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May 18th, 2017

Letters to the Editor: State getting real on cannabis laws

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Dave Silberman



The very same week that the Trump Administration vowed to re-impose the mandatory minimum sentences that were the hallmark of our disastrous “War on Drugs” (in actuality, a war on people of color), the Vermont Legislature listened to the will of Vermonters, and passed Senate Bill 22, which would end state-level penalties for possession of one ounce of cannabis (aka marijuana) or growing two plants for personal use.

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Meet the singers of Il Trittico this weekend

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLBEURY — Opera Company of Middlebury (OCM) has assembled an extraordinary cast of professionals for their June production of Puccini’s rarely performed gem, “Il Trittico.” Fourteen singers have joined this year’s company. On May 21, OCM offers an up-close, personal preview of the singers in a Meet the Singers concert and reception at the Unitarian Universalist Society in Middlebury this Sunday at 5 p.m.

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Letters to the Editor: Wind power can benefit farmers

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Marie Audet



Since our parents started farming in Bridport in 1958, our family has maintained a strong commitment toward sustainability; doing more with less, implementing practices that reduce energy use, and waste while improving our animals’ health and comfort and protecting our environment. We were so delighted with the results of our “Cow Power” project that in May of 2013 we collaborated with Green Mountain Power to install a wind turbine designed and manufactured in Barre, Vt., by Northern Power Systems.

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Victor Nuovo: Friendship — the tie that binds

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



Aristotle suggests that love or a feeling of mutual affection between citizens may be a more effective means of unifying a city than justice, indeed that the latter may depend upon the former. It is an alluring thought and deserves to be explored.

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Vt. Folklife Center will host storytelling workshop this Friday

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center (VFC) will host a day-long workshop on Friday, May 19, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. “Storytelling for Social Change” will introduce attendees to collaborative documentary and storytelling skills, interviewing skills, and the design and planning of project ideas. The workshop will be held at the VFC headquarters in Middlebury, at 88 Main St.

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Vermont State Police Log: Driving violations net a DUI charge

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



ADDISON COUNTY — A Vermont State Police trooper reports that he saw a motor vehicle commit violations while driving on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh at 1:30 a.m. on May 12; so he stopped the car.

While speaking with the driver, identified as 56-year-old Craig Lesage of Essex Junction, the trooper observed several signs of impairment.

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Middlebury Police Log: Bristol woman cited for domestic assault

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Stephanie L. Dugan, 33, of Bristol for domestic assault, after she allegedly struck a family member in the Court Street area on May 12.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Investigated a suspected break-in at a Court Street apartment on May 8. Police said the tenant believes someone got into her home through a window via a fire escape. The tenant is searching her home to see if anything is missing.

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Bristol Police Log: Altercation with kids ends in DUI citation

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



BRISTOL — On Saturday, May 6, at approximately 11:35 p.m. Bristol police officers were dispatched to the area of West and South streets for a reported suspicious incident. Apparently, a man had been involved in a verbal altercation with several juveniles on West Street and had reportedly left the area driving a red SUV. It was reported the man appeared intoxicated.

Investigation led police to the residence of Traven Cage Jerome, 21, of Bristol, where they located a vehicle matching the description.

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