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FERRISBURGH — A Ferrisburgh teen who was reported missing Oct. 11 has been found safe, Vermont State Police reported on Tuesday afternoon.
Police located Hailey Rheaume-Fox, 17, after her mother said Rheaume-Fox had contacted her and said she was in Burlington. Police took Rheaume-Fox, who was in good condition and did not require medical attention, into custody and returned her to the Department of Children and Families.
UPDATE: Missing Whiting man found.
WHITING — Vermont State Police late on Monday requested the public's assistance in locating an 88-year-old Whiting man with dementia who is missing; and on Tuesday afternoon troopers reported that the man was located and returned to his family.
Police on Monday night reported that Robert E. Shaw was last seen at his residence, 84 Galvin Road, at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, acting confused.
ADDISON — The Addison selectboard last week recommended changes to the town planning commission’s long-awaited update to town zoning laws — including easing road frontage requirements in three districts and reducing minimum lot size in the large Low Density Residential Agricultural (LDRA) zone.
Selectboard members, who received the update from planners in October, said the smaller lots they are proposing — a 2.5-acre minimum rather than 5 acres — would be more affordable to first-time buyers, conserve farmland and boost the town financially.
BRISTOL — Town officials in Bristol are considering an application to build an apartment complex off Plank Road.
Stanley Livingston, a Bristol resident who operates Meghan’s Meadow View LLC, filed a zoning permit application with the town Aug. 29.
ADDISON COUNTY — According to a study conducted by the United Nations Population Fund, almost one in 10 people on Earth are over the age of 60. But by 2050, that will jump to one in five.
Many of those older adults are staying young at heart — and helping mold the youngest generation — by providing more and more childcare for grandchildren and by volunteering for programs that bring them into contact with the children in the community.
Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series on Vermont agriculture and immigration reform.
NEW HAVEN — Addison County dairy farmers talking last week with Congressman Peter Welch said a new immigration bill is vital to meeting their labor needs, as farms increasingly rely on immigrant workers.
VERMONT — Salisbury’s Bamby Pierpont Bates turned 50 last June. A hair stylist, wife, mother of three, and fitness buff, the Baby Boomer wanted to celebrate the milestone by doing something physically challenging and memorable that she had never done before.
So in August she hiked the entire length of Vermont’s legendary Long Trail — 272 miles from the border between Pownal, Vt., and Williamstown, Mass., to the Canadian border at Jay, Vt. She averaged 13 miles a day with a fully loaded pack.
MIDDLEBURY — The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will be asked to hold a hearing to reconcile 16 challenged ballots that could determine whether Porter Medical Center’s nurses form a union.
An impressive 146 of PMC’s 150 nurses turned out on Thursday, Nov. 7, to cast ballots on whether to form a union under the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals.