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July 24th, 2017

Sharks put the bite on local swim team

Posted on July 24, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — Swimmers and their families enjoyed another pleasant evening at the Middlebury Municipal Pool on Thursday, when the visiting St. Albans Sharks emerged with a 246-199 victory over the host Middlebury Swim Team in a Champlain Valley Swim League meet.

MST has one more regular season meet, a Tuesday make-up night at Burlington Country Club, before this Friday and Saturday’s CVSL league meet at St. Albans. The state meet follows the next weekend in White River Junction.

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Vergennes Champs wrap up season with a splash

Posted on July 24, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Champs on Thursday night celebrated a sunny evening, the wrap-up of their regular season, and a 284-207 Champlain Valley Swim League victory by tossing their coaches into the pool, according to team sources.

Next up for the Champs is the CVSL league meet at St. Albans this coming Friday and Saturday.

Leading the way for the home team this past Thursday with three wins apiece were Will Clark, Carson Hoffman and Emma Beauchemin.

Hadley Harris, Jarret Muzzy and Jordan Jewell added two victories each.

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Editorial: Two thoughts on Trump: There he goes again & Speaking truth to power

Posted on July 24, 2017 |
By Angelo Lynn



There he goes again

President Ronald Reagan coined the refrain, “There you go again,” to disarm President Jimmy Carter’s repeated attacks during the 1980 presidential campaign. The refrain has made a comeback, in a completely different context, with Donald Trump’s numerous outrages since moving into the Oval Office. Adding to his mounting number of known lies since taking office, Trump continues to shock the nation with outrage after outrage.

But last week’s outrage may take the cake.

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July 20th

Downtown streets closing for Middlebury bridge work

Posted on July 20, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The demolition of the bridge over the railroad on Middlebury’s Main Street is scheduled to begin this Thursday, marking the resumption of work to install temporary bridges where the rails pass under Main Street and Merchants Row.

This phase will result in the closing Thursday of Main Street between the crosswalk connecting Triangle Park to the National Bank of Middlebury and the crosswalk connecting the village green to the Post Office. This section of Main Street will be closed for the next two weeks, until Saturday, Aug. 5

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Porter blazes new trail in health care payment reform: Gets lump sum for Medicaid expenses

Posted on July 20, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center is proposing a fiscal year 2018 budget that falls well under the state’s spending parameters and does not require any increases in rates or fees.

Perhaps most importantly, the budget places Addison County’s hospital at the forefront of a national movement toward payment reform in health care by making a major shift in the way PMC accounts for Medicaid expenses.

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Whiting residents up in arms after neighbor opens gun range

Posted on July 20, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



WHITING — Some residents of the Stickney Road neighborhood in Whiting are fed up with the sound of gunfire coming from one resident’s shooting range, which they and a town official say is being operated illegally as a business.

“There have been occasions where target shooting starts at 6:45 a.m. and other times he shoots until 8:30 p.m. The constant gunfire all day is stressful for many animals in the neighborhood. Our golden retriever Bella shakes uncontrollably and hides in the closet,” said Owen Kant, who lives at 212 Stickney Road.

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For Middlebury filmmaker, swimming with sharks is all in a day's work

Posted on July 20, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Most of us have a healthy fear of the creatures lurking in the depths of the deep blue sea. And with good reason. We can’t breathe underwater; we can’t out-swim a predator; we don’t have sonar or any cool geo-location tech in our anatomy; and to top it off salt water tastes bad, stings your eyes and it’s often cold. Our squishy, land-loving, air-breathing bodies just aren’t made for the sea.

And I, for one, am quite content to keep my tasty little toes out of the salt water and away from any snapping teeth.

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Trail will reveal Bristol's hidden history: Groups collaborate on path at site of old coffin factory

Posted on July 20, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — You can walk two minutes from downtown Bristol and step into another world.

Three local organizations are partnering to create an interpretive trail alongside the New Haven River on the site of what was once the hugely successful Bristol Manufacturing Company. The project is a collaboration of the Bristol Historical Society, the Bristol Conservation Commission and the group newly created to build a series of trails around Bristol.

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