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October 12th, 2017

Panther football tops Amherst, hits 4-0

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



AMHERST, Mass. — The Middlebury College football team retained a share of first place in NESCAC and remained undefeated on Saturday by topping previously undefeated Amherst, 35-31.

The Panthers improved to 4-0, good for a first-place tie with 4-0 Trinity, while the Mammoths dropped to 3-1. The Panthers will host Williams (one of four teams tied for third at 3-1) at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

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Ways of Seeing, Nichols: A kind wish can make a person's day

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
By Johanna Nichols



Many times during the week, your transactions may be punctuated with: Have a great day! (Move on! There’s a line behind you.) This cliché has crept into our language, replacing “thank you for shopping with us” or “good afternoon.” Where did this phrase come from? According to Wikipedia, in the 1970s, the American supermarket chain Kmart opened a store in Brisbane, Australia. The workers were trained to say, “Thank you for shopping at K-Mart. Have a nice day.”

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Victor Nuovo: The irony of American history

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s note: This is the 28th and final essay by Middlebury College Professor Emeritus Victor Nuovo on the origins of western political thought.

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Gregory Dennis, Between the Lines: Stills, Collins and Judy's blue eyes

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
By Greg Dennis



Stephen Stills and Judy Collins were always an unlikely couple. 

When they met, he was a brash kid with a magic touch on the guitar, from a newly broken-up band called Buffalo Springfield. She was one of the reigning queens of folk music.

He saw her at the Whiskey a Go-Go in L.A., on a night when Eric Clapton was playing with his new band, Cream. Stills went up and kissed her hand. She brushed him off.

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Vermont offering grants to improve municipal stormwater systems

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) has announced the award of nearly $6 million in federal and state grant funds to assist municipalities in their mitigation efforts through the Municipal Highway and Stormwater Mitigation Program. Two towns in Addison County, Bridport and Shoreham, received grants this year for the design and construction of concrete boxes on Basin Harbor Road, and Buttolph Road, respectively.

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Chamber of Commerce makes change in membership dues

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — With a desire to better serve its members, the Addison County Chamber of Commerce is changing the way its members will invest. The Chamber is converting its membership dues model from one based on number of employees (fair share) to a model that’s based on benefits (tiers).

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Vermont State Police Log: Raid leads to child porn charge for 80-year-old Lincoln man

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — An 80-year-old Lincoln man on Tuesday pleaded innocent to a felony charge of possession of child pornography following a raid of his home by the Vermont State Police and other law enforcement agencies.

At around noon on Monday, Oct. 9, state police troopers along with Bristol police and an agent from Homeland Security Investigations executed a search warrant at a Lincoln residence. While searching a bedroom belonging to Donald H. Noble, authorities found a television left on with a movie playing, but paused.

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Bristol Police Log: Police help U.S. marshals arrest Bristol fugitive

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Bristol police assisted federal and state law enforcement officials last Wednesday in apprehending a 29-year-old Bristol man who was wanted for escaping from custody more than three weeks earlier.

U.S. marshals, with help from Bristol and Vermont state police, on Sept. 27 arrested Kory George in Bristol. George had been wanted by the Vermont Department of Corrections and the Burlington Probation and Parole Office for escape since Sept. 5.

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