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Clergy are 'first responders' to sexual, domestic violence

Posted on November 14, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — A group of local clergy members gathered last Tuesday for an all-day event at which they asked themselves how they could do more to end sexual and domestic violence and how they could better serve those who turn to them in an hour of need.

The event was sponsored and hosted in Middlebury by WomenSafe, which provides resources to combat domestic and sexual violence. (See related story.)

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Museum pitched for old Bristol firehouse

Posted on November 14, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Since the Bristol Fire Department moved out of its dilapidated headquarters on North Street to take up residence in the brand new West Street fire station this past July, the classic 1897 firehouse has stood virtually empty.

But Bob Bernstein has a vision for turning the historic structure into a museum of 19th century New England woodworking machinery.

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Donations sought for county food shelves

Posted on November 14, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — While state and national political candidates early this week were promising a chicken in every pot, volunteers at Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) were gathering turkeys and other food to make sure area low-income residents will have enough to eat for Thanksgiving and beyond.

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Winter Garden: Keep memories alive

Posted on November 14, 2016 |
By Judith Irven



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The outdoor gardening season in Vermont — a six-month affair that lasts from May till October — has surely come to an end for this year. But creative gardeners have all manner of ingenious ways to continue their passion even though the days are short and winter winds are howling.

THE WINTER GARDENER 

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Compost is heating up at Middlebury business

Posted on November 14, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Folks at the Foster Brothers Farm in Middlebury have been innovators in recycling and green energy for years, whether it be embracing manure-to-energy technology or producing organic manure composts like its popular “Moo Doo.”

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Trump stuns nation; Scott races past Minter

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By John Flowers and John S. McCright



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ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County residents turned out at the polls in large numbers on Tuesday to primarily back Democratic candidates for federal, statewide and local offices.

The tidal wave of Donald Trump mania that swept a sizable part of the nation did not swamp Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign locally in Addison County or across Vermont. The Democratic standard bearer easily beat Trump, the Republican nominee, in the county — the tally was 11,216 to 5,297.

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ANeSU approves new governance model for schools

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Residents in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union said yes to school governance and budgeting unification on Tuesday with the margins very close in two of the five towns in the district.

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Local police grow beards to help sick kids

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Deer season in Vermont means diligently scanning the fields for game, getting up before sunrise and playing card games at camp.

And for many guys, it means growing beards — a nasty beard that itches until scissors and a razor deliver final relief when the shooting ends.

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American Legion national commander reaches out to Vt. vets

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Recently elected American Legion National Commander Charles Schmidt of Oregon has several missions as he travels around the nation during his year in office.

Schmidt, a retired and decorated 27-and-a-half year Air Force veteran and 33-year American Legion member, stopped at Vergennes Post 14 on a Monday afternoon last month as part of his four-day visit to Vermont.

Schmidt, granting an interview after a Post 14 hot lunch and soda with a hunting story on the side, described one of his basic missions.

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New approach could boost orchards, cider makers

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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This is the third in a series profiling the effect of the hard cider boom on Addison County apple orchards.

CORNWALL — Sunrise Orchards and Vermont Hard Cider are in the midst of a bold experiment — possibly the first of its kind — to see if there’s a new approach to raising apples.

That approach, if successful, could put the cider market front and center for local orchards and help both growers and cider makers improve their bottom lines.

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