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Driver who killed bicyclist sentenced to 7-16 years

Posted on December 8, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — Twenty months ago mourners at the funeral of beloved local resident Kelly Boe filled the pews and spilled out of the doors at St. Mary’s Church.

On Monday locals packed the house for Boe again. This time it was at the Addison County Courthouse, where the man who was driving drunk when he struck and killed Boe was sentenced to a substantial jail term.

Judge Samuel Hoar sent 29-year-old Nathan C. Dearing to prison for seven-and-a-half to 16 years.

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Fall harvest

Posted on December 5, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



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PUMPKIN SEEDS GLEANED from a pumpkin grown on a Middlebury farm are washed and ready for toasting.

Independent photo/John S. McCright

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Local Jewish community seeking a way to respond to hate crime

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



MIDDLEBURY — The Jewish Congregation of Addison County is trying to make a measured response after finding two swastikas scrawled on the front door of their meeting house in Middlebury on Monday morning.

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In county House and Senate races incumbents triumph

Posted on November 9, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



ADDISON COUNTY — Incumbents won in most of the Statehouse races in Addison County on Tuesday.

The local delegation will only see two new faces when it returns to Montpelier in January. Robin Scheu won one of the two Addison-1 House seats; she is taking the place of long-time state Rep. Betty Nuovo, who chose not to run for re-election. The other newby is Peter Conlon, who won the Addison-2 House seat that Rep. Willem Jewett did not seek re-election to.

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Residents in five towns to cast ballots on ANeSU unification plan

Posted on November 4, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



BRISTOL — Voters in the five towns of the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union on Tuesday will decide whether to unify governance and budgets of the district’s eight schools. They will also elect members of the unified school board, in case the unification article passes.

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Police identify remains of human found by hiker in Middlebury

Posted on October 26, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



MIDDLEBURY — The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has identified the human remains found in Middlebury last Friday as those of a 28-year-old woman, a Korean national, from Fairfax, Va.

Middlebury Police Chief Tom Hanley on Wednesday morning said that the cause, manner and date of the woman’s death were as yet undetermined. There is no indication that the woman was subjected to or involved in any unlawful activity leading up to her death, Hanley said in a press release.

None of the police leads indicate there is any danger to the public.

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Fort Ti Ferry closes early because of low lake level

Posted on October 20, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



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SHOREHAM — The drought that has hurt famers and gardeners in Addison County has claimed one more victim — the Fort Ticonderoga Ferry.

The barge that carries up to 18 cars at a time across Lake Champlain between Larrabees Point in Shoreham and Ticonderoga, N.Y., was ending it’s season early today because of the lower than normal water level.

“The lake is so low now, there are days with the south wind that you can feel (the barge) dragging on the bottom,” said Alison Matot, who runs the ferry with her husband, Mike.

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A little color

Posted on October 3, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



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SOME TREES IN Middlebury closer to the mountains are definitely showing the blush of the season.

Independent photo/John McCright

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Blaze destroys 150-year-old covered bridge

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



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CORNWALL/SALISBURY — The charred remains of the covered bridge that crossed Otter Creek between Salisbury and Cornwall smoldered early Sunday evening more than 24 hours after a fire of unknown origin had quickly engulfed and consumed the picturesque and historic span.

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UPDATED: Covered Bridge between Cornwall and Salisbury burns

Posted on September 10, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



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CORNWALL/SALISBURY — A fire of unknown origin burned the covered bridge that crossed Otter Creek between Salisbury and Cornwall on Creek Road/Swamp Road on Saturday afternoon.

Police closed the road (Creek Road in Salisbury and Swamp Road in Cornwall) for an undetermined time.

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