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Racing brings atmosphere of fun, drama and danger to Devil's Bowl

Posted on July 21, 2014 |
By Evan Johnson



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Benson — As I enter the pit at Devil’s Bowl Speedway last Friday, security guards wave pickup trucks pulling trailers through the gates as the stands begin to fill with spectators.

In the few hours leading up to the start, the pit has a palpable tension. Drivers and crew prowl the pit with urgency, faces shaded by baseball caps, gripping tools or cans of soda. Tires are inflated. Engines are primed, ready to go.

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Ben and Jerry add celebrity power to Zeno's 'cook-off'

Posted on July 17, 2014 |
By Evan Johnson



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LINCOLN — As the inventers of renowned flavors like Cherry Garcia and Phish Food, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield know a winning ice cream flavor when they taste it. But this Monday, the founders of arguably the most popular name in ice cream faced a challenge. For the third year, they trained their finely tuned taste buds on the flavor, texture, color and composition of seven flavors of ice cream, designed and named by the campers and management of Zeno Mountain Farm; a decision that was anything but easy.

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New law aims to keep and attract jobs to Vermont

Posted on July 7, 2014 |
By Evan Johnson



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WINOOSKI — According to Gov. Peter Shumlin, Vermont needs more people like Kyle Munderville, 30 years old and employed by the online retailer MyWebGrocer in Winooski. Munderville graduated from Colgate University in 2011 with degrees in psychology and music and, after working for a short while in New York City, she came to Vermont to pursue a higher quality of life and lower costs.

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Local drivers competitive in Devil's Bowl races

Posted on June 5, 2014 |
By Evan Johnson



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WEST HAVEN — After a defeat five days earlier in the Vermont State Championship opener at his hometown track, Thunder Road, Nick Sweet of Barre came back to win the People’s United Bank 100 at the Devil’s Bowl track in West Haven on Friday, leading every lap of the race.

Bristol’s Josh Masterson was seventh in that race.

Sweet’s win headlined a list of winners that included Jessey Mueller of Olmstedville, N.Y., Robert Gordon from Milton, and Chris LaVair of Gabriels, N.Y.

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Fifth-grader rides to four schools to raise cycling awareness

Posted on June 5, 2014 |
By Evan Johnson



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ADDISON COUNTY — Sunny skies and moderate temperatures make Monday a perfect day for a bike ride, and Cornwall 11-year-old Griffin Schneider did pedal his bike to school — actually to four schools.

Accompanied by his parents and Addison Central Supervisory Union Superintendent Peter Burrows, Griffin Schneider pedaled some 30 miles around Addison County to raise awareness for World Bicycle Relief and to encourage other students to consider new ways of getting to school.

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Two longtime educators wrapping up careers at Orwell Village School

Posted on May 26, 2014 |
By Evan Johnson



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ORWELL — At the end of this school year the Orwell Village School will say a final goodbye to two longtime teachers — Susan Young and Pat Dubois.

Young, a first-grade teacher, leaves the school after teaching various ages for nearly 40 years. Dubois retires after 13 years of teaching English Language Arts (ELA) and social studies to sixth- through eighth-graders in Orwell.

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Vergennes resident to bring Bourbon Street to city Memorial Day parade

Posted on May 22, 2014 |
By Evan Johnson



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VERGENNES — For the past 20 years, Beth Marr has celebrated Memorial Day with a traditional feast at her house. The menu is standard Cajun fare every year: corn-on-the-cob, sweet onions, Polish sausage and a secret spice potion created by the Vergennes resident herself.

For Marr, who originally comes from Louisiana and learned the recipes from her grandmother, the yearly meal is a tradition that falls around her birthday.

Ten years ago, Marr’s friends surprised her with a Memorial Day float on her 40th.

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Aurora School crafts folk art, curates Shelburne Museum exhibit

Posted on May 15, 2014 |
By Evan Johnson



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SHELBURNE/MIDDLEBURY — While it may be a school project, 12-year-old Kenneth Barkdoll makes the rules very clear:

“It’s a museum exhibit,” he said. “You’re not supposed to touch anything.”

Barkdoll is one of the curators of a new folk art exhibit at the Shelburne Museum and the sixth-grader at the Aurora School in Middlebury is quick to give a firm admonishment to anyone who gets too close to his hooked rug, a panorama of him canoeing with his father.

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Green Up Day 2014 a success

Posted on May 8, 2014 |
By Evan Johnson



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ADDISON COUNTY — This past weekend, residents all over Addison County got out their rubber gloves and green trash bags for the annual Green Up Day. While the tally of garbage collected is still rolling in and will be released in the upcoming week, event organizers said individuals and small groups cleaned over 15,000 miles of roads while the Vermont Agency of Transportation took on 2,700 miles of state highways and roads.

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Gun show brings the shop to firearms buyers

Posted on May 5, 2014 |
By Evan Johnson



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MIDDLEBURY — When Michelle Hudson laid out her display at the American Legion on a recent Saturday morning she admitted she had a bit of an inventory problem.

Overflowing from soda cases were hundreds of rounds of ammunition for firearms of all caliber, packed into plastic bags and small cardboard boxes without any semblance of organization.

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