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October 26th

Letter to the Editor: Poor financial decisions led to Porter Medical Center affiliation

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Craig Allen



I attended the Porter Medical Center “Community-Wide Town Hall Meeting” Monday night and appreciate the time that both medical center president’s spent before the sizable gathering. Unfortunately, I perceived the distinct body language of a proud small fish being swallowed by a very large fish, no matter how well meaning that fish.

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Porter Medical Center sees some UVMHN affiliation benefits; economies of scale are saving funds

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Two of the state’s most prominent health care CEOs on Monday gave Porter Medical Center’s nascent affiliation with University of Vermont Health Network (UVMHN) a sterling six-month checkup and promised the new collaboration would produce big changes in Middlebury as it matures during the next five or six years.

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Quilt exhibit opens this Friday at Northern Daughters

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Northern Daughters gallery in Vergennes welcomes “Rose and Pomegranate,” a solo exhibit of quilts from Gwen Marston. The exhibition is on view at the gallery’s 221 Main Street location through Nov. 27, with an opening reception on Oct. 27, from 5-8 p.m.

Marston is a renowned quilter, author and teacher from Michigan. She has been exhibiting her liberated quiltmaking nationally and internationally for over three decades.

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Gregory Dennis: When gay love blooms later in life

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Greg Dennis



Dan and I met during a draft counseling session at Middlebury College. We were both freshmen — first-year pups — and at that point he hadn’t even turned 18.

As with every young American man of that time, we were facing the prospect of being drafted and sent off to kill people. Individuals and families whom we had never met and who lived thousands of miles away on the other side of the planet.

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Middlebury asked to take reins of local teen center

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials will study the prospect of merging the local teen center with the municipal Parks & Recreation Department as a way of giving the youth friendly operation long-term financial and organizational stability.

The selectboard on Tuesday voted unanimously — with members Brian Carpenter and Nick Artim absent — to consider the merger, with the caveat that Middlebury should not be expected to take on a bigger financial stake in the Addison Central Teens (ACT) center.

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'Halloween Story Hour' to be held Oct. 28 in Monkton

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — All are welcome to join in on the fun for “Halloween Story Hour” at the Russell Memorial Library on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10-11 a.m. There will be stories, songs and the chance to do a simple holiday craft for those who want to participate. Costumes are welcome, but not required.

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Ways of Seeing, Laurie Cox: Shining a light produces top result

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Laurie Cox



It’s October, and once again I find myself rubbing the right side of my forehead. I can feel the slight grooves in my skull where it hit the banister and broke it from the wall at the bend in our stairs. Nine or ten years have passed, and yet a subtle ache returns every autumn — or should I say fall?

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Trio accused of animal cruelty in Ferrisburgh; police seize 29 pets

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents Katherine Ferguson, 61, and Thomas Ferguson, 51, pled innocent to 12 counts of animal cruelty in Addison Superior Court’s Criminal Division on Monday, when also Bridport resident Roxanne Clark, 36, pled innocent on one count of animal cruelty in the same case.

They face a year in prison and a fine of $1,000, or both, on each charge, each of which includes depriving an animal “of adequate food, water, shelter, rest, sanitation, or necessary medical attention.”

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