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When glasnost came to Middlebury: Participants in groundbreaking student exchange look back

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Nick Garber



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First in a two-part series

MIDDLEBURY — In the late 1980s, as Mikhail Gorbachev led the Soviet Union through a series of major political reforms known as glasnost (sometimes translated as “openness”) newspapers across the United States began reporting on a burgeoning diplomatic effort that, if successful, could signal a change in the course of the Cold War.

“Unprecedented,” reported the Associated Press.

A “radical departure,” said The New York Times.

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Newcomer picked for Vergennes City Council

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council said goodbye to longtime City Manager Mel Hawley at its Aug. 28 meeting, Hawley’s last as manager, and welcomed a new council member by appointing David Small to replace Alderman Matt Chabot, who the council had hired the week before to replace Hawley. 

Small’s appointment will run through this coming March, when if he wishes to continue on the council he will have to stand for election. 

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That's a wrap: Middlebury's film fest sets new attendance record

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The fourth annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF) on Aug. 26 capped its most successful season ever, with organizers touting a 12-percent increase in attendance and new records set for the number of tickets sold for the five venues at which more than 100 quality shorts, documentaries and feature-length movies were screened from Aug. 23-26.

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Faith and fellowship on tap: Local church to host services at Brandon bar

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Evan Johnson



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BRANDON — Furnace Brook Wesleyan Church has come up with an idea to encourage visitors to come to downtown Brandon. On the second Sunday of the month, the church will begin to hold services in an innovative new location: the public dining space next to the Center Street Bar. 

The first service is scheduled for Sept. 9. 

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Kelly Sweeney's Main Street flowers show her love for the Little City

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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VERGENNES – When Kelly Sweeney moved to Vergennes in 1979, there weren’t a lot of young people — and there weren’t flowers on Main Street. 

In fact, she says, businesses struggled to stay open in the historic downtown. 

“Now there are dads pushing strollers up and down Main Street and kids in every café. It’s incredible,” says Sweeney. 

There are also flowers, lots of flowers.

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Whiting to host debate for pair in House race

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



WHITING — With Labor Day past the local election scene is kicking into high gear. In one of the first debates of the fall, the candidates vying for the Vermont House seat representing Whiting, Shoreham, Orwell and Benson will square off in Whiting.

Incumbent Rep. Terry Norris, an Independent from Shoreham, and Barb Wilson, a Shoreham Democrat, are candidates for the Addison-Rutland legislative seat. They will debate at Whiting Town Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 6:30-7:45 p.m.

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Correction: Monkton taxes going down, not up

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



ADDISON COUNTY — Property tax bills for Monkton residents will be smaller for fiscal year 2019 — not larger, as erroneously reported in our Aug. 27 edition. Mistakes were made in calculating the effect of the Common Level of Appraisal on tax bills in several towns.

The total property tax rate for residents, $1.5402, will result in a tax decrease of $48.90 per $100,000 of assessed property. Nonresidents, whose total tax rate is $1.5726, will see a less severe increase in their bills than previously reported — $73.10 per $100,000.

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Bristol's Jennifer Obarski opens new skincare boutique

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — At rest, the blue morpho butterfly folds its wings and displays the dark earth tones of its underside, a camouflage that protects the delicate flying insect from predators.

But when it flies the tiny iridescent scales that cover its wing tops harness the light to produce a shimmery blue color. To witness its takeoff is to witness a kind of transformation.

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