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August 19th, 2011

Grand voyage of Champlain Bridge arch set for this week

Posted on August 19, 2011 |
By Addy Indy Staff



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WEST ADDISON — The New York State Department of Transportation on Friday announced tentative plans to float the center arch span of the new Champlain Bridge to the construction site and lift it into place this week.

Officials stopped short of offering a specific date for the much-anticipated procedure, noting the potential for weather-related delays.

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August 18th

Kids, upsets rule at fair armwrestling

Posted on August 18, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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NEW HAVEN — A big increase in the number of youth participants and a number of upsets in the adult ranks stood out this past Friday night at the Addison County Fair and Field Days armwrestling competition.

The 158 kids 16 and younger who showed up for the youth portion of the evening meant an increase of 31 from 2010.

They dueled in 16 age and gender categories, and according to organizer Karen Brisson delighted the usual big crowd in the main Field Days show tent.

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Vt. State Police Log: Two hurt in Cornwall car crash

ADDISON COUNTY — A three-car accident on Route 30 in Cornwall last Friday sent two people to the hospital.

Vermont State Police responded to a reported crash at the intersection of Route 30 and Cider Mill Road on the afternoon of Aug. 12. Sgt. Jim Hogan reported that Alexandra Rooker, 21, of Fair Haven was driving a 2007 Chrysler Sebring northbound on Route 30 and James Broderick, 66, of Hubbardton was driving a 2006 Toyota Highlander southbound on Route 30, followed by Jacob Abbott, 29, of Orwell piloting a 2002 Subaru Legacy.

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Clippings: Family had its dog days of summer

Posted on August 18, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



Our dog days of August — and June and July — have come to an end.

We have been caring for two extra dogs this summer, on behalf of Mark and Ericka, my wife’s brother and his bride. They have been living in Germany with the dogs, and are returning stateside for Ericka’s new job this month. Because airlines do not fly animals in the heat of the summer, their companions needed an advance flight and a summer home over here.

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Editorial: Gov. scores points but loses university's trust: a poor bargain for Vt.

Posted on August 18, 2011 |
By Emerson K. Lynn



If you were the next president of the University of Vermont, would you take a phone call from Gov. Peter Shumlin?

Not without reservation.

You would not know how your words would be used. You would not know whether the conversation was private or public. You would not know whether the motive for the call was for the good of the university, or the good of the governor.

That’s a problem.

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Why slam a sport that offers a chance to excel?

Posted on August 18, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



The venerable sport of football ... OK, I’ll cave in and call it soccer, if for nothing else than the sake of clarity ... has generated a lot of buzz this summer, even in this nation, where football means helmets, pads and concussions, not shin guards, shorts and dramatic embellishments of minor infractions.

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Bristol Police Log: Police cite Bristol man for four break-ins

BRISTOL — Police arrested a Bristol man last Wednesday evening for allegedly breaking into three East Street homes multiple times; then they nabbed him again early Friday morning for allegedly breaking into another East Street home.

Carroll Smith, 49, of Bristol was cited for five counts of unlawful trespass into dwelling place and two counts of attempted unlawful trespass into a dwelling for the Aug. 10 incidents, and for unlawful trespass and violation of conditions of release for the Aug. 12 incident.

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Politically Thinking: Nature of UVM board a problem

Posted on August 18, 2011 |
By Eric L. Davis



Gov. Shumlin was correct to say that Vermonters had a right to be angry at the “inexcusable” severance packages granted to former administrators Daniel Fogel and Michael Schultz by the University of Vermont’s board of trustees. The governor noted that at a time when many Vermont families with students at UVM struggle to pay the university’s fees, to see the trustees grant six-figure severance packages to administrators leaving under “difficult circumstances” sends the wrong message to parents and taxpayers.

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