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Peter Bevere seeks county prosecutor job

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Attorney Peter Bevere has already prosecuted cases in Chittenden and Rutland counties.

Now he wants to perform that job closer to his Middlebury home. So Bevere, 44, has decided to challenge incumbent Addison County State’s Attorney Dennis Wygmans this November. Bevere recently filed his nomination papers to run as an independent against Wygmans, a Democrat.

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Local couple prepares for Muslim pilgrimage

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Farhad Khan has spent a half-century dreaming about a trip designed to fortify his religious faith and cleanse his spirit.

The Middlebury resident’s dream is about to come true.

Farhad and his wife, Amtul, on Aug. 11 will join 16 other members of the Vermont Islamic Society (VIS) in a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It’s called the “Hajj,” a religious obligation that every adult Muslim must fulfill at least once in their lifetime, if they are physically able and have the resources to do so.

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Middlebury eyes new bid to boost economy; composition of panel spurs discussion

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday wrote the first paragraph in the latest chapter about spurring economic development in town, though members got off to a rocky start in forming a new panel that will lead the effort.

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Food shelves seeking support, even with gleaning

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) is calling for food donations to carry hungry Addison County residents into this fall, when local food drives kick off to help nonprofit organizations replenish their larders.

At the same time, HOPE is beginning to reap the rewards of its annual gleaning program, through which several Addison County farms are contributing surplus fruits and vegetables for residents who can’t afford to maintain a balanced diet.

HOPE Executive Director Jeanne Montross hopes that effort can fill in the gaps.

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Medicinal pot to be sold in Middlebury

Posted on July 30, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Addison County’s first-ever medical marijuana dispensary is set to open on July 31 at 1641 Route 7 South in Middlebury.

The tightly regulated business will offer approximately 35 different strains of marijuana to area residents who have state permission to use the substance to help them deal with a variety of serious illnesses, including cancer and Parkinson’s disease.

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Independents Ralston and Audet team up for Senate race

Posted on July 30, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — The election for the two Senate seats that represent Addison County, Huntington and Buel’s Gore just became a five-way race.

Marie Audet of Bridport and Paul Ralston of New Haven on Monday were set to declare via a press release that they are running as Independents to represent the two-seat district in the Vermont Senate.

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Locals seek to recognize Stan Lazarus with a park

Posted on July 26, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Turn back the clock a half century.

Downtown Middlebury was a bustling retail hub. Just about every local family went to the Lazarus Department Store at 22-26 Main St. (pictured below) to outfit themselves and their kids with sturdy clothing and shoes.

Omnipresent store owner Stanton Lazarus brought a combination of business acumen and compassion to his running of the business that bore his family name. His philanthropy became legendary, though he tried to keep it low-key.

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Playwright project promotes female leads on stage

Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater has built a great reputation for staging an eclectic mix of plays and musicals using an array of talented actors to bring the subject matter to life.

One thread has run through many of the productions: The presence of men in the most dominant roles.

It’s not that THT brass have intentionally selected plays that celebrate male characters and/or themes; it’s just that a majority of the classics — from “Macbeth” to “Sweeney Todd” — have masculine protagonists.

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Middlebury clothing store to close after 21 years

Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Green Mountain Shoe & Apparel will close its Middlebury store at the end of August, with the owners citing online competition as the main culprit for the store’s demise.

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Folklife Center switching gears, expanding

Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center (VFC) is putting in motion a strategy to embrace new technology and export its archives, exhibits and programming well beyond the confines of Addison County’s shire town. This will most immediately become obvious as it rents out a portion of its spacious 88 Main St. headquarter.

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