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June 8th, 2015

McKernon restored Vermont buildings to look their best

Posted on June 8, 2015 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — When most people die they leave a house and get a headstone to mark themselves in remembrance. Jack McKernon left hundreds of buildings all over Vermont: farmhouses, carriage houses, camps and barns, all meticulously redeemed to their former glory, or better.

McKernon died at his home in Rochester on May 28 at the age of 78. A man with a deep love for New England architecture and the finer things in life, McKernon changed the way Brandon looked, for the better as well.

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Ferrisburgh dairy farm benefits from energy efficiency

Posted on June 8, 2015 |
By JJ VANDETTE



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FERRISBURGH — Brace Farm Inc. off Little Chicago Road in Ferrisburgh is slated for $94,000 in lifetime savings — a direct result of making energy efficiency business improvements by working with Reed’s Equipment in Vergennes and Efficiency Vermont. The 58,300 kWh in annual electricity savings showed a direct cost benefit in the first year, saving the farm $7,600 by implementing a series of energy efficiency projects.

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Citizen sought for Mt. Abe principal search panel

Posted on June 8, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School board is seeking a local citizen to serve on an eight-member search committee for an interim principal for the school. 

Current Prinial Gaynell Lyman resigned to take a different job in education.

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Tour de farms names new route, advance registration opens July 1

Posted on June 8, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Get ready to oil up the chain, strap on the helmet and stretch those legs (and that stomach), because the eighth annual Tour de Farms is presenting the first-ever Five Town Ride on Saturday, Sept. 26. The 35-mile tour will start at Mount Abraham Union High School in Bristol and end at the Bristol Harvest Festival on the Bristol town green.

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Bristol's townwide yard sale is June 20

Posted on June 8, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The Bristol Recreation Department is inviting all Bristol residents to take part in the first townwide yard sale on June 20. Organizers said the event will give sellers the opportunity to do some spring cleaning and yard sale enthusiasts the opportunity to find some treasures.

The June 20 sales will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.

You’ve got no yard? No problem. The Rec Department is renting 10-foot-by-10-foot space inside at Holley Hall or on the Town Green.

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American Morgan Horse museum hires Mincher as new director

Posted on June 8, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) Executive Director Julie Broadway announced recently that after an extensive search, Amy Mincher has been hired as the museum director for the National Museum of the Morgan Horse in Middlebury.

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Free fishing event slated for June 13

Posted on June 8, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



GRAND ISLE — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department would like to remind the public that Vermont’s annual, statewide summer Free Fishing Day is set to take place on Saturday, June 13, and will be highlighted by a free Family Fishing Festival in Grand Isle.

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Tiger girls' lax whips Brattleboro, but is edged by Rice, 13-11

Posted on June 8, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Middlebury Union High School won a first-round Division I playoff game last week, but fell in a Saturday quarterfinal. The Tigers finished at 9-6.

The Tigers opened on Wednesday by defeating No. 11 Brattleboro, 15-4, in the seniors’ final appearance on Fucile Field.

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