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September 13th, 2018

Cornwall rug-hooking maven's invention goes viral after 23 years

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Megan James



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CORNWALL — Amy Oxford thought rug hooking was a dying art. She has been making punch-needle-style rugs since 1982, and teaching the craft almost as long. In the mid-’80s, there was only one shop in the country that specialized in punch-needle supplies. So she opened her own shop and mail-order business — from her Cornwall home — to meet her students’ needs.

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Addison County police investigations inspire novel

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Acclaimed Vermont author Joseph Olshan often looks to the news headlines as inspiration for his suspenseful novels; his 10th book, “Black Diamond Fall,” is no exception.

And Olshan’s Addison County readers will immediately recognize two of the real-life events that help build the foundation of “Black Diamond Fall”: the disappearance and tragic death of Middlebury College freshman Nick Garza in 2008, and the vandalism spree at the Robert Frost Farmhouse in Ripton in December 2007.

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Driver killed in crash with Cornwall fire truck on Route 125

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By John Flowers



CORNWALL — Area residents were voicing shock Monday morning in the wake of Sunday afternoon’s frightful collision between a pickup truck and Cornwall Fire Department utility vehicle on Route 125 that took the life of 44-year-old Deane Rubright of Shoreham.

In addition to the tragic loss of life, the accident has left Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department members shaken and temporarily without a utility vehicle, which was used to carry all the force’s equipment to the many fire and accident scenes it responds to each year.

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Modular home dealer eyes site on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The owner of Vergennes modular and mobile home dealership Town & Country Homes Inc. has a town permit and is seeking an Act 250 permit amendment that would allow him to move his sales and display office to Route 7 in Ferrisburgh, just north of Vergennes.

The 17-acre site on the highway’s east side that Town & Country owner Patrick Whitley is eyeing formerly housed a driving range and miniature golf course that was operated by late Ferrisburgh resident Bob McNary.

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Meet this year's keeper of the Mt. Abe hut

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Rachel Cohen



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LINCOLN — AnnaLisa Mayer of South Starksboro grew up hiking Mount Abraham, the fifth-tallest mountain in Vermont, since she was three years old.

This past summer, Mount Abe served as Mayer’s personal office. A rising senior at Sterling College, Mayer worked as a Green Mountain Club (GMC) caretaker from June until August on the mountain, which she considers her “home turf.”

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By the way for September 13

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Shoreham apple fest offers fruit, music and pig kissing

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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SHOREHAM — The Shoreham Apple Fest on Sunday, Sept. 16, will mark its 10th year of uniting people for a day of music, food, festivities, recreation and even a shameless display of pig smooching. It all aims to raise funds for the community’s Platt Memorial Library.

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Opera Company of Middlebury celebrates 15 years

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — “It’s not often that you get a chance to look back over a chunk of your life and see so clearly that you’ve had an impact on people – that they love you and care for your community and want to be part of what’s happening here.”

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