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July 27th, 2017

Panton adopts new zoning laws

Posted on July 27, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



PANTON — The Panton selectboard on July 11 adopted new zoning regulations that include for the first time extensive provisions on the siting of wind and solar projects, and also create rules on the siting and occupation of farm labor housing.

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Filmmaker reflects on novelist Howard Frank Mosher

Posted on July 27, 2017 |
By Jay Craven



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Vermont novelist Howard Frank Mosher died on Jan. 29 this year. Filmmaker Jay Craven has worked closely with Mosher since 1985, making five films based on his stories. Craven will be on tour this summer, screening his first Mosher feature film,“Where the Rivers Flow North,” and providing reflections on his three decades of collaboration with the Northeast Kingdom writer. Craven will present his program on Sunday, July 30, 7 p.m., at the Middlebury Town Hall Theater.

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Tour de Farms gears up for Aug. 6

BRISTOL — The 10th annual Tour de Farms, one of Vermont’s oldest biking and tasting tours of working farms, is in the final stages of preparation for Sunday, Aug. 6. in Bristol.

The tour will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. at the Rec Club Field, next to Mount Abraham Union High School. The route will feature nine farm stops and 31 farms, food producers and restaurants, including the Bobcat Café and Mary’s at Baldwin Creek, collaborating to provide riders with fresh samples of the summer’s bounty.

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Letters to the Editor: Formal shooting range offers solution

Posted on July 27, 2017 |
By Chris Pike



I am a gun owner and I target shoot. I live next to an informal shooting range in the National Forest in Ripton. In good weather shooters are there daily, anywhere from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Groups and clubs have 4- to 5-hour meets — all calibers, fully automatics and explosive targets. One individual comes up at least once a year with a 50-caliber tripod mounted machine gun.

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Dr. Fred. Kniffin: Put health and well-being ahead of politics

Posted on July 27, 2017 |
By Fred Kniffin



This week’s Community Forum is by Dr. Fred Kniffin, president of the UVM Health Network’s Porter Medical Center

If you have been following the news about health care reform coming out of Washington, you may be both confused and concerned. The issue is complex. Emotions run high and there is a good deal of fatigue around the national debate, because it is an enormously important economic and human issue that touches each of our lives and it has become highly politicized and partisan.

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Shakespeare on Main Street to present 'Hamlet:2017' in Brandon

Posted on July 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



If extraterrestrials were to visit Earth, we'd probably put a copy of “Hamlet” in their welcome basket. It's that good. Well over 400 years after William Shakespeare wrote the play (between 1599 and 1601), readers and audiences are still connecting with it.

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George Jaeger: American alone?

Posted on July 27, 2017 |
By George Jaeger



This week’s writer is George Jaeger, a retired Senior Foreign Service officer and former Diplomat-in-Residence at Middlebury College.  He and his wife Pat live in New Haven.

In six short months President Donald Trump has upended the world order. His erratic behavior and “America First” policies have cost us much of the world’s confidence and reversed over 70 years of long-term American foreign policy, in which we had successfully linked our interests with those of others.

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Bring in your pocket watch for historical evaluation

Posted on July 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON — Do you have a historic clock or pocket watch and want to learn more about it? On Sunday, July 30, from noon to 4 p.m., members of the Green Mountain Timekeepers Society will be in residence on the porch at the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison to keep time with the public and tell you about your timepieces.

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