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After long search, Bristol taps Nason as full-time police chief

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — The town of Bristol has promoted one of its own.

As soon as a few contractual details get ironed out, Bristol Police Lt. Bruce Nason will begin his new job as chief of the police department — likely by the end of this month, said Town Administrator Valerie Capels.

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Middlebury's economic health panel gets two-year extension

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard is giving the community’s Economic Health Committee a two-year extension to come up with recommendations to spur business growth in Addison County’s shire town.

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Vermont family recalls terror of riding out hurricanes

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Evan Johnson



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PITTSFORD — After surviving two of the worst hurricanes in recent memory, enduring a move of nearly 2,000 miles and contending with life in a new part of the world, the Blas family of Pittsford is getting back on their feet thanks to their community, family, friends and a 2005 Toyota Camry.

“It is incredible, the liberty this vehicle gave us,” Peter Blas said. “I will never forget about this thing.”

To hear their story on the anniversary of Hurricanes Irma and Maria is to understand why.

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Australian playwright wins Town Hall Theater prize

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Katie Pollock is the winner of Town Hall Theater’s “Ingenious Grant for Playwriting” competition, but you’ll forgive her if she’s unable to physically attend the upcoming staged reading of her winning entry, simply titled “Normal,” in Middlebury on Oct. 14.

Pollock lives almost halfway around the world, in Sydney, Australia.

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Bristol performers kick off church fundraising

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — It’s never a good sign when a roof needs a tarp.

Unfortunately that’s exactly what happened this summer at the Bristol Federated Church. Wind and water have taken their toll on the building at 37 North St. and the roof has begun to fail.

“Small things had started happening,” said Diana Bigelow, a member of the church’s fundraising committee. “Then earlier this year it became a major issue.”

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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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