebury in 1986. Freeman is one of only a handful of shoemakers in the country who make multiple kinds of custom shoes and boots. Independent photo/Kevin Lehman </div> </div> </div> <p class="Bodycopy">MIDDLEBURY — “Just speak up if we can help you,” Dan Freeman called to the customers who’d ambled into the Middlebury shoemaker’s shop.</p> <p class="Bodycopy">Just as quickly as he’d looked up, he was back to work. Behind his worktable, Freeman’s hands were in constant motion — stretching the leather in one shoe, and boxing up another pair to ship off to a customer. He pulled lasts, the foot-shaped models used for designing shoes, from the crowded shelves around his workbench. </p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5129">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201007freeman-steps-shoemaking-niche" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Mon, 12 Jul 2010 17:30:06 +0000 George Altshuler 5129 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Lincoln school facing tough decisions http://www.addisonindependent.com/201007lincoln-school-facing-tough-decisions <p></span></p> <p class="Bodycopy"><span style="font-family: "Times New Roman"">LINCOLN — Weighing looming repairs and the costs associated with them, the Lincoln Community School board will sketch out three options for the ailing school building at a hearing Tuesday night.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. 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If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5101">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201007bristol-act-250-hearing-wraps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Thu, 08 Jul 2010 17:30:04 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 5101 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Clippings: Newspaper girl bids readers adieu http://www.addisonindependent.com/201007clippings-newspaper-girl-bids-readers-adieu <p>A few months ago I was covering an event at the Bristol Elementary School with photographer Trent Campbell — the sort of story I sometimes offer up self-deprecatingly to friends when I talk about my job. This, I’ll joke, is the bread and butter of community journalists: elementary school assemblies and small town police logs. In Bristol, a handful of students spent all year growing out their hair for Locks of Love, and Trent and I were on hand at the end-of-year assembly to document the big cut: snip! </p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/5095/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/5095">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201007clippings-newspaper-girl-bids-readers-adieu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Thu, 08 Jul 2010 17:30:01 +0000 Kathryn Flagg 5095 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Green Mountain leads way in solar energy http://www.addisonindependent.com/201007green-mountain-leads-way-solar-energy <p>STARKSBORO — A resident in Starksboro is realizing that, when it comes to Vermont utility companies, not all solar projects are created equal.</p> <p>Though one Vermont utility is offering generous incentives to promote solar project, the same isn’t true at other utility companies in the state — something homeowners and some legislators would like to see change as a way to promote the creation of more solar projects.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5097">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201007green-mountain-leads-way-solar-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro green energy Thu, 08 Jul 2010 17:30:00 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 5097 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Reigning champs bag second win in outhouse race http://www.addisonindependent.com/201007reigning-champs-bag-second-win-outhouse-race <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-5115" style="width: 167px;"><a href="/201007reigning-champs-bag-second-win-outhouse-race"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/web_outhouse5451.thumbnail.jpg" alt="web_outhouse5451.jpg" title="web_outhouse5451.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="167" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CHRIS BERRY, ABOVE center, Matt Jackman, sitting, and Kevin Berry, the eventual winners of the annual outhouse race in Bristol Saturday morning, take a commanding lead in their qualifying race. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p>BRISTOL — Last year’s reigning champions held on to their title in the 32nd annual running of the Great Outhouse Race on Saturday morning, when Chris and Kevin Berry hammered across the finish line first in the last leg of one of Bristol’s most beloved Independence Day traditions. </p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5093">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201007reigning-champs-bag-second-win-outhouse-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Thu, 08 Jul 2010 17:30:00 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 5093 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Economy puts stress on victims of violence http://www.addisonindependent.com/201007economy-puts-stress-victims-violence <p>ADDISON COUNTY — Advocates for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Addison County are anecdotally reporting that the number and severity of reported assaults is on the rise, and groups that support these vulnerable Vermonters say the economic recession is making life more difficult for battered women.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5075">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201007economy-puts-stress-victims-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Mon, 05 Jul 2010 17:00:05 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 5075 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Time for an auction: Lions Club, artists team up for fund-raiser http://www.addisonindependent.com/201007time-auction-lions-club-artists-team-fund-raiser <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-5079" style="width: 149px;"><a href="/201007time-auction-lions-club-artists-team-fund-raiser"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/web_clocks.thumbnail.jpg" alt="web_clocks.jpg" title="web_clocks.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="149" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PAUL VACHON OF the Vergennes Lions Club, left, and artists Annemie Curlin and Deanna Steadman hold some of the clocks that were made for a charity auction set for this weekend. The clocks were created by 23 local artists and proceeds from the auction will help fund the Lions Club’s charitable programs. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p>VERGENNES — Tick, tock: “It’s about time” that arts lovers and community-minded local residents chipped in for a good cause.</p> <p>That’s the thinking (and the theme) behind a silent auction the Vergennes Lions Club is organizing to raise money for its community service efforts. This week’s auction will peddle the wares of 23 local artists, each tasked with creating at least one clock to donate for the charity auction.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5074">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201007time-auction-lions-club-artists-team-fund-raiser" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes arts Mon, 05 Jul 2010 17:00:04 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 5074 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Act 250 case under way for proposed Bristol pit http://www.addisonindependent.com/201007act-250-case-under-way-proposed-bristol-pit <p>BRISTOL — Proceedings got under way this week to determine if a proposed Bristol gravel pit conforms with Act 250, the state’s land use and development law.</p> <p>The Act 250 hearing is the latest step in a years-long dispute about the gravel pit, which, if approved, would be located on a 65-acre parcel near the Bristol town center. The proposed excavation project would take up 26 acres on that property owned by Jim Lathrop, and Lathrop’s consultants estimate the pit could produce as much as 3 million cubic yards of gravel.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. 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If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5036">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201007bristol-appoints-members-regional-planning-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Thu, 01 Jul 2010 18:00:02 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 5036 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Bristol Band strikes up tune for 140 years http://www.addisonindependent.com/201006bristol-band-strikes-tune-140-years <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-5020" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/201006bristol-band-strikes-tune-140-years"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/web_Band2_7438.thumbnail.jpg" alt="web_Band2_7438.jpg" title="web_Band2_7438.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BRISTOL RESIDENT KEN Weston, right, plays the alto horn and Rolf Trinker plays the French horn during the Bristol Band’s weekly concert on the Bristol town green last week. Weston has been in the band since 1961. Independent photo/Kevin Lehman </div> </div> </div> <p>BRISTOL — If any tune was missing from the Bristol Band’s weekly summer concert last Wednesday night, it was “Happy Birthday to You.”</p> <p>After all, this year marks the 140th consecutive summer that musicians young and old have picked up their instruments, packed into the Bristol bandstand, and serenaded the town with a weekly outdoor concert. </p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5018">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201006bristol-band-strikes-tune-140-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol arts Mon, 28 Jun 2010 18:30:07 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 5018 at http://www.addisonindependent.com