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July 19th, 2018

Andy Kirkaldy: World Cup soccer isn't the best, but it's fascinating

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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Here are takeaways from the recently completed men’s World Cup (I’m not calling it the FIFA World Cup. Those crooks at FIFA can sue me sometime they’re not busy spending their bribes from 2022 host Qatar):

•  The national teams do not play as well as the best European club teams, something that helps explain the many surprising results from this past tournament.

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Vermont State Police Log: Road rage results in multiple charges

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police charged a Brandon man with two counts of domestic assault, unlawful mischief and committing a crime in the presence of a child, following a road rage incident in Sudbury on Monday evening.

Troopers were dispatched to  Burr Pond Road in Sudbury at around 10:05 p.m. on July 16, and determined that Brennan Potter, 26, had attempted to run another car, containing two members of his family, off the road. A child in that car sustained minor injuries, and an unspecified victim sustained property damage exceeding $250.

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Middlebury Police Log: Assault citation is part of busy week

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Ricky Lawrence, 26, of Middlebury for simple assault, following an alleged incident in the North Pleasant Street area on July 11.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Assisted with traffic control after a large tree limb had fallen across East Main Street on July 10.

•  Helped Middlebury Regional EMS with a man who had suffered either a medical crisis or an emotional breakdown on Storrs Avenue on July 10. Police said the man was taken to Porter Hospital.

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Vergennes Police Log: Illegal driving, threats are among city incidents

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police between July 9 and 16 dealt with incidents that included driving with suspended licenses (DLS), reports of erratic driving, an alleged assault, a missing persons report, and threatening behavior.

In the course of the week police also four times helped motorists locked out of their vehicles, on Hillside Drive, East Street and Monkton Road and in the Shaw’s Supermarket parking lot.

During those seven days, Vergennes police:

On July 9:

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July 17th

Shoreham youth reported missing, but then found

Posted on July 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



SHOREHAM — Vermont State Police called off a search for an 11-year-old boy who reportedly ran away from his Shoreham home Monday evening, after the youngster returned home on his own.

Early this morning troopers reported that Kayden Torrey went missing from at 391 Torrey Lane in Shoreham at around 5 p.m. on Monday, July 16.

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July 16th

Middlebury College making plans for staff reductions

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Nick Garber



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College administrators have begun implementing a program to reevaluate faculty and staff positions across the institution — a process that, once completed at the end of the next academic year, could result in significant cuts to the college’s workforce.

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Ferrisburgh home taxes rise by 4 percent

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday, July 10, adopted 2018-2019 tax rates that will increase property taxes for homeowners by 4 percent and for owners of commercial and rental property or second homes by 5.7 percent.

Higher town spending is pushing the municipal portion of the rate up for the first time in several years, by 3.04 cents, or 11.5 percent, to 29.52 cents per $100 of assessed property value.

The homestead school tax rate that applies to homeowners is increasing by 4.29 cents, or 3.69 percent, to $1.6007.

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Old Farts Club holds court daily in Bristol

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Nick Garber



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BRISTOL — Take a look inside the window of Cubbers restaurant on Main Street in Bristol around 8 o’clock any morning, and you’ll bear witness to a display case of local history.

But this is no still-life diorama. It’s the real-life, venerated “Old Farts Club,” holding court at Cubbers as they’ve been doing nearly every day for the past 15-odd years.

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