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Guest editorial: Why your vote counts – a lot

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Haviland Smith



Those of us who are not highly partisan voters are faced this year with a choice between two unusually unattractive candidates. Some of us will take a deep breath, suck it up and vote for the one we believe to be less unattractive. Others say they simply will not vote at all. 

The polls would seem to show that many of those who have made the decision not to vote are younger people who facing their first or second elections. 

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Midd. church plans holiday shop for Nov. 5

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Congregational Church of Middlebury will hold its annual Holiday Bazaar in Fellowship Hall, on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

New for this year, the hugely popular attic treasures spaces will be expanded to a canopy covered outdoor area next to the Seymour Street entrance (weather permitting) to accommodate the increased number of items the church expects to have for sale. In addition, the “Finer Things” room will be stuffed to the rafters with a wide array of unique offerings.

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Library project to bring Celtic music project to Bristol

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Celtic music has wafted across the Green Mountains since the 1700s, some of it composed by Vermonters. On Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m., Irish-American artist and musician, Reagh Greenleaf Jr. will offer a presentation on Vermont’s Celtic Heritage, discussing our state’s roots in Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The event is hosted by the One World Library Project and will take place at the Lawrence Memorial Library at 40 North St. in Bristol.

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Shlansky cries foul over ruling on Vergennes falls property

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — A prominent city property owner is appealing to the Environmental Court a condition of a zoning permit, a filing that appears to question the Vergennes Development Review Board’s right to impose conditions without clear standards.

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What does it feel like to be a person with dementia?

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Christie Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — You know those moments when you’re interacting with another person and they respond in a way that totally shocks or surprises you. “What were they thinking when they did that?” you say to yourself.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to step into their shoes in that moment, to catch a glimpse of what might have motivated their action or emotion?

Well, the Residence at Otter Creek is offering an opportunity for people to experience a sliver of what it may feel like to have dementia.

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Lincoln solves its trash dilemma

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



LINCOLN — The Lincoln selectboard has been searching for an alternative to its longtime trash hauler since Casella Waste Systems announced last May it could keep coming to Lincoln, but for a much heftier price.

At its Oct. 18 meeting, the selectboard reached an agreement with Moose Rubbish and Recycling to take over trash hauling and recycling services in town.

The good news for residents is that the new agreement with Moose means business as usual, in terms of when and where trash is picked up and how much it costs residents per bag.

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Surging Tiger football runs past Hornets; D-I semifinal next

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ESSEX — The Middlebury Union High School football team appears to have saved its best for last.

A week after the Tigers upset second-place Champlain Valley to earn the No. 5 seed for the Division I playoffs, they dominated No. 4 Essex this past Friday for most of a quarterfinal matchup and avenged a 17-0 loss on the same field three weeks before with a 17-14 victory.

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Rokeby to show Ken Burns film on Jackie Robinson, Lindholm to lead discussion

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — The public is invited to a screening of Ken Burns’s documentary “Jackie Robinson” at the Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh next week. The event on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. will include a discussion with a noted baseball scholar.

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