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County's bees healthier than in many parts of U.S.; pesticides still a problem

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County is a good place to be a bee compared to many other parts of the country, local beekeepers report. And that’s a good thing.

“Roughly one-third of the food we eat is pollinated by bees,” according to Cornwall beekeeper Andrew Munkres.

Nevertheless, honey bees and other pollinators here continue to face serious challenges from parasites, from climate change, and most especially from an increased presence of pesticides and other toxins in crops and in the environment.

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Vergennes' East Street pool is finally inspected

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — City Manager Mel Hawley told the Vergennes City Council at its meeting last week that the long-awaited — and long-demanded by a number of residents — inspection of the city’s East Street swimming pool was completed earlier in October, with the facility generally getting passing grades.

Steve Biernacki of Aquatic Development Group of Cohoes, N.Y., looked at the pool along with Hawley, pool manager Brad Castillo and others for about two and a half hours.

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Flu shots mix with fun at Lincoln Halloween party

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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LINCOLN — Every October for 30 years, organizers at Weathervane Outreach in Lincoln have reached out to seniors (and to whoever walks through the door) to provide a listening ear, good food, a good laugh and a chance to rock an awesome costume at an annual Halloween party.

And, yes, there have also been blood pressure checks at the party since 1991 and flu shots since 1995.

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$400K facelift to transform Cornall Town Hall

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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CORNWALL — Cornwall Town Clerk Sue Johnson will soon be trading her town hall office for a very tiny, Spartan workspace in a nearby trailer.

No, she’s not being banished by community leaders. She’s just going to have to go through some short-term pain for the eventual gain of a renovated Cornwall Town Hall, which will feature a new roof, new quarters for the municipal library, additional storage space and a spruced-up environment in which to conduct town business.

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What does it feel like to be a person with dementia?

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Christie Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — You know those moments when you’re interacting with another person and they respond in a way that totally shocks or surprises you. “What were they thinking when they did that?” you say to yourself.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to step into their shoes in that moment, to catch a glimpse of what might have motivated their action or emotion?

Well, the Residence at Otter Creek is offering an opportunity for people to experience a sliver of what it may feel like to have dementia.

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Meet Your 2016 Candidates: Those running for Senate and House answer questions

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



In an effort to help area voters get to know the local candidates for the Legislature and their stands on some important issues, the Addison Independent asked those running for House and Senate to answer a short questionnaire. There are competitive races for most of the seats representing Addison County.

The three candidates running for the two seats in the Addison-1 House district, which encompasses Middlebury, include incumbent Democrat Amy Sheldon, Democratic challenger Robin Scheu and Progressive Jill Charbonneau.

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Green Line says it's 'business as usual' despite losing bid for contract

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



NEW HAVEN — Developers of a proposed high-voltage electricity cable through part of Addison County say it will be “business as usual” for the Vermont Green Line project.

But news that the project lost a bid to sell wind and hydro power to southern New England has caused uncertainty in New Haven, which would gain financial rewards as a result of hosting key VGL infrastructure.

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No pay? No work? Why not, say two high bailiff candidates

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — While most election-season signs dotting county roadsides support candidates for statewide races and local Vermont House and Senate seats, an unusual number have also sprouted up backing two men seeking an unpaid county-wide job in which the officeholder rarely, if ever, does anything: high bailiff.

Two-term incumbent Charles Clark Jr., a Republican who is also the Addison County Sheriff Department’s chief deputy, is facing a challenge from former longtime county deputy and private sector security employee Ron Holmes, a Democrat.

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Happy Valley Orchard expands to meet growing hard cider demand

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Hard cider has literally changed the face of Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury.

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Wonderland: Where dreams come true

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to put your life on pause, and, for just one night, become something of your dreams? What would you be? 

These things of dreams become reality when you walk into Wonderland — a costume, alterations, vintage and otherwise fantastical shop on Middlebury's Main Street. Hannah Hurlburt has made it her business to be our fairy godmother — granting all our wishes true. 

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