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July 19th, 2012

Skateboarders rally in Bristol

Posted on July 19, 2012 |
By Will Gibbons



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BRISTOL — Sean Wood, Michael Sheehan and Dave Mull skated, ollied, boardsided, heel flipped, and launched their ways to first-place finishes this past Saturday at the third annual BYOBacon Skateboarding Competition hosted by the Bristol Skatepark.

Wood was the winner of the 17-and-under street bracket; Sheehan took home first in the 17-and-under mini ramp bracket; and Mull came away victorious in both the 18-and-up street and mini ramp divisions.

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City Council approves revised zoning and subdivision regulations

Posted on July 19, 2012 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a revised set of zoning regulations that reflect the newly created Historic Neighborhood and Northern Gateway districts, and also endorsed the first rewrite of the city’s subdivision laws since the 1970s.

It was in 2009, after approval of the updated city plan, that officials began revising the related zoning and subdivision regulations.

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Bristol plan enters final stretch

Posted on July 19, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



BRISTOL — After almost a decade of helping shape a proposed town plan, the Bristol Planning Commission may have considered the document for the last time on Tuesday.

At its monthly meeting, the planning commission unanimously OK’d the 42 revisions proposed by the selectboard.

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New dental center eyed for Bristol's downtown

Posted on July 19, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



BRISTOL — For roughly half a decade, a local nonprofit has sought to set up the Addison County Dental Center, a dental facility for low- to moderate-income citizens. Now, with Bristol health facilities shifting spaces and one clinic applying for special federal status, chair of the center’s board, Peg Martin, thinks the nonprofit’s stars might finally align in Bristol.

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Claudon's boatworks business runs like clockwork

Posted on July 19, 2012 |
By Kaitlyn Kirkaldy



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WEYBRIDGE –– Michael Claudon managed to combine three of his passions –– antique clocks, economics and wooden boats –– into one successful business venture.

Claudon started Snake Mountain Boatworks in 2008, opening it for customers in 2011. Before that, he worked with antique clocks and taught economics at Middlebury College. He explained that the jump from restoring clocks to wooden boats is not as farfetched as it seems.

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Editorial: A tale of two capitalists

Posted on July 19, 2012 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



In a fascinating piece this Monday, New York Times columnist David Brooks portrays the presidential race as a battle of defining capitalism in the positive terms represented by Mitt Romney, or those terms cast in the negative by President Obama.

As with all columns that attempt to capture the complexities of a presidential race in a few hundred words, the argument is full of holes, but the premise has considerable merit and Brooks draws several thoughtful insights.

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Clippings: Absence adds spark to local vistas

Posted on July 19, 2012 |
By Kaitlyn Kirkaldy



I recently realized that I don’t appreciate the smell of freshly spread manure enough.

I didn’t suddenly decide that I love the odor, but I have discovered the scent a reminder of home and of the beautiful landscape around me, a landscape that I have not appreciated fully until recently.

I attend college outside of Boston, which is a considerable change in scenery from what I see here in Addison County. Down there I don’t have the same views of rolling mountains and green pastures and the smell of manure is nowhere to be found.

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Vermont dragon boat team crowned world champs

Posted on July 19, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



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ADDISON COUNTY/HONG KONG — When the crew at Dragonheart Vermont arrived in Hong Kong for the International Dragon Boat Federation’s Club Crew World Championships, the team of breast cancer survivors was overwhelmed.

Under a sky filled with ultra modern skyscrapers, the grueling water conditions were unlike anything the team had ever encountered. Adding to the team’s apprehension, a typhoon slammed the southern Chinese territory the weekend before the races.

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