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Deep fried everything

FRIED DOUGH, ONE of the fair’s most popular food choices, could be found at several locations on the fairgrounds. There were lots of options for those who wanted to sample seasonal delicacies — like ribs, fudge and deep-fried Oreos — yearly at the Addison County Fair and Field Days last week.
Independent photo/Trent Campbell


August 13, 2007

By MEGAN JAMES

NEW HAVEN — In the shade of a turning Ferris wheel, John Baker flips a rack of glistening ribs, the hair on his forearms singed off from years spent tending the grill.

Like many of the food stands at the Addison County Fair and Field Days, Baker’s is a permanent fixture, having fed carnivorous fair-goers every summer for the last 28 years. It was a popular stop for hungry visitors at Field Days last week.

For many, besides the competitions, exhibitions and the midway, Field Days is a chance to chuck the diet and indulge in Italian sausage, fried dough, caramel apples and frozen bananas dipped in chocolate rolled in nuts.

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Local cops train for schools' worst nightmare

August 13, 2007

By ANDY KIRKALDY

VERGENNES — The entrance to the library at Vergennes Union High School looks innocent enough. The door sits back about 10 feet from the hallway, flanked by windows that offer views of a computer room on one side, an office on the other, and long rows of bookshelves beyond.

But to Middlebury policeman and school resource officer Scott Fisher and another half-dozen cops with drawn guns on Wednesday, that entry looked like a death trap. Fisher called it a nightmare.

Fisher was one of 18 local police officers, eight of them full- or part-time members of the Vergennes Police Department, prowling the VUHS hallways, offices and classrooms. They were being trained by four members of the Vermont State Police Tactical Services Unit (TSU) to handle a true worst-case scenario: a shooter loose in school.

And that library entrance posed a potentially deadly problem. To those more often at VUHS, the windows are helpful: Students can find their friends, and teachers and administrators can keep an eye on what’s going on.

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Bristol eyes health center

August 13, 2007

By CYRUS LEVESQUE

BRISTOL — A local group seeking volunteers to help start a federally funded community health center in the Bristol area, gathered to talk strategy with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., last Wednesday evening. They hope to get such a center up and running in two years.

Sanders said that a federally qualified health center would make medical services available to all area residents, not just a segment of the population.

“This is not poor people’s health care, this is community health care,” he said. “It doesn’t solve everything, but it helps.”

The Five-Town Health Alliance, which was organized over the last few years as concern about the lack of dental care in the five-town area grew, has been working with the Bi-State Primary Care Association, a group devoted to improving access to medical care in Vermont and New Hampshire, for more than a year.

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