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August 5th, 2015

Opinion: Above-ground pools dangerous

Posted on August 5, 2015 |
By Geoff Nelson



We recently narrowly averted a potential tragedy in our town when a young child nearly drowned in an aboveground swimming pool. Please ensure that your pool or spa does not become drowning hazard. A child can drown in the interval it takes to answer a telephone.

Ideally, in-ground pools are fenced with substantial materials, at least four feet high, resistant to climbing and with fencing spaced to prevent the passage of a 4-inch sphere. Gates should be self-closing and self-latching gates, with the latch at least 4 feet high.

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More than 90 works chosen for Midd's first film festival

Posted on August 5, 2015 |
By Jay Craven



Daily preparations are underway for the inaugural edition of The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival that will unfold from Thursday, Aug. 27, through Sunday, Aug. 30, at the Town Hall Theater, Dana Auditorium and the Marquis Theater.

Producer Lloyd Komesar, fabulous staffers, Phoebe Lewis and Kyla Jarrett, and I are coordinating filmmaker visits, building schedules, reaching out for volunteers, and approving PR materials.

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Community Forum: Moderate Muslims are best allies

Posted on August 5, 2015 |
By Haviland Smith



The city of Burlington has recently hired a new chief of police, Brandon Del Pozo, who was previously a New York Police Department beat patrolman, precinct commander and NYPD representative in Jordan, where he investigated terrorist events in an attempt to broaden the NYPD’s knowledge of such activities. 

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Panther lax coach nabs one more accolade

Posted on August 5, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Recently retired Middlebury College women’s lacrosse coach Missy Foote added another accolade to her storied career by being named a Northeast Regional Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association. During her 35 years on the Panther bench, Foote earned the regional coaching honor eight times.

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Shaftsbury resident is top pitcher in horseshoe tourney

Posted on August 5, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Gale Greene of Shaftsbury won the Class A division in the Vermont PreState horseshoe-pitching tournament hosted by the Sodbusters Horseshoe Club at its Bristol courts this past Sunday.

Green, who placed fourth at the Men’s World Horseshoe Pitching Championship in Kansas late last month, threw a perfect 7-0 slate of games in Bristol, hitting ringers nearly 70 percent of the time.

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Ralph Myhre golf course to be busy for a while

Posted on August 5, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Ralph Myhre Golf Course will host three events in the next two weeks. On Friday, Aug. 7, the Middlebury course will host the Vermont PGA Junior Tour Championship, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, brings the  Club Challenge vs. Neshobe with an 8:30 a.m. back-nine shotgun start.

On Saturday, Aug. 22, Ralph Myhre will host the 34th annual Middlebury Women’s Invitational, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Sign-ups for that event are going on now through Aug 14.

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Middlebury Police Log: Father ordered not to abuse his daughter

Posted on August 5, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police issued an abuse prevention order to a man who had visited police seeking to retrieve his 17-year-old daughter from a Middlebury location on Aug. 1.

Police said the girl had left her father’s Pennsylvania residence to reside with her sister in Middlebury. Police issued the abuse prevention order after investigating the father, whom they have referred to the Counseling Service of Addison County.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

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Vermont State Police Log: Leicester man cited for cooking marijuana

Posted on August 5, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police on Wednesday, July 29, cited a Leicester man for possession of more than a half-pound of marijuana and reckless endangerment, following an investigation at a home off Delorm Road.

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