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Prosecutor duel still hangs in the balance; Newton coasts to become sheriff

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County voters on Tuesday returned incumbent Addison County State’s Attorney Dennis Wygmans to office by a razor-thin 7,802 to 7,793 margin over independent challenger Peter Bevere of Middlebury.

But  with only nine votes separating the two candidates, Bevere on Wednesday morning confirmed, through his spouse and campaign manager Kelly Bevere, that he’ll seek a recount that could yet tip the scales his way.

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Hardy and Bray sweep in a crowded Senate race

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
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ADDISON COUNTY — Democrats will continue what has been a 16-year grip on the two state Senate seats representing Addison County, Huntington and Buel’s Gore. First-time candidate Ruth Hardy and incumbent Sen. Chris Bray easily won election amid heavy voting on Tuesday throughout the county.

Hardy, a former Middlebury school board official and the executive director of Emerge Vermont, was the top vote-getter, garnering 8,875 tallies. Bray, a three-term incumbent, finished second, with 8,723 votes.

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Unveiled

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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WORKERS WHO HAVE been scraping and painting the steeple of the Congregational Church of Middlebury have removed the black shroud that protected much of the tower since late July.

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Orwell eyes school addition

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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ORWELL — Orwell officials are considering expanding their local school to accommodate a cafeteria and gym, amenities currently provided though the adjacent town hall building, which is being targeted for demolition.

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Elder, Cordes prevail in tight voting as Baser is unseated in Bristol-area House race

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Two years ago, Rep. Fred Baser, a Bristol Republican, was the top vote-getter in the two-seat Addison-4 House district representing Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton and Starksboro.

This year, Baser placed third and out of the running as Democrat challengers Caleb Elder of Starksboro and Mari Cordes of Lincoln prevailed in a hotly contested four-person race for the two coveted spots in Montpelier.

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The 'Farmacy Project' is about produce, not pills

Posted on November 5, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — “Take 120 pounds of carrots, tomatoes, lettuce and apples, and I’ll see you in three months.”

It’s a pretty unconventional prescription for a physician to give to a patient, but 45 county residents will be given that kind of direction by their family doctors beginning next year as part of a new wellness program spearheaded by the local nonprofit “Acorn,” aka the Addison County Relocalization Network.

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Vermont film takes on tough topic: bringing prisoners home

Posted on November 5, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — People tend to make headlines — for all the wrong reasons — when they’re arrested, convicted and sent to jail.

But unless we’re talking about a violent criminal or sex offender, you don’t really hear about prisoners once they’ve paid their debt and are released back into society.

Until now.

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Election preview 2018

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Click on the links below to read our coverage of the local and statewide races.

Statewide, federal races to be decided

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Jewish community reacts to shooting

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Members of Addison County’s Jewish community are showing solidarity — and considering new security measures at their North Pleasant Street meeting place — in the wake of an Oct. 27 mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 worshippers dead and six injured.

The suspect in the case — 46-year-old Robert Bowers — was arraigned on Monday and charged with 29 felony counts, including 11 counts of use of a firearm to commit murder and 11 counts of obstruction of the exercise of religious beliefs resulting in death.

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Statewide, federal races to be decided

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
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VERMONT — In addition to deciding local races for the Vermont Legislature and county positions, Addison County residents will have a voice on a variety of federal and statewide posts on Nov. 6. Here’s a brief guide to the major contests:

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