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December 15th

Middlebury rail bridges project delayed for at least a year

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By John Flowers



UPDATED with comment from attorney Jim Dumont.

MIDDLEBURY — A four-year, $40 million overhaul of Middlebury’s two downtown rail bridges will be delayed for at least another year, in light of a decision by state and federal transportation authorities to submit the project to an Environmental Assessment.

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New winter celebration to light up Bristol next week

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Bristol community leaders are planning a new night of live flame, celebration and light to drive the darkness away.

“Lumen,” as the new celebration is called, will take place downtown on next Friday, Dec. 23.

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Loan could create a beverage hub in Middlebury

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury town officials on Tuesday agreed to float kombucha brewer Aqua ViTea a $125,000 loan to upgrade its Pond Lane headquarters with new equipment.

The hope is that the company could someday share the equipment with other small beverage companies seeking to get their start in the beverage industry, and in the process build the town’s reputation as a beverage hub.

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Local puppy retrieves national honors

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Dog is man's best friend, or so they say. But Fergus and Keller are more than just friends to Patrick Berry —they're tools. Equal to his hunter orange jacket, field boots or shotgun, Berry relies on his pups for a successful bird hunt.

Sure, Fergus and Keller have the standard cold wet noses, heart-melting brown eyes, a dedicated eagerness to please and, of course, unconditional love; but what sets them apart from the pooch sitting on your couch and mine is their training —ahem? OK, and their breeding.

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Between the lines: Christmas music, from Dylan to Death Row

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Greg Dennis



No holiday has inspired more music — and groans about its omnipresence — than Christmas.

It used to be the holiday music started in stores the day after Thanksgiving. This year I heard holiday harmonies on the day after Halloween. Talk about feeling haunted…

But in spite of the insipid nature of most Christmas music, every year we believers and nonbelievers at some point fall prey to its charms. Even the Scrooges among us put on a few tunes come Christmas Eve.

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Politically thinking: Congress, courts must balance president

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Eric Davis



In 1787 and 1788, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison wrote a series of essays known as The Federalist Papers, urging ratification of the new Constitution of the United States.

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Letter to the editor: Museum plan unfairly rejected

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Gerry Tetrault



I was sorely disappointed when I read in your paper how the Bristol selectboard rejected the offer of the gentleman who wanted to buy the old fire station and make it into an antique woodworking machinery museum. Whatever happened to “a bird in the hand...?”

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Cirque de Fuego bringing fire show to Bristol on Dec. 23

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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BRISTOL — Bristol will be ablaze next Friday evening with fire spinners, fire breathers and lots and lots of candles. But don’t worry, it’s all perfectly safe. Cirque de Fuego, a husband and wife team from Jericho, will be doing all the fancy fire art at Lumen: Bristol’s Celebration of Fire and Light on Dec. 23. (See related story).

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