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Frankovic connects to local youth through foster grandparent program

Posted on July 30, 2018 |
By James Finn



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MIDDLEBURY — A commitment to helping others through public service has long been much more than a hobby for Tom Frankovic of Addison.

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Suspicious fire strikes Cornwall; biggest blaze chief has ever seen

Posted on July 26, 2018 |
By James Finn



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CORNWALL — Crews from six Addison County fire departments were dispatched to put out a massive blaze in Cornwall last Friday evening that Cornwall Fire Chief Denny Rheaume called the biggest fire he has seen in all of his 25 years with the department.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the fire, which started under suspicious circumstances.

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It's summer school... No, it's camp: MUMS blends recycling and fun

Posted on July 26, 2018 |
By James Finn



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union Middle School (MUMS) is giving students a chance to connect with their community through an environmental education program that flips the idea of traditional “summer school” on its head.

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Panton votes to alter town meeting date, voting rules

Posted on July 26, 2018 |
By James Finn



PANTON — At a special meeting held on Monday evening, Panton residents voted almost unanimously to approve three measures that town officers hope will improve voter participation when the town makes annual decisions each March.

The roughly 60 voters who attended the meeting voted yes on a measure to move Panton’s annual meeting from its traditional time, the morning of the first Tuesday in March, to the evening of the first Monday of that month.

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Swim areas being tested for E. coli bacteria

Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By James Finn



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MIDDLEBURY — As residents seek respite from scorching summer temperatures at local swimming holes, pesky rumors about water cleanliness — or lack thereof — can inject unease into otherwise bliss-filled afternoons. Talk of waterborne E. coli is particularly quick to cause alarm.

Thanks to the Addison County River Watch Collaborative, though, swimmers wary of foul waters can find monthly updates on E. coli levels in local waters that can help determine which swimming holes are safest.

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Foodworks gives college students inside look at local ag work

Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By James Finn



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MIDDLEBURY — For those who call Addison County home, many of the systems that bring the food we eat to our plates unfold more or less in our backyards.

From milk produced at Monument Farms and sold at Shaw’s and Hannaford supermarkets to produce grown by students at the Middlebury College Knoll of Route 125, production of local food dictates the day-to-day routines of many of those around us.

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Blue Spruce motel owner still working on rebuild plan

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By James Finn



MIDDLEBURY — The owner of the Blue Spruce Motel property on Route 7 south of Middlebury village still hopes to build a new motel on the scorched premises that burned down one year ago.

The Independent reported in May that owner Sam Sharma planned to finalize insurance claims and begin rebuilding of a new motel as soon as possible. But the charred property has remained untouched since that time, often drawing the attention of passersby.

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Local health centers brace for cuts to Title X family planning funding

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By James Finn



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MIDDLEBURY — As President Trump attempts to alter rules surrounding distribution of Title X healthcare funding, Vermont’s Planned Parenthood health centers are preparing for serious challenges to providing patients with health services they have historically offered.

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Gary Starr: Avian artistry born and bred

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
By James Finn



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In the Duxbury, Mass., home where Gary Starr grew up, avian artistry was a household affair. His father, George R. Starr, a doctor, lined the walls of Gary’s childhood abode with hundreds of intricately-carved decoy ducks, geese, loons and sandpipers that he had both collected and crafted himself. While his father’s appreciation for waterfowl stemmed from the practice of hunting itself, the beauty of the carved wooden decoys hunters used to lure their prey was what really grabbed young Gary.

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Outhouse racers battle the heat; six-time winner claims crown

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
By James Finn



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BRISTOL — At last Wednesday’s 40th iteration of the annual Great Bristol Outhouse races, a perennial water-closet racer extraordinaire emerged victorious from a competitive field characterized by closely contested finishes and unexpected upsets.

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