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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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Railway deal helps to solidify Middlebury's big dig

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Two competing railroads have signed an agreement clearing the way for a freight train detour around downtown Middlebury during the summer of 2020, when a concrete tunnel will be installed in place of the Main Street and Merchants Row overpasses.

The agreement is between Vermont Rail and its competitor, the Genesee & Wyoming — which owns New England Central Railroad. It allows Vermont Rail to detour its trains around Middlebury using New England Central tracks.

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New device at Porter speeds recovery for hip replacement patients

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center President Dr. Fred Kniffin recalled the day five years ago when the hospital’s orthopedic surgeons asked for a “Hana Table.”

“At the time, I had never heard of such a thing,” Kniffin said.

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'Nerdy' interests lead pharmacist duo to plan brewery in Bristol

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — Who better to take on the science of suds than a couple of pharmacists?

Sam and Jamie Sawyer, practitioners of the time-honored art of the apothecary, are combining their love of chemistry and beer to form a new venture: the Hopothecary Brew Co. Last month they purchased the Rockydale Pizza property, east of Bristol village, where they intend to open a taproom next spring.

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Fire cadet's dream transcends both language and culture

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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MIDDLEBURY — English is not his first language. America is not his first culture. But this has not stopped 17-year-old Sepehr Belar from pursuing his childhood dream of becoming a firefighter.

That dream, so common among children the world over, just happens to have begun in Tehran, Iran, where Belar grew up, and where fire-related tragedies left a strong impression on him.

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Veteran TAM trailmaster steps back after 25 years

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Former Middlebury Area Land Trust Director Amy Sheldon during the early 1990s imagined the Trail Around Middlebury as an emerald necklace. A 19-mile path weaving its way through lush green hills, waterways, rolling pastures and other natural gems that could be experienced for free.

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