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Gov. Scott gets earful on county tour; observes rail project, discusses civility

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday said he’d support a tax-free holiday for Middlebury as part of a broader strategy to help local businesses weather the impacts of a major rail bridges replacement project that will disrupt the community’s downtown for parts of the next three years.

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Vergennes city manager will seek input on sidewalk's fate

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After discussion at Tuesday’s Vergennes City Council meeting, council members decided the fate of about 1,000 feet of South Water Street sidewalk rests in the hands of new City Manager Matt Chabot.

At issue is whether the riverside stretch of sidewalk that runs south from the intersection of South Water and Roberts streets should be repaired or removed. Removing the sidewalk would save future maintenance costs. Chabot said if it were removed it would be sodded over and seeded, but no crosswalks are planned.

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At Bristol TV station, community is one long movie

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — Mary Arbuckle found her voice on the side of a Bristol mountain.

In the 1970s, after graduating from Boston University with a degree in philosophy and religion, she moved north to build a cabin in the woods. It wasn’t philosophizing from the dooryard of her new mountain home that changed her life, however — it was a simple gift.

“Someone gave me a camera for my birthday,” Arbuckle said. “When I started exploring with it, it was like a light bulb went off for me.”

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Cornwall rug-hooking maven's invention goes viral after 23 years

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Megan James



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CORNWALL — Amy Oxford thought rug hooking was a dying art. She has been making punch-needle-style rugs since 1982, and teaching the craft almost as long. In the mid-’80s, there was only one shop in the country that specialized in punch-needle supplies. So she opened her own shop and mail-order business — from her Cornwall home — to meet her students’ needs.

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Addison County police investigations inspire novel

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Acclaimed Vermont author Joseph Olshan often looks to the news headlines as inspiration for his suspenseful novels; his 10th book, “Black Diamond Fall,” is no exception.

And Olshan’s Addison County readers will immediately recognize two of the real-life events that help build the foundation of “Black Diamond Fall”: the disappearance and tragic death of Middlebury College freshman Nick Garza in 2008, and the vandalism spree at the Robert Frost Farmhouse in Ripton in December 2007.

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New stop light eyed for Route 7 in North Ferrisburgh

Posted on September 10, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh officials came away optimistic from an Aug. 29 meeting that the Vermont Agency of Transportation would take a serious look at a request from the town — and particularly North Ferrisburgh residents — for traffic signals at the intersection of Route 7 with Old Hollow and Stage Roads.

Selectboard members and residents alike agree that intersection, just south of Ferrisburgh’s border with Charlotte, is dangerous.

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Rough Cut ditches bull; Marquis Theater gets a scrubbing

Posted on September 10, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Owners of The Rough Cut restaurant and the Marquis Theater are making changes this month they hope will enhance the dining and entertainment experiences for customers at those two downtown Middlebury businesses.

One of the owners, Ben Wells, outlined the changes during a recent interview.

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Dairy farm numbers still in decline; farmers seek solutions for below-cost milk prices

Posted on September 10, 2018 |
By MICHELLE MONROE of the St. Albans Messenger



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VERMONT — In 2017, there was an average of 796 dairy farms in operation in Vermont. As of August, there were just 711.

That’s a loss of almost 11 percent in eight months, and the disappearance of 340 (or 32 percent) since 2009, when the Vermont Agency of Agriculture reported 1,051 dairy farms.

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Apple season is under way at Monkton orchard

Posted on September 10, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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MONKTON — Jessika and Steven Yates didn’t move to Monkton for the apples.

In 2008, after 10 years living abroad on boats, the Yateses fell in love with some land on Monkton Ridge and they bought it. That land came with a house, amazing views and some apple trees — 120 of them.

“At first we saw the orchard as this fun challenge,” said Jessika Yates, who now manages those trees.

A lot has happened since then.

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Brandon-based Divine Art Recordings earns international success

Posted on September 10, 2018 |
By James Finn



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BRANDON — For Stephen Sutton, running a record label was a childhood dream ignited in England in the late 1950s, an era he remembers fondly as the “golden age of rock ‘n’ roll.” His older brother traveled frequently and would often bring records home from the United States, and young Stephen was enthralled both by the music he heard and the album art he saw on American rock ’n’ roll records.

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