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July 5th, 2018

Second search to replace Hawley seen as hopeful

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes Deputy Mayor Jeff Fritz on June 26 updated the Vergennes City Council on the search for a replacement for City Manager Mel Hawley.

Hawley will retire July 24, and after the city committee led by Fritz came up empty-handed the council agreed to hire the Vermont League of Cities and Towns to handle the search for a new Vergennes manager.

Fritz, head of the city manager search committee, reported that as of June 22 VLCT had received 23 applications that League officials considered to be “qualifiable” to take over from Hawley.

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Group fights mosquito permit

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON, LEICESTER, SALISBURY, GOSHEN — Environmentalists seek to block the state permit allowing the local insect control district to spray pesticides to control mosquitoes.

The Boston-based Toxics Action Center and the Environmental Natural Resources Law Clinic at Vermont Law School on June 13 filed with the state Environmental Court an appeal of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s May 16 Pesticide General Permit for the Brandon, Leicester, Salisbury, Goshen Insect Control District.

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Cyclists brave heat in Gran Fondo

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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MIDDLEBURY– On June 30, more than 470 cyclists gathered at Woodchuck Cider House in Middlebury for the third annual Vermont Gran Fondo. They faced blistering heat wih 90-plus degree temperatures, which race director Todd Warnock says was still an improvement over last year’s torrential rain and flash floods.

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New York man cited for sexual assault in Ferrisburgh

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — A St. Johnsville, N.Y. man will be arraigned on July 30 in Addison County Superior Court on a charge of sexual assault stemming from a Vermont State Police investigation in North Ferrisburgh on June 20.  Police allege that Aaron Candido, 45, sexually assaulted — on two occasions — a victim who was unresponsive following medical events. VSP troopers cited Candido for the alleged offense on Wednesday, July 3.

Further details about the investigation will be released following Candido’s arraignment.

 

 

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Hot kitchen prompts Shafer's to beat the heat and close early

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By James Finn



MIDDLEBURY — The scalding heat wave that struck the Northeast this week has everyone scrambling to find ways to stay cool, local businesses included.

On the afternoon of July 2, with humidity causing a temperamental air conditioning system to act up and temperatures rising above 90 degrees, Shafer’s Market was forced to shut its doors at 2 p.m. — eight hours prior to its normal closing time.

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United Way of Addison County honors founders at its 50th anniversary

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — The United Way of Addison County celebrated its 50th anniversary a few weeks back with a themed 1960s party in honor of two of the founders of the organization: Ann Ross and Ann Brousseau. It was in 1968, that the two women started a Cornwall event that would later become Addison County’s United Way.

UNITED WAY STAFF members Nancy Luke, Lee Bilson and Suzanne Waldren celebrate. 

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Couch-sitting, TV-watching duck is human imprinting gone wrong

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By Nick Garber



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MONKTON — Picture this: an 11-year-old wood duck sits on the couch with a Vermont family, watching TV and eating their popcorn.

This is no hallucination, but a real example of a worrying behavioral pattern: wild animal imprinting on humans.

Imprinting refers to the crucial process in which a young animal learns what species it is. For precocial birds like ducks and geese, imprinting is based on sight, and takes place almost immediately.

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Peasant Market to be held Saturday

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The members of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church are, if anything, resilient. The railroad construction with its newly formed bridges seem to be swallowing their church from both sides of their street corner and now blasting of the railway foundation has started. Peasant Market, their annual community fundraiser, is coming up this Saturday, July 7, and the impact of the construction has increased with each year.

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