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December 29th

Ways of Seeing: Be Your Own Light

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Johanna Nichols



The poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote:  A billion stars go spinning through the night, blazing high above your head.  But in you is the presence that will be when all the stars are dead.  Fear can make lights go out.  But we cannot allow fear to dim the presence of the light within.  That light connects us with the stars.  In this darkest time of the year, we see more stars, but if you are missing daylight, now that we are past the winter solstice, the sun is rising earlier and setting later.

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Vergennes Police Log: Police ticket violators of wintertime parking ban

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent Staff



VERGENNES — Vergennes police continue to hand out tickets for violators of the city’s wintertime ban on overnight parking on city streets.

Between Dec. 19 and 25, police ticketed 13 vehicles left on city streets between the hours of 2:30 and 6:30 a.m., at a charge of $25 per ticket. Police ticketed two cars on Dec. 20, one on Dec. 21, three on Dec. 22 and seven on Dec. 24.

None were towed because there were no snow emergencies; car owners are also liable for towing fees if city workers are plowing on evenings cars are illegally parked.

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Middlebury Police Log: Pilot dies in crash near Middlebury State Airport

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent Staff



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on Dec. 23 responded to a report of an airplane crash off School House Hill Road, near the Middlebury State Airport, just before noon. Police and other emergency responders arrived at the scene to find the pilot — Paul D. Bessler, 42, of Crown Point, N.Y. — deceased.

See a complete account of the tragic crash and its aftermath in our Page 1A story.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Responded to a report of two girls fighting at Middlebury Union Middle School on Dec. 19.

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Vt. State Police Log: Police help woman trapped in car

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent Staff



ADDISON COUNTY — On Christmas morning, Vermont State Police went to the scene of a two-vehicle crash in North Ferrisburgh in which a Cornwall woman was trapped in her car.

Troopers rushed to the intersection of Route 7 and Old Hollow Road at around 10:40 a.m. this past Sunday. They report that a Ford F-150 pickup driven by Joel Royer, 63, of Millerton, Pa., was traveling northbound on Route 7 at approximately the same time a 2003 Saturn Ion driven by Heather Workman, 28, of Cornwall was traveling westbound on Old Hollow Road.

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December 28th

December 2016 chronology

Posted on December 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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As December arrived, Vermont State Police announced the second new commander and third overall this year for the New Haven Barracks. Lt. Jeff Danoski, 47, took over for Lt. Chuck Cacciatore, who took a position with VSP in Waterbury. In August, Cacciatore had in turn replaced Lt. Michael Manley, who was promoted. Book ’em, Danoski.

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November 2016 chronology

Posted on December 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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November brought the news that opposition to VTrans’ $40 million, four-year plan to replace Middlebury’s downtown rail bridges took a new step — a request filed with VTrans by Bristol lawyer Jim Dumont on behalf of downtown property and business owners arguing that the project does not need to follow a 21-foot clearance standard over the tracks that is adding considerable time and cost to the work. Dumont argued the project had been unfairly exempted from environmental and historic preservation review and he raised the prospect of legal action.

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October 2016 chronology

Posted on December 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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The summer’s hot and dry weather affected the 2016 apple crop. Orchardists reported in October they had beautiful apples with plenty of flavor, but that the apples were smaller and less plentiful — the crop size was down by about a third. That sunshine did lead to plentiful flowers, however, and a bumper honey crop for local beekeepers.

The drought also affected the Fort Ticonderoga Ferry, based in Shoreham, which closed operations early because of the low water level in Lake Champlain. The ferry began to scrape the bottom of the lake, its owners said.

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September 2016 chronology

Posted on December 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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During the first week of September, new regulations regarding solar siting and screening took effect. Among other requirements, the regulations demanded that new solar arrays “blend into the surrounding” area and mitigate “adverse aesthetic impacts.”

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