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Several area schools receive safety grants

Posted on August 20, 2018 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Thirteen area towns and school districts will receive school safety grants ranging from $959 to $25,000 to better protect their students from potential acts of violence.

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Audet, Ralston set priorities in independent Senate run

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
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ADDISON COUNTY — Marie Audet of Bridport and Paul Ralston of New Haven are hoping to become the first two independents to ever occupy the two state Senate seats representing Addison County, Huntington and Buel’s Gore.

Ralston, the founder and CEO of Vermont Coffee Company, and Audet, a co-owner of Blue Spruce Farm in Bridport, officially entered the race early this month. They join a field that includes incumbent Sen. Christopher Bray, D-New Haven, Democrat Ruth Hardy of Middlebury and Addison Republican Peter Briggs.

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Turner adds new item to his to-do list: Lt. Governor post

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Don Turner must be glad there aren’t more than 24 hours in a day. If there were, he’d have more time in which to cram additional public service and business activities into an already otherworldly schedule.

Turner, 54, is currently a Realtor, landlord, firefighter, fire instructor, justice of the peace, fire warden, rescue squad volunteer, town manager and lawmaker — all for his hometown of Milton.

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Newton advances in sheriff's race

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Peter Newton on Tuesday took a first step in his bid to lead the force on which he serves, defeating Ron Holmes, 2,948 to 1,423, in a Democratic primary.

Newton will now go on to face former Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs in the Nov. 6 general election. Gibbs is running as an independent for the county sheriff’s job.

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Cordes, Elder prevail in Addison-4 runoff

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
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BRISTOL — Democrats in the Addison-4 district towns of Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton and Starksboro on Tuesday overwhelmingly picked Mari Cordes and Caleb Elder to move on to the general election on Nov. 6, when they’ll vie against two Republican candidates for the district’s two seats in the Vermont House.

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County voters opt for Scott, Sanders, Welch and Hallquist

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
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ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County residents largely voted along state lines in Tuesday’s primary elections, affirming their support for veteran federal incumbents — like Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch — while strongly backing Hyde Park Democrat Christine Hallquist in her bid to unseat current Republican Gov. Phil Scott.

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Energy plant proposed for Middlebury

Posted on August 13, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — A Massachusetts-based company is seeking state permission to build a “resource recovery center” in Middlebury’s industrial park that would derive energy from wastewater supplied by several local manufacturers, energy that would be funneled into Vermont’s electricity grid.

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Area Democrats to vie in Aug. 14 runoffs for sheriff, House seats

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Local primary elections typically offer few fireworks and are thus notorious for low voter turnout.

But a hotly contested race for sheriff and a crowded runoff for the Addison-4 House district are giving Addison County residents — and particularly Democrats in the Bristol area — extra reasons to vote on Aug. 14.

Local interest is also being generated by Ethan Sonneborn, a 14-year-old Bristol youth who will compete for the Democrat nomination for governor.

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Carol's café closes after 13 years; new coffeehouse to open in its place

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Downtown Middlebury’s much-loved, but financially challenged, Carol’s Hungry Mind Café sold its last muffin and cup of coffee on Tuesday, with owner John Melanson saying a slow summer and mounting debts finally forced him to throw in the towel.

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Sheldon exhibit explores local participation in WWI

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — It was idealistically, perhaps even naively, dubbed “the war to end all wars” after an international accord brought an end to the carnage of World War I on Nov. 11, 1918.

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