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September 17th

Vermont family recalls terror of riding out hurricanes

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Evan Johnson



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PITTSFORD — After surviving two of the worst hurricanes in recent memory, enduring a move of nearly 2,000 miles and contending with life in a new part of the world, the Blas family of Pittsford is getting back on their feet thanks to their community, family, friends and a 2005 Toyota Camry.

“It is incredible, the liberty this vehicle gave us,” Peter Blas said. “I will never forget about this thing.”

To hear their story on the anniversary of Hurricanes Irma and Maria is to understand why.

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Australian playwright wins Town Hall Theater prize

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Katie Pollock is the winner of Town Hall Theater’s “Ingenious Grant for Playwriting” competition, but you’ll forgive her if she’s unable to physically attend the upcoming staged reading of her winning entry, simply titled “Normal,” in Middlebury on Oct. 14.

Pollock lives almost halfway around the world, in Sydney, Australia.

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Bristol performers kick off church fundraising

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — It’s never a good sign when a roof needs a tarp.

Unfortunately that’s exactly what happened this summer at the Bristol Federated Church. Wind and water have taken their toll on the building at 37 North St. and the roof has begun to fail.

“Small things had started happening,” said Diana Bigelow, a member of the church’s fundraising committee. “Then earlier this year it became a major issue.”

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Local rescue org seeks to help dogs displaced by Hurricane Florence

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MONKTON — Hurricane Florence is getting a lot of deserved publicity for battering humans, homes and businesses along the East Coast, and in particular the Carolinas. But many of the storm’s smallest victims are suffering in anonymity — they are the pets that have been abandoned or were caught by surprise in the 80 mph winds and flooding.

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Neat Repeats awards $23K in grants

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Addison



MIDDLEBURY — The directors of Neat Repeats Consignment Shop in Middlebury, have announced the Neat Repeats grant awards for the summer 2017 cycle. A total of $23,068 was awarded in Addison County, as follows:

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Vergennes begins revising city plan

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Around 60 Vergennes residents and officials on Thursday discussed the future of the city, including how many new homes to allow and how to make Vergennes more pedestrian-friendly.

The occasion was a public forum in the Vergennes Opera House hosted by the Vergennes Planning Commission. Planners were seeking input on changes they are considering to the city plan, a rewrite of which is due by September 2019.

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Toni Morrison's book on racism to spark discussion at college

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — How has violence become a daily part of American racism? Should we speak and risk being misunderstood, or remain quiet and believe we are unable to effect change?

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Bridport Historical Society annual potluck to be held Sept. 23

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT — The Bridport Historical Society will hold its 2018 annual meeting and potluck lunch on Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Bridport Community/Masonic Hall. Featured will be a program by Donald Wickman on “Lake Champlain Over the Years: A Visual & Historical Narrative.”

Wickman is a historian from Rutland specializing in the American Revolution and the Civil War. In this program, he explores the heritage of Lake Champlain, one of the most historic bodies of water in the United States. The talk is a Vermont Humanities Council Program.

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