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February 9th, 2017

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass drew plenty of notice in Middlebury

Posted on February 9, 2017 |
By William B. Hart Associate Professor of History Middlebury College



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MIDDLEBURY — On this past Feb. 1, President Donald Trump kicked off Black History Month by acknowledging a few black leaders, including Frederick Douglass. “Frederick Douglass is an example of someone who’s done an amazing job,” Trump noted, “and is getting recognized more and more, I notice.”

The President’s remark left many listeners bewildered. “Does he think Douglass is still alive?” many wondered. Does he even know who Douglass was, let alone what his “amazing job” was?

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Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition reviews a year's success

Posted on February 9, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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VERGENNES — The Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition celebrated a year of accomplishments — including a national award — at its annual meeting on Jan. 26. The dinner at the American Legion Hall in Vergennes brought together close to 150 farmers and friends, including Gov. Phil Scott, newly appointed Secretary of Agriculture Anson Tebbetts and Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Alyson Eastman.

“Your presence tonight means you care about the environment,” said Tebbetts. “You’re working on it.”

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Local World War II veteran honored by DAR

Posted on February 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — World War II veteran Doug Yantz received quite a surprise on Feb. 3. Three members of North Country Honor Flight along with Rena Trepanier and Joy Minns, members of the Seth Warner - Rhoda Farrand chapter of the DAR, showed up at his daughter’s home to present a few very special honors.

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Community Foundation awards 'Small and Inspiring' grants: Local nonprofits recognized

Posted on February 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — The Vermont Community Foundation has announced that it has given Small and Inspiring grants to 30 project across the state — including four in Addison County.

Four nonprofit organizations in Addison County received a total of $8,000 in Small and Inspiring grants from VCF. One of a number of competitive grant rounds at the Community Foundation, the Small and Inspiring grants program funds work that helps connect people to their neighbors, their land and their history in ways that strengthen community.

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Brandon to host 1860s-style social

Posted on February 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — On Saturday, Feb. 11, there will be a unique community event in Brandon. St. Thomas & Grace Church is hosting an 1860s style “Social” to commemorate a similar event held in February 1862 at the Brandon Town Hall as a fundraiser for St. Thomas Church, which was under construction.

The “social” will feature children’s games and food and drink from the 1860s.

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Rep. Fred Baser reviews start to legislature

Posted on February 9, 2017 |
By Rep. Fred Baser R-Bristol



The governor’s budget address sets the tone for a new legislative session. Gov. Scott’s message raised a few eyebrows. So did Treasurer Beth Pearce’s proposal to fund Act 64, the Clean Water Act. A few other items that have caught peoples’ attention early on, including a $15 per hour minimum wage and legalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.

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Boys' hoop: Late run pushes Tigers past Commodores

Posted on February 9, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — When teams not enjoying the best of winters square off late in the season, games take on extra meaning — they become chances for precious wins.

If the game is a county rivalry, such as the Middlebury Union High School boys’ basketball team’s visit to Vergennes on Tuesday, the stakes get even higher.

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