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Bristol Family Practice is first to offer video appointments with physicians

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — Dr. Natasha Withers of Bristol Family Practice makes house calls that don’t add a single mile to her vehicle odometer.

No, she doesn’t take a bus, nor does she have a helicopter.

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Town orders cleanup of Blue Spruce site

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury town officials have filed a formal complaint against the owners of the Blue Spruce Motel at 2428 Route 7 South, a move selectboard members hope will prompt the property owners to finally clear the burned remnants of the building that was destroyed by a blaze 14 months ago.

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Middlebury officials eye fix for Creek Road

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY —Middlebury selectboard members on Tuesday, Oct. 9, will take a long look at a deteriorating road that’s been causing them major headaches during the past three years: Creek Road.

The board wants to reassess repair options for the road in light of further damage caused by occasional flooding and erosion from the adjacent Otter Creek. That damage has been so severe that municipal officials closed the road to through-traffic around in 2015. It’s currently gated at a location around 2.2 miles south of Route 7 on the way to Three Mile Bridge Road.

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The Lobby is making way for the Arcadian Restaurant

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Matt and Caroline Corrente had always fantasized about running their own restaurant in Middlebury. It would be a place with character, located in a soothing setting and possess a big enough kitchen to allow Matt — a seasoned chef who most recently headed up the kitchen at Two Brothers Tavern — to showcase his culinary skills and for Caroline to ramp up production of her delectable Haymaker-brand buns.

Their dream is about to become a reality.

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Fields gleaned of leftovers for the needy

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The poverty-fighting group Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects is again this fall organizing the harvest of surplus food from local producers and distributing what is gleaned to those in need.

Lily Bradburn is local food access coordinator with Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE). At Tuesday’s meeting of the Addison County Hunger Council she said the nonprofit has thus far gleaned around 12,000 pounds of donated, fresh food, and is still harvesting surplus produce, eggs and apples from farms and orchards throughout the county.

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Middlebury's economic health panel gets two-year extension

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard is giving the community’s Economic Health Committee a two-year extension to come up with recommendations to spur business growth in Addison County’s shire town.

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Australian playwright wins Town Hall Theater prize

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Katie Pollock is the winner of Town Hall Theater’s “Ingenious Grant for Playwriting” competition, but you’ll forgive her if she’s unable to physically attend the upcoming staged reading of her winning entry, simply titled “Normal,” in Middlebury on Oct. 14.

Pollock lives almost halfway around the world, in Sydney, Australia.

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Local rescue org seeks to help dogs displaced by Hurricane Florence

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MONKTON — Hurricane Florence is getting a lot of deserved publicity for battering humans, homes and businesses along the East Coast, and in particular the Carolinas. But many of the storm’s smallest victims are suffering in anonymity — they are the pets that have been abandoned or were caught by surprise in the 80 mph winds and flooding.

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Gov. Scott gets earful on county tour; observes rail project, discusses civility

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday said he’d support a tax-free holiday for Middlebury as part of a broader strategy to help local businesses weather the impacts of a major rail bridges replacement project that will disrupt the community’s downtown for parts of the next three years.

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Addison County police investigations inspire novel

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Acclaimed Vermont author Joseph Olshan often looks to the news headlines as inspiration for his suspenseful novels; his 10th book, “Black Diamond Fall,” is no exception.

And Olshan’s Addison County readers will immediately recognize two of the real-life events that help build the foundation of “Black Diamond Fall”: the disappearance and tragic death of Middlebury College freshman Nick Garza in 2008, and the vandalism spree at the Robert Frost Farmhouse in Ripton in December 2007.

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