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October 15th, 2018

Middlebury native hiked Long Trail like it was 1917 — in wool knickers

Posted on October 15, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Mike DeBonis’s curiosity got the best of him last summer, when he decided to spend two weeks of his vacation hiking the Long Trail in 1917 style. You know, wearing wool knickers, carrying a pack basket, sleeping under a twine-supported tarp and eating cold, canned fish for breakfast.

Why, you ask? Good question.

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Two jailed after family argument in Bristol

Posted on October 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Two Bristol men were jailed Thursday night following a family argument at which police alleged one shot a gun, the other assaulted a family member, and both lied to law enforcement.

Harley Allen, 19, held at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility due to lack of $15,000 bail, and Anthony Miller, 20, was held on $200 bail.

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Vermont will need nearly 4,000 nurses by 2020

Posted on October 15, 2018 |
By Mike Faher of VTDigger.org



More than 3,900 nursing-related job vacancies are expected in Vermont between now and spring of 2020, according to a new survey of health care providers.

The survey, conducted by Vermont Talent Pipeline Management, also shows that only 26 percent of those positions are projected to be new jobs. The remainder will be “replacement hires” because of retirements and nurses leaving their jobs.

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Monkton biologist honored for saving native species

Posted on October 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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COLCHESTER — Green Mountain Power on Oct. 4 honored longtime Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Steve Parren with one of the state’s top environmental awards — the GMP-Zetterstrom Award. Parren, a Monkton resident, has helped save multiple endangered species, raised funds for non-game wildlife conservation and volunteered hundreds of hours on his own time to help turtles and amphibians.

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Marquis to screen award-winning GMO documentary

Posted on October 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — After screening at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival this summer, the award-winning documentary film “Modified” returns to the Marquis Theatre for a special one-night-only screening on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m. The special screening is being held to mark World Food Day.

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Water pollution solutions sought

Posted on October 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



GRAND ISLE — The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) is seeking proposals for larger projects, ranging from $50,000-$120,000 designed to reduce pollution from the U.S. portion of the watershed for Lake Champlain. In addition, LCBP would like to assist partners in planning for future technical projects utilizing grants up to $50,000. In sum, up to $500,000 will be available for these larger grants.

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'Skiing for Scholars' program offered to Bristol, Lincoln kids

Posted on October 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL/LINCOLN — The Mad River Glen Cooperative has received a $15,000 grant to offer free skiing to students in both the Mount Abraham and Washington West school districts. The grant that will fund the “Skiing For Scholars Program” was donated by the Reed Family Foundation as part of the co-op’s Preserve Our Paradise Capital Campaign.

Matt Lillard, Mad River Glen’s general manager, said this money will help make skiing a reality for more youngsters.

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Facing up to aging as an athlete — but not giving up

Posted on October 15, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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Our elliptical machine talks to me all the time.

It just doesn’t sit in the corner of the family room while I do my best to ignore it.

“I’m here,” the elliptical tells me. “I’m waiting. It’s only a matter of time. You’ll see. It will be you and me and tai chi.”

I try not to listen. I turn up the TV and dream about being 24 years old, when as a left back no wing could beat me down the right side of the soccer pitch.

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