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Middlebury prepares for new town-wide reappraisal

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Professional appraisers next month will begin fanning throughout Middlebury to assign updated values to all properties in the community.

It’s all part of Middlebury’s first town-wide reappraisal since 2005. This state-mandated project calls on communities to adjust property tax assessments to fair market value and “bring all properties into an equitable state,” according to longtime Middlebury Assessor Bill Benton.

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Bristol man pleads innocent to sexual assault

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — A 24-year-old Bristol man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 20-year-old woman at a party at his parents’ home in June.

Tyler Ford pleaded innocent to the sexual assault charge in Addison Superior Court, Criminal Division, on Aug. 7.

The alleged sexual assault took place in the early morning hours of June 25, at a party at Ford’s family home on Lower Notch Road in Bristol. Ford lives with his parents, Suzanne and Glenn Cota.

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Bristol police chief turning in badge after 31 years; Gibbs to retire at the end of August

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Had he been just a little bit shorter, longtime Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs might have become an Air Force pilot, but at 6-foot-4 he was too tall to fit in the cockpit by Air Force specs.

Instead his desire to serve his community and — he frankly admits — a love of the adrenalin that comes from being the calm authority figure in an emergency led to 38 years as a policeman, 31 of those with the Bristol Police Department.

Gibbs joined the Bristol police in 1986, and became chief in 1992.

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Skillet toss tests skills, brings smiles

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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NEW HAVEN — Forty-eight contestants took part in the Ladies’ Iron Skillet Toss at the Addison County Fair and Field Days this past Wednesday afternoon, including nine gents in the two younger age categories.

Competitors came from as close as Cornwall, Addison and Whiting, and from as far away as Massachusetts, Miami and San Diego — and even Australia, New Zealand, England and Slovakia.

Heftily represented in the 18-and-older category were counselors from nearby Camp Betsey Cox and Camp Sangamon, both in Pittsford.

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Bristol 'Stampede' raises $125K to fight dreaded disease

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — One of the state’s biggest fundraisers once again brought in a large haul of money to battle against a dreaded disease.

The 2017 Three Day Stampede toward the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis was an incredible success earning over $125,000 that will go directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for research and programs.

A press release from Stampede organizer Bonita Bedard said that brings the total raised over 26 years to $1.9 million.

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Music Center picks up the tempo at Camp Adagio

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Adagio, it means “slow tempo.” Camp Adagio, however, isn’t slow at all. For the past four years, Middlebury Community Music Center has offered a week-long day camp program to music lovers ages 8 and up. And they stay busy.

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Rabies bait dropped on county smells like food to attract wild animals

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BURLINGTON — Vermont is once again taking part in a nationally coordinated effort to halt the spread of rabies. The annual Rabies Bait Drop began this past Monday, Aug 7.

The weeklong bait drop is part of a cooperative effort between Vermont and the USDA Wildlife Services to stop the spread of the potentially fatal disease.

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Ferrisburgh board to decide on contentious truck depot

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The clock has started ticking for the Ferrisburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment to make its decision on a proposed trucking depot on Tuppers Crossing that has generated strong neighborhood opposition.

The board has taken testimony four times — one each in December, June, July and on Aug. 2 — on the DeVos family application to move its trucking business off its Greenbush Road farm and onto a lot on Tuppers Crossing, just off Route 7, in Ferrisburgh’s Industrial District.

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American Legion post in Bristol installs officers

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — American Legion Post 19 in Bristol this summer held a joint installation ceremony for the new slate of officers for the Legion, the Sons of the American Legion and the Auxiliary for the 2017-2018 year. These officers are:

Legion: Commander Ron LaRose, First Vice Commander Don Lynaugh, Second Vice Commander Denny Cota, Adjutant Alan Smith Sr., Finance Officer Steve Barsalou, Service Officer Brad Bedard, Judge Advocate Marc Prime, Chaplain Eldon Sherwin, and Sargent at Arms Loren Lathrop.

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Fairgoers find a world of fun at Field Days

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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Editors note: One of the great things about the Addison County Fair and Field Days is there is so dang much to take in the farm animals, the food and drink, the competitions, the thousands of friends and neighbors wandering around the crowded fairgrounds in the middle of a rural paradise. Here are a few snapshots from the 69th annual fair that we gathered last week.

 

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