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Vermonters raise their voices against bigotry

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Close to 100 people gathered Monday evening in Middlebury for a rally in solidarity with those opposing white nationalists, in response to the weekend’s tragic events in Charlottesville, Va.

“People needed to share their indignation and dismay,” said Ariane van Driel van Wageningen, one of the organizers of the demonstration and a leader with Middlebury Indivisible.

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Bristol police chief turning in badge after 31 years; Gibbs to retire at the end of August

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Had he been just a little bit shorter, longtime Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs might have become an Air Force pilot, but at 6-foot-4 he was too tall to fit in the cockpit by Air Force specs.

Instead his desire to serve his community and — he frankly admits — a love of the adrenalin that comes from being the calm authority figure in an emergency led to 38 years as a policeman, 31 of those with the Bristol Police Department.

Gibbs joined the Bristol police in 1986, and became chief in 1992.

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Skillet toss tests skills, brings smiles

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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NEW HAVEN — Forty-eight contestants took part in the Ladies’ Iron Skillet Toss at the Addison County Fair and Field Days this past Wednesday afternoon, including nine gents in the two younger age categories.

Competitors came from as close as Cornwall, Addison and Whiting, and from as far away as Massachusetts, Miami and San Diego — and even Australia, New Zealand, England and Slovakia.

Heftily represented in the 18-and-older category were counselors from nearby Camp Betsey Cox and Camp Sangamon, both in Pittsford.

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Study committee recommends $35M renovation for Mt. Abe

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Monday night the Mount Abe Renovation Committee voted to recommend bringing a $35 million renovation bond to voters this coming November. The committee’s recommendation now goes before Addison Northeast Superintendent Patrick Reen and the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union board for official consideration.

If voters agree to fund the bond payments, construction to overhaul the nearly 50-year-old Bristol school building would begin the summer of 2019.

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Orwell farm gets corn harvest to pop: Stonewood expands popcorn production

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ORWELL — Best known for its holiday turkeys and year-round frozen turkey sausage, Stonewood Farm is experimenting with something new.

Popcorn.

“We’ve been fooling around with it off and on for 10 years on a small scale, just for home use,” said Paul Stone. “Two, three years ago we got serious about it and grew an acre and started selling it at the (Middlebury Natural Foods) Co-op. So now we’re up to 3.5 acres this year.”

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Firefighters spend two days on Deer Leap battling mountain fire

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Firefighters worked for close to 48 hours over the past weekend to contain and control a fire atop Hogback Mountain. The fire burned across two to three acres in an area situated just north of Deer Leap at an elevation of around 1,800 feet.

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Towns, farms are full steam ahead on water quality

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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VERMONT — While politicians and federal agencies jockey to pay for the $2.3 billion clean up of Lake Champlain and improvement of Vermont’s waters, state and local agencies tasked with making it all happen are moving full speed ahead.

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Bristol gun advocates take aim at proposed ordinance

Posted on July 27, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Pete Lossman was among the 70 or so Bristol residents at Monday night’s hearing in Holley Hall on a proposed ordinance to regulate the discharge of firearms in Bristol.

He was among the many who claimed the ordinance would burden responsible gun owners only, while doing nothing to curb the “stupid” behavior of those who lack the common sense to use guns safely.

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Child's play builds tech know-how: ANESU summer program offers robotics and circuitry

Posted on July 24, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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STARKSBORO — Soon-to-be first grader Charlie Hill is building a LEGO bulldozer. It’s got a big rock in the bucket, a little LEGO guy on the back, and big wheels. Charlie is immensely proud of his creation. And he’s more-than-happily engrossed as he drives it back and forth along the floor and demonstrates repeatedly how the bucket goes up and down.

But this isn’t just any bulldozer, and Charlie’s not using just any playdough.

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Regulators want answers on depth of gas pipeline

Posted on July 24, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



NEW HAVEN — Three months after natural gas started flowing through the 41-mile Addison Natural Gas Project pipeline from Colchester to Middlebury, Vermont Gas Systems continues to come under fire for deviations from construction specifications laid out in its state permit.

The Vermont Public Utility Commission has asked the company for explanations to account for construction-related deviations from the permit and evidence that no other deviations exist along the entire length of the pipeline.

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