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Local firefighters deal with all sorts of hazardous materials

Posted on August 29, 2016 |
By Sam Hartley



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ADDISON COUNTY — The modern world is filled with technological and scientific advancements that make our lives easier, but the way we live now also can present some underlying dangers. We make use of potentially hazardous materials in just about every aspect of modern life. These materials are taken for granted when everything is operating smoothly, but when things go wrong we rely on trained specialists who are able to deal with these extremely dangerous products.

The first line of defense is your local fire department.

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Jinx pops up in town

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By Sam Hartley



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MIDDLEBURY — It’s not often that a snap decision made out of necessity results in beautiful music, but that’s exactly how Jinxbox, Middlebury’s up-and-coming electronic pop group, was formed.

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Carnival workers talk about life on the road

Posted on August 15, 2016 |
By Sam Hartley



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NEW HAVEN — Most people go to the Addison County Fair and Field Days to relax and to enjoy the livestock, the fried fair food and — last, but certainly not least — the carnival rides. Amidst all the sounds, smells and sights that come with the fair, it’s easy to overlook the workers along the midway who keep these enormous machines running for our entertainment.

These men and women come from all parts of the country, and get to see a large part of this country while working the summer season.

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Expansion makes Otter Creek in Middlebury largest brewery in Vermont

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By Sam Hartley



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MIDDLEBURY — Otter Creek Brewery cut the ribbon on its brand new 8,000-square-foot, 120-barrel brew house this past Thursday, making the Middlebury brewery the largest beer maker, by volume, in Vermont. 

“This is the story of why Vermont has one of the lowest unemployment rates in America,” said Gov. Peter Shumlin, who spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony. “We have a diversified economy and creative people like Otter Creek that have extraordinary products which set the world standard for microbrewed beer.”

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Sales of Confederate flag are banned at Field Days

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
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NEW HAVEN — There will be no sales of merchandise bearing the image of the Confederate Battle Flag at Addison County Fair and Field Days.

The Field Days Board of Directors on Monday forbade sales of the “Stars and Bars” at the fair, which starts next Tuesday, after it received a petition signed by more than 500 people demanding the ban.

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Meet the chef: Talmage Jestice of Storm Cafe

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Sam Hartley



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While it’s true that culinary schools like the New England Culinary Institute (NECI) produce great chefs who can manage complex recipes, those great chefs know that sometimes a simpler recipe works just as well as a difficult one. Case in point: executive chef Talmage Jestice of The Storm Café in Middlebury.

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Clippings: Do all lives matter? Change is proof

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By Sam Hartley



The atmosphere was tense in this country following the highly publicized killings of two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, by police officers earlier this month. It became dramatically more so when a young Afghan War veteran decided to retaliate by killing five police officers with a sniper rifle in Dallas, Texas.

Issues that are this politically charged are frustrating to talk about because both sides tend to speak past one another. “Black lives matter.” “No. All lives matter.” “Do they really, though?”

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Little brown bats get big new home at state park

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By Sam Hartley



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FERRISBURGH — The little brown bats of Ferrisburgh’s Kingsland Bay State Park are getting a major housing upgrade thanks to the freely donated efforts of two dedicated bat enthusiasts and the local utility company.

Green Mountain Power lineworkers last Thursday morning planted four tall utility poles near the woods at the park and then used a bucket truck to hoist a 1,140-pound “bat condo” on top of them to create a new home for the flying mammals.

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'Working Bridges' program helps employees keep cash on hand

Posted on July 11, 2016 |
By Sam Hartley



ADDISON COUNTY — As people who come from low or moderate income backgrounds can attest, being constantly short on cash can itself be the biggest barrier to keeping a steady job. That’s the vicious cycle that the United Way of Addison County is seeking to address through its Working Bridges program.

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Fireworks, parades on tap for Fourth of July

Posted on June 30, 2016 |
By Sam Hartley



UPDATE: The Sheldon Museum issued this announcement late Thursday: Due to the forecast on three different meteorological websites predicting rain, wind, and possible thunderstorms on Friday, July 1, afternoon and evening, the Pops Concert venue has been changed to the Kenyon Arena.

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