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Middlebury police officers honored for exemplary acts

Posted on August 3, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — It was on July 7 of last year that Middlebury Police Sgt. Mike Christopher was called to the Champlain Farms store on Court Street amid reports of a man behaving irrationally and threatening to shoot people.

Christopher found the man, and it was what he didn’t do next that landed him on a recent commendation list put together by the Middlebury Police Department.

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Local rye to be distilled into whiskey at Shoreham distillery

Posted on August 3, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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SHOREHAM — WhistlePig LLC is busy installing distillery equipment and is lining up plenty of oak barrels — some of them made from Vermont-grown white oak — in anticipation of beginning on-site production of its rye whiskey at its Quiet Valley Road farm in Shoreham as soon as next month.

Company officials also confirmed on Tuesday that WhistlePig will soon open a tasting room in Middlebury, in association with Danforth Pewter. Danforth is a nationally renowned manufacturer of pewter products that is headquartered on Middlebury’s Seymour Street.

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Maplefields project in Middlebury nears an end

Posted on August 3, 2015 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Officials at R.L. Vallee Inc. said their company’s Maplefields convenience store and filling station at 60 North Pleasant St. (Route 7) in Middlebury will reopen in late August after an ongoing expansion project that will bring some new services and amenities to the Middlebury location.

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Railroad bypass of downtown pitched as solution in Middlebury

Posted on July 30, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Agency of Transportation Secretary Sue Minter said this week that she is willing to look at new options for train service through Middlebury — including a bypass — but warned that the community’s two downtown rail overpasses are rapidly deteriorating and will need some form of repairs very soon.

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Bristol's Three-Day Stampede nets $120,000 for cystic fibrosis

Posted on July 30, 2015 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — The 2015 edition of Bristol’s Three-Day Stampede Toward the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis raised more than $120,000.

Attendees of the event this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday enjoyed good weather, fun, a lot of nifty bargains and activities, as well as the satisfaction of knowing their donations and purchases will help fund research into what is a complex, chronic and often deadly disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. CF touches several Addison County residents, and roughly 70,000 people worldwide.

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Michel Mahé services set for Aug. 3, restaurants to operate as usual

Posted on July 30, 2015 |
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FERRISBURGH — Managers of the four area restaurants founded by the late Michel Mahé confirmed that the businesses will continue to remain open and operate as usual during this difficult period following his death.

Mahé, 50, died suddenly of natural causes at his Ferrisburgh home last Tuesday, July 21. A public service in his memory is slated for 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, at the Old Lantern in Charlotte.

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Fenimore takes reins as new Mount Abe principal

Posted on July 20, 2015 |
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BRISTOL — Carol Fenimore last week officially began her duties as Mount Abraham Union High School’s interim principal, and it didn’t take her very long to realize she felt at home.

 “I’m very excited to be here,” Fenimore said on Friday during her second day on the job at Mount Abe. “I’m looking forward to working with all members of the community to make this the best school it can be.”

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Middlebury municipal workers agree to new pact

Posted on July 20, 2015 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The union representing 38 of Middlebury’s municipal workers has inked a new pact with the town that will assure members wage increases of 2.5 percent, 3 percent and 3 percent, respectively, during each of the next three years.

The three-year pact also requires workers to pick up a slightly greater share of their health care premiums.

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Middlebury business leaders fear RR bridge project could hurt downtown business

Posted on July 16, 2015 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury’s downtown merchants and property owners want state and federal transportation authorities to substantially reduce the scope and timeline of a plan to replace the Main Street and Merchants Row rail overpasses, adding that disruption caused by the currently envisioned $50 million project could bankrupt numerous enterprises.

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MUHS reunion becomes fund drive for classmate paralyzed in ski crash

Posted on July 16, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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NEW HAVEN — The 10th reunion of the Middlebury Union High School class of 2005 this Saturday will be all about a classmate who unfortunately can’t be there.

The class has decided to make its reunion a fundraiser for Matt Leonard, their friend and classmate who became paralyzed from the chest down following a Feb. 27 skiing accident at Lake Tahoe’s Alpine Meadows resort.

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